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Arthur Frank, MD

Dr. Arthur Frank

For more than 30 years, Dr. Arthur Frank was the founding medical director of the George Washington University Weight Management Program, which was one of the nation’s first comprehensive medical programs for treatment of obesity and the most respected weight loss center in Washington, DC. Prior to retiring, he served as a clinical faculty member at the George Washington University School of Medicine and as a member of the staff at the National Center for Weight and Wellness, the successor to the George Washington University Weight Management Program.

Dr. Arthur Frank was a world-renowned expert in the field of weight management and obesity treatment, who has helped thousands of patients. ┬áHe 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 has also been involved in clinical research, including projects evaluating aspects of behavior modification, FDA approved medications for weight loss and obesity treatment, and the development of standards for weight loss treatment and 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 patients with obesity who have been subjected to employment discrimination.