Prof. Xavier Pi-Sunyer Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA

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Xavier Pi-Sunyer is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Professor of Applied Physiology at Columbia Teachers College, both in New York City. At St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center he serves as Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, and is Director of the New York Obesity... read moreResearch Center. Dr. Pi-Sunyer is also a Senior Attending Physician at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital. After receiving his BA in 1955 from Oberlin College, Dr. Pi-Sunyer went on to complete his MD from Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1963, he was granted his MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health.
He recently chaired the committee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute that researched and defined the federal government's new guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity. He has served as president of the American Diabetes Association, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. He has been a Fellow of the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, a member of the Institute of Medicine's Task Forces on Medical Nutrition Therapy and on Dietary Reference Intakes on Macronutrients. He served on the 2005 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. He is currently a member of the FDA Science Board Advisory Committee. His research focus is primarily on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, obesity and diabetes.