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 serves on the Board for the Illinois Obesity Society. Karli is the Founder and Owner of Gaining Health, where they offer resources and support for clinicians who want to start or optimize an obesity management program, and she is also the host of the Gaining Heath podcast. Karli 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 and has received several awards for her work in advancing the field of obesity medicine, including the 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 numerous publications and Clinical Practice Statements on obesity care, and is passionate about educating clinicians on obesity care, as well as helping clinicians launch compassionate, evidence-based, and successful obesity medicine programs.