George A. Bray,


Boyd Professor Emeritus, LSU, 
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 
Louisiana State University, 
New Orleans, LA

George A. Bray, MD is a Boyd Professor Emeritus at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. After graduating from Brown University summa cum laude in 1953, Bray entered Harvard Medical School graduating magna cum laude in 1957. His post-doctoral training included an internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, a fellowship at the NIH, residency at the Strong-Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, a fellowship at the National Institute for Medical Research in London and at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. In 1970, he became Director of the Clinical Research Center at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center and organizer of the First Fogarty International Center Conference on Obesity at NIH in 1973. Bray also Chaired the Second International Congress on Obesity in Washington DC in 1977. In 1989 he became the first Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, a post he held until 1999. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, Master of the American College of Endocrinology and Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Bray founded the North American Association for the Study of Obesity in 1982 (now The Obesity Society), and he was the founding editor of its journal, Obesity Research, as well as co-founder of the International Journal of Obesity and the first editor of Endocrine Practice. Dr. Bray has received many awards during his medical career including election to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, an Honorary Fellowship in the American Dietetic Association. During his academic years Bray authored or coauthored more than 2,000 publications, ranging from peer-reviewed articles and reviews, to books, book chapters and abstracts. Bray has had a long interest in the history of medicine and has written articles and a book on this subject.