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Colorado Obesity Medicine Fellowship


Welcome to the Colorado Obesity Medicine Training Program offered at the University of Colorado. We are pleased to announce our Obesity Medicine Fellowship program. The fellowship training will be overseen by nationally recognized experts in both obesity research and the clinical treatment of the patient with obesity.

About the Colorado Obesity Medicine Fellowship: The fellow will participate in both didactic and direct patient contact experiences that will expand their knowledge and skills in this specific area. Experiences will take place at the Anschutz Health & Wellness Center, University of Colorado Hospital (UC Health), and the Denver Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

Fellows will have training in all aspects of weight management including lifestylebased therapy, pharmacotherapy, endoscopic treatments as well as pre-and post-operative assessment and management of both adult and pediatric patients undergoing bariatric surgery. They will gain broad exposure to the assessment and treatment of a wide range of health conditions that are associated with obesity. They will gain experience in strategies for interviewing, counseling and supporting behavior change in patients with obesity. Finally, fellows will benefit from a rich didactic curriculum on the regulation of body weight, the pathophysiology of weight gain and weight related co-morbidities and the scientific underpinnings of obesity treatment.

Clinical Resources: Fellows will have access to outstanding specialty clinics dedicated to treating adult patients with obesity at the state of the art CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. In addition, fellows will spend time in the multidisciplinary obesity treatment clinics associated with Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. The University of Colorado Hospital (UC Health) has a MBSAQIP certified Comprehensive Bariatric Care Center and the Children's Hospital Colorado has one of the few bariatric surgery programs in the country devoted to the care of adolescents.




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Dr. Victoria Lu is a Family Medicine Resident Physician with experience working in a fast-paced environment practicing evidence-based medicine and complex disease management who has specific interests in nutrition, obesity medicine, preventive medicine, behavioral health, and osteopathic manipulative treatment.


Thank you for your interest in applying to the Obesity Medicine Fellowship Training Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus.

Eligibility Requirements:

Completed residency in ACGME accredited program, preferably Internal Medicine or Family Medicine although others will be considered
Board Eligible or Board Certified in completed specialty
US citizenship or permanent residency/green card holder preferred

To Apply, please email the following documents:


Curriculum Vitae
Recent photo (optional)
Personal Statement including description of career plans
Transcripts of National Board Exams
Three letters of recommendation (from the director of your residency program, a recent supervisor other than your residency program director, and one additional letter from a clinical supervisor who can attest to your abilities). It is preferred that the letters come from the writer directly.

Application Dates for 2024/25

Open for applications: July 1, 2023
Interviews begin: September, 2023
Last date for applications: We typically close the application window when our interviews are complete in November. Please email us if you have questions.
Fellowship offer released in December 2023 via email.

Send Application to:

Program Assistant: Kristy Truesdale:
Program Director: Dan Bessesen, MD: