Steven B. Heymsfield

Dr. Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D.

International Life Science, BioTech Professional & Educator

MDr. Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D.  is Professor and Director of the Body Composition- Metabolism Laboratory at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge. He is on the visiting faculty at Harvard Medical School and a former Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Prior to Pennington, he was Global Director of Scientific Affairs for the Obesity Group at Merck & Co.

Dr. Heymsfield has published more than 700 peer-reviewed papers covering topics such as obesity, malnutrition, cancer, cachexia, body composition, and caloric expenditure. His contributions to the study of human nutrition led to the TOPS Award from The Obesity Society (TOS), the Rhoads Award from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award, American Society of Nutrition (ASN), and the George Bray Founders Award from TOS. During the President Bush’s Administration he was considered for the Office of the Surgeon General.

Dr. Heymsfield is past president of ASPEN, ASN and TOS. He was recently appointed as an Amazon Scholar and works on the Amazon HALO product.

Also see the link to Dr. Heymsfield’s Bibliography from the National Library of Medicine, NIH National Center for Biotechnology Information.