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About Dr. Kushner

Dr. Robert Kushner has a long, distinguished career as one of the most highly respected weight management experts in the world. He is Medical Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Past President of The Obesity Society and a founder of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) that certifies physicians in the care of patients with obesity.

Board-certified in internal medicine and nutrition, Dr. Kushner is a passionate clinician, educator, researcher and advocate in helping to improve the lives of those affected by overweight and obesity.

A noted national and international speaker, Dr. Kushner teaches health care professionals about both the science and art of helping individuals lose weight, keep it off and embrace the healthier habits that fit their lives.

BOB wearing doctor's coat

Praise For Dr. Kushner From Patients

“You know how to keep me motivated.”

“This is the first time I feel like I’m not on a diet.”

“You keep me accountable and on track.”

“You are truly an inspiration to all.”

“You sure helped to save my life.”

“You listened to me and really understood my struggles.”

“You helped me set goals that I could achieve.”

In addition to maintaining a thriving medical practice, teaching students, conducting research, writing books and speaking around the world, Dr. Kushner is an avid jogger, dog lover and has a newfound love of ballroom dancing, which he enjoys with his wife, and co-author, Nancy.


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