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


Executive Committee


Steven R. Smith, MD

Florida Hospital / Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Orlando, FL

Immediate Past-President

Harvey J. Grill, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, PhD

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Vice President

Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, FTOS

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Martin Binks, PhD, FTOS

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX



IASO Regional Vice President

Richard L. Atkinson, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


Shine Chang, PhD, FTOS

University of Texas, Austin, TX


Steven S. Heymsfield, MD

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA


Allen S. Levine, PhD, FTOS

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Clinical Care

Denise E. Wilfley, PhD

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

Advocacy/Public Affairs/Regulatory

Phillip J. Brantley, PhD

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA


Elizabeth J. Parks, PhD

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

At-Large Canada

Mary-Ellen Harper, PhD

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON


Melissa N. Laska, PhD, RD

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

At-Large Mexico

Margarita Teran-Garcia, MD, PhD

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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