Caroline Apovian, M.D., FACN, FACP, FTOS, is a leading researcher, treatment provider, and professor in the field of weight management and nutrition, with more than 25 years of experience. She is the director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, a professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and the vice president of The Obesity Society. Her federal government positions include acting as a nutrition consultant to NASA and an appointed member of the federal government’s panel on the evaluation and treatment of overweight adults.
Dr. Apovian’s focus is on clinical research in obesity and diabetes. Her group investigates weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, research in the bariatric surgery population and novel pharmacotherapeutic antiobesity agents. She is an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue aspirations and has been performing these aspirations on research subjects at Boston University for more than five years. Other research projects include dietary and physical activity interventions in underserved post-partum women and the investigation into the effects of increased dietary protein on lean body mass, maximal voluntary muscle strength and power in older men with mobility limitations.
She is the author of The Age-Defying Diet, in addition to hundreds of papers, reviews, and book chapters on obesity and nutrition. Her publications appear in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Women’s Health, International Journal of Obesity, Obesity Research, Digestive and Liver Disease, and Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, among others. She also co-founded the company Science-Smart, a provider of scientifically supported products manufactured under strict laboratory conditions to facilitate health, weight loss and sound sleep.