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Obesity Medicine Specialist

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

The Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is seeking an obesity medicine specialist to join our team as weexpand our Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery (CWMMS). The focus of CWMMS is to improve health through weight loss, help patients develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and prevent, diagnose and/or treat obesity-related co-morbidities. Applicants should have an MD and be BC/BE in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and/or Obesity Medicine. Job responsibilities for this full-time position include initial evaluation of and follow-up care for patients with obesity, as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes endocrinologists, registered dietitians, bariatric surgeons, and other sub-specialists. Excellent interpersonal skills for both patient care and colleague interactions in our multidisciplinary structure are critical, as well as commitment to the highest quality of medical care and evidence-based approaches to obesity treatment. The role will also include participation in efforts to improve clinical operations and quality of care, education of hospital trainees and colleagues, research participation, and input into strategic planning for development of innovative programs and growth at CWMMS. The optimal candidate will have a strong vision for successful models of obesity care and direct prior experience in obesity medicine. Previous research experience in this field is also desirable. Appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor and compensation will be commensurate with experience and institutional policies. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Interested candidates should send a statement of interest, full curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Florencia Halperin, Co-Director, CWMMS, BWH at . Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Endocrinologist

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Anchorage , Obesity Medicine Specialist, Healthcare , Anchorage, Alaska

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