Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP is a leading authority on obesity and its treatment. He is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill-Cornell Medical College where he directs the Comprehensive Weight Control Center. He has an adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine appointment at Columbia University. Dr. Aronne is Founder and CEO of BMIQ, a cloud-based weight management system that is delivered by health care providers to their patients during office visits. Dr. Aronne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College with a BS in biochemistry and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a Kaiser Foundation Fellowship at Weill-Cornell. He is a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society. Dr. Aronne is former president of the Obesity Society and Vice Chairman of the American Board of Obesity Medicine., He has performed more than 50 clinical trials of novel obesity treatments, authored more than 60 papers and book chapters on obesity and edited the NIH Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity. He served as a consultant in the development of the Veterans Administration MOVE program, the nation’s largest medically based weight control program. Dr. Aronne has won several awards for medical teaching. Since 2001 he has been ranked in Castle-Connelly’s Top Doctors in NY directory as a specialist in obesity and internal medicine. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society Dr. Aronne’s program, BMIQ (BMIQ.com) is a unique online weight control program delivered by health care providers This web and phone-based program provides evidence-based programs that integrate medical care with healthy lifestyle in an efficient, inexpensive and accessible manner and provides a network of superior support resources for treating patients and educating health care providers.
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