Biography: Harold E. Bays, MD

Harold E. Bays, MD
  • Medical Director/President
  • Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis
  • Research Center, Inc.
  • Louisville, KY

Dr. Harold Bays is Board Certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.  He has served as an Investigator for over 500 Phase I - IV clinical trials regarding treatments for dyslipidemias, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and other metabolic and hormonal disorders. As Medical Director and President of Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, Dr. Bays has written, or served as a contributing author to over 200 peer review scientific manuscripts and book chapters, well as over 100 scientific abstracts presented at major scientific meetings, and served as first author for a number of scientific consensus statements in Lipidology and Obesity Medicine.

As Medical Director of “Your Body Goal,” he oversees a state-of-the art weight management program.  He is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association (FNLA), Fellow of The Obesity Society (FTOS), Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (FACE).

Dr. Bays originated the term "adiposopathy" ("sick fat"), which defines how and when the pathologic consequences of adipose tissue accumulation promotes metabolic disease, including dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. 

Dr. Bays was lead author of the National Lipid Association Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology 2015 & 2016, co-author of the National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-Centered Treatment of Dyslipidemia, and Chairman of the Obesity Medicine Association Obesity Algorithm.  He was Chairman of the National Lipid Association 2012 Adiposity and Dyslipidemia Consensus Conference and Chairman of the 2010 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist Adipose Tissue Pathophysiology State of the Science Conference. 

Finally, Dr. Bays has served as Chairman and task force member for a number of other medical initiatives regarding lipids and obesity, and has received several scientific awards in such as the 2016 Obesity Medicine Association “Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year,” 2015 National Lipid Association “President’s Service Award,” and 2014 American Society of Bariatric Physicians “Task Force Award.”

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