Obesity Medicine Association Announces Five Members of its Board of Trustees

Trustees bring exceptional experience, talent and expertise to the organization

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 2, 2020The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) announced that four national leaders in obesity medicine were re-elected by its membership to continue their service on the Board of Trustees and Dr. Sarah Hallberg was newly elected to join the Board. All were installed at the Association’s Overcoming Obesity 2020 Virtual Conference.

“It is gratifying to see the extraordinary depth of experience and expertise brought by OMA’s Board of Trustees, and their commitment to preventing, treating, and reversing the disease of obesity,” said Katrina Crist, Executive Director of OMA. “I’m excited to channel their talents and energy into furthering our mission and improving the lives of patients affected by obesity.”

The members of OMA’s Board of Trustees elected in 2020 are:

  • Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, ABOM – Dr. Fitch is Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and obesity medicine as a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Fitch was re-elected to serve a one-year term as Vice President.
  • Lydia Alexander, MD, FOMA, ABOM – Dr. Alexander is Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director with Enara Health. She is a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and is presently obtaining certification as a Culinary Medicine Specialist from the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine from Tulane Medical School. Dr. Alexander was re-elected to serve a one-year term as Secretary/Treasurer.
  • Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, ABOM – Dr. Bays is Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, and has served as a principal investigator for over 500 clinical trials. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Bays was re-elected to serve a two-year term as a Trustee.
  • Marisa Censani, MD, FOMA, ABOM – Dr. Censani is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, Associate Attending Pediatrician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of the Pediatric Obesity Program at NYP Komansky Children’s Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology, and obesity medicine as a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Censani was re-elected to serve a two-year term as a Trustee.
  • Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS, FOMA, ABOM – Dr. Hallberg is Medical Director at Virta Health, a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovator Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also the Medical Director and Founder of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at Indiana University Health Arnett, and an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. Dr. Hallberg is newly elected to serve a two-year term as a Trustee.

As OMA’s governing body, the Board of Trustees provides direction and oversight, with a focus on the future, and carries out its fiduciary duties by always acting in the organization’s best interests.

Questions and media inquiries may be directed to: 303-770-2526 or press@obesitymedicine.org.

About the Obesity Medicine Association

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest organization of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers dedicated to preventing, treating, and reversing the disease of obesity. Members of OMA believe treating obesity requires a scientific and individualized clinical approach comprised of OMA’s four pillars of nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication. When personalized, this comprehensive approach helps patients achieve their weight and health goals. Visit www.obesitymedicine.org to learn more.

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