Ard will team with bariatric surgeon Adolfo Z. “Fuzz” Fernandez, M.D., to establish an integrated weight-management practice for adults at Wake Forest Baptist that will include a clinic for comprehensive assessment, a branded weight-loss program and pre- and post-operative protocols for surgery patients.
At UAB, Ard is currently associate dean for clinical affairs in the School of Health Professions and an associate professor in the departments of nutrition sciences and medicine.
Ard received a B.S. degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta and his M.D. from Duke University. At Duke, he completed residencies and fellowships in internal medicine and a fellowship in clinical research in hypertension. He also was a fellow at the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham. His awards and honors include a National Science Foundation Incentive Award and a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship.
At Wake Forest Baptist, Ard will continue his clinical research into obesity and the risk factors associated with it. He will join the faculty Sept. 1.
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