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Faculty Position in Obesity Medicine, Dept. of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Department of Nutrition Sciences chaired by James O. Hill, PhD, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is recruiting an obesity medicine physician to fill an academic faculty position. The candidate will have responsibilities in clinical care, research, and education related to obesity, metabolic diseases, and nutrition. The position is full-time and tenure-earning at any professorial rank commensurate with the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

The candidate will lead current programs and new initiatives involving the innovative care of patients with obesity and metabolic diseases. Patient care responsibilities include serving as an attending physician at UAB Lifestyle clinics. Ample time will be available for research, and the candidate will have educational and mentoring opportunities involving medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, and dietitians including creating and implementing medical school courses, developing an Obesity Medicine and Nutrition fellowship, and participating in interdisciplinary course within and outside of the School of Health Professions.

The candidate will be expected to participate in research either by providing clinical collaboration and support for research protocols or by conducting original research as a principal investigator. The Department of Nutrition Sciences is one of the top-funded nutrition programs in the U.S. and hosts two NIH-funded centers on metabolic disease: the UAB Diabetes Research Center and the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center. It is also heavily involved in the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Department has 26 full-time faculty members and more than 100 staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and dietitians involved in basic, animal, physiologic, clinical, and community-based research, patient care, and teaching. UAB is a flourishing urban university and medical center with annual research funding exceeding $528 million.

The successful candidate should have a MD or DO and be board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine with experience in obesity medicine. Subspecialty training in Endocrinology & Metabolism and/or as a physician nutrition specialist and a track record of academic excellence, mentoring, and research are desirable. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background investigation will be performed on candidates selected for employment. Interested candidates should apply at http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/4977

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Medical Bariatrician (Minneapolis, MN)

Park Nicollet Bariatric Surgery Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is seeking a part-time (.6FTE) medical bariatrician to join it’s collaborative team of 3 bariatric surgeons, 4 bariatricians, 3 physician assistants, experienced bariatric nurse clinicians, dietitians, psychologists, physical therapists and great support staff. Ideal candidate will be board certified in obesity medicine or board certified in IM or FM with anticipation of becoming board certified in obesity medicine. Duties will include medical weight management of the non-surgical patients, pre-op medical screening, post operative follow-up for vertical sleeve gastrectomy and roux–en-y gastric bypass, and post-operative acute visits. No weekends or call and a flexible work schedule is available.

We believe outstanding health care is delivered when we merge the science and intellect of medicine with the compassion, spirit and humanity of our hearts. We achieve this by partnering with patients and families in everything from care decisions to service and facility design. As we work together as a unified team, we engage patients, families and the community, and put them at the center of everything we do.

Park Nicollet Health Services, which includes Park Nicollet Clinic, TRIA, and Methodist Hospital, has been repeatedly recognized nationally for quality improvement and care activities. Park Nicollet clinic is one of the largest multispecialty clinics in the United States, with over 900 clinicians providing care in 45 medical/surgical specialties and subspecialties.

For immediate consideration, please apply on line at www.parknicollet.com/careers. For more information contact Missy Fisher, Director Clinician Recruitment, at (952) 993-6025 or Melissa.fisher@parknicollet.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Primary Care Weight Management Physician (Columbus, OH)

OhioHealth Weight Management
Columbus, Ohio
Starting Bonus, Relocation Allowance, and Student Loan Repayment available.

Our OhioHealth family of associates is a collaborative group that discovers and succeeds together. Our culture is defined by our mission and OhioHealth values of excellence, compassion, integrity and stewardship.

OhioHealth has been a FORTUNE 100 Best Company to work for since 2007. Being a Best Company is about our culture and how we engage one another. This recognition is one measure of our success in achieving a part of our vision -- to be an organization "where people want to work."

Position Summary
The Weight Management Physician is responsible for the care of the patients for both our medical (non-surgical) program and our surgical program. The program is designed to provide patients with the tools they need for success including dietary changes, exercise programs, and emotional support through our counseling team.

Qualifications

  • Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
  • Bariatrician certification preferred
  • Comfortable with medications for weight loss
  • Familiar with body composition analysis

To learn more and apply, please contact Jessica Federer at jess.federer@ohiohealth.com or 614-544-4355.

OhioHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Obesity Medicine Fellow

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Obesity Medicine Fellowship

Position: Obesity Medicine Fellow
Start Date: 8/1/2019
Length: 1 year
Salary: Commensurate with PGY level

Contact: Jennifer Hinson
Phone: 336-716-2409
Email: jhinson@wakehealth.edu

Over one-third of adults in the United States and more than half a billion adult’s worldwide struggle with obesity. Head to toe, nearly every organ system can be negatively impacted by obesity, resulting in multiple metabolic and mechanical complications including type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and a number of different cancers. Unfortunately, the majority of physicians receive little to no education or training in obesity management. Although relatively new, the field of obesity medicine continues to experience tremendous growth as the understanding of this disease, the appreciation of its complexity, and the treatments offered all rapidly improve. Physicians with specialized training and knowledge in obesity medicine can best manage this disease and its comorbidities.

Our obesity medicine fellowship provides this focused education and well prepares you for a career in weight management. The Wake Forest Weight Management Center is one of the few centers nationwide that combines distinguished medical, psychological, nutrition, and exercise experts- all housed in first class facilities, using highly innovative technology to provide exceptional care. Fellows will have the opportunity for knowledge and skill development in each of these disciplines. In addition, under guidance from the various members of our medical team, fellows will develop strong clinical skills and participate in research. Furthermore, fellows will gain experience with the surgical management of obesity and its complications. Additional opportunities include journal club, travel to national conferences, and review courses. Finally, the fellowship will adequately prepare trainees to sit for the American Board of Obesity Medicine exam.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed residency in ACGME accredited Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in completed specialty

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