ABOM Continues Rapid Growth

More than 400 physicians were certified as obesity medicine specialists last week, when the results of the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam were released by the National Board of Medical Examiners. With a record 429 examinees passing the test administered in December 2015, including 419 first-time diplomates, the total number of […]

By |February 1st, 2016|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|

ABOM Chairman Announces Recertification Changes

Letter from American Board of Obesity Medicine Board Chairman Louis J. Aronne:

I am excited to be able to greet you for the first time as the Chairman of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Having been present for the founding of the board, I am extremely excited to see the progress and growth we have […]

By |January 25th, 2016|ABOM News, Newsletter, Obesity Medicine|

Why Certify? New ABOM Video Provides Answers

One of the most common questions we get from physicians is simple: Why should I certify? While the response isn’t the same for every doctor, no one can frame an answer better than currently certified obesity medicine specialists. For those considering certification or those looking for a reminder of why they chose to pursue this […]

By |January 17th, 2016|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|

ABOM Announces 2016 Board of Directors Updates

The American Board of Obesity Medicine is pleased to announce the following changes to the 2016 Board of Directors.

Effective January 1:

Louis J. Aronne, MD, who has served on the board of directors since the inception of ABOM in 2011, assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Jennifer Seger, MD joined the board as […]

By |January 10th, 2016|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|

Plan Now to Sit for 2016 ABOM Exam

The new year will bring patients into your office looking to make good on one of the most common New Year’s resolutions: weight loss. Make 2016 the year YOU resolve to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help them by preparing for and passing the 2016 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam. Keep […]

By |January 4th, 2016|ABOM News, CME, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|

2016 Exam Test Dates Announced; CME Clarification

The 2016 Exam testing window is December 3-10, 2016. The American Board of Obesity Medicine Certification Exam will be offered at computer-based testing centers throughout the United States and Canada. For all exam-related information, please visit the ABOM website.


Early application deadline: July 12, 2016 ($1500 fee)
Final application deadline: August 30, 2016 ($1750 fee)

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By |December 14th, 2015|ABOM News, CME|

Study Examines Employee Wellness Programs and Obesity Coverage

With the knowledge that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes it possible for employers to impose penalties on employees who don’t meet specific wellness goals, a recent study set out to examine the prevalence of employer practices linking wellness programs, goals for weight, and other health indicators, with access to evidence-based obesity treatment. The study’s […]

By |December 7th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|

ABOM Grows in Canada

More than 500 physicians are slated to take the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam during the upcoming exam window December 5-12. This includes eight physicians from Canada, where the obesity medicine field is growing quickly.

In October, the Canadian Medical Association acknowledged obesity as a chronic disease. And now, the Canadian Obesity Network (www.obesitynetwork.ca) […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|ABOM News, CME, Partner Organizations|

Meet the Doctor: Scott Kahan MD, MPH

ABOM diplomates come from many different fields of medicine. We often get questions about how our diplomates arrive at the decision to certify and how they incorporate obesity medicine into their practices. In this occasional series, we introduce you to ABOM diplomates who can shed light on these questions.

Please take a moment to learn more […]

By |November 15th, 2015|ABOM News, Meet the Doctor, Obesity Medicine|

Highlights from ObesityWeek

From a review course leading up to the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam to handing out AND receiving awards, ABOM was well represented during ObesityWeek 2015. See below for some of the highlights of the meeting that wrapped up on Friday in Los Angeles.


By |November 8th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|