Karli Burridge is a Physician Associate and a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. She is the co-founder and President of PAs in Obesity Medicine and is a regular speaker/ moderator for medical organizations, including the Obesity Medicine Association. Karli is the owner of Gaining Health, where they offer a roadmap, resources, and support for clinicians who want to start an obesity management program. She is also the host of the Gaining Heath podcast, and she works clinically as an obesity specialist at Ascension Medical Weight Loss Solutions in Westmont, Illinois. Karli holds the Certificate of Advanced Education in obesity management. She is the recipient of Obesity Medicine Association’s Dr. Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award, the Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award, and the Committee Leadership Award. She has authored several publications and Clinical Practice Statements on obesity care, and is passionate about educating clinicians on obesity care, and helping clinicians launch compassionate, evidence-based, and successful obesity medicine programs.