Arthur Frank, MD
For more than 30 years, Dr. Arthur Frank was the founding medical director of the former George Washington University Weight Management Program, a comprehensive program for the assessment and multidisciplinary treatment of obesity and related metabolic diseases. He is presently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and is a senior physician at the National Center for Weight and Wellness, the successor to the GW Weight Management Program, located in Washington, D.C., a few blocks from George Washington University.
Dr. Arthur Frank is a world-renowned expert in the field of weight management and obesity treatment, who has helped thousands of patients. He received his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, his medical degree from New York University, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Frank has concentrated his professional activities on the management of adult obesity.
He is also actively involved in clinical research, including projects evaluating aspects of behavior modification, pharmacotherapy for obesity treatment, and the development of standards for the measurement weight maintenance. He has written extensively about the organization of weight management services. Dr. Frank is a former Chairman of the Clinical Committee of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and was responsible for NAASO’s development of an extended clinical program focusing on the scientific aspects of obesity and weight management. He has participated in litigation related to the protection of rights of obese patients who have been subjected to employment discrimination. He also is a frequent professional speaker about obesity prevention and treatment–you may have seen him quoted on television news programs.