Robert H. Lerman

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" Dr. Lerman is the Medical Director of Metagenics and works with the team in the Functional Medicine Research Center. He was officially appointed in 1999; however, he had spent the previous year at HealthComm International, Inc. on sabbatical leave from Boston University School of Medicine, where he was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and a faculty member in Nutritional Sciences at the Henry M. Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He was also Director of Inpatient Nutrition and Director of Clinical Nutrition for more than 15 years at Boston Medical Center, and served as Chief of Nutrition at Jewish Memorial Hospital in Boston. Dr. Lerman is board certified in internal medicine and received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has completed fellowships in nephrology and clinical nutrition. As a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he served as Chief of Medicine at the U.S. Army Hospitals in Berlin, Germany and Vicenza, Italy. In addition, he was acting Chief of Nephrology at Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheba, Israel.

"He has authored and co-authored numerous papers and book chapters, in addition to lecturing on such topics as parenteral nutrition, obesity, fatty acid metabolism, healing and repair of acute myocardial infarction, and trace element deficiency. He is also Director of Medical Education for the Institute for Functional Medicine, serves on the editorial board of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, and an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. "[1]


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  1. Metagenics Team, organizational web page, accessed February 26, 2013.