Physician - Obesity Medicine -133

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine seek an Obesity Medicine Specialist qualified for appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. The successful candidates will be expected to practice in Morgantown, WV. (Depending on operational needs, a successful candidate may also be assigned to provide services at additional worksites in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In such instances, travel would be anticipated and expected to fulfill said duties at these additional sites).

The Medical Weight Management Clinic is the non-surgical part of the WVU Medicine Medical and Surgical Weight-Loss Center. In addition to individualized medical weight loss plans, the Center offers bariatric surgery and bariatric endoscopy services. The Medical and Surgical Weight-Loss Center delivers a superior quality of care with state-of-the-art surgical technology. The Center provides a, team of highly trained healthcare professionals from a range of medical fields who specialize in safe and healthy weight management. Our team approach to treating obesity incorporates dietitians, clinical psychologists, advanced practice professionals, and nurses. We are the first center in West Virginia to receive advanced designation in obesity medicine as an accredited center through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

At WVU, you will work with a team of over 30 outstanding and experienced internists. All subspecialties are present and available for consultation within the clinic and hospital. New clinic facilities offer state of the art practice space. WVU Medicine facilities system-wide use the Epic health information system enabling safer, more coordinated patient care. We incorporate telemedicine, shared medical appointments, and care team meetings for panel management into our weight management program.

Duties: In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will also be actively involved in teaching medical students,residents, and fellows. Scholarly activity, including quality improvement and research, is encouraged.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible to obtain a West Virginia medical license. Candidates must have completed an accredited internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, or family medicine residency program and be board-certified in their primary specialty. They must be board-eligible for the American Board of Obesity Medicine. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of eighteen member hospitals and three hospitals under management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care.

Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one. To learn more, visit WVU Medicine Medical Weight Management and apply online at

For additional questions, please contact Shiana Cordial, Senior Physician Recruiter & Talent Advisor,

West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.
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