INTRODUCING ABOM MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Lisa DeRosimo
The American Board of Obesity Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa DeRosimo as the organization’s first medical director. In this part-time position, Dr. DeRosimo will serve as an obesity medicine clinical content expert interacting with ABOM administrative staff, board of directors, item writing committee members, diplomates and physician candidates.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. DeRosimo to the ABOM team,” said Executive Director Dana Brittan. “With the rapid growth of the field of obesity medicine, it became apparent that ABOM would be well served by adding a physician to the staff. With a lengthy background as a practicing obesity medicine physician, Dr. DeRosimo brings a wealth of experience to this new role.”
Lisa DeRosimo M.D., M.S. has concentrated her career on the study and treatment of obesity since 1989. She obtained a degree in Psychobiology from UCLA as well as a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Cornell University. She participated in peer reviewed research on obesity at both institutions. Dr. DeRosimo completed her education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in order to understand obesity from the clinical perspective. She served on the American Board of Bariatric Medicine as Chair, until the board became the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She currently works as an obesity medicine physician at Baptist Health Medical Group in Miami, Florida.
“It is an honor and a privilege to continue to serve the field of obesity medicine as the medical director for ABOM,” said DeRosimo. “It has already been an exciting experience to be part of the growth and change that has taken place within obesity medicine over the last few years. I am so grateful to now have the opportunity to work with the board of directors as we continue to expand, recruit and certify physicians in this important field of medicine.”