Bartolome Burguera is the Chair of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute (EMI) at Cleveland Clinic. In this role, he oversees 50 staff endocrinologists, 6 endocrine surgeons and 35 nurse practitioners. Dr. Burguera focuses on the role of bariatric medicine and non-surgical weight-loss interventions to treat obesity and diabetes. He is also a Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Burguera was a Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic and Director of Obesity Programs in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute.

Dr. Burguera graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela’s Faculty of Medicine in Spain. He completed research fellowships at East Carolina University and the National Institutes of Health before completing his residency in internal medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut and a fellowship in endocrinology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He holds a doctorate evaluating the role of glucocorticoid on the neuro-regulation of growth hormone secretion.

Dr. Burguera is the Co-Chair of the new American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Obesity Guidelines Update Task Force and is the Principal Investigator of two large obesity and diabetes clinical trials. He is also a member of the Board of the Spanish Society of Obesity (SEEDO). He received the “Novoa Santos” award, one of the most prestigious medical recognitions in Spain, from the Galician Medical Society in 2018.