Advises the Society on matters that relate to the clinical care and/or treatment of patients with obesity; 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.


Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS (Chair)

Stop Obesity Alliance & George Washington University

John Cleek, MD, FTOS

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Srividya Kidambi, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

Florencia Halperin, MD

Bringham and Women's Hospital

Domenica M. Rubino, MD

Washington Center for Weight Management

Thomas H. Inge, MD

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Debbie Horn, DO, MPH

University of Texas, Health Science Center

Nichola Davis, MD

North Central Bronx Hospital

Taraneh Soleymani, MD, FTOS

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Linda Shapiro Manning, MD, PhD

Novo Nordisk

Christopher Still, DO

Geisinger Health System

Janelle Coughlin, PhD

Johns Hopkins School Of Medicine

Daniel Bessesen, MD

University of Colorado

Lisa Nackers, MPH, PhD

Rush University Medical Center

Lori Roust, MD

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Sriram Machineni, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Katherine Saunders, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Kelly Holes-Lewis, MD

Medical University Of South Carolina

John Rausch, MD

Columbia University - College Of Physicians & Surgeons

Elizabeth Prout, MD

The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

John Batsis, MD


Colleen Rauchut Tewksbury, RD, MPH (Early-Career Representative)

Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania

Leah D. Whigham, PhD, FTOS (Council Liaison)

Paso Del Norte Institute for Healthy Living

Laura Porter (Staff Liaison)

The Obesity Society