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Louis Aronne, MD


Dr. Louis J. Aronne is clinical professor of medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and adjunct associate professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program, a multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment program affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Aronne graduated phi beta kappa from Trinity College with a BS in biochemistry and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, followed by a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Fellowship education at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Aronne is former president of the Obesity Society and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has authored more than 50 papers and book chapters on obesity and edited the National Institutes of Health Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. He served as 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.

His book, The Skinny on Losing Weight Without Being Hungry (Doubleday, 2009), is a New York Times bestseller.


Weill-Cornell Medical College