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Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD

Obesity medicine specialist

Past president, The Obesity Society

Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD

Obesity medicine specialist

Past president, The Obesity Society

Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar is professor and chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University, Lubbock. As a physician and nutritional biochemist, he has been involved with obesity treatment and research for more than 30 years and has treated more than 10,000 patients with obesity using lifestyle therapy as well as pharmacological approaches.

Dr. Dhurandhar was president of The Obesity Society from 2014-2015 and is an editor of the International Journal of Obesity. Throughout his career, he has published more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters and has served as a mentor and advisor for several students and postdoctoral fellows. In 2015, Dr. Dhurandhar received the Osborne and Mendel award from the American Society for Nutrition, given for outstanding recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition.

Dr. Dhurandhar received his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Mumbai, India, and served as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of medicine at University of Wisconsin-Madison.