Dr. Caroline Apovian joined the Scientific Advisory Board in February 2013. Since November 2010, Dr. Apovian has served as Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine. She has also served as Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center since January 2000. Dr Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990. Dr. Apovian was a recipient of the Physician Nutrition Specialist Award given by the American Society of Clinical Nutrition for her work on developing and providing nutrition education, to medical students and physicians in training at Boston University School of Medicine. She has published over 100 articles, chapters, and reviews on the topics of obesity, nutrition, and the relationship between adipose tissue and risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In addition, she has written a popular book for patients called “The ALLI Diet Plan”. Dr. Apovian has been a member of The Obesity Society since 1992, and has served on the Clinical Committee as well as Secretary/Treasurer and the Executive Committee from 2005 to 2008. Additionally, she serves as Associate Editor for the Society’s journal, Obesity. Dr. Apovian received her B.A. from Barnard College and her M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.