Peter D. Vash, M.D., M.P.H.
2080 Century Park East, Suite1511
Century City, Ca. 90067
Tel: (310) 553-0804
Fax: (310) 553-9459
Peter D. Vash, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E. Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center and Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, is a board certified internist specializing in endocrinology and metabolism with an emphasis on obesity. While at UCLA Medical Center as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, he finished his fellowship training in endocrinology, earned an M.P.H. and established an outpatient obesity clinic to study the clinical and dietary effects of a high protein, low calorie protein sparing modified fast on weight loss and safety. He is the Past President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and has also served on the board of The Obesity Society. Dr. Vash has a private practice working with the overweight and obese patients, overweight patients with type 2 diabetes and those with eating disorders. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally, on the treatment and medical management of overweight and obese patients. He has been an invited expert witness to speak before a Senate Subcommittee and the F.T.C. concerning medical weight loss issues and the safety and impact of commercial weight loss programs. He has written four books- "The Fat to Muscle Diet", "The Dieter's Dictionary", "A Matter of Fat": The Sotari Program", and his latest book, "Mindful Eating: Eat and Be Thin", which is available on Amazone.com. He has also served on the board of Shape Magazine, writing many articles regarding health, fitness, obesity, and weight loss treatments. Dr. Vash has worked closely in consultation with the media (TV, radio, print) providing them with expert consultation on issues concerning obesity, weight loss, type 2 diabetes, and eating disorders. He was recently elected to the board of directors for the American Heart Association's Western State Affiliate and has served on their board advocating for more research and comprehensive treatments for childhood obesity.