Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA. Until December 2020, she was the Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center and the Fellowship Program in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition at Boston Medical Center (BMC). For over thirty years, Dr. Apovian has held a position at the forefront of the obesity and nutrition fields. One of the world’s premier weight loss experts, she has distinguished herself as a leading researcher, healthcare provider, teacher, and New York Times bestselling author.
Under Dr. Apovian’s direction, the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at BMC has specialized in the assessment and treatment of obesity and its comorbidities with a focus on underserved populations, as the Center sees a diverse ethnic population. Nationally, she is one of the founding creators of the American Board of Obesity Medicine which provides certification and recognition for physicians who have specialized knowledge and training in the practice of obesity medicine.
Her current research interests are weight change and its effects on adipose tissue metabolism and inflammation, obesity and cardiovascular disease, resolution of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the bariatric surgery population, disparities in the treatment of obesity in underserved populations, and novel pharmacotherapeutic agents for the treatment of obesity. She is also an expert in sampling subcutaneous adipose tissue and muscle tissue in humans and has been studying the relationship between adipose tissue inflammation and obesity for over 15 years.
Dr. Apovian has published over ten books and over 200 peer-reviewed original research and review articles on obesity and nutrition. Dr. Apovian was a member of the expert panel for updating the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, published in the Circulation and Obesity journals and was the Chair of the Endocrine Society Guidelines for Medical Treatment of Obesity published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2015. She is a former Nutrition Consultant for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Dr. Apovian has given over 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally and currently serves as Immediate Past-President of The Obesity Society (2017-2018). She has been an active member of The Obesity Society since 1994 and was Secretary/Treasurer from 2005-2009 and President from 2017-2018. She is also Co-Director of the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine and Co-Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (BNORC).
- Professor, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
- Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
- Full Member, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Boston University Medical Center
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
- Barnard College, BA
- Published on 4/1/2021
Horstman CM, Ryan DH, Aronne LJ, Apovian CM, Foreyt JP, Tuttle HM, Williamson DA. Return on Investment: Medical Savings of an Employer-Sponsored Digital Intensive Lifestyle Intervention, Weight Loss. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 Apr; 29(4):654-661. PMID: 33759385.
- Published on 3/9/2021
Charoenngam N, Shirvani A, Reddy N, Vodopivec DM, Apovian CM, Holick MF. Association of Vitamin D Status With Hospital Morbidity and Mortality in Adult Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19. Endocr Pract. 2021 Mar 09. PMID: 33705975.
- Published on 2/18/2021
Weinstein O, Donovan K, McCarthy AC, Hiralall L, Allen L, Koh W, Apovian CM. Nourishing Underserved Populations Despite Scarcer Resources: Adaptations of an Urban Safety Net Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Public Health. 2021 Apr; 111(4):663-666. PMID: 33600252.
- Published on 1/8/2021
Huang G, Pencina K, Li Z, Apovian CM, Travison TG, Storer TW, Gagliano-Jucá T, Basaria S, Bhasin S. Effect of Protein Intake on Visceral Abdominal Fat and Metabolic Biomarkers in Older Men with Functional Limitations: Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 Jan 08. PMID: 33417663.
- Published on 1/1/2021
Istfan NW, Lipartia M, Anderson WA, Hess DT, Apovian CM. Approach to the Patient: Management of the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient With Weight Regain. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jan 01; 106(1):251-263. PMID: 33119080.
- Published on 12/16/2020
Mostaghim A, Sinha P, Bielick C, Knudsen S, Beeram I, White LF, Apovian C, Sagar M, Hochberg NS. Clinical outcomes and inflammatory marker levels in patients with Covid-19 and obesity at an inner-city safety net hospital. PLoS One. 2020; 15(12):e0243888. PMID: 33326480.
- Published on 12/1/2020
Istfan NW, Apovian CM. Call to Action: Obesity is Visible to Stigmatize but Invisible to Treat Despite Documentation in the Electronic Health Record. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 12; 28(12):2257-2258. PMID: 33230963.
- Published on 6/1/2020
Istfan NW, Anderson WA, Hess DT, Yu L, Carmine B, Apovian CM. The Mitigating Effect of Phentermine and Topiramate on Weight Regain After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 06; 28(6):1023-1030. PMID: 32441476.
- Published on 5/12/2020
Bharath LP, Agrawal M, McCambridge G, Nicholas DA, Hasturk H, Liu J, Jiang K, Liu R, Guo Z, Deeney J, Apovian CM, Snyder-Cappione J, Hawk GS, Fleeman RM, Pihl RMF, Thompson K, Belkina AC, Cui L, Proctor EA, Kern PA, Nikolajczyk BS. Metformin Enhances Autophagy and Normalizes Mitochondrial Function to Alleviate Aging-Associated Inflammation. Cell Metab. 2020 Jul 07; 32(1):44-55.e6. PMID: 32402267.
- Published on 5/1/2020
Coleman KJ, Schlundt DG, Bonnet KR, Holmquist KJ, Dunne J, Crull E, Hanaoka BY, Lent MR, Nadglowski J, Sylvia L, Venkatachalam S, Xanthakos SA, Zeiger R, Arterburn D, Williams N, Courcoulas A, Anau J, McTigue KM, Blalock C, Malanga E, McClay J, McBride CL, Schlundt D, Emiliano A, Nemr R, McTigue K, Courcoulas A, Xanthakos SA, Michalsky M, Coleman KJ, Murali S, Tavakkoli A, Desai N, Apovian C, Clark J, Nauman E, Cirielli E, Nadglowski J, St Clair T, Tice J, Vitello J, Zeiger R, Arterburn D, Anau J, Janning C, Williams N. Understanding the Bariatric Patient Perspective in the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) Bariatric Study. Obes Surg. 2020 05; 30(5):1837-1847. PMID: 31965490.
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