A leading authority on obesity and its treatment, Dr. Louis Aronne is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill Cornell Medicine and he directs
the Comprehensive Weight Control Center (CWCC), a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment program.
Dr. Aronne has an adjunct appointment at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Aronne is former president of The Obesity Society and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Vice-chairman of the board of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, he has authored more than 120 papers and book chapters on obesity and edited the National Institutes of Health Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. He served as a consultant to the VA Weight Management/Physical Activity Executive Council in the development of the MOVE program, the nation’s largest medically based weight control program. Dr. Aronne has won several awards for medical teaching, including the Davidoff Prize from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Elliot Hochstein Award from Cornell University.
Dr. Aronne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College with a B.S. in biochemistry and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, followed by a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.