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Obesity Medicine Faculty Opportunity for an Internist (Cleveland, OH)

Obesity Medicine Faculty Opportunity for an Internist in the Weight Management Clinic of MetroHealth’s Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center

MetroHealth’s Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center is seeking a full-time faculty member boarded in Internal Medicine, and boarded or committed to obtaining board certification in Obesity Medicine to join their team of four physician Obesity Medicine specialists and three advanced care providers. The MetroHealth Weight Management Clinic, founded in 2004, is an innovative clinic in an academic public hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. The Weight Loss Surgery team includes two metabolic bariatric surgeons and the center is accredited under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Duties for this 1.0 FTE will include 9 clinical half-day sessions in the MetroHealth System’s ambulatory locations. This faculty member will be required to achieve and maintain continuing medical education as required by the American Board of Obesity Medicine as well as maintaining certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine. She/he will be active in the clinical management of patients with obesity in all stages. Clinical assessment and management will include: basic behavioral and pharmaceutical treatment; management of medical co-morbid conditions related to obesity; preparation of candidates for bariatric for surgery; and long-term post-surgical follow-up for those who have had weight loss surgery. Like all faculty members in the Center, she/he will supervise and provide support for the nurse practitioner staff in Weight Management Clinic. She/he will provide supervision and teaching for resident physicians and medical students who have clinical rotations in the Weight Management Clinic. Participation in ongoing clinical research and outcomes work is expected in the form of gathering patient data and patient recruitment as opportunities allow. Program development initiative is welcomed and encouraged. The candidate will have an appointment in the Division of Internal Medicine and complete the appointment process with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at the assistant professor level or higher.

If the candidate has limited or no prior clinical experience in Obesity Medicine, there will be intensive mentored training provided by the medical director and other practitioners during the first year to insure development of clinical skills and knowledge.

Required Qualifications: MD or DO; Ohio State Medical license; Board Certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine; commitment to obtaining board certification in Obesity Medicine within two years of hire. In addition, the candidate must have a passionate commitment to the treatment and advocacy of patients struggling with the chronic disease of obesity.

Preferred: Current Board Certification Obesity Medicine and clinical experience treating patients for obesity.

Case Western Reserve University and The MetroHealth System are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send their CV and executive summary highlighting qualifications to:

Eileen L. Seeholzer, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center and
MetroHealthy Employee Wellness Initiative
Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland OH 44109-1998

Phone:(216) 7-STRIDE (778-7433)
Fax: (216) 778-2367
email: eseeholzer@metrohealth.org

Fellowship in Clinical Obesity Medicine and Metabolism (Houston, TX)

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Fellowships Beginning in 2019

Carolyn J. and Robert J. Allison Jr. Family Foundation
Fellowship in Clinical Obesity Medicine and Metabolism
UT Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance

UTHealth Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance invites applications for our comprehensive Clinical Fellowship in Obesity Medicine. This one-year fellowship, the fifth in the nation, is designed for current residents or recent graduates of internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology training programs who wish to obtain rigorous, comprehensive subspecialty training in the area of Obesity Medicine. We are currently recruiting fellows seeking to begin the fellowship program on August 1, 2019. The deadline is October 1, 2018 for 2019 applicants.

This fellowship has been designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinical experience in the emerging field of Obesity Medicine, with a primary focus on the evaluation and management of patients with obesity. Fellows will learn how to treat obesity through intensive lifestyle intervention, nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological and surgical means, as well as how to address the comorbidities of this disorder most effectively. Trainees who complete this fellowship program will be prepared to pursue clinical and/or academic careers focused in obesity medicine and to become leaders in this emerging discipline.

Fellowship training in Obesity Medicine will occur over 1 year. Trainees will spend the majority of time in the adult clinical environment training obesity and its comorbidities. Didactic education includes the physiology and pathophysiology of body weight regulation and fundamental knowledge of current treatment and research in the field of Obesity medicine. On completion of fellowship, a fellow will be able to assess a patient with obesity or other metabolic disorders and to determine/facilitate an appropriate treatment plan. Trainees will understand and utilize standard and innovative approaches to the treatment of obesity, including body composition and metabolic measurement, novel combination therapies, surgical and medical integration of care, and outcomes related research and/or new and emerging treatment trials. They will be able to complete a full evaluation for patients with indications for obesity treatment both medically, surgically, and the med/surg combination and provide comprehensive care that leads to disease improvement.

Fellows will also develop the skills to be a competent educators in Obesity Medicine for medical students, residents, and endocrinology fellows rotating in the center. Outcomes and standard of care research can be completed under the guidance of a member of the program faculty and collaborating departments.

This fellowship is available to physicians who will have completed an accredited residency program in internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology. Other backgrounds considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must have completed a United States or Canadian residency program.

To apply to the Clinical Obesity Medicine fellowship, please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to:
Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA
Program Director, Allison Family Foundation Fellowship in Obesity Medicine and Metabolism
Medical Director, UT Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance
Houston, Texas
c/o Rena.Hardage@uth.tmc.edu
For further information or application materials, please contact Rena Leslie at Rena.Hardage@uth.tmc.edu.

Obesity Medicine Practice for Sale (Portland, OR)

Amazing opportunity to own an obesity medicine practice in Portland, Oregon. The owner needs to attend to a medical issue so sadly has to put the practice up for sale. However, the owner is available to help with the transition and onboarding of the new owner. The practice is located in an area with high drive-by visibility. The systems are in place so you can be up and going right away. Don’t waste your money on a franchise or paying a high fee to get started. Portland, Oregon, has very few obesity medicine providers, making it a perfect place to practice. Please call (360) 410-0184 for more information.

Obesity Medicine Specialist (Phillipsburg, NJ, and Bartonsville, PA)

St. Luke’s University Health Network is seeking a full-time Obesity Medicine Specialist to join a busy multidisciplinary, MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center and Non-surgical Weight Management Program. We are expanding our program to include satellite offices at our Monroe and Warren campuses in PA and NJ. We plan to include a Medical Weight Management (Non-surgical) Program as well as pre and post-bariatric surgery visits. This position represents an exciting opportunity for the right physician to work with our current Obesity Medicine Specialist and multi-disciplinary team in the development of satellite programs, and to champion the outreach and education efforts focused on the medical prevention and treatment of obesity. The ideal candidate should be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine or should be Board Certified in IM or FP with anticipation of becoming Board Certified in Obesity Medicine.

Our Warren Campus is located in Phillipsburg and the Monroe Campus is located in Bartonsville, PA, in the beautiful Pocono Mountain area. We are about 1.5 hours away from Philadelphia and 1.5 hours away from NYC. St. Luke’s University Health Network, a 10 hospital network with over 1,200 physicians serving the Greater Lehigh Valley, and is a regional campus for the Medical School of Temple University. Our physicians, facilities and technology are consistently recognized as among the best in the nation. Please send your CV to physicianrecruitment@sluhn.org.

Bariatrician Opportunity (Las Vegas, NV)

Private bariatric surgery practice in Las Vegas, NV, is seeking an outstanding bariatrician to serve as a member of the treatment team while growing the practice. The candidate shall provide medical weight management of non-surgical patients, pre-operative medical screenings, post-operative follow-up care and post-operative acute visits in partnership with the bariatric surgery team. Clinic Physician acts as a member of the treatment team, ensures the delivery of quality care, and maintains professional competence. The practice is seeking experienced and newly trained candidates.

Enjoy a challenging range of patients and procedures that promises a wide variety of encounters daily. The practice is located in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. Here you will live in one of our nation’s best cities that boasts globally celebrated entertainment, world-class restaurants and endless activities. From exceptional outdoor adventures, countless attractions, and easy travel; Las Vegas is still a close community that has park-lined streets perfect for family orientated events.

We provide a comprehensive approach to weight loss through a variety of medical and surgical options designed to meet a person’s specific needs and achieve the best long-term outcomes. We are looking for someone with a passion for health and an excitement for life that can be passed along to the patients.

The practice is offering a competitive starting salary, production bonus with a comprehensive benefit package; including health insurance, 401K, paid malpractice, CME allowance, and paid time off. Relocation assistance is available.

Must be BC/BE in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, or other related specialty -ABOM board certification preferred, but will consider those working toward certification. Comprehensive Weight Management & Care Including: -Outpatient consultations -Provide medical weight management of non-surgical patients -Provide pre-operative and post-operative care for surgical patients -Collaborate with Bariatric Team and other service lines.

Experience/Education:

  • As appropriate to the business needs of the department
  • Applicant must have a M.D. or D.O. degree from an approved LCME medical school
  • Candidate must be eligible for Nevada medical licensure and be board certified/eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
  • Graduation from Medical school
  • Board eligible or certified by an ABMS-approved specialty
  • BE/BC in bariatric medicine
  • Valid DEA Certification Board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine or other related specialty
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine upon hire or eligible for board certification

Position Summary:

  • Collaborate with service line leaders for the oversight of quality and safety, comply with accreditation guidelines for bariatric surgery programming, participate in multidisciplinary committees and expand program initiatives
  • Assist with the development of an organization-wide comprehensive metabolic and bariatric surgery weight management program
  • Actively participate in employee engagement and patient service excellence programs
  • Ability to take a leadership role

If you wish to pursue this opportunity please email your CV to elizabeth.j.smith@twc.com


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