ABOUT THE EXPERT

Caroline Apovian,

MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Director, Nutrition and Weight Management
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition
Boston Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Caroline Apovian, MD is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, in the Section of Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990. Her current research interests are in: weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, research in the bariatric surgery population, and novel pharmacotherapeutic antiobesity agents. She is also an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies, and has been performing these biopsies on research subjects for over 10 years. She was on the expert panel for updating the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Dr. Apovian was a recipient of the Physician Nutrition Specialist Award given by the American Society of Clinical Nutrition. This was for her work on developing and providing nutrition education, to medical students and physicians in training at Boston University School of Medicine. She has published over 200 articles, chapters, and reviews on the topics of: obesity, nutrition, and the relationship between adipose tissue and risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Dr. Apovian has recently published a new book entitled the “The Age-Defying Diet” and has also written the popular books for “The Overnight Diet” and “The ALLI Diet Plan.” Dr. Apovian has given over 100 invited lectures nationally and internationally and was recently appointed Vice President of The Obesity Society for 2015-16.

Dr. Apovian has done consulting for Amylin, Merck, Johnson and Johnson, Arena, Nutrisystem, Zafgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Orexigen, EnteroMedics, Scientific Intake, Gelesis, Takeda and Novo Nordisk. Dr. Apovian has received research funding from Lilly, Amylin, Aspire Bariatrics, GI Dynamics, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Orexigen, MetaProteomics, the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation and MYOS Corporation. Dr. Apovian owns stock in Science Smart LLC.

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