Childhood Obesity Medicine Fellowship

Childhood Obesity Medicine Fellowship

Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition represent one of only a handful of pediatric academic institutions that have developed and implemented a center-driven comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach towards the prevention and treatment of obesity, and therefore represent a unique opportunity for our institution to serve as a training ground for future adolescent bariatric surgeons and pediatric obesity specialists.

This fellowship lasts 12 months and is geared towards fully trained pediatric general surgeons or pediatricians wishing to pursue a career focusing on the care of the child with obesity. This program will allow the fellow to acquire the clinical skills necessary to evaluate and treat obese children and adolescents entering a bariatric surgical program or a medical/behavioral weight loss program. This includes thorough assessment for causes of obesity, development and implementation of an evidence-based treatment plan for the child with obesity, and the diagnosis and treatment of obesity-related comorbid conditions when appropriate. The fellow will be proficient in psychosocial and pathophysiologic theories behind the development and progression of childhood obesity, including current therapeutic strategies for prevention and early intervention of early childhood obesity.

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  • Candidates for the Childhood Obesity fellowship must have completed formal training in either general pediatrics or adult general surgery and pediatric surgery with evidence of board eligibility or certification and have obtained or be eligible for an Ohio state training license.
  • The candidate must complete the NCH GME application.
  • The candidate must provide information concerning any prior scholarly activities including research as well as publications.
  • Confirmation of board certification and eligibility, as well as any other academic awards or achievements, will be requested.

How To Apply:

Applications for the Childhood Obesity Medicine fellowship program must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Program (ERAS), which opens for participation in July of each year. This fellowship accepts one fellow at a time, with applications being accepted between July 2020 and October 2020, for a start date of July 1, 2021.

The application will require two letters of recommendation from individuals who have worked closely with the candidate during their post-graduate training period. For those candidates who have conducted research during or prior to their residency, a letter of reference will be required from their research mentor. The candidate will be requested to provide a personal statement which describes what the candidate expects to achieve during fellowship training, as well as their own personal academic career expectations. A personal interview with available clinical and research/support faculty will be required.

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact:

Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS, FAAP
Program Director, Childhood Obesity Medicine Fellowship
Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition

Marc Michalsky, MD, FACS, FAAP
Program Director, Childhood Obesity Medicine Fellowship
Surgical Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition

Tara Casper
Program Coordinator
[email protected]
(614) 722-5949

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    Sep 19, 2020

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    Columbus, Ohio

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