Dr. Bays is the Medical Director of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, Inc. (L-MARC). He has served as a Principal Investigator for over 500 clinical trials of metabolic therapeutic interventions. Dr. Bays is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. He is a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association, Fellow of The Obesity Society, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Fellow of the National Lipid Association, and Fellow of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology.
Dr. Bays has written or served as a contributing author to over 250 scientific manuscripts and book chapters and authored/presented 100’s scientific abstracts. He has served as a Board of Director and Executive Officer of Scientific Organizations, served as the Chairman for many scientific projects, and authored a number of Scientific Consensus Statements and National Recommendations. Dr. Bays is the Chief Science Officer for the Obesity Medicine Association, member of the Board of Trustees of the Obesity Medicine Association, member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. Since 2013, Dr. Bays has served as the medical writer for the Obesity Medicine Association Obesity Algorithm. Among his awards include the 2015 National Lipid Association “President’s Service Award” and the 2016 Obesity Medicine Association “Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year.”