TOS is now accepting nominations for its Council and Nominating Committee. Find out more here.


Executive Committee


Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, PhD, FTOS
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Immediate Past-President

Steven R. Smith, MD, FTOS
Florida Hospital / Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Orlando, FL


Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, FTOS
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Vice President

Allen S. Levine, PhD, FTOS
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Martin Binks, PhD, FTOS
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX



World Obesity Federation Regional Vice-President

Richard L. Atkinson, MD, FTOS
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


Shine Chang, PhD, FTOS
University of Texas, Austin, TX


Steven S. Heymsfield, MD, FTOS
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA


Carey Lumeng, MD (Interim Appointment)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Clinical Care

Leah Whigham, PhD, FTOS
Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living, El Paso, TX

Advocacy/Public Affairs/Regulatory

Phillip J. Brantley, PhD, FTOS
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA


Elizabeth J. Parks, PhD, FTOS
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Timothy H. Moran, PhD, FTOS
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

At-Large Canada

Mary-Ellen Harper, PhD, FTOS
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON 

At-Large Mexico

Margarita Teran-Garcia, MD, PhD, FTOS
University of Illionis, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Executive Director

Francesca Dea, CAE
The Obesity Society, Silver Spring, MD


Council Disclosure information


Upcoming Council & Nominating Committee Members

Terms beginning November 2014


Vice President: Allen Levine, PhD, FTOS
Council – Clinical Practice: Leah Whigham, PhD, FTOS
Council – At-Large: Timothy H. Moran, PhD, FTOS
Council – At-Large: Mexico: Margaríta Terán-García, MD, PhD, FTOS 

Nominating Committee:

Basic Science: Timothy J. Bartness, PhD
Bio-Behavioral: Jennifer Orlet Fisher, PhD
Clinical: Blandine Laferrére, MD

Council Members 2011-2012 Terms



Forms move to members only section.




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