Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow Angelina Cain, MD, FTOS, Medical Director of Well-Star Bariatric Medicine in Marietta, Georgia.
Q: What is your title and organizational affiliation?
A: I am the Medical Director of Well-Star Bariatric Medicine in Marietta, Georgia. I attended Florida State University and Ross University School of Medicine.
Q: Please tell us about your current work and your professional developmental trajectory?
A: I am currently starting my second hospital based bariatric medicine department. I plan to grow this practice to include research and teaching along with evidence based, high quality patient care. In the future I plan to expand my current practice to a complete metabolic center.
Q: What is one of your professional or personal qualities that has contributed to your success?
A: I truly care about finding the best treatment for my patients and will not stop until they get what they need.
Q: What advice do you have for today's junior obesity researchers?
A: Think outside of the box and follow your passion; you never know what connections you might make or new discoveries you will find.
Q: What aspects of obesity research are the most exciting to you right now?
A: The direct effect of obesity on common co-morbidities.
Q: What are your favorite things to do when you're not at work?
A: I love to spend time with my family - my husband and two sons. We enjoy being on the water (lake or beach), going to concerts and traveling to visit family and friends.