The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic has created a one-year Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship for the purpose of training an APP to become a competent, autonomous provider in the subspecialty of Obesity Medicine. This is one of the first Obesity Medicine Fellowships in the country.

This Fellowship will foster growth in both clinical and research arenas and build an extensive knowledge base on care of patients with obesity(including medical and surgical management) through a multidisciplinary approach. Obesity Medicine APP Fellows will learn how to treat the complex disease of obesity and related comorbidities by behavioral, nutritional, pharmacological and surgical means.

The APP Fellow will spend approximately 70% of their time on direct clinical care of patients. The first quarter of the fellowship will be spent on Obesity Medicine foundational training followed by three-quarters of Obesity Medicine focused training.


All applicants must submit a complete application and have the following:

  • Completed, at minimum, a master’s program with a degree conferred.
  • National board certification.
  • Licensing in Ohio obtained before the start date without any restrictions.
  • Ability to be credentialed by The Cleveland Clinic Medical Executive Committee and Board of Governors.

Expectations of fellow

The fellow will be expected to contribute to ongoing research projects within the department and section and if the opportunity arises present at a sponsored meeting. The fellow will attend a national conference. Funding for the conference attendance will be provided in similar fashion to employed APPs. The fellow will be required to complete a Capstone Project that will be due during the fourth quarter prior to the completion of their fellowship. The Capstone Project will be in an area that is of interest to the fellow and specific plans and requirements will be individualized.

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Next cohort is scheduled for fall 2024, with recruitment beginning in the spring. 

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For communication updates or questions, contact APP recruiter, Paige LeAnza, at

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