Director of Center for Weight Management
Director of the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center
Scripps Clinic, Dept. of Diabetes and Endocrine
San Diego, CA
Dr. Fujioka works on clinical research, while simultaneously running the Center for Weight Management. The Center was started 20 years ago by Dr. Fujioka, and has since grown to include a team of 5 physicians, 2 NPs, 1 PA, 3 RDs, a behavior specialist, and psychologist. The Center sees over 1000 patients per month.
Dr. Fujioka has authored over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals (including NEJM, The Lancet, JAMA, DOM, and Obesity) on weight management, and related comorbid diseases. He has participated as a principal investigator (PI) on over 100 clinical trials, and sub-PI on numerous NIH-sponsored grants. In 1997, Dr. Fujioka authored a comprehensive standard of care for the California State Medical board on obesity treatment, and has lectured to numerous political groups across the country on various obesity treatments.
Dr. Fujioka enjoys teaching other health care providers and clinicians about all aspects of obesity medicine, and is certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine.