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2010 Advisory Panel

Robert Murray, MD

Robert Murray, MD, is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Ohio State University School of Medicine, located at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In 2006, he became the Director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition. Previously, Dr. Murray had spent 20 years at Children’s Hospital in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, as well as the Director of the Borden Center for Nutrition and Wellness. He then served for 3 years as the Pediatric Medical Director for Ross Labs, a division of Abbott Labs before returning to Children’s in his current role.

Dr. Murray attended Indiana University School of Medicine and did his residency training in pediatrics at DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric GI and Nutrition at Columbus Children’s in 1985 and has remained on the faculty since. As the Director of the Borden Center for Nutrition and Wellness at Children’s, Dr. Murray worked on the issue of obesity prevention in children. He continues to be active at the local and state level in the areas of public policy, education and community-based research. Currently, Dr Murray is the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health and is their representative to the national Action for Healthy Kids initiative, promoting school policies that combat obesity.