As a leading player on the front lines against obesity, Stewart Lonky, M.D., has devoted years to
uncovering the effects of excess weight on human health. He has been a pioneering doctor with a
thriving career in clinical, academic, and laboratory settings for nearly four decades. He writes
and frequently speaks on the growing obesity and overweight epidemic and boasts an impressive
list of accomplishments. 

Dr. Lonky is currently the medical director and founder of West Coast Cardiopulmonary, Inc., and
heads up a successful medical practice bearing his

After earning his medical degree from
Downstate Medical Center and completing an
internship at Brooklyn’s Kings Hospital, Barnes
Hospital (St. Louis) selected Dr. Lonky as its junior
assistant resident before becoming the senior resident
at the U.C. San Diego Medical Center, now U.C. San
Diego Health. Dr. Lonky followed up with a National
Institutes of Health fellowship in pulmonary disease
and biochemistry. Additionally, Dr. Lonky holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Dr. Lonky has made countless contributions to the fields of pulmonology, internal medicine, and

In recent years, he’s devoted a great deal of time to exploring the impact of
environmental and behavioral factors in the complex processes of weight regulation. He was one
of the very first doctors to highlight the link between environmental pollutants and human health.
Dr. Lonky was the first doctor to publish peer-reviewed research on the efficacy of using an
activated form of natural zeolite to help with the excretion of toxic metals from the human body.

He has been instrumental in raising the medical and lay communities’ awareness of the
connection between oxygen deprivation and right heart failure, a seldom-discussed topic in all
the hype surrounding cardiovascular disease. Dr. Lonky’s unique treatment paradigm works by
helping patients eliminate environmental pollutants from their bodies so they can address the

behavioral factors affecting obesity. Dr. Lonky’s research, particularly the connection between
oxygen deprivation and obesity, has opened the door to new possibilities for reducing weight-
related morbidity and mortality.

Dr. Lonky has served as an assistant professor at the UCSD School of Medicine. At UCSD, Dr.
Lonky’s quest to further expand his knowledge of the mechanisms of lung injury led to the
discovery of the biochemical mechanisms at work in chronic lung disease and emphysema. For
six years, Dr. Lonky was the Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at the Daniel Freeman
Hospitals in Los Angeles. He also served as a consultant to the San Diego Department of Public

Dr. Lonky is the co-founder and previously served as Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and
Director of Medical Research and Product Development for the Trylon Corporation. Dr. Lonky
and Trylon’s research scientists developed technologies that quickly and accurately detect
cervical and oral cancers. Today, dental offices (VizilteTM and Oral CDxTM) and Gynecologist
practices (Soft ECC TM and Spirabrush Cx TM) the world over regularly use his pioneering

Dr. Lonky serves on the board of directors of the NutraPharma Corporation, a biopharmaceutical
company specializing in the acquisition, licensing, and commercialization of pharmaceutical
products and technologies to manage neurological disorders, cancer, autoimmune and infectious
diseases. He’s also on the board of the Histologics Corporation, a company specializing in
developing fabric-based biopsy tools.

Dr. Lonky regularly performs medical-legal evaluations, which are exams used to determine the
cause, extent, and medical treatment of injuries where liability is in question. His specialties
include Panel Qualified Medical Evaluations (PQME) and Agreed Medical Evaluations (AME).
Dr. Lonky also conducts Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), an exam used to determine the
extent of non-work-related injuries.

Dr. Lonky’s interest in the connection between toxic environments and his patients’ illnesses,
including obesity, dates to the start of his medical career. He co-authored the book Invisible
Killers: The Truth About Environmental Genocide. He’s been interviewed many times about the
connection between environmental pollutants and illness and delivered a keynote lecture on the
subject at the 35th Annual Cancer Control Society Convention in 2007. Also, Dr. Lonky has
lectured widely on the environmental toxin-health connection in the United States, Canada, and
Australia. Dr. Lonky’s desire to educate the public about the role of heavy metals and
environmental toxins on obesity led him to undertake his most recent project, OUTSMARTING

Dr. Lonky is a Diplomate of the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical
Care Medicine, and a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the California Lung
Association, and the New York Academy of Science. In addition, he holds memberships in the
American Thoracic Society and the American Federation for Clinical Research. He is a Fellow
of the prestigious American College of Physicians.

Dr. Lonky maintains a demanding schedule, frequently traveling for speaking engagements. In
addition, he participates in many high-profile health and wellness programs worldwide, targeting
both academic and lay audiences.

Charismatic, knowledgeable, and incredibly down-to-earth, Dr. Lonky will not stop on his quest
to increase the public’s awareness of the scourge of obesity. He is committed to advancing a
science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of obesity.
Nothing will stop him, not even the occasional derisive comment from colleagues who don’t
fully appreciate the obesity epidemic’s scope and scale. But with one-third of the world’s
population now classified ‘fat’—with no signs of slowing down and no apparent solution in
sight—Dr. Lonky is confident that facts and proof will continue to mount in favor of his outlook
and approach.

Dr. Lonky lives in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara with his wife, Marilyn. They have two
daughters and four grandchildren.


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