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 (Chair)

Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellesley, MA

Kelly C. Allison, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FTOS, FACP

Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, Baltimore, MD

Janelle W. Coughlin, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Anita Courcoulas, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Ed Hendricks, MD

Center for Weight Management, Roseville, CA

Debbie Horn, DO, MPH

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Scott Kahan, MD

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Blandine Laferrere, MD

Columbia University, New York, NY

Ted Okerson, MD, FTOS

University of California, Yorba Linda, CA

Magdalena Pasarica, MD

Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Orlando, FL

Eileen Seeholzer, MD

Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Lisa Nackers, PhD (Early-Career Representative)

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Denise Wilfley, PhD, FTOS (Council Liaison)

Washington University of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

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