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Robert Lustig, M.D.

Robert Lustig, M.D.

Member, RiverMend Health Scientific Advisory Board

Professor of Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology,
Member at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF

My Clinical Expertise:

  • Pediatric & Adolescent Obesity
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Sugar & Processed Foods Impact on Obesity & Disease

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.

  • Neuroendocrinologist
  • Researcher: Obesity and Diabetes
  • Graduate, MIT
  • MD, Cornell University Medical College
  • Pediatric Residency, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Clinical Fellowship, UCSF
  • Research Associate, Neuroendocrinology, The Rockefeller University
  • Masters of Studies in Law, UC Hastings
  • Author of many academic works including “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease”
  • President, Institute for Responsible Nutrition

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