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Dr Rob Huizenga  

Dr. Rob Huizenga, considered one of the leading weight-loss experts in the country, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA.

with a busy medical practice specializing in medical, sports and obesity-related issues. Rob is the former L.A. Raider doctor and NFL Physician Society President who chronicled his experiences in You�re OK, It�s Just a Bruise � A Doctor�s Sideline Secrets about Pro-Football�s Most Outrageous Team. This book sparked the national debate on anabolic steroids and other ergogenic aids and was the basis for Oliver Stone�s Any Given Sunday. Most recently, Huizenga authored Where Did All the Fat Go? The WOW Prescription to Reach Your Ideal Weight and Stay There an innovative approach to obesity based on observations of overweight professional athletes together with four years of in depth research on nearly 200 obese couch-potato applicants to NBC's Biggest Loser TV show. The WOW! Rx combines cutting edge exercise, nutrition, psychology and group dynamics with old-fashioned hard work. Rob was valedictorian and all-county football, wrestling and track at Penfield High; honors math and biology and NCAA All-American wrestler at the University of Michigan; immunology major and all-star Rugby player while at Harvard Medical School. He was chosen Chief Medical Resident at Cedars Sinai Medical Center while also serving as a national medical correspondent for the FOX-TV show BreakAway. Rob has repeatedly been interviewed as a health expert on CBS, NBC and ABC Evening News, the Today Show, Nightline and Larry King as well in the New York Times and other national print media. He has also been called as a medical expert in multiple high profile legal cases including the criminal and civil OJ Simpson, anabolic steroid and Botox trials. He has recurrent roles as writer, correspondent and advisor on numerous TV shows and movies including most recently seven seasons of The Biggest Loser, Extreme Make Over, American Gladiators, Work Out, Student Body, Dr Phil Weight Loss Challenge and Into the Wild.


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