An expert in clinical nutrition, endocrinology and internal medicine, Dr. Richard Rivlin received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School. Prior to that, Dr. Rivlin received a bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard College. As a clinical-scientist, he has written over 160 research articles and is the author or editor of six books and symposia relating to nutrition and cancer prevention, vitamin metabolism and thyroid hormone action. As a physician, he treats patients with a wide variety of nutritional disorders, emphasizing the role of nutrition in disease prevention and control - particularly cancer. Dr. Rivlin is the recipient of a number of professional awards and honors, including the lifetime achievement award from the American College of Nutrition, membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (an honorary society), fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and fellow of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
Dr. Rivlin is currently a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He also serves as the director for the Nutrition Program at the Strang Cancer Prevention Center. Since 1980, Dr. Rivlin has served as principal investigator of the NCI-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Unit at Strang, one of only two such grant programs in the United States. Additionally, he served for 11 years as chief of nutrition service at Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.