Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center 

Louis J. Aronne, MD is an internationally recognized weight management specialist and the CEO of He is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and has an adjunct appointment at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He is Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, a state of the art, multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment program.

Dr. Aronne is a past president of The Obesity Society and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He edited the National Institutes of Health Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults and has authored more than 60 papers and book chapters on obesity.

Dr. Aronne helped develop the VA MOVE Program, currently the largest weight program in the country. Since 2001 he has been ranked annually in Castle-Connolly’s Top Doctors in NY directory as a specialist in obesity and internal medicine. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  

Dr. Aronne’s program BMIQ ( is a unique online weight control program delivered by doctors, nurses and dietitians. This web- and phone-based program provides evidence-based programs that integrate medical care with healthy lifestyle in an efficient, inexpensive and accessible manner, and provides a network of superior support resources for both patients and health-care providers.

Dr. Aronne is widely quoted in news media as an expert in the areas of diet, nutrition, obesity and weight management. He was one of the founding hosts of the TV Food Network, co-hosting Getting Healthy, a nightly call-in show from 1993-96. He has made dozens of appearances on Late Night With David Letterman and the Late Show With David Letterman since 1984, and is perhaps best known for diagnosing Letterman’s heart problem in 2000. His book, The Skinny on Losing Weight Without Being Hungry (Random House/Broadway, 2009), was a New York Times best seller.

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