Harry G. Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS, received his BA and MD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and New York City, NY, trained for 3 years in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center under Dr. David E. Rogers, studied for 2 years as a fellow in renal physiology at Cornell University Medical Center under Dr. Robert F. Pitts, and spent 2 years in clinical and research training in nephrology at Georgetown University Medical Center under Dr. George E. Schreiner.
During his training years, he was a special research fellow of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Following 5 years as an assistant and associate (tenured) professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he became an established investigator of the American Heart Association, he returned to Georgetown Medical Center. He subsequently performed a 6-month sabbatical in molecular biology at the NIH in the laboratories of Dr. Maurice Burg. Dr. Preuss is now a tenured Professor in four departments at Georgetown University Medical Center — Biochemistry, Physiology, Medicine, and Pathology.
His bibliography includes over 230 peer-reviewed medical research papers, 180 general medical contributions (chapters, reviews, etc.), 7 patents, and more than 250 abstracts. Dr. Preuss has written, edited or co-edited nine books and three symposia published in well-established journals. He has two recently published books: one co-authored for the lay public entitled, The Natural Fat Loss Pharmacy (Broadway Books/Rodale Press/) that has sold over 120,000 copies and a second co-edited for the academic community entitled, Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention (CRC Press) that received outstanding reviews from the NEJM and JAMA. Dr. Preuss is currently an advisory editor for many journals. His previous government appointments included 4 years on the Advisory Council for the National Institute on Aging, 2 years on the Advisory Council of the director of the NIH (NIA Representative), and 2 years on the Advisory Council for the Office of Alternative Medicine of the NIH.
Dr. Preuss was elected the ninth Master of the American College of Nutrition (ACN). After being on the Board of Directors of the ACN, Dr. Preuss spent 3 years as secretary-treasurer and 3 consecutive years as vice president, president-elect, and became president in 1998; he was twice more re elected president of the ACN in 2008 and 2010. Dr. Preuss is a member of the board of directors for the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA) and was their treasurer. Dr. Preuss wrote the nutrition section for the Encyclopedia Americana and is past president of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS) that gives the CNS certification. Dr. Preuss is currently chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for NutraSpace.com. He is the recipient of the William B. Peck, James Lind, and Bieber Awards for his research and activities in the medical and nutrition field.
Articles at HMDI:
In Prevent Muscle Loss, Age Gracefully, Dr. Preuss addresses the importance of preventing muscle wasting, or sarcopenia, as we age. He also discusses nutritional aids clinically proven to safely and effectively prevent or treat sarcopenia in Sarcopenia: Treatment With Supplements.