Biography: Louis J. Aronne, MD

Louis J. Aronne, MD
  • Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research
  • Medical Director
  • Center for Weight Management
    & Metabolic Clinical Research
  • Weill-Cornell Medical College

Louis Aronne, MD, has been involved in obesity research and treatment since 1986. A Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, and an Assistant Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He developed and is Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program, a multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment center. Dr. Aronne was chairman of the development committee for the Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, a joint publication of the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and is the former President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Dr. Aronne is on the Executive Council of The National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention's MOVE (Management of Overweight and Obese Veterans Everywhere) Program. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College and a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Aronne's research has focused on determining the response of the nervous system to weight loss and weight gain as part of a larger effort to understand how the body regulates energy intake and metabolism, and to develop more effective treatments for obesity, as well as the management of drug-induced weight gain. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 papers and book chapters. Dr. Aronne has won several awards for teaching during his career including the Davidoff Prize from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Eliot Hochstein Award and faculty Alpha Omega Alpha from Cornell University.

Dr. Aronne has lectured widely on obesity, its health consequences, and treatment to many physician and professional organizations. He is the author of Weigh Less, Live Longer.

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