Obesity Medicine Fellowship

The pediatric obesity medicine fellowship program is for physicians who have completed residency training for pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics or family medicine. We offer two tracks — a one-year clinician educator track and a two-year clinician-researcher track. The program is designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinical experience in pediatric obesity medicine with a primary focus on the evaluation and management of pediatric and adolescent obesity. Fellows will learn how to diagnose genetic causes of obesity as well as treat obesity and its resulting comorbidities through intensive lifestyle interventions, including modifications to nutrition, physical activity and behavior, as well as pharmacotherapy and collaborative subspecialty and surgical care.

Research Interests

  • Novel drug therapies for pediatric weight loss
  • Genetic disorders with obesity
  • Active video gaming
  • Culinary medicine
  • Pediatric obesity in underserved populations
  • Pediatric obesity in primary care
  • Mindfulness and pediatric obesity

Program Staff: Obesity Medicine

Program Director

Associate Program Director

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Dr. Hare, a general pediatrician, is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is certified by the American Boards of Pediatrics and Obesity Medicine. She has received National Institutes of Health funding for her obesity-related research efforts in both children and adults.

Fellowship Coordinator

Betty Anderson