Faculty

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Washington, DC
Director, National Center for Weight and Wellness, Washington, DC

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH is a physician trained in clinical medicine and public health. His clinical practice focuses on obesity and weight-related health conditions. He is also a public health physician, focusing on obesity and diabetes prevention, health services research, and chronic disease nutrition. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the American Board of Obesity Medicine, The Obesity Society, Obesity Action Coalition, and Obesity Treatment Foundation. Dr. Kahan received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Columbia University, his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and his residency and Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Fellow and past-Chair of the Clinical Committee for The Obesity Society and serves on the American Diabetes Association's Professional Practice Committee, The Endocrine Society’s Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee, and the National Academies of Science (Institute of Medicine) Committee on Obesity Solutions. He is a co-author of the NIH/National Diabetes Education Program’s Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or At Risk for Diabetes. He is a frequent contributor to numerous media outlets, including NPR, USA Today, NY Times, CNN, Washington Post, Fox, Huffington Post, and others. Dr. Kahan has received numerous awards for clinical work and advocacy, including the 2017 Clinician of the Year from The Obesity Society, Outstanding Contribution Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Healthcare Provider Advocate of the Year from the Obesity Action Coalition.