Kurt Hong, MD, PhD, FACN

Scientific Board Member

Dr. Kurt Hong is the Executive Director of USC Center for Clinical Nutrition and Applied Health Research. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at USC School of Medicine and also has joint appointment at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Dr. Hong received his medical degree with research distinct from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Hong has been involved in obesity and metabolic disease research over the past 15 years.  His research interests include the study of macro and micronutrients affecting energy metabolism, weight status and related complications, including metabolic syndrome. Dr. Hong is an investigator on NIH-funded studies and has served on multiple editorial boards and national organization committees – including the Obesity Society, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the American Society for Nutrition. He is dual board-certified in internal medicine and clinical nutrition.

As a well-recognized expert in his field, Dr. Hong contributes regularly to national magazines and other media outlets, and has been voted three times by his peers to Best Doctors in AmericaTM.