Nashaat Tawfik, MBA B.Sc. Pharmacy, CBE, Appointed as Global Director of the Centers of Therapeutic Excellence (COTE)

Sheryl Phillips, Director of Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc. Pharmacy, CBE, as the Global Director of the Centers of Therapeutic Excellence (COTE)

Director Tawfik has served as the Obesity Business Director for Novo Nordisk in Saudi Arabia, and previously at Novartis Pharma he headed up the Cardio Metabolic Business Unit. For the past five years he has been an integral member of the COTE Advisory board. As a Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE) he continues to conduct obesity/diabesity training for health professionals and develop community public health programs.

Centers of Therapeutic Excellence, a division of The American Association of Bariatric Counselors, was developed to recognize, accredit, and highlight centers and providers, worldwide, who have kept pace with the bariatric science and dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate therapeutic care for bariatric patients and to provide the public with the guidance to identify trusted and accredited obesity treatment centers.

COTE Board Chairman, Stephen Phillips, stated that because of Director Tawfik’s distinguished stature in the global health and education community, extensive business and administrative experience and commitment to public health education, he is ideally suited to lead all departments of COTE worldwide.