Practice Locations

CU Medicine Weight Management and Wellness
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
12348 E Montview Boulevard Aurora, CO 80045


Adam Gilden, MD

Obesity Medicine

Board Certified


Practice Locations

CU Medicine Weight Management and Wellness
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
12348 E Montview Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

I am interested in helping patients lose weight, particularly those with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and arthritis. I can prescribe individualized diet therapy and I will consider weight loss medications for selected patients. I also can care for patients that have had bariatric surgery.

Care Philosophy

My career goals are to improve the care of patients with obesity and to help my fellow physicians improve their care of patients with obesity. I strive to be a good listener and to show empathy for patients struggling with their weight. I do my best to explain to my patients the science of body weight regulation to help them understand why long-term control of weight can be a challenge.


  • Internal Medicine ( 2002 )
  • Obesity Medicine ( 2012 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Surgery

    Long Term Care after Bariatric, Weight Loss

  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism

    Nutrition, Weight Loss and Dieting, Weight Loss Surgery

  • Pharmacotherapy for Weight Loss


Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

My two daughters, physical fitness, science and public policy

Volunteer Activities

I have been very involved in medical professional societies throughout my career. I have taught in the board review course for The Obesity Society since 2014, including as the course director for 5 years. I regularly do peer review for medical journals, and I teach medical students and residents about the management of obesity.

Ratings & Reviews
4.6 out of 5 (198 ratings, 59 comments)

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1999)

Undergraduate Schools

BA, Middlebury College (VT) (1994)

Graduate Schools

MSc, University of Pennsylvania (2004)


University of Pennsylvania Program (2000)

Residency Program

University of Pennsylvania Health System Program (2002)

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians (ACP), Member

The Obesity Society, Member

Research & Grants


Adaptation of the Diabetes Prevention Program for Primary Care (2010)

Research Interests for Patients

I am interested in the intersection of weight management and primary care medical practice.

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone


Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

I am interested in seeing patients consultatively for weight management. I can prescribe tailored dietary therapy and I am able and interested in using pharmacotherapy and medically supervised diets for weight loss and maintenance. I am willing to assume care for patients that are status post bariatric surgery.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

I am interested in the integration of weight management with routine medical practice, in the costs and cost-effectiveness of treating obesity, and in the comparative effectiveness of different interventions for weight loss.