ABOM Certification

Need to study for the ABOM Exam in February 2018? 

Are you preparing to take the American Board of Obesity Medicine exam this February? TOS is offering a limited sale of materials from the 2017 TOS Review Course for the ABOM Exam. Study packet includes: manual of all slides from the Review Course, printed TOS/ACA/ACC 2013 Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, a practice-quiz packet with 49 questions, and the questions' rationales. See this order form to learn more and purchase these limited materials.

The Obesity Society Review Course for the ABOM at ObesityWeek
November 11-12, 2018

As a pre-conference to ObesityWeek, TOS offers our Review Course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine Exam, where participants can earn 17.5 hours of continuing education. Taught by the industry's top educators, the Course is designed to strengthen physicians' obesity knowledge and offers live and take-home-sample-exam questions,  didactic lectures and a 100+ page educational workbook.

We offer an exam pass guarantee. If you take our Review Course and don't pass the exam, you can take TOS Review Course the next year complimentary. But we don't think you'll need to.

Register for ObesityWeek with the Review Course, and you can get all 30 hrs of ABOM-required "Group 1" CME in one trip—and spend less time out of the office.

General Information

Certification as an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate distinguishes a physician as having specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine.

The Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians is administered by the ABOM through the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). The composition of questions for the examination and the sample test-questions are the exclusive responsibility of the Board of the ABOM. To maintain absolute confidentiality and separation between the examination writers and all preparatory or review courses for this examination, ABOM Board members are not allowed to teach, lecture, provide seminars, assist, make comment or in any way participate in such courses while serving on the Board and for a period of three calendar years following the end of their Board service. Find a current listing of Board members along with all relevant disclosures here.

The content of any preparatory or review course is determined solely by the host organization. The item domains and rubrics for the Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians are available without charge on the public-ABOM website to facilitate individual study as well as review-course development. Content experts who present at preparatory and/or review course(s) for the Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians are not provided information regarding examination questions, nor do they have preferential knowledge regarding actual questions included in the examination.

All examinees are reminded that the content of the examination remains confidential and any individual who violates the confidentiality attestation is subject to penalties to include prosecution to the full extent of the law.

Why Certify?

Suggested Preparation

Find out how to prepare for the ABOM exam here

Tips to Highlight Your Certification

Make sure to proudly distinguish yourself as a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine when:

  • Writing articles for publication in medical journals, newsletters and publications;

  • Making presentations during medical conferences and conventions;

  • Submitting your information for listing in professional and membership directories;

  • Promoting your experience and your practice on your website, in advertisements and in literature and information provided to your current patients and when marketing to prospective patients:

    •  TOS offers a template press release for our members to announce their certification. Download it here and use the password that was emailed to you to edit. 
  • Updating or submitting your curriculum vitae for consideration as a medical expert, new position or medical or board acceptance;

  • Signing your name to professional and medical correspondence;

  • Indicating how your name should be listed or published as an author, presenter, board or committee member, panelist, graduate or member;

  • Ordering your professional letterhead and business cards; and/or

  • Updating your Medical Licensing Board Profile and/or group practice listings.

Please contact ABOM if you would like to include information about ABOM in a presentation or if you would like flyers to share at a meeting you are attending at info@abom.org.

Congratulations to these TOS Members and new 2017 ABOM Diplomates! 

Maha Abboud, MD, Diabetes Osteoporosis Obesity
Shadi Abdelnour, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Naji Alamuddin, MD, Perelman School of Medicine
Omar Ali, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Ron Alleyne, MD, Floyd Healthcare
Johnny Altawil, MD, Gastrointestinal Associates
Peter G. Amann, MD, Maine Medical Partners
Laura H. Artabazon, DO, American Well
Bruce K. Baker, DO, MultiCare Health System
Adekunle Bamgboye, MD, Wellington Regional Medical Center
Vivek Bansal, MD, St. Luke's University Health Network
Heriberto Barreto-Soto, MD, Heriberto Barreto, MD
Lydia Bazzano, MD, MPH, PHD, Tulane University
Elizabeth Beale, MD, Keck School of Medicine
Susan L. Besser, MD, River Family Physicians
A. Sophia Beynen, MD, Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehab
Shalini Bichala, MD, Our Lady of Lourdes
Radhika S. Breaden, MD, Pacific Sleep Program
James H. Brodsky, MD, American College of Physicians
Tina Esther G. Bronner, MD, St. Luke’s Medical Center - Jefferson Clinic
Brooke E. Budde, DO, Swain Family Care
Barbara G. Carranza Leon, MD, Vanderbilt University
Foiqa Chaudhry, MD, University of Toledo
Zoobia Chaudhry, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Christine Chin, MD, University of the West Indies
Melody Covington, MD, Novant Health Bariatric Solutions
Ngoc-Duyen Dang, MD, University of Michigan
Garth Davis, MD, UT The Davis Clinic
Param Dedhia, MD, Daily Best
Nirav Desai, MD, Boston Children's Hospital
Eugene Dinkevich, MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Jennifer Dooley, MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Ana B. Emiliano, MD, Rockefeller University
Lisa M. Ferreira, MD, Baycare Medical Group
Roland Flanagan, MD, Texas Children's Hospital
Goldwyn B. Foggie, MD, Illinois Wellness & Weight Loss Centers
David J. Fox, MD, Northwestern Memorial Faculty Foundation
Joseph S. Gage, MD, Martin Health System
Rosa M. Garcia, MD, Rosa M. Garcia MD PA Office
Chandra S. Gottipati, MD, Sanford Health
Jennifer Graves, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Katherine W. Grelle, MD, Tuscaloosa Integrative Family Practice
Patricia Happel, DO, Nyit College of Osteopathic Medicine
Samantha R. Harris, MD, Private Practice
Sasha M. High, MD, Credit Valley Hospital
Samareh G. Hill, MD, Ai Dupont Children's Hospital
Ahmed M. Ibn-Mahfoudh, MD, Seha
Richard Ing, MD, Main Line Health
Scott Isaacs, MD, Atlanta Endocrine Associates
Shilpa H. Jain, MD, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Michele Jean-Francois, MD, Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Michael W. Jones, DO, Enclave Family Healthcare
Karen Jordan, MD, The K Jordan Associates, LLC
Ravi Kamepalli, MD, Ridic
Toby Katz, MD, Gastroenterology Consultants
Amy Keller, MD, Allina Health
Janice H. Kim, PhD, Pediatrics
Jennifer G. Kim, MD, Pacific Sleep Program
Jennifer L. Kirby, MD, University of Virginia
Jakleen Labbad, MD, Fisher-Titus Medical Center
Sara C. Lappe, MD, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Giovanna Leddy, MD, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Sung Lee, MD, University of Southern California Medical Center
Daniela Levanon, MD, Jacobi Medical Center
Amy Lohman, MD, Western Connecticut Medical Group
Matthew Lowe, DO, Providers for Healthy Living
Layla Lundquist-Smith, MD, Baptist Medical Group
Kara A. McElligott, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Patrick C. Mcguire, MD, Physicians Health Solutions
Michael Mendoza, MD, Monterey Bay GI Consultants
Dorothy B. Meneses, MD, Family Healthcare Network
Audrey B. Miklius, MD, Endocrine Associates of Dallas
Susan E. Mirkinson, MD, Healthbridge
Chad Mitchell, MD, University of Vermont Medical Center
Stephen Morse, DO, Bluffton Medical Group
Jessica Morse, DO, Bluffton Medical Group
Melissa Mroz, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center
Deborah K. Murray, MD, Northbay Healthcare
Ravneet K. Nagi, MD, Igan Medical
Mala Naraya-Garrity, DO, ACOG
John Nicasio, DO, Holyoke Medical Center
Peter R. Nuttleman, MD, Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Silvana Obici, MD, University of Cincinnati
Olatunji S. Olaoye, MD, Mosaic Family Residency Program
Robert J. Pampin, DO, Skylands Medical Group
Silvana Pannain, MD, University of Chicago
Vinay K. Parameswara, MD, MPH, PhD, Oak Hill Wellness Clinic Internal Medicine Pediatrics
Jeannine L. Parikh, MD, Ashland Integrative Medicine
Erica G. Phillips, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
Anthony J. Pick, MD, Northwestern University
Amanda G. Powell, MD, Medical Weight Loss Center
Tarek Qutob, MD, Digestive Associates
Kristina Raveendran, MD, Ochsner
Vernon A. Rayford, MD, North Mississippi Medical Clinics
Scott A. Rens, MD, Sioux Center Health
Steven D. Robbins, MD, Tampa General Hospital
Alexandra Roche, MD, Children's Hospital of Orange County: CHOC Children's
Erin Roe, MD, Baylor Scott & White
Laura Rogers, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John Romano, MD, Wellington Regional Medical Center
Ghazala Q. Roopani, PhD, All Care Health Center
Nina Rosano, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School) 
Judith Rudnick, MD, Queens Medical Center
Paul Sarmiento, MD, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center
Katherine H. Saunders, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Christopher Sendi, MD, NOVA Addiction specialists LLC
Nihar N. Shah, MD, Joan C. Edward School of Medicine, Marshall University
Mila D. Shah-Bruce, MD, Harris Women's Care
Kailash Sharma, MD, Oak Weight Management
Hyun Shin, MD, MPH, ScD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Kathleen Shore, DO, Magnolia Family Medical Center
Arush Singh, MD, UCLA Anderson
Sarah H. Smith, MD, Inova360
Brian Gabriel Smolarz, MD, Novo Nordisk
Flavia C. Soto, MD, Banner Health
Alexandra C. Sowa, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
George Stamataros, DO, Wilmington Health
Stephanie D. Stanton, MD, Allina
Nancy Stoll, MD, Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Shannon R. Sutherland, DO, Wellcare
Brooke Sweeney, MD, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Katherine M. Swing, MD, NOLA Nutrition & Weight Loss Solutions, LLC
Jose N. Tolosa, MD, West Coast Neonatology
Nicholas A. Trujillo, DO, Granger Medical
Michael Truong, MD, UCLA - Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Edward Tumavicus, MD, Maine Medical Center
Sathiraju Undavalli, MD, Mayo Clinic
Amanda R. Vest, MD, Tufts Medical Center
Shahebina Walji, MD, Calgary Weight Management Centre
Bruce M. Wolfe, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
Catherine Woodhouse, MD, Piedmont Physicians at Atlantic Station
Sudha R. Yenumula, MD, Michigan State University - Sparrow Health System
D. Allen Young, MD, CardioMender, MD Weight Loss Specialists
Jacqueline Yu, MD, Carle at Watseka 
Xuan Q. Zhang, MD, Newton-Wellesley Hospital