Robert Lustig, MD, MSL

Robert Lustig, MD, MSL's profile

Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL, is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He is one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry. He has dedicated his retirement from clinical medicine to help fix the food supply any way he can, to reduce human suffering and to salvage the environment. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976 and received his MD from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine (2021). He is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL, he is on the Advisory Boards of the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health, the Center for Humane Technology, Simplex Health, Levels Health, and ReadOut Health, and he is the Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, Perfact, and Kalin Health.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Robert Lustig has employment relationships with the University of California, UC Hastings College of the Law, Touro University, BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, Kalin Health, Myka Bio, Simplex Health, Perfact, Levels Health, and ReadOut Health. He is a former scientific advisory board member of Saniona Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Lustig receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Robert Lustig serves as a scientific advisory board member of Innovation Institute for Food and Health, Food for the Brain, Center for Humane Technology, Common Sense Media, Resnick Center for Food Law, Policy and the Brain Health Initiative, and others. For a complete list, please contact He is the co-founder and chief science officer for Eat REAL. Dr. Lustig is a member of The Endocrine Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society, and the American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry.