William Yancy, MD MHS
  • Director
  • Duke University
  • Durham, NC USA


Dr. Yancy is a board-certified general internist and obesity medicine specialist who is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University and a Research Associate in Health Services Research and Development at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is Director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center, an immersive, residential-style, comprehensive weight management program that is part of the Duke University Health System. He also sees patients in the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He has led or collaborated on dozens of clinical research studies, resulting in over 100 scientific publications, primarily on obesity management using nutritional and medical approaches. His research has also examined the impact of obesity on health and health care as well as innovative approaches to increasing treatment adherence. Dr. Yancy is a Fellow of The Obesity Society and a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.