Kara McElligott, MD, MPH has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM diplomate. ABOM diplomates are physicians who undergo rigorous training and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation.
The American Board of Obesity Medicine serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by maintaining standards for assessment and credentialing physicians. Certification as an ABOM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care. ABOM collaborates with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to administer the annual credentialing exam.
Currently, there are more than 2,000 ABOM diplomates throughout the United States and Canada.