Robert F Kushner

  • 12597 Citations
1982 …2021
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Nutrition and Weight Management, Medical care of the patient with overweight or obesity, Preventive medicine

Medical education in nutrition and obesity

Care of patients who struggle with overweight or obesity

Certifications and Licenses

Internal Medicine

Training Experience

1980Internship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
1982Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
1984Fellowship, University of Chicago Hospitals

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 1979

Research interests

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Nutrition / Dietetics
  • Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Obesity
  • Preventive Medicine

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Grants 2000 2021

Research Output 1982 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Aspiration therapy for the treatment of obesity: 4-year results of a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Thompson, C. C., Abu Dayyeh, B. K., Kushnir, V., Kushner, R. F., Jirapinyo, P., Schorr, A. B., Aronne, L. J., Amaro, A., Jaffe, D. L., Schulman, A. R., Early, D., Stein, A. C., Sharaiha, R., Edmundowicz, S. A., Bohning, J. M., Jensen, M. D., Shukla, A. P., Apovian, C., Kim, D. W., Tran, D. & 8 others, Zarrinpar, A., Ryan, M. B., Young, M., Lowe, A., Haas, M., Goldsmith, H., McCrea, J. & Sullivan, S., Aug 1 2019, In : Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 15, 8, p. 1348-1354 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Weight Loss
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of Obesity Competencies for Medical Education: A Report from the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative

Kushner, R. F., Horn, D. B., Butsch, W. S., Brown, J. D., Duncan, K., Fugate, C. S., Gorney, C., Grunvald, E. L., Igel, L. I., Pasarica, M., Pennings, N., Soleymani, T. & Velazquez, A., Jul 1 2019, In : Obesity. 27, 7, p. 1063-1067 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Medical Education

Editorial overview: Frontiers in obesity

Sbraccia, P. & Kushner, R. F., Feb 1 2019, In : Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research. 4, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial


ASGE EndoVators Summit: defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management

ASGE EndoVators Task Force, Jan 1 2018, In : Surgical endoscopy. 32, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the Role and Value of Endoscopic Therapies in Obesity Management

ASGE EndoVators Task Force, Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 22, 2, p. 376-387 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle