Caroline M. Apovian, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition section at Boston University School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Apovian is an internationally recognized authority on nutrition, metabolism, and obesity medicine, and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition for nearly three decades. She is an expert in research techniques for sampling subcutaneous adipose tissue and muscle biopsies.
Dr Apovian has written more than 10 books and 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 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. Dr. Apovian currently serves as Immediate Past President of The Obesity Society (TOS).
Dr. Apovian is one of the founding creators of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is the Director of the Fellowship Program in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition at Boston Medical Center.