Advises the Society on matters that relate to the clinical care and/or treatment of patients with obesity; serves as a vehicle for member clinicians to express their ideas and concerns to the Council; advises and guides the President on the appointment of members with a clinical interest in obesity to the Education and Public Affairs Committees in order to ensure full and accurate communication.


Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS (Chair)

Stop Obesity Alliance & George Washington University

John Batsis, MD


Daniel Bessesen, MD

University of Colorado

W. Scott Butsch, MD, FTOS

Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

John Cleek, MD, FTOS

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Janelle Coughlin, PhD

Johns Hopkins School Of Medicine

Nichola Davis, MD

North Central Bronx Hospital

Angela Golden, NP

NP From Home, Llc

Florencia Halperin, MD

Bringham and Women's Hospital

Donald Hess, MD

Boston University

Kelly Holes-Lewis, MD

Medical University Of South Carolina

Thomas H. Inge, MD

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Srividya Kidambi, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

Sriram Machineni, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Marsha Novick, MD

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

Ava Port, MD

University of Maryland

Elizabeth Prout, MD

The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

John Rausch, MD

Columbia University - College Of Physicians & Surgeons

Lori Roust, MD

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Domenica M. Rubino, MD

Washington Center for Weight Management

Katherine Saunders, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Linda Shapiro Manning, MD, PhD

Novo Nordisk

Alpana Shukla, MD

Weill Cornell Medical College

Taraneh Soleymani, MD, FTOS

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Christopher Still, DO

Geisinger Health System

Jamy Ard, MD, FTOS (Council Liaison)

Wake Forest School Of Medicine

Laura Daigle Porter, CMP (Staff Liaison)

The Obesity Society