Prof. Caroline M. Apovian

Caroline M. Apovian, M.D., FACP, FTOS, DABOM, is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine, USA. She is also Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, USA. Dr. Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on Nutrition, Metabolism and Obesity Medicine and has been in the field of Obesity and Nutrition for nearly three decades. Her current research interests are in: weight loss/gain and its effects on adipose tissue metabolism and inflammation, obesity and cardiovascular disease, resolution of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the bariatric surgery population, disparities in the treatment of obesity in underserved populations and novel pharmacotherapeutic agents for the treatment of obesity. She is also an expert in research techniques for sampling subcutaneous adipose tissue and muscle biopsies, and has been studying the relationship between adipose tissue inflammation and obesity for over 15 years. The Center for Nutrition and Weight Management under Dr Apovian’s direction has specialized in the assessment and treatment of obesity and its comorbidities with a focus on underserved populations and the Center sees a widely diverse ethnic population.  
 
Dr Apovian has written over ten books and over 200 peer reviewed original research and review articles on obesity and nutrition. Dr. Apovian was a member of the expert panel for updating the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, published in CIRCULATION and OBESITY journals and was the Chair of the Endocrine Society guidelines for Medical Treatment of Obesity published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) in 2015. Dr. Apovian has given over 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally and currently serves as Immediate Past President of The Obesity Society (TOS) for 2018-19.  
 
Dr Apovian is one of the founding creators of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is the Director of the Fellowship Program in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition at Boston Medical Center.