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.


  • Increase membership:

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


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August 2012 Newsletter 

September 2011 Newsletter

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Join the Clinical Management of Obesity Section

All section members must be a member of The Obesity Society. 

If you are not a member of The Obesity Society, join today.  Be certain to select the Clinical Management of Obesity Section when completing your profile.

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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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johnbcleek-newChristy Boling Turer, MD, MHS (Chair 2013-2014)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

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.

Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, FAAP, FACP (Chair-Elect 2013-2014)

Massachusetts General Hospital, Wakefield, MA Gitanjali Srivastava

Dr. Gitanjali Srivastava is one of seven recent first diplomats of the American Board of Obesity Medicine in the state of Massachusetts. A graduating fellow in Obesity Medicine & Clinical Nutrition from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Srivastava has spearheaded a medical education obesity curriculum for fellows and faculty, created standardized patient handouts for obesity pharmacotherapy, and delved deeper with her research involving physician attitudes, bias, perception and behavior toward obesity. She and her colleagues have focused on evidence-based obesity medicine, piloting standardized algorithms and developing prescriptive guidelines from infancy to help standardize obesity care for both providers and patients. Prior to her joining the fellowship, Dr. Srivastava was a leading practicing physician in her community, previously working as a hospitalist and as a primary care physician for several years. There, she initiated patient improvement modules on the electronic health record within her practice and led public forums to discuss common medical problems faced by the community. In her tenure as an obesity specialist, Dr. Srivastava has found that establishing or developing an obesity practice requires a multi-faceted approach, including convincing physician organizations on several levels from leadership, administration, practice management, business considerations from a sustainability and reimbursement perspective, and even patients on obesity care. A Barry M. Goldwater Scholar in Science and Mathematics, a University Gold Medalist, a Chancellor Gold Medalist, and a former United States Representative to the 5th European Bioethics Congress, Dr. Srivastava completed her residency from The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics in 2007 after obtaining her medical degree with honors from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obesity Medicine.

Angela Fitch, MD (Secretary/Treasurer 2013-2014)

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OHAngela Fitch
Dr. 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.

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