Friend of WM DPG Award

The Friend of Weight Management Award was established to honor a respected professional whose work has enhanced the field of weight management and who has been a consistent supporter of RDNs and the DPG. This year’s awardees are Dr. Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, and Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS


Dr. Scott Kahan is a nationally recognized specialist in preventive and obesity medicine. He serves on the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the George Washington University School of Medicine, and the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He is the Director of the Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a national obesity policy organization, and the Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, a multidisciplinary treatment program for health and weight.


Dr. Stanford is an obesity medicine physician scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/ Harvard Medical School (HMS). She has served as a health communications fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as a behavioral sciences intern at the American Cancer Society.


The DPG thanks Dr. Kahan and Dr. Cody Stanford for their support of RDNs, NDTRs, and the Academy! Congratulations!