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Featured MUSC Obesity Resources

MUSC Weight Management Center

  • Access educational resources, weight loss tools, and information about MUSC's weight management services.  Plus, information about current obesity-related clinical trials.  
  • Learn about the LEAN for Life program: Lifestyle + Education + Activity + Nutrition

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at MUSC

  • Free monthly seminars that are held at MUSC on the first Tuesday of each month provide attendees with the chance to meet MUSC's bariatric surgeons and support team, learn about the procedures they perform, ask questions about risks and benefits of surgery, and begin the process of qualifying for surgery. 
  • Dr. Karl Byrne discusses Weight Loss Surgery: Overview of Procedures, Risks, and Benefits.  

MUSC Nutrition Services

  • MUSC Nutrition Services has approximately 30 Registered Dietitians that help patients reach their health goals. Educational resources are provided on their website.  

MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

  • In this Grand Round presentation, Patrick O'Neil, PhD and Robert Malcolm, MD discuss obesity. 


 Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina

  • South Carolina Guidelines for Diabetes Care, approved by the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina on September 2, 2011 and revised on 1/15/2013, include waist circumference measurement to screen for risk of diabetes. 

Lighten Up Charleston

  • MUSC has partnered with local hospitals, schools and colleges, businesses, health agencies, physicians, and community leaders, to create the Lighten Up Charleston website, providing community resources to assist local residents with the needed support to run a self-sustained weight loss program.  


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The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

External Partners
• American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
• Diabetes Initiative of SC
• SCORxE Academic Detailing Project with
  SC College of Pharmacy
• SECME Consortium with CME Offices at

  GHSU and UVA
• SC Pediatric Practice Research Network
• SC Primary Healthcare Association
  Occupations Outreach Learning System)
• SC Initiative for Quality Overweight/Obese
• SC Professional Society on the Abuse of
• University of SC Office of CME
• SC Medical Association
• SC Hospital Association

MUSC Office of CME
19 Hagood Avenue
Suite 1004, MSC 754
Charleston, SC 29425