San Mateo, California, October 17, 2022 – Today, the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) announced Enara Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lydia Alexander, as the organization’s new President-Elect, effective immediately. The role will last 18 months, at which time Dr. Alexander will assume the role of President.
As President-Elect, Dr. Alexander will work alongside the OMA President and Board of Directors to drive the organization’s strategic plan. She will work to educate clinicians on how to treat and refer for obesity, expand insurance coverage to include drug treatment, promote awareness to reduce the stigma associated with weight issues, broaden the number of clinical members of the OMA and to extend the visibility of the first medical journal of the Association Obésité Piliers. Prior to being named President-Elect, Dr. Alexander served as Vice President of the OMA for a year, following two years as Treasury Secretary and 2 years as Trustee. She has been a member of the OMA Board of Directors since 2017, serving in a variety of roles including Secretary/Treasurer and Board Liaison for the Association’s Outreach Committee and Speakers Bureau. .
Dr. Alexander is also the Chief Medical Officer for Enara Health, a technology-based personalized weight loss program focused on lasting results, where she strives to provide patients with science-based weight management solutions. She has over a decade of experience as a practicing physician in obesity medicine with Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Group in San Francisco, California, and is a Fellow and Fellow of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. . Dr. Alexander received the 2018 Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year Award and the 2019 Dr. Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award.
Dr. Alexander will serve on the OMA board of directors, joined by 11 other members of the organization: Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA, AMA delegate; Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA; Harold Bays, MD, FOMA (CSO), FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC; Anthony Auriemma, MD, JD, FOMA; Marisa Censani, MD; Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FOMA; Suzanne Cuda, MD, FAAP, FOMA; Carolynn Francavilla Brown, MD, FOMA; Michelle Freshwater, MD, FOMA; Bharti K. Shetye, MD, FOMA; Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie, MD, FOMA.
To learn more about Enara Health, visit EnaraHealth.com.
About Enara Health
Enara Health is a multidisciplinary platform that provides 360 degree care to members struggling with obesity. The all-in-one platform is aimed at doctors and offers personalized weight loss for patients. Their “doctor in the loop” method, combined with precise weight loss management, helps users lose weight and keep it off. Enara’s leadership team includes CEO Rami Bailony, former Senior Advisor, Telemed at Stanford Medicine X and board-certified physician in obesity medicine, Chief Technology Officer Felipe Baytelman, former CTO of ClassPass, and MD -Chief Lydia Alexander, President-elect of the Board of Directors, Obesity Medicine Association. Investors include Offline.VC and with Continuum.VC, VSC Ventures, Charge.VC, Lookout CTO Kevin Ma, Nate Bosshard and Raj Kapoor, and Daniel Kraft. To learn more about Enara Health, visit www.enarahealth.com.
About the Obesity Medicine Association
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest organization of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare providers dedicated to the prevention, treatment and reversal of obesity. obesity. OMA members believe that treating obesity requires a scientific, individualized clinical approach comprised of the OMA’s four pillars of nutrition, physical activity, behavior and medication. When personalized, this comprehensive approach helps patients achieve their weight and health goals. Visit www.obesitymedicine.org to learn more.
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