Professor of Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology,
Member at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF
Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist who performs research and clinical care on patients with obesity and diabetes. He graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1983 and his clinical fellowship at UCSF in 1984. From there, he spent six years as a research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. Most recently he received a Masters of Studies in Law from UC Hastings.
Dr. Lustig is the author of many academic works, and of the popular book “Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease”.
Dr. Lustig is also President of the non-profit Institute for Responsible Nutrition, a think tank devoted to improving our food supply.