Dr. Shaimaa Alasfour, a medical doctor from Kuwait, is the first Kuwaiti to be awarded dual Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as both a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC) and a Board Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE). Her unique qualifications in medicine and public health education provided the prerequisites for dual certifications.
Dr. Alasfour is a Consultant General Practitioner and VP of the Kuwait Lupus Group. Her professional memberships include, Kuwait Medical Association Society, World Organization of Family Doctors, International Bariatric Club, British Obesity Surgery Society, Royal College of General Practitioners, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and now a senior fellow of
The American Association of Bariatric Counselors and Educators.
She completed her medical training at Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization in Kuwait City and became Certified in Family Medicine at Royal College in London. In addition, she has done specialized fellowships in obesity management in the bariatric unit at Saint Mary Hospital, Imperial College, London.
Dr. Alasfour’s training, experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC mission of providing specialized bariatric science education and credentialing standards for the global health community.
BOARD CERTIFICATION AND CREDENTIALING STANDARDS
The American Association of Bariatric Counseling is an official US Federal not-for-profit, professional fellowship association dedicated to the advancement of bariatric science education and to the enhancement of obesity care and treatment. Founded in 2005, AABC is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional multi-disciplinary bariatric counselors. Board Certification by AABC affirms that their credentialed fellows are licensed/registered/certified health or education professionals that have completed a specialized academic program in Bariatric Science and must continue their specialized education and training to maintain their Board Certification.