Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE is a senior endocrinologist, clinical investigator and Medical Director of the Obesity Clinical Program at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hamdy research led to the first discovery that 7% weight loss in obese patients with and without diabetes significantly improve vascular endothelial function, insulin sensitivity and markers of inflammation. Dr. Hamdy was a co-investigator in two landmark studies; the “Diabetes Prevention Program” and “the Look AHEAD Study”. Dr. Hamdy founded the “Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment-Why WAIT?” program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in 2005, which is currently implemented nationally and internationally. Dr. Hamdy won the 2015 Michaela Modan Award of the American Diabetes Association for his research on long-term diabetes weight management in real-world clinical practice He has more than 150 peer-reviewed original articles, reviews and book chapters.