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Bariatric Medicine Physician (Pennsylvania)
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), in southeastern Pennsylvania, is seeking a board certified IM or FM physician with added certification in bariatric medicine. A comfort level with adult and adolescent patients would be a plus. The ideal candidate will motivate patients and collaborate with a comprehensive team of professionals including 3 physcians boarded in bariatric medicine, 2 NPs, 3 dieticians, 3 behavioral health specialists and exercise physiologists. This is a superb opportunity to join a medical bariatrics program that was established in 2006. The LVHN surgical bariatric program has been in place since 2000. In calendar year 2015, LVHN completed 725 surgeries.
LVHN is a fiscally strong, expanding healthcare system with a large primary care network, and three hospital campuses in the contiguous cities of Allentown and Bethlehem. There are 800+ beds on the hospital’s main campus where most of the bariatric surgery is performed. Just across the street is the Weight Management Center, the Endocrinology and Diabetes Centers plus the hospital network-owned exercise facility.
LVHN has 21 fully accredited, freestanding residency and fellowship programs. Our academic affiliation with the University of South Florida provides opportunity to teach medical students who select to spend their last two years training on our campuses. For 21 consecutive years LVHN has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals with special recognition in Diabetes.
The community we serve offers a blend of suburban charm and urban sophistication. The area has 10 local colleges and universities, strong public schools, affordable housing, sophisticated cultural amenities, minor league athletics (AAA Phillies and AAA Flyers) and the beauty of four moderate seasons. The Lehigh Valley is 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of NYC. The area, known as the Lehigh Valley, has a population of more than 750,000.
Call Pam Adams, LVHN Physician Recruiter, at 484-862-3202 for more information. Email your CV to Pamela.Adams@LVHN.org
Obesity Medicine Physician (Greensboro, NC)
This listing is for a full-time board-certified obesity medicine physician (36-40 hrs/wk) located in Greensboro, NC, with Novant Health. This is a multi-disciplinary team that consists of 2 board-certified obesity medicine physicians, 3 APCs, 4 registered dieticians, 3 behavioral health specialists and one athletic trainer. We work in conjunction with two of our bariatric surgeons doing both medical weight loss and care of the pre and post op bariatric surgery patient. We also see children for childhood obesity.
If interested, email your CV to Karen Bowen, DO.
Fellowship in Clinical Obesity and Metabolism (Houston)
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, 2017. The deadline is February 15th for 2017 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. We anticipate that 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 clinical environment learning about obesity and its comorbidities. By the end of the fellowship, fellows will have a good understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of body weight regulation and a fundamental knowledge of current research in the field of Obesity medicine. They will be able to assess a patient with obesity or other metabolic disorders and to determine 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 they will participate in 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 patient and provide comprehensive care that leads to disease improvement.
Fellows will also develop the skills to be a competent teacher of Obesity Medicine to medical students, family medicine residents, and endocrinology fellows rotating in the center. Outcomes and standard of care research will be completed under the guidance of a member of the Program faculty.
This fellowship is available to physicians who will have completed an accredited residency program in internal medicine, family medicine, and endocrinology. Other backgrounds considered on a case by case basis.
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
For further information or application materials, please contact Salome Roe at Salome.R.Roe@uth.tmc.edu
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