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, Division of 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 11/22/2017

    Demark-Wahnefried W, Schmitz KH, Alfano CM, Bail JR, Goodwin PJ, Thomson CA, Bradley DW, Courneya KS, Befort CA, Denlinger CS, Ligibel JA, Dietz WH, Stolley MR, Irwin ML, Bamman MM, Apovian CM, Pinto BM, Wolin KY, Ballard RM, Dannenberg AJ, Eakin EG, Longjohn MM, Raffa SD, Adams-Campbell LL, Buzaglo JS, Nass SJ, Massetti GM, Balogh EP, Kraft ES, Parekh AK, Sanghavi DM, Morris GS, Basen-Engquist K. Weight management and physical activity throughout the cancer care continuum. CA Cancer J Clin. 2017 Nov 22. PMID: 29165798.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Wee CC, Jones DB, Apovian C, Hess DT, Chiodi SN, Bourland AC, Davis RB, Schneider B, Blackburn GL, Marcantonio ER, Hamel MB. Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery: Do Clinical and Behavioral Factors Explain Racial Differences? Obes Surg. 2017 Nov; 27(11):2873-2884. PMID: 28500418.

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  • Published on 10/13/2017

    Srivastava G, Apovian CM. Current pharmacotherapy for obesity. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2018 Jan; 14(1):12-24. PMID: 29027993.

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  • Published on 10/12/2017

    Ryou M, McQuaid KR, Thompson CC, Edmundowicz S, Mergener K, Abu Dayyeh B, Apovian C, Burke C, Chand B, Chandraker A, Deas T, Dietz W, Dunkin B, Ernest O, Faigel D, Garber S, Hamdy O, Kaplan L, Kumar N, Kushner R, Larsen MC, Lerner H, Littenberg G, Mantzoros C, Mattar S, Moore R, Rinella M, Rothstein R, Schillinger D, Spring B, Sullivan S, Tice J, Vargo J, Wilson E, Woods K, Zundel N. ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 11; 86(5):757-767. PMID: 29031371.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Apovian CM, Riffenburg KM. Perspectives on the global obesity epidemic. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2017 Oct; 24(5):307-309. PMID: 28841635.

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  • Published on 9/8/2017

    Ryou M, McQuaid KR, Thompson CC, Edmundowicz S, Mergener K, Dayyeh BA, Apovian C, Burke C, Chand B, Chandraker A, Deas T, Dietz W, Dunkin B, Ernest O, Faigel D, Garber S, Hamdy O, Kaplan L, Kumar N, Kushner R, Larsen MC, Lerner H, Littenberg G, Mantzoros C, Mattar S, Moore R, Rinella M, Rothstein R, Schillinger D, Spring B, Sullivan S, Tice J, Vargo J, Wilson E, Woods K, Zundel N. ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Nov; 13(11):1805-1816. PMID: 29030161.

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  • Published on 5/15/2017

    Lake JE, Stanley TL, Apovian CM, Bhasin S, Brown TT, Capeau J, Currier JS, Dube MP, Falutz J, Grinspoon SK, Guaraldi G, Martinez E, McComsey GA, Sattler FR, Erlandson KM. Practical Review of Recognition and Management of Obesity and Lipohypertrophy in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 15; 64(10):1422-1429. PMID: 28329372.

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  • Published on 5/5/2017

    Bhasin S, Apovian CM, Travison TG, Pencina K, Huang G, Moore LL, Campbell WW, Howland A, Chen R, Singer MR, Shah M, Eder R, Schram H, Bearup R, Beleva YM, McCarthy AC, Li Z, Woodbury E, McKinnon J, Storer TW, Basaria S. Design of a randomized trial to determine the optimum protein intake to preserve lean body mass and to optimize response to a promyogenic anabolic agent in older men with physical functional limitation. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Jul; 58:86-93. PMID: 28483498.

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  • Published on 4/18/2017

    Thomas D, Apovian C. Macrophage functions in lean and obese adipose tissue. Metabolism. 2017 Jul; 72:120-143. PMID: 28641779.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Semla TP, Ruser C, Good CB, Yanovski SZ, Ames D, Copeland LA, Billington C, Ferguson UI, Aronne LJ, Wadden TA, Garvey WT, Apovian CM, Atkins D. Pharmacotherapy for Weight Management in the VHA. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr; 32(Suppl 1):70-73. PMID: 28271432.

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