Clinical Management

The purpose of the Clinical Management of Obesity Section is to form a collective group of practicing clinicians to improve our presence within The Obesity Society and the medical community, to help with common problems faced by practicing clinicians, and lastly to promote good ethical treatment of the overweight patient by all practicing clinicians.

Goals

  • Increase membership:

    1. Nurse practitioners
    2. Clinical psychologists
    3. Exercise physiologists
    4. Physician assistants
  • Increase communication between ASBP and TOS physicians

News

March 2015 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

June 2014 Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter

July 2013 Newsletter

August 2012 Newsletter 

September 2011 Newsletter

April 2011 Newsletter & Newsbrief

April 2010 Newsletter

 

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Clinical Management ListServ

Section Listservs are now available for TOS members! Listservs are a great place to find and to share knowledge and ideas. Sign up Today!

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Leadership

Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, FAAP, FACP (Chair 2014-2015)

Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Celebration, Fl Gitanjali

Dr. Gitanjali Srivastava is the Founding Director of The Center for Obesity Medicine in Celebration, Fl and the Obesity Medicine Program in Florida Hospital Celebration Health. She is triple-board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics and obesity medicine, and a 2012 Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Srivastava earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her residency in the combined internal medicine and pediatrics program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and received advanced training in obesity medicine and clinical nutrition during her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. While completing her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Srivastava spear-headed the first American Board of Obesity Medicine Curriculum for Fellows and The Blackburn Board Review Component. Dr. Srivastava has special interests in obesity medicine, energy expenditure and balance, maternal-fetal programming as it relates to pregnancy and obesity, anti-obesity medications, obesity pharmacotherapy and pediatric weight management. Throughout her medical training and career, Dr. Srivastava has taught an unprecedented amount and presented on a national and international level in obesity medicine, provided medical services and education to patients, physicians, and medical students, held numerous committee and board positions and volunteered her expertise toward numerous community service and medical outreach projects. She has been an invited expert speaker for live camera interviews in Orlando, Fl and has appeared on the front cover of several magazines. Her impressive honors and professional affiliations further prove her dedication to the field of medicine. She currently serves as Medical Director of Obesity Medicine at Florida Hospital, Celebration, Fl where she has developed initiatives for the prevention and treatment of obesity such as in pregnant mothers, breast cancer survivors, employee wellness, and preoperative weight reduction. Dr. Srivastava is well-equipped in the multi-faceted challenges being faced by obesity medicine specialists as well as the leadership, administration, business considerations and practicalities of building a specialized obesity treatment center or institute.


 

Angela Fitch, MD (Chair-Elect 2014-2015)

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Angela FitchDr. Angela Fitch graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Fitch worked for Procter and Gamble as a product development engineer for 2 years before she decided to follow her passion and go to medical school. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to do a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospitals. After her 4 year residency Dr. Fitch was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine for another year. Dr. Fitch then moved to Minnesota to be a primary care physician for 8 years for Fairview Health Systems. There she developed her skills and passion for treating obesity in the primary care setting as we also developed a medical home model and new system of care delivery. While working as a primary care physician she also worked at the University of Minnesota Pediatric Weight Management Clinic for 4 years treating children from age 4-18 that struggled with obesity. In 2012 Dr. Fitch became medical director for the Metabolic Health and Weight Management Clinic at Park Nicollet Clinic and began practicing bariatric medicine full time. Dr. Fitch has also been fortunate to be affiliated with the Minnesota Pediatric Obesity Consortium that has allowed her to participate in research studies involving adolescents with severe obesity and exenatide as a weight loss tool. In 2012 Dr. Fitch became board certified in Obesity Medicine and is also board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Pediatrics.


 

Dana L. Rofey, Ph.D. (Secretary/Treasurer 2014-2015)

University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PADana Rofey

Dana L. Rofey, Ph.D. is the Director of the Pittsburgh Obesity, Weight, and Emotion Research (POWER) Lab and an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Dr. Rofey earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Bucknell University and her clinical psychology degree at the University of Cincinnati with later training in nutrition and exercise physiology. She oversees care for a large, outpatient, evidence-based pediatric obesity program with an emphasis on health disparities and focus on co-occurring mental health issues. She currently is funded by the National Institute of Health and oversees several federally-funded grants aiming to optimize services for adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome and depression; to enhance motivation and treatment success in health promotion for high-risk children; and to examine the effects of obesity on the developing brain. She is the author and co-author of numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals; she also serves as a reviewer for several journals, as well as NIH study sections. She has served as the President for The Obesity Society Pediatric Obesity Section, the Co-Chair of the Academy of Eating Disorder's Membership, Recruitment, and Retention Committee and Special Interest Group Oversight Committee, and the Treasurer for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Obesity and Eating Disorders Group. Dr. Rofey is passionate about increasing support for evidence-based clinical practices, especially as it relates to youth. She has demonstrated passion and leadership in various service positions and has contributed to the field.


 

Christy Boling Turer, MD, MHS (Past Chair 2013-2014)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TXChristy Boling Turer

Dr. Turer is a dual-trained and dual-practicing pediatrician and internist, and a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Duke University Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency, and Duke/NIH Clinical Research Training Program. Her post-doctoral training included education and experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of randomized clinical trials. Her thesis focused on tailoring dietary interventions to obesity-related metabolic derangements. In 2010, she became a faculty member in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is an alumnus of the Dannon Nutrition Leadership program (Class of 2011). Her current research focuses on identifying effective pediatrician clinical practices that promote behavior change and weight improvement in children. Her goal is to become a physician leader in the translation and dissemination of evidence-based best clinical practices and interventions into standard clinical practice. She is well-versed in challenges faced by practicing clinicians in treating obesity in the clinic, as well as bridging the related worlds of research and clinical practice. She has been a TOS member since 2003.

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