David Ludwig (physician)
David Samuel Ludwig
|Born||December 24, 1957|
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Known for||Obesity-related research, particularly with regard to soft drinks and milk|
|Institutions||Boston Children's Hospital|
|Thesis||Chemical, immunochemical and crystallographic studies of cholera toxin and its receptor binding domain (1986)|
Ludwig received a PhD and an MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital.
Ludwig is a professor of pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School and a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Ludwig is also the Director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital. He has published several studies about the causes of obesity in children and adults, and attracted attention for his recommendation that severely obese children be removed from the custody of their parents.
Ludwig is the author of several consumer books about nutrition, diet, and health including Always Hungry?, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.