Dr. Robert Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1983, and his pediatric endocrine fellowship at UCSF in 1984. From there, he spent six years as a research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. He has been on the faculty both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and at the University of Tennessee and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Dr. Lustig has authored 90 peer-reviewed articles and 50 chapter and reviews. He has mentored 22 pediatric endocrine fellows, and trained numerous other allied health professionals. He provides endocrinologic support to several protocols of the Children’s Oncology Group. He is the current chairman of the ad hoc obesity task force of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the pediatric obesity practice guidelines subcommittee of The Endocrine Society, a member of the obesity task force of the Endocrine Society, a member of the pediatric obesity devices committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a member of the steering committee of the International Endocrine Alliance to Combat Obesity, and a member of the board of directors of the American Heart Association of the Bay Area. He is the author of many articles, chapters, and reviews on childhood obesity, including the volume “Obesity Before Birth” (Endocrine Updates, Springer, New York, 2010), and a book for the public, “Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease” (Hudson Street Press, New York, 2012).
Sugar: The Bitter Truth
Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0