Dr. Mechanick is Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Heart, and Director of Metabolic Support in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his M.D. degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, completed Internal Medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed Endocrine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Mechanick authored over 386 publications with 272 PubMed citations. He is the 2016-2017 Past President of the American College of Endocrinology, 2013-2014 Past President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and 2005-2006 Past President of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Mechanick was appointed member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Science Board for 2010-2013 and 2013-2015 Editor-in-Chief of the publication Elevate Health. Dr. Mechanick currently chairs the ASPEN Physician Engagement Committee and Board of Visitors for the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland at College Park. He was the 2011 recipient of the University of Maryland Industry Impact Award and 2011 University of Maryland Biology Alumnus Award.