UAB Weight Loss Medicine officially launches

Dr. Soleymani and Bruce KilgoreUAB Weight Loss Medicine, the only program in the Southeast to offer a multidisciplinary, medical approach to weight management, has launched at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to address a consistent rise in the regional rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

The program is a collaborative effort of the UAB Health System, the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Health Professions. The new program began serving patients in early January. It is open to self- or physician-referred patients and provides access to top experts, as well as to the newest technologies in nutrition and bariatric surgery with faculty physicians from the departments of Medicine, Nutrition Sciences, Surgery and Pediatrics. It occupies the first and fifth floors of UAB Highlands, located at 1201 11th Ave. South in Birmingham.

The clinic has already garnered attention in The Birmingham News and UAB News.