Education

Residency
Medicine/Endocrinology, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1979
Residency
Internal Medicine, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1977
Internship
Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr-East Campus, 1974
Degree
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1973

Medical Board Certifications

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977
Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976

Gender

Male

State License

G28371
  • About Me

    About Me

    Founding Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
    Founding Director, Risk Factor Obesity Program (RFO)
    Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Public Health, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Dr. David Heber is internationally prominent in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, obesity and its associated complications. He has published seminal research articles on the causes of obesity, weight loss strategies, and the relationship of obesity to cancer and cardiovascular disease.

    David Heber is the Founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, a Professor of Medicine and Public Health, the founding Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Medicine.

    He directs the NCI-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Unit and the NIH Nutrition and Obesity Training Grants at UCLA.

    Dr. Heber is board-certified in Internal Medicine, and Endocrinology and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Clinical Nutrition by the American Board of Nutrition. He earned his MD at Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Heber served as a Director of the American Board of Nutrition and past chair of the Education Committee of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition. He is included in the 2000 listing of The Best Doctors in America, based on a survey of over 35,000 doctors throughout the nation, and is listed in Who's Who in America for 2001.

    Dr. Heber's primary areas of research are obesity treatment and prevention, the role of nutrition, phytochemicals,and botanical dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of common forms of cancer and cardiovascular disease. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 25 book chapters, and two professional texts:

    Dietary Fat, Lipids, Hormones and Tumorigenesis and Nutritional Oncology (Academic Press, 1999, 2nd edition in preparation for 2005).

    Dr. Heber has also written four books for the public:

    Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart (Avery Publishing Group 1998),

    The Resolution Diet (Avery Publishing Group 1999),

    What Color is Your Diet? (Harper Collins/Regan Books 2001) and

    The L.A. Shape Diet (Harper Collins/Regan Books March 2004).

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  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977
    Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976

    Education

    Residency
    Medicine/Endocrinology, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1979
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1977
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr-East Campus, 1974
    Degree
    MD, Harvard Medical School, 1973
  • Clinical Interests
    • Binge Eating
    • Cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Food Intolerance
    • Hypertension
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Malnutrition
    • Obesity
    • Weight Management
  • Research

    Publications