Who We Are
Founded in 2013 by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians®, The Obesity Treatment Foundation (OTF) is a 501(c)(3), charitable organization developed to:
- raise funds for clinical research on the treatment of obesity, and
- increase awareness and understanding of the complexities of this chronic disease state.
What We Do
OTF is increasing the medical community and public’s collective awareness about obesity treatment options, including weight management medications, which physicians may prescribe to help patients succeed in making positive lifestyle choices.
To that end, OTF is helping spread the word through funding and publishing studies that detail how obesity medicine clinicians assist patients in reaching their healthy weight goals and maintaining their new weight.
Clinical treatment of obesity has been overlooked by the medical community for far too long. OTF is committed to helping define optimal treatment approaches for each individual patient by promoting clinical research on obesity treatment.
OTF aims to educate the public, professionals and government in the complex nature of obesity so that this epidemic can be reversed.