University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Pediatrics is seeking candidates for 2021-2022.
Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease affecting our youth. Effective management of childhood obesity, particularly severe obesity, requires specialized, multidisciplinary therapies including behavioral, pharmacological and surgical options. However, there are few medical providers who are competent in delivering such care because medical schools and residencies do not provide significant formal education in this topic. The Pediatric Obesity Medicine fellowship addresses this gap by providing comprehensive training in state-of-the-art treatment of childhood obesity for pediatricians seeking to work in this newly recognized specialty.
Pediatricians completing this fellowship will be able to sit for the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification examination. For interested fellows, a second year of training in obesity research will be available during which time a Master’s of Clinical Research degree from the School of Public Health can be earned.
For more information, see: https://med.umn.edu/pediatrics/education/fellowships/medical-fellowships/pediatric-obesity-medicine
For the interested applicants, please send an email of inquiry to the contact information below.
Claudia Fox, MD MPH FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine
University of Minnesota
Department of Pediatrics
717 Delaware St SE., Room 370 G
Minneapolis, MN 55414
office: 612-626-6616 / pager: 612-899-4274 / fax: 612-301-6645
e-mail: [email protected]