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Caroline Apovian MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Caroline M. Apovian MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Co-Director, Center for Weight Management and Wellness, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Caroline M. Apovian, MD, is Co-Director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness (CWMW) in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. 

Her current research interests are weight change and its effects on adipose tissue metabolism and inflammation, obesity and cardiovascular disease, resolution of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the bariatric surgery population, disparities in the treatment of obesity in underserved populations, and novel pharmacotherapeutic agents for the treatment of obesity. 

Dr. Apovian has published more than 10 books and over 200 peer-reviewed original research and review articles on obesity and nutrition. She has given over 200 invited lectures nationally and internationally and served as President of The Obesity Society in 2017–2018. She is currently the Co-Director for the NIH-funded Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center. 


  • Dr. Apovian has participated on advisory boards for Amylin, Merck, Johnson and Johnson, Arena, Nutrisystem, Zafgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Orexigen, EnteroMedics, Scientific Intake, Gelesis and Novo Nordisk 
  • Dr. Apovian has received research funding from Lilly, Amylin, Aspire Bariatrics, GI Dynamics, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Orexigen, MetaProteomics, and the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation and MYOS Corporation.
  • Dr. Apovian is currently on the Takeda Speakers Bureau for the medication Contrave.
  • Dr. Apovian has an ownership interest in Science-Smart LLC.