Caroline M. Apovian, MD

Professor, Medicine

Caroline Apovian
617.638.8556
72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)

Biography

Dr. Apovian’s focus is on clinical research in obesity and diabetes. Her group investigates 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 has become an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue aspirations, and has been performing these aspirations on research subjects at Boston University for over 5 years. Other research projects include dietary and physical activity interventions in underserved post-partum women and the investigation into the effects of increased dietary protein on lean body mass, maximal voluntary muscle strength and power in older men with mobility limitations.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Active Staff Privileges, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
  • Barnard College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Stefanik JJ, Felson DT, Apovian CM, Niu J, Margaret Clancy M, LaValley MP, Neogi T. Changes in Pain Sensitization After Bariatric Surgery. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Oct; 70(10):1525-1528. PMID: 29316386.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Apovian CM. Editorial 2018 Current Opinion in Endocrinology. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2018 Oct; 25(5):291. PMID: 30074501.

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  • Published on 6/14/2018

    Joshi PP, Quintiliani LM, McCarthy AC, Gilmore A, Mahesri M, Sullivan LM, Apovian CM. A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial in Behavioral Weight Management for Underserved Postpartum African American Women: The RENEW Study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Jun 14; 15:E77. PMID: 29908054.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Srivastava G, Apovian C. Future Pharmacotherapy for Obesity: New Anti-obesity Drugs on the Horizon. Curr Obes Rep. 2018 Jun; 7(2):147-161. PMID: 29504049.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Stockman MC, Thomas D, Burke J, Apovian CM. Intermittent Fasting: Is the Wait Worth the Weight? Curr Obes Rep. 2018 Jun; 7(2):172-185. PMID: 29700718.

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  • Published on 4/12/2018

    Srivastava G, Palmer KD, Ireland KA, McCarthy AC, Donovan KE, Manders AJ, McDougal J, Lenders CM, Apovian CM. Shape-Up and Eat Right Families Pilot Program: Feasibility of a Weight Management Shared Medical Appointment Model in African-Americans With Obesity at an Urban Academic Medical Center. Front Pediatr. 2018; 6:101. PMID: 29707530.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Bhasin S, Apovian CM, Travison TG, Pencina K, Moore LL, Huang G, Campbell WW, Li Z, Howland AS, Chen R, Knapp PE, Singer MR, Shah M, Secinaro K, Eder RV, Hally K, Schram H, Bearup R, Beleva YM, McCarthy AC, Woodbury E, McKinnon J, Fleck G, Storer TW, Basaria S. Effect of Protein Intake on Lean Body Mass in Functionally Limited Older Men: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Apr 01; 178(4):530-541. PMID: 29532075.

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  • Published on 3/20/2018

    Jafarzadeh SR, Clancy M, Li JS, Apovian CM, Guermazi A, Eckstein F, Felson DT. Changes in the structural features of osteoarthritis in a year of weight loss. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Jun; 26(6):775-782. PMID: 29567521.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Velazquez A, Apovian CM. Updates on obesity pharmacotherapy. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 Jan; 1411(1):106-119. PMID: 29377198.

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  • Published on 12/11/2017

    Ryan DH, Parkin CG, Longley W, Dixon J, Apovian C, Bode B. Efficacy and safety of an oral device to reduce food intake and promote weight loss. Obes Sci Pract. 2018 Feb; 4(1):52-61. PMID: 29479465.

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