Lee Kaplan

Director of the Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institute

Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institute, Boston, US


Dr Lee Kaplan is Director of the Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institute, founding director of the Weight Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr Kaplan's clinical expertise is in the areas of obesity medicine, gastroenterology and liver disease. The author of more than 150 medical and scientific papers, he has a special interest in the causes and complications of obesity and the development of new and more effective preventive strategies and therapies for this problem. His clinical research is focused on identifying clinically relevant subtypes of obesity, identifying predictors of outcome of obesity therapies, and exploring novel, combination therapies for obesity and its complications.