Pediatric Obesity Fellowship
The Pediatric Obesity Fellowship Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, is one of the only programs in the country focused on training physicians to be academic leaders in the field of pediatric obesity.
Our Fellowship Program
Our 2-year program, an accredited Academic Pediatric Association (APA) General Academic Pediatric Fellowship , provides robust clinical training in the treatment of children with obesity, coupled with comprehensive training in clinical research and population health, with opportunities for community advocacy.
Upon completion of the fellowship, our fellows are competitive for academic faculty positions in general pediatrics at major institutions, bringing unique expertise in the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity.
Forty percent of the fellow’s time is dedicated to clinical training in one of the most reputable tertiary care pediatric obesity clinics in the country. Under faculty supervision, fellows will acquire the clinical skills to provide evidence-based, family-centered evaluation and treatment to children and adolescents with obesity and related comorbidities, working closely with an interdisciplinary team of specialists, including psychologists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, social workers and bariatric surgeons.
Sixty percent of the fellow’s time is dedicated to research training, with opportunity to receive a Master’s of Public Health through the Jefferson College of Population Health or equivalent research degree and support to complete a research project in their area of interest within the field of childhood obesity, under the mentorship of senior faculty at Nemours and Thomas Jefferson University.