Allen Browne, MD
Dr. Browne is a pediatric/adolescent weight management specialist and pediatric surgeon. He has worked in the development of treatment algorithms for pediatric obesity for 12 years as Clinical Director of the New Hope Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management Program at UIC Medical Center in Chicago (2004-2008), Attending physician at The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio (2008-2009), and founder of the Pediatric Weight Management Program at the Carle Clinic in Urbana (2012-2016). Dr. Browne developed and served as Principal Investigator of FDA IDE #1 to study the adjustable gastric band in adolescents with severe obesity. Dr. Browne is the author and co-author of numerous articles, chapters, and guidelines on the treatment of pediatric obesity. He is a member of the OMA Pediatric Committee, Section on Obesity of the AAP, the Pediatric Committee of The Obesity Society, and the Pediatric Committee of ASMBS. Dr. Browne is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (2014). Currently, Dr. Browne’s focus is advocacy and policy development for improved treatment for children with obesity.
Dr. Browne and the MOA Planning Committee disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.