Dr. Kushner is Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, and Medical Director for the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois. 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), past president of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), past president of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS), and fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and The Obesity Society (FTOS). Dr. Kushner is currently serving as the first Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). He is an honorary member and on the editorial board for Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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 multiple books.