Learn about news and events at the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute (OMNI) at Massachusetts General Hospital.


New Education Initiative Will Promote Specialized Physician Training in Obesity Care Across the U.S.

"Obesity describes a heterogeneous group of disorders with different characteristics, manifestations and complications that require individualized approaches to treatment," said Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, Vice President of The Obesity Society and chair of the Obesity Medicine Fellowship Council.

One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not Even Close

New York Times reporter Gina Kolata highlights some of the various different approaches to obesity treatment taken by patients and their doctors, including Dr. Lee Kaplan and Dr. Sriram Machineni of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mass General study suggests that medication could improve gastric bypass results

New findings about the mechanisms involved – or not involved – in the effects of the most common form of bariatric surgery suggest that combining surgery with a specific type of medication could augment the benefits of the procedure.


Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine: Treating Obesity 2019

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country's leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders.

Overcoming Obesity

Overcoming Obesity offers clinical obesity treatment education to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and allied health care providers to help them evaluate and treat patients with obesity and obesity-related conditions.

World Obesity Federation SCOPE

SCOPE (Specialist Certification in Obesity Professional Education) is World Obesity's official obesity education programme, designed for all health professionals.