Jack A Yanovski, MD PhD
  • Chief, Section on Growth and Obesity
  • National Institutes of Health, NICHD
  • Bethesda, MD USA


Jack Yanovski is Chief of the Section on Growth and Obesity, in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, one of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Yanovski has carried out many clinical studies on the evaluation and treatment of overweight and obesity in children and adults, as well as laboratory investigations of the molecular etiologies of obesity. Dr. Yanovski has authored over 300 published manuscripts, has served as Chair of The Obesity Society’s annual Scientific Meeting, was a member of the expert panel that developed the 2017 Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline on Pediatric Obesity Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention, and, among other awards, has received the Bar-Or Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research from the Pediatric Obesity Section of The Obesity Society.