clinical obesity medicine fellowship

The NYU Langone Comprehensive Program on Obesity is seeking enthusiastic applicants for its newly formed Clinical Obesity Medicine Fellowship Program, which will host its first fellow in July 2018. The Obesity Medicine 12-month fellowship will provide physicians with an in-depth comprehension of the pathophysiologic basis of obesity as a disease state. The fellow will develop expertise in treating obesity through nutritional, behavioral, and pharmacological interventions. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, the fellow will practice in diverse clinical settings.

Program Summary

The Clinical Obesity Fellowship is designed to train physicians in the management of obesity and weight-related conditions, via nutrition, behavioral therapy, and pharmacotherapy, and to foster research in the field. The fellow will work under the tutelage of physicians specialized in treating patients with obesity and its comorbidities. During this training, the fellow will learn to diagnose and treat patients in various clinical settings including the outpatient obesity, bariatric surgery, and endocrinology clinics at NYU Langone Health and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue among others. The fellow will also become proficient in managing type 2 diabetes in patients with obesity, managing post-operative nutritional deficiencies and weight regain in bariatric surgery patients, and prescribing specialized diets and medications for weight loss. The fellow will also participate in at least one obesity-related research project overseen by a faculty research mentor.


Applications are due by February 15, 2018. Click the button to learn more.