Ronald Krauss, MD
Dr. Krauss is Senior Scientist and Dolores Jordan Endowed Chair at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and Adjunct Professor of Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley. Ron received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and served his medical internship and residency at the Harvard Medical Service of Boston City Hospital. He received postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, a Fellow of the American Society of Nutrition and the American Heart Association (AHA), and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Atherosclerosis Society.
Dr. Krauss has served on the U.S. National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults, was the founding chair of the AHA Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism, and is a National Spokesperson for the AHA. Ron has also served on both the Committee on Dietary Recommended Intakes for Macronutrients and the Committee on Biomarkers of Chronic Disease of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and was a reviewer for the NAS Report on Optimizing the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Dr. Krauss has received numerous awards including the AHA Scientific Councils Distinguished Achievement Award, the Centrum Center For Nutrition Science Award of the American Society for Nutrition, the Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance from the International Committee for Insulin Resistance, and the AHA Award of Meritorious Achievement. He has been on the editorial boards on a number of journals has published over 450 research articles and reviews on metabolic, genetic, dietary, and drug effects on plasma lipoproteins and coronary artery disease risk. www.profiles.ucsf.edu/ronald.krauss