Leen Abu Hijleh, a Clinical Nurse and Bariatric Nutritionist from Amman, Jordan, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program she was credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (BCBC).
Ms. Hijleh, completed her Clinical Nursing Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Jordan in Amman. She then received a Diploma in Therapeutic Nutrition at Aqaba University of Technology, as well as Baki University in the UK.
She is an Integrated Health member of the Jordanian Society for Obesity Surgery (JSOS), the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO). In addition, she is certified by IFSO in Advanced Bariatric Nutrition as well as in Metabolic and Bariatric Accreditation/Quality Improvement program (MBSAQIP).
Currently she is practicing at Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & Metabolic Center-Jordan Hospital (GBMC), where she is an integral member of the multidisciplinary metabolic and surgery team, and serves as their Bariatric Coordinator.
Recognizing her vast clinical experience, and specialized nutrition training, AABC awarded her a scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. Her professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity, and related disorders.