Advises the Society on matters that relate to the clinical care and/or treatment of obese patients; serves as a vehicle for member clinicians to express their ideas and concerns to the Council; advises and guides the President on the appointment of members with a clinical interest in obesity to the Education and Public Affairs Committees in order to ensure full and accurate communication.


Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, FTOS (Chair)

Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellesley, MA

Kelly C. Allison, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Charles Baum, MD

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Lake Forest, IL

Janelle W. Coughlin, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Nichola Davis, MD

North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY

Debbie Horn, DO, MPH

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Scott Kahan, MD, FTOS

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Blandine Laferrere, MD

Columbia University, New York, NY

Linda Shapiro Manning, MD, PhD

Novo Nordisk, Soborg, Denmark

Ted Okerson, MD, FTOS

University of California, Yorba Linda, CA

Magdalena Pasarica, MD

Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Orlando, FL

Taraneh Soleymani, MD

Univeristy Of Alabama at Birmingham, Hoover, AL

Lisa Nackers, PhD (Early-Career Representative)

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Steven Heymsfield, MD, FTOS (Council Liaison)

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA

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