Dr. David Ludwig, MD

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Dr. David Ludwig, MD
David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD is a practicing endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children's Hospital. He holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Ludwig is Founding Director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children's Hospital, one of the country's oldest and largest multidisciplinary clinics for the care of overweight children. He also directs the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight. In particular, he developed a novel "low glycemic load" diet (i.e., one that decreases the surge in blood sugar after meals) for the treatment of obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Ludwig is Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, has published over 150 scientific articles, and presently serves as Contributing Writer for JAMA. He is author of the forthcoming book, Always, Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently (Grand Central Publishing, January 2016).

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      David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD is a practicing endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children's Hospital. He holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Ludwig is Founding Director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children's Hospital, one of the country's oldest and largest multidisciplinary clinics for the care of overweight children. He also directs the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight. In particular, he developed a novel "low glycemic load" diet (i.e., one that decreases the surge in blood sugar after meals) for the treatment of obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Ludwig is Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, has published over 150 scientific articles, and presently serves as Contributing Writer for JAMA. He is author of the forthcoming book, Always, Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently (Grand Central Publishing, January 2016).

      Dr. Ludwig's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
      •  Board certified in Pediatric Endocrinology
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Pediatric Endocrinology

      Conditions Treated

      • Nutritional Deficiency
      • Nutritional Diseases
      • Obesity
      • Pediatric Obesity
      • Weight-Related Conditions

      Education

      • Medical School
        Stanford University School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1990

      • Internship Hospital
        Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics

        Completed in 1991

      • Residency Hospital
        Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics

        Completed in 1993

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Endocrinology

        Completed in 1995

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Endocrinology

      Procedures Performed

      • Nutritional Counseling
      • Obesity Counseling
      • Weight Maintenance