State Medical License: Illinois
Medical Residency: Northwestern University
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Robert Kushner, MD, MS, FACP, FTOS
Dr. Robert Kushner is Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, and Director for the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, he went on to complete a post-graduate fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and earned a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Biology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Kushner is past president of The Obesity Society (TOS), the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS), immediate past Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), board member on the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), and Co-Editor of Current Obesity Reports.
Dr. Kushner has authored over 190 original articles, reviews, books and book chapters covering medical nutrition, medical nutrition education, and obesity, and is an internationally recognized expert on the care of the overweight and obese patient. He is author/editor of mutlple books including Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet (St. Martin’s Griffin Press, 2003; iuniverse, 2008), Fitness Unleashed (Three Rivers Press, 2006), Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Tool Kit, (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2009), editor of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity: A Primer for Physicians (2003), Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), Treatmet of the Obese Patient, 2nd Edition (Springer, 2014), and Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery (CRC Press, 2015). His most current book is Lifestyle Medicine: A Manual for Clinical Practice (Springer, 2016). Further information can be found by visiting his website, www.drrobertkushner.com