Dr Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1981 and completed his BS in Biochemistry from Trinity College. Following this, he then did his internship and residency programs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine before taking up a fellowship at Weill-Cornell’s Kaiser Foundation.
With over 30 years of experience in the medical field, Dr Aronne spent his life and his career studying and looking for new treatments for diabetes and obesity. Obesity may not be a disease but it certainly spreads like one and can cause damage like one as well. There are numerous risks associated with obesity ranging from high cholesterol to more chronic and serious illnesses like diabetes, and as of 2016, 1.9 billion people worldwide were found to be obese.
Recognizing it as a growing problem not just in the United States but across the globe, Dr Aronne wanted to spread more awareness about the true destructive nature that obesity can have on our society. More importantly, he wanted to ensure that people world over could know that their obesity is absolutely treatable. With a carefully prescribed combination of diet, exercise and the miracle of modern medicine, weight loss is not an impossible goal as many overweight people believe. Dr Aronne promotes the use of medicinal supplements alongside a wellness lifestyle, which can ease the struggle of weight management.
Having spent almost four decades researching medical obesity, Dr Aronne’s achievements in this regard are endless. He was formerly the president of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and for a period took up the Vice Chairmanship of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. As of 2001, he is ranked as a specialist in the study of internal medicine and obesity in Castle-Connelly’s Top Doctors in NY directory. He has published over 60 papers on the study of obesity and even consulted in the production of the United States’ largest medical weight-management program, entitled the Veterans Administration MOVE program. Dr Aronne went on to become the CEO and Founder of BMIQ, an online program that seeks to link patients and medical professionals to better improve weight control. Through this programme doctors can prescribe dietary requirements, exercise regiments and other materials to help the patient to engage in the weight loss program. He is also one of the editors of the National Institute of Health’s Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults.
He has received numerous awards in his life, including the Davidoff Prize from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Elliot Hochstein Award from Cornell University, and is well renowned for his discovery of breakthrough research in treating obesity. He is currently Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research and the Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, the adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and practicing attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center.