Leadership Team

Harold E. Bays, M.D.

Founder of Your Body Goal

Dr. Bays is Board Certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is the Founder of Your Body Goal, where he oversees a state-of-the art weight management program and also serves as Medical Director and President of Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center. He has written or served as a contributing author to over 200 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and book chapters, well as presented over 100 scientific abstracts at major scientific meetings and is frequently invited as a national and international speaker. He has served as first author for a number of scientific consensus statements in Lipidology and Obesity Medicine and was lead author of the National Lipid Association Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology 2015 & 2016, co-author of the National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-Centered Treatment of Dyslipidemia, and Chairman of the Obesity Medicine Association Obesity Algorithm.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Bays has served as an Investigator for over 500 early to late-stage clinical trials evaluating treatments for dyslipidemias, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and other metabolic and hormonal disorders. He served as Chairman of the National Lipid Association 2012 Adiposity and Dyslipidemia Consensus Conference and Chairman of the 2010 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist Adipose Tissue Pathophysiology State of the Science Conference. He has served as Chairman and task force member for a number of other medical initiatives regarding lipids and obesity and has received several scientific awards in such as the 2016 Obesity Medicine Association "Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year," 2015 National Lipid Association "President's Service Award," and 2014 American Society of Bariatric Physicians "Task Force Award."

Dr. Bays is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association (FNLA), Fellow of The Obesity Society (FTOS), Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (FACE).

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