Bariatrician - Assistant Professor

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Assistant Professor
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Bariatrician - Assistant Professor

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Sep 13, 2022

Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Section of MIS/Bariatrics and Family Medicine is recruiting for a faculty position a clinician specializing in Obesity Medicine to:

  • See new consultations for medical weight loss patients
  • Follow up patients for medical weight loss (patients typically follow up monthly for medical weight loss so this would lead to exponential growth)
  • Manage any patients who need medical weight loss prior to surgery
  • Manage any patients who have weight regain after surgical weight loss
  • Redirect inquiries for those who qualify or have interest in surgical weight loss to the bariatric program
  • Support the establishment of an accredited medical weight loss center with the ASMBS

The below graphic breaks down the job into specific areas of focus

  •  Obesity screening/prevention
    • Screening patients for obesity and obesity-related/metabolic conditions
      • Body Composition/Metabolic Assessment
      • Diet and Physical Activity Measurement
      • Behavioral assessment
      • Obesity phenotypes
  • Clinical management
    • evaluating
    • diagnosing
    • and treating specific obesity-related/metabolic conditions
  • Obesity treatment
    • multidisciplinary approach for providing treatment recommendations
    • nutritional/behavioral therapy
    • pharmacological
    • non-surgical
    • surgical
  • Long-term maintenance therapy
    • patient retention
    • behavioral preference-reinforcement value


Board certified or board eligible in specific field 

Having completed a fellowship in bariatric medicine or been practicing for at least 2 years as an obesity medicine specialist

Passed the American board of obesity medicine exam


Application Instructions:

Please submit an application using Interfolio via the "Apply Now" button on this page.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until qualified candidate is found. Please submit all your materials to be included in the first review.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Karen Noble at [email protected].


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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