Biography: Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP

Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP
  • Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research & Medical Director, Comprehensive Weight Control Center, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • New York, NY

Dr. Louis Aronne is a leading authority on obesity and its treatment. He is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, and the director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment center in the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jacobi Medical Center, followed by a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Aronne is the past chairman of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and former president of The Obesity Society. He is also the founder and CEO of BMIQ, a web-based weight management system for healthcare providers.

Dr. Aronne has authored more than 100 papers and book chapters on obesity, and edited the National Institutes of Health’s Practical Guide to Obesity Treatment. 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 many awards, including the 2015 Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service from The Obesity Society, and several for medical teaching, including the Davidoff Prize from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Elliot Hochstein Award from Weill Cornell Medical College. Since 2001, he has appeared annually in Castle-Connolly’s Top Doctors directory as a specialist in obesity and internal medicine