Dr. Bistrian is Chief, Clinical Nutrition, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty qualifications in Critical Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from Cornell University, his M.P.H. degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are in protein calorie malnutrition, its pathophysiology and assessment, cytokine biology, and the nutritional support of critically ill patients. He is the former President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Past President of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and member of the Board of Directors and President-Elect of the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology. He serves on the editorial boards of Critical Care Medicine, Harvard Health Letter, and the Women’s Health Watch. He formerly served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Reviews, Journal of Nutrition, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, and Obesity and Behavior. He is the author or co-author of more than 400 original publications in the scientific literature.
Dr. Bistrian is the 2004 recipient of the Joseph Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Medical Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences in 2005.Back to Nutrition Science Advisory Council