Become a Fellow of OMA
Set yourself apart as an obesity medicine clinician dedicated to providing the highest-quality obesity care to your patients.
The Highest Honor of OMA Membership
Fellows of OMA may use the designation, FOMA, which identifies them as someone who is passionate about the field and continues to seek new ways to treat obesity effectively. The designation also allows them to stand out among their colleagues and show their pride in being a dedicated member of OMA.
Fellow of OMA Requirements
Candidates must meet ALL the following requirements:
- Must be a current physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or retired member of OMA
- Must have been a member of OMA for at least five years
- Must have earned at least 75 CME hours through OMA in the last five years
- Must be actively involved in at least one committee for at least two years
Candidates must meet TWO or more of the following requirements:
- Must be a current Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
- Must have earned the NP/PA Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Medicine
- Must have served as a mentor in the mentorship program
- Must receive written letters of recommendation from two board members
- Must have presented a lecture at an OMA conference
- Must have served as a chairperson on a committee
A one-time, non-refundable fee is due at the time of application. Submitting an application does not guarantee Fellow status. Applications will be reviewed, and approved applicants will be recognized and honored annually.
Maintaining the Fellow Designation
Those who have been awarded the Fellow designation may use FOMA after their name. To maintain the designation, Fellows must:
- Maintain their membership in OMA and remain in good standing
How to Apply
Becoming a Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed upon members who demonstrate dedication and commitment to the clinical treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases. Members of the Obesity Medicine Association can apply to become a Fellow of OMA when they have met the required criteria. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Master Fellows of Obesity Medicine
Master Fellow of OMA (MFOMA) is an honorary designation bestowed upon members whose contributions have exceeded those of a traditional member and whose leadership within the organization has elevated both the association and the field of obesity medicine.
Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA
Denise E. Bruner, MD, MFOMA
Allen Rader, MD, MFOMA
Larry Richardson, MD, MFOMA
Eneida Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA, MFOMA
Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, MFOMA
Gary Zisk, DO, MFOMA
Fellows of Obesity Medicine
The following candidates met a list of criteria to become Fellows of OMA. They earned their Fellow designation, FOMA, which identifies them as someone who is passionate about the field and continues to seek new ways to treat obesity effectively.