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Dr Domenica Rubino is Founder and Director of the Washington Center for Weight Management and Research in Arlington, VA, USA, a comprehensive weight management programme utilising a multidisciplinary team for the care of individuals with obesity. Dr Rubino is board certified in obesity medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and internal medicine, and received training in both clinical and molecular biological research at the US National Institutes of Health. She is currently a clinical investigator for Epitomee, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novo Nordisk, and is the recipient of an independent research grant from Obesinov, SARL. She has over 20 years of experience in the care of individuals with obesity as well as in pharmacotherapeutic development for the treatment of obesity.
She currently serves as a clinical expert on the treatment of obesity for several professional committees, and as a consultant and speaker for Novo Nordisk. She has also served as a representative to Congress and outside organisations for The Obesity Society.
Dr Rubino has received several investigator awards and has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, including JAMA, Lancet, International Journal of Obesity, Postgraduate Medicine, Obesity, European Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. She recently contributed a chapter on ‘Biopsychosocial modifiers of obesity’ for the textbook entitled Bariatric Endocrinology, published by Springer Verlag.