Naji Alamuddin received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. and Masters in Translational Research from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed an internal medicine residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. and fellowship in diabetes. endocrinology. and metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then joined the faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine- at the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant professor in medicine. He moved to Bahrain in August 2018 as a senior lecturer in medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain and as a consultant endocrinologist at King Hamad University Hospital. Dr. Alamuddin is an adjunct assistant professor in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in internal medicine. endocrinology. diabetes. and metabolism. and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Education for Health Professionals at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Alamuddins research focuses on the treatment of obesity. involving behavioral. pharmacological. and surgical approaches. He is primarily interested in understanding metabolic changes associated with weight loss and bariatric surgery. He has worked on complex mechanistic human studies from conception to implementation and has extensive research experience in the fields of lipid metabolism and obesity. Dr. Alamuddin was previously awarded an NIH K12 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program award.