Dr. David S. Ludwig


  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Stanford University School of Medicine


  • Medicine, Wellness


Ludwig has been a pediatric endocrinologist for more than 28 years. He's a Harvard professor and also works as a researcher at Boston Children's Hospital. An expert on weight loss, he founded the Optimal Weight for Life program at Boston Children's Hospital and wrote a best-selling book on the subject titled Always Hungry. He also serves as the director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center and his writing has been featured on MyDomaine.


Ludwig received a BS from the University of California, Berkeley and an MD and Ph.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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