Frank Greenway, MD
Dr. Frank Greenway directs outpatient research with a focus on obesity at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. He graduated from Stanford University, obtained his medical degree from the UCLA, did his internal medicine and endocrinology training at Harbor-UCLA, and holds board certification in internal medicine and endocrinology. Dr. Greenway practiced internal medicine and endocrinology and taught at Harbor-UCLA for 20 years before coming to Pennington as a professor. He has published more than 175 articles and holds several patents. He has an interest in developing new treatments for obesity, including drugs, dietary herbal supplements, and medical foods and devices.
Amy Articolo, DO, FACOOG
Dr. Amy Articolo is a board-certified OB/GYN, a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is co-owner of Weigh Under, a private practice and comprehensive obesity medicine program in Voorhees, N.J., which she opened after many years in private OB/GYN practice. Dr. Articolo completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, went to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of N.J., now known as Rowan University School of Medicine. She is the secretary/treasurer on the board of the Obesity Treatment Foundation and serves on the marketing and CME committees of the Obesity Medicine Association.
Warren Peters, MD, MPH
Dr. Warren Peters has dedicated his professional life to the care and education of patients with chronic degenerative diseases. His goal is to make complex things simple and difficult things doable. His career has been divided into three phases with different points of view: The first phase, as a general and peripheral vascular surgeon, was dedicated to the view that “if anything is wrong with you, I will cut it out or repair it;” the second phase, as a lifestyle medicine specialist, focused on the view that “if something is wrong with you, just try harder;” now in the final phase, as a clinician, medical school professor, and researcher attempting to understand the genetics and biology of obesity, the view has changed to “if something is wrong with you, it is the fault of someone else, your parents, ‘mother nature,’ or the food industry.”
Spencer Berry, MD
Dr. Spencer Berry is the medical director at Medical Weight Loss Specialists in Fargo, N.D. Dr. Berry received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota. He then attended and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received his residency training in family practice at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Berry practiced family medicine and urgent care for 24 years prior to devoting his medical efforts to weight management and obesity medicine and the comorbid conditions that attend these issues. Dr. Berry is board certified in family medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He served as a state senator in North Dakota from 2011 to 2015.
Angela Fitch, MD, FACP
Dr. Angela Fitch is the medical director of the UCHealth Weight Loss Center and an associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Fitch has also been recently appointed to the role of vice president of primary care at UCHealth. She graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Dr. Fitch worked for Procter and Gamble as a product development engineer for two years before she decided to follow her passion and go to medical school. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to do a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospitals. After her four-year residency, Dr. Fitch was chief resident in internal medicine for another year. Dr. Fitch then moved to Minnesota to be a primary care physician for eight years for Fairview Health Systems. There she developed her skills and passion for treating obesity in the primary care setting and also developed a medical home model and new system of primary care delivery. While working as a primary care physician, she also worked at the University of Minnesota Pediatric Weight Management Clinic for four years treating children ages 4-18 who struggled with obesity. In 2012, Dr. Fitch became the medical director for the Metabolic Health and Weight Management Clinic at Park Nicollet Clinic and began practicing bariatric medicine full time. In 2012, Dr. Fitch became a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). She is a trustee on the Obesity Medicine Association’s board of trustees, the 2015-2016 chair of the clinical management of obesity section of The Obesity Society, and a member of the ABOM writing committee.
Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
Dr. Scott Kahan is the medical director of Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance
and director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness in Washington, D.C. He serves on the faculty of
the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the George Washington University Schools of
Medicine and Public Health. He also serves on board of directors of American Board of Obesity
Medicine and the Obesity Treatment Foundation.
Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP, FOMA
Dr. Richard Lindquist is the medical program director at Swedish Weight-loss Services in Seattle and is one of the founders of Monarch Medical Weight-loss Centers in Oregon. He is board certified in family medicine with a background in emergency medicine and emergency medical services (EMS). In 2001, he was recognized as the Oregon EMS Medical Director of the Year. His experience in EMS and community service continues to inform his activities in program development, community and physician education, practitioner training, and direct patient care. Dr. Lindquist received his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and completed his residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.
Evan Berk, PhD
Member at Large
Nestle Health Science
Marni Lun, PharmD
Member at Large
Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Ed J. Hendricks, MD, MFOMA
Dr. Ed Hendricks is the medical director of the Centers for Weight Management (Roseville, Calif., and Sacramento, Calif.). He is a member of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drug Advisory Committee, a panel of experts that advises the FDA on obesity drugs. He is a prominent speaker and researcher. Through his research, Dr. Hendricks has demonstrated that anti-obesity drugs can be an effective way to treat various diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, and several types of cancer.