The Medifast Medical Advisory Board

About Medifast

Weight loss designed, used, and recommended by doctors.

  • Created by William Vitale, M.D. and originally sold directly to doctors.
  • Scientifically formulated to be safe, filling, and nutritious.
  • Clinically proven to help you lose weight fast.
  • Medifast is the brand recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980 and used by over one million customers.

This cross­disciplinary panel reviews the effectiveness and safety of Medifast products and programs, and assists in developing new ones.

JOHN E. HAYES, PH. D.

Assistant Professor of Food Science, Director, Sensory Evaluation Center, The Pennsylvania State University

GEORGE A. BRAY, M.D.

Boyd Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University

MARK MESSINA, PH. D.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, President, Nutrition Matters, Inc.

SYLVIA B. ROWE, MA

Adjunct Professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst President, SR Strategy

LAWRENCE J. CHESKIN, M.D., FACP

Associate Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Director, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center

JOHN P. FOREYT, PH.D.

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Department of Medicine

PARAM DEDHIA, M.D.

Physician of Integrative Medicine, Canyon Ranch