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November 10, 2022

Obesity Medicine Association Announces the 2022 OMA Award Winners

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DENVER, Colo., Nov 10, 2022 – The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) announced their 2022 Award Winners at the recent Overcoming Obesity conference in Anaheim, CA in October. The six OMA Awards are presented annually at the fall conference to clinicians whose outstanding achievements are deserving of special recognition.

The OMA Award Winners are:

Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year

Sandra Christensen

Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FOMA

“Sam demonstrates an exemplary commitment to the advancement of obesity medicine in her clinical work and her service to the OMA as a trustee, as well as outside organizations to promote the understanding of the specialty.”

Committee Leadership Award

Dominique Williams

Dominique Williams, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Williams has and continues to create a professional community that supports a thriving Pediatric Committee that in turn, supports OMA members, pediatric clinicians, and most importantly children and families struggling with the disease of obesity.”

Dr. Raymond Dietz Meritorious Service Award

Nancy Browne


“What is harder to define is the incredible mentorship of other clinicians Nancy is to others as they are working to provide care for our most vulnerable patients and their families. Nancy always says “yes” when asked to assist others.”

Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence In Academics

Cate Varney

Cate Varney, DO

“She is extremely active on social media (specifically Twitter), whereby she is constantly advocating for patients and activating those colleagues in OM to work closely with their local senators and congress leaders in affecting change for access to various elements and care for the treatment of obesity; she is clearly a role model!”

Dr. Peter G. Lindner Award

Steven Teoh

Steven Soo Huat Teoh, MD

“Dr. Teoh went against all odds and left the country to join a fellowship in Canada for which to bring back this expertise to his home country.”

Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award

Anthony Auriemma

Anthony Auriemma, MD, JD, FOMA

“Dr. Auriemma is truly passionate to make obesity medicine available to all patients, and to demonstrate, he expanded to 10 offices in the Chicago land area.”

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. Visit to learn more.


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Obesity Medicine Association

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest organization of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers working every day to improve the lives of patients affected by obesity. OMA members are clinical experts in obesity medicine. They use a comprehensive, scientific, and individualized approach when treating obesity, which helps patients achieve their health and weight goals. OMA offers resources, education, and community to physicians and other healthcare providers in the field of obesity medicine.

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