Dr. Kurt Hong is the Executive Director of USC Center for Clinical Nutrition and Applied Health Research. He currently is on faculty at both USC Keck School of Medicine and USC Davis School of Gerontology. Dr. Kurt Hong received his M.D. with research distinction from Harvard Medical School and Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hong has been involved in nutrition, obesity and metabolic research over the past 15 years. His research interests include clinical and translational studies on the role of macro and micronutrients in energy metabolism, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Hong is an investigator on NIH-funded studies and has served on multiple editorial boards and national organization committees - including the Obesity Society, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the American Society for Nutrition. He is dual board-certified in internal medicine and clinical nutrition. As a well-recognized expert in his field, Dr. Hong contributes regularly to various national magazines and media outlets, and has been voted three times by his peers to Best Doctors in AmericaTM.