Scott I. Kahan, M.D., M.P.H.
Scott Kahan is the medical director of the Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance and Chair of the Clinical Committee for The Obesity Society. Dr. Kahan’s clinical practice and research addresses obesity prevention and treatment, chronic disease risk reduction, health behavior change in populations, and clinical aspects of weight management. His public policy work focuses on expanding access to care for obesity treatment services, addressing weight stigma, and training physicians in obesity treatment modalities. Dr. Kahan holds a faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has served as associate director of the Johns Hopkins University Weight Management Center and as a member of the core faculty of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program. He also holds a faculty appointment at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, is a clinical professor at George Washington University School of Medicine, and previously served as co-director of the George Washington University Weight Management Center. Dr. Kahan is a fellow of The Obesity Society and a Diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kahan received a B.S. in Bioengineering from Columbia University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, now Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed a residency at Johns Hopkins University, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Kahan received his Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is board-certified in preventive medicine and obesity medicine. Dr. Kahan is also board certified as a Physician Nutrition Specialist.