About Dr. Vash
Peter D. Vash, M.D., M.P.H. is the Past President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and has also served on the board of The Obesity Society. Dr. Vash, who trained at the UCLA School of Medicine as an intern, resident, and fellow in endocrinology, was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar has a private practice working with overweight and obese patients, overweight patients with type 2 diabetes and those with eating disorders. He has lectured extensively, nationally and internationally, on the treatment and medical management of overweight and obese patients. He has been an invited expert witness to speak before a Senate Subcommittee and the F.T.C. concerning medical weight loss issues and the safety and impact of commercial weight loss programs. He has written several books - “The Fat to Muscle Diet”, “The Dieter’s Dictionary”, and his latest book “Lose It And Keep It Off”. He has also served on the board of Shape Magazine, writing numerous articles regarding health, fitness, obesity, and weight loss treatments. Dr. Vash has worked closely in consultation with the media (TV, radio, print) providing them with expert consultation on issues concerning obesity, weight loss, type 2 diabetes, and eating disorders. He has served on the board of directors for the American Heart Association’s Western State Affiliate and has served on their board advocating for more research and comprehensive treatments for childhood obesity.