Daniel Bessesen, MD

Dr. Daniel Bessesen M.D. is a professor of medicine of endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes at The University of Colorado. Dr. Bessesen received his MD with honors from The University of Colorado. He completed residency and fellowship training at The University of Colorado and has been on the faculty since 1991. He is the director of the obesity medicine fellowship program and the associate director of fellowship training in endocrinology. He is the associate director of the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center and oversees the pilot and feasibility program. 

Dr. Bessesen is currently the Director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center on the campus of the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, an 80,000 sq. foot building with a fitness facility, a metabolic kitchen, a demonstration kitchen and a clinic. The center provides support for research, education and clinical programs in nutrition, physical activity and mental wellbeing. 

Dr. Bessesen has been a member of The Obesity Society since he was a post-doctoral fellow and is currently the president elect of TOS. Dr. Bessesen has published more than 90 scientific articles and book chapters and is the coauthor of three books, including Treatment of the Obese Patient published in 2014.