Dr. Scott Kahan is the Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness. He is a physician trained in both clinical medicine and public health. He serves on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the George Washington University School of Medicine, and the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
Dr. Kahan received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Columbia University, his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and his Master’s of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He trained in Internal Medicine and completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he served as Chief Resident. In addition to training and certification in medicine and obesity treatment, he is certified as a nutritionist by the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.
Dr. Kahan has received numerous awards, including Clinician of the Year award (2017) by The Obesity Society, Healthcare Provider Advocate of the Year (2016) by the Obesity Action Coalition, the Patients’ Choice award as one of Washington DC’s best physicians (2010-2018), Outstanding Contribution Gratitude Award by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Weight Management DPG, and he has been rated as the #1 Preventive Medicine physician in Washington, D.C. by rateMDs.com. He has also been named to the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Drexel University 40 Under 40 list, and he has been nominated for the Robert Wood Johnson Young Leader award.