Dr. Kahan is the Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness. He is a physician trained in both clinical medicine and public health. He serves on the faculties of the George Washington University School of Medicine, and the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He is board-certified in Preventive Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and clinical nutrition. He serves as the Medical Director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (S.T.O.P.) Obesity Alliance. Dr. Kahan has advised the White House, U.S House of Representatives, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and numerous national and local advocacy groups and public health initiatives pertaining to obesity, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention. He has served as the Co-Director of the George Washington University Weight Management Program and the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, as well as core faculty of the Johns Hopkins Preventive Medicine Residency Program.
He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, his medical degree from Drexel University/Medical College of Pennsylvania, and his Master’s of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He trained in Internal Medicine and completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he served as Chief Resident. He is a columnist for The Huffington Post and has written articles in numerous newspapers and scientific journals. He often speaks at professional and public conferences and events, and is regular contributor to national and local media outlets. He has published 14 books and is the Editor-in-Chief of a series of medical texts. He serves as a scientific peer-reviewer for more than 30 academic journals and research organizations, including the National Institutes of Health.