Dr. Michelle Hauser is the Obesity Medicine Director of the Medical Weight Loss Program in the Stanford Lifestyle and Weight Management Center. She is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine. She also holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, General Surgery, and by courtesy, Primary Care and Population Health. Dr. Hauser developed the Medgroup lifestyle and medical weight management program at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) which now serves patients across the U.S. both in and outside the VA system. She is currently course director for SURG244: Teaching Kitchen Elective for MD & PA Students at Stanford—the course upon which her ACLM co-published Culinary Medicine Curriculum is based. This curriculum has been used in over 100 countries for health professional education and patient care.