Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, is a leading authority on obesity and its treatment. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College and has an adjunct appointment at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Aronne is Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment program. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He is Former President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has authored more than 40 papers and book chapters on obesity, and edited the National Institutes of Health's Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. He is a consultant to the VA Weight Management/Physical Activity Executive Council. Dr. Aronne has won several awards for medical teaching, including the Davidoff Prize from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Elliot Hochstein Award from Cornell University. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.