Robert Lustig, MD

Professor of Clinical ___
Pediatrics-Endocrinology
+1 415 502-8672

Robert H. Lustig, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, and Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF.

Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with basic and clinical training relative to hypothalamic development, anatomy, and function. Prior to coming to San Francisco in 2001, he worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. There, he was charged with the endocrine care of many children whose hypothalami had been damaged by brain tumors, or subsequent surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Many patients who survived became massively obese. Dr. Lustig theorized that hypothalamic damage led to the inability to sense the hormone leptin, which in turn, led to the starvation response. Since repairing the hypothalamus was not an option, he looked downstream, and noted that these patients had increased activity of the vagus nerve (a manifestation of starvation) which increased insulin secretion. By administering the insulin suppressive agent octreotide, he was able to get them to lose weight; but more remarkably, they started to exercise spontaneously. He then demonstrated the same phenomenon in obese adults without CNS lesions. The universality of these findings has enabled Dr. Lustig to weave these threads together into a novel unifying hypothesis regarding the etiology, prevention, and treatment of the current obesity epidemic. This has led him to explore the specific role of fructose (half of sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup) as a specific mediator of both chronic disease, and continued caloric consumption. His now notorious YouTube video, “Sugar – the bitter truth” continues its popularity with the lay public.

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Lustig went to Stuyvesant H.S. in Manhattan, graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1983, and his clinical fellowship at UCSF in 1984. From there, he spent six years as a post-doctoral fellow and research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. He has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Dr. Lustig has authored 85 peer-reviewed articles and 30 reviews. He has mentored 20 pediatric endocrine fellows, and trained numerous other allied health professionals. He provides endocrinologic support to several protocols of the Children’s Oncology Group. He is the former Chairman of the Ad hoc Obesity Task Force of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the Pediatric Obesity Practice Guidelines Subcommittee of The Endocrine Society, a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society, a member of the Pediatric Obesity Devices Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Endocrine Alliance to Combat Obesity. He also consults for several childhood obesity advocacy groups.

Dr. Lustig lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters (ages 10 and 4). Spare time (what little there is) is spent cooking, theater-going, and traveling.

Publications: 

Exercise Type in Dieting Obese Older Adults.

The New England journal of medicine

Stigler FL, Lustig RH, Moser AM

Hepatic steatosis after pediatric liver transplant.

Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society

Perito ER, Vase T, Ramachandran R, Phelps A, Jen KY, Lustig RH, Feldstein VA, Rosenthal P

Effects of Dietary Fructose Restriction on Liver Fat, De Novo Lipogenesis, and Insulin Kinetics in Children With Obesity.

Gastroenterology

Schwarz JM, Noworolski SM, Erkin-Cakmak A, Korn NJ, Wen MJ, Tai VW, Jones GM, Palii SP, Velasco-Alin M, Pan K, Patterson BW, Gugliucci A, Lustig RH, Mulligan K

Association of prenatal and childhood PBDE exposure with timing of puberty in boys and girls.

Environment international

Harley KG, Rauch SA, Chevrier J, Kogut K, Parra KL, Trujillo C, Lustig RH, Greenspan LC, Sjödin A, Bradman A, Eskenazi B

Prediabetes in Pediatric Recipients of Liver Transplant: Mechanism and Risk Factors.

The Journal of pediatrics

Perito ER, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P

In utero and childhood DDT, DDE, PBDE and PCBs exposure and sex hormones in adolescent boys: The CHAMACOS study.

International journal of hygiene and environmental health

Eskenazi B, Rauch SA, Tenerelli R, Huen K, Holland NT, Lustig RH, Kogut K, Bradman A, Sjodin A, Harley KG

Short-term isocaloric fructose restriction lowers apoC-III levels and yields less atherogenic lipoprotein profiles in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Atherosclerosis

Gugliucci A, Lustig RH, Caccavello R, Erkin-Cakmak A, Noworolski SM, Tai VW, Wen MJ, Mulligan K, Schwarz JM

Sickeningly Sweet: Does Sugar Cause Type 2 Diabetes? Yes.

Canadian journal of diabetes

Lustig RH

Metabolic Syndrome Components After Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Prevalence and the Impact of Obesity and Immunosuppression.

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Perito ER, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P

Effects of a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention in adults with obesity: A randomized clinical trial.

Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)

Daubenmier J, Moran PJ, Kristeller J, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Kemeny ME, Dallman M, Lustig RH, Grunfeld C, Nixon DF, Milush JM, Goldman V, Laraia B, Laugero KD, Woodhouse L, Epel ES, Hecht FM

Reduced reward-driven eating accounts for the impact of a mindfulness-based diet and exercise intervention on weight loss: Data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial.

Appetite

Mason AE, Epel ES, Aschbacher K, Lustig RH, Acree M, Kristeller J, Cohn M, Dallman M, Moran PJ, Bacchetti P, Laraia B, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J

Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on mindful eating, sweets consumption, and fasting glucose levels in obese adults: data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial.

Journal of behavioral medicine

Mason AE, Epel ES, Kristeller J, Moran PJ, Dallman M, Lustig RH, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Laraia BA, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J

Intracranial control after Cyberknife radiosurgery to the resection bed for large brain metastases.

Radiation oncology (London, England)

Vogel J, Ojerholm E, Hollander A, Briola C, Mooij R, Bieda M, Kolker J, Nagda S, Geiger G, Dorsey J, Lustig R, O'Rourke DM, Brem S, Lee J, Alonso-Basanta M

Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)

Lustig RH, Mulligan K, Noworolski SM, Tai VW, Wen MJ, Erkin-Cakmak A, Gugliucci A, Schwarz JM

INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR BINDING PROTEIN 1 PREDICTS INSULIN SENSITIVITY AND INSULIN AREA-UNDER-THE-CURVE IN OBESE, NONDIABETIC ADOLESCENTS.

Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Lee PD, Lustig RH, Lenders C, Baillargeon J, Wilson DM

Putting the brakes on the "drive to eat": Pilot effects of naltrexone and reward-based eating on food cravings among obese women.

Eating behaviors

Mason AE, Laraia B, Daubenmier J, Hecht FM, Lustig RH, Puterman E, Adler N, Dallman M, Kiernan M, Gearhardt AN, Epel ES

Radiation oncology: introduction.

Seminars in oncology

Lustig R

Development and clinical implementation of a universal bolus to maintain spot size during delivery of base of skull pencil beam scanning proton therapy.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Both S, Shen J, Kirk M, Lin L, Tang S, Alonso-Basanta M, Lustig R, Lin H, Deville C, Hill-Kayser C, Tochner Z, McDonough J

Latino children's body mass index at 2-3.5 years predicts sympathetic nervous system activity at 5 years.

Childhood obesity (Print)

Alkon A, Harley KG, Neilands TB, Tambellini K, Lustig RH, Boyce WT, Eskenazi B

Chronic stress increases vulnerability to diet-related abdominal fat, oxidative stress, and metabolic risk.

Psychoneuroendocrinology

Aschbacher K, Kornfeld S, Picard M, Puterman E, Havel PJ, Stanhope K, Lustig RH, Epel E

Gamma Knife radiosurgery to four or more brain metastases in patients without prior intracranial radiation or surgery.

Cancer medicine

Ojerholm E, Lee JY, Kolker J, Lustig R, Dorsey JF, Alonso-Basanta M

Phase I randomized double-blind placebo-controlled single-dose safety studies of Bowman-Birk inhibitor concentrate.

Oncology letters

Lin LL, Mick R, Ware J, Metz J, Lustig R, Vapiwala N, Rengan R, Kennedy AR

A new biomarker of hedonic eating? A preliminary investigation of cortisol and nausea responses to acute opioid blockade.

Appetite

Daubenmier J, Lustig RH, Hecht FM, Kristeller J, Woolley J, Adam T, Dallman M, Epel E

Proton versus photon radiation therapy for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma: the need for a customized approach.

Pediatric blood & cancer

Hill-Kayser C, Tochner Z, Both S, Lustig R, Reilly A, Balamuth N, Womer R, Maris J, Grupp S, Bagatell R

Targeted hepatic sonography during clinic visits for detection of fatty liver in overweight children: a pilot study.

Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Perito ER, Tsai PM, Hawley S, Lustig RH, Feldstein VA

Dietary treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

Current opinion in gastroenterology

Perito ER, Rodriguez LA, Lustig RH

Fructose: it's "alcohol without the buzz".

Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.)

Lustig RH

Prenatal and postnatal bisphenol A exposure and body mass index in childhood in the CHAMACOS cohort.

Environmental health perspectives

Harley KG, Aguilar Schall R, Chevrier J, Tyler K, Aguirre H, Bradman A, Holland NT, Lustig RH, Calafat AM, Eskenazi B

What is metabolic syndrome, and why are children getting it?

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Weiss R, Bremer AA, Lustig RH

Associations between perinatal factors and adiponectin and leptin in 9-year-old Mexican-American children.

Pediatric obesity

Volberg V, Harley KG, Aguilar RS, Rosas LG, Huen K, Yousefi P, Davé V, Phan N, Lustig RH, Eskenazi B, Holland N

Determination of bone age in pediatric patients with Crohn's disease should become part of routine care.

Inflammatory bowel diseases

Gupta N, Lustig RH, Kohn MA, Vittinghoff E

Cranial irradiation increases risk of stroke in pediatric brain tumor survivors.

Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation

Campen CJ, Kranick SM, Kasner SE, Kessler SK, Zimmerman RA, Lustig R, Phillips PC, Storm PB, Smith SE, Ichord R, Fisher MJ

Long-term follow-up of the RTOG 9501/intergroup phase III trial: postoperative concurrent radiation therapy and chemotherapy in high-risk squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Cooper JS, Zhang Q, Pajak TF, Forastiere AA, Jacobs J, Saxman SB, Kish JA, Kim HE, Cmelak AJ, Rotman M, Lustig R, Ensley JF, Thorstad W, Schultz CJ, Yom SS, Ang KK

Menarche in pediatric patients with Crohn's disease.

Digestive diseases and sciences

Gupta N, Lustig RH, Kohn MA, Vittinghoff E

Hypothalamic obesity in children.

Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

Bereket A, Kiess W, Lustig RH, Muller HL, Goldstone AP, Weiss R, Yavuz Y, Hochberg Z

Leptin concentrations in response to acute stress predict subsequent intake of comfort foods.

Physiology & behavior

Tomiyama AJ, Schamarek I, Lustig RH, Kirschbaum C, Puterman E, Havel PJ, Epel ES

Diabetes and dietary fibre: directive or distraction?

Clinical & experimental ophthalmology

Lustig RH

Toward a unifying hypothesis of metabolic syndrome.

Pediatrics

Bremer AA, Mietus-Snyder M, Lustig RH

Public health: The toxic truth about sugar.

Nature

Lustig RH, Schmidt LA, Brindis CD

Health-related quality of life in adolescents with or at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The Journal of pediatrics

Rhodes ET, Goran MI, Lieu TA, Lustig RH, Prosser LA, Songer TJ, Weigensberg MJ, Weinstock RS, Gonzalez T, Rawluk K, Zoghbi RM, Ludwig DS, Laffel LM

Effects of sugar-sweetened beverages on children.

Pediatric annals

Bremer AA, Lustig RH

Postoperative radiation therapy for low-grade glioma: patterns of care between 1998 and 2006.

Cancer

Suneja G, Alonso-Basanta M, Lustig R, Lee JY, Bekelman JE

Growth hormone secretion after conformal radiation therapy in pediatric patients with localized brain tumors.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Merchant TE, Rose SR, Bosley C, Wu S, Xiong X, Lustig RH

Mindfulness Intervention for Stress Eating to Reduce Cortisol and Abdominal Fat among Overweight and Obese Women: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Study.

Journal of obesity

Daubenmier J, Kristeller J, Hecht FM, Maninger N, Kuwata M, Jhaveri K, Lustig RH, Kemeny M, Karan L, Epel E

Is fast food addictive?

Current drug abuse reviews

Garber AK, Lustig RH

Infant formula, tea, and water supplementation of latino infants at 4-6 weeks postpartum.

Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association

Wojcicki JM, Holbrook K, Lustig RH, Caughey AB, Muñoz RF, Heyman MB

Risk factors for obesity and high blood pressure in Chinese American children: maternal acculturation and children's food choices.

Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health

Chen JL, Weiss S, Heyman MB, Lustig R

The efficacy of the web-based childhood obesity prevention program in Chinese American adolescents (Web ABC study).

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Chen JL, Weiss S, Heyman MB, Cooper B, Lustig RH

Chronic maternal depression is associated with reduced weight gain in latino infants from birth to 2 years of age.

PloS one

Wojcicki JM, Holbrook K, Lustig RH, Epel E, Caughey AB, Muñoz RF, Shiboski SC, Heyman MB

Sex differences in statural growth impairment in Crohn's disease: role of IGF-1.

Inflammatory bowel diseases

Gupta N, Lustig RH, Kohn MA, McCracken M, Vittinghoff E

Failure to adhere to protocol specified radiation therapy guidelines was associated with decreased survival in RTOG 9704--a phase III trial of adjuvant chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy for patients with resected adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Abrams RA, Winter KA, Regine WF, Safran H, Hoffman JP, Lustig R, Konski AA, Benson AB, Macdonald JS, Rich TA, Willett CG

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the blood pressure go up.

Expert review of cardiovascular therapy

Nguyen S, Lustig RH

Fructose: metabolic, hedonic, and societal parallels with ethanol.

Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Lustig RH

Bariatric surgery in a patient with complete MC4R deficiency.

International journal of obesity (2005)

Aslan IR, Ranadive SA, Ersoy BA, Rogers SJ, Lustig RH, Vaisse C

The role of fructose in the pathogenesis of NAFLD and the metabolic syndrome.

Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology

Lim JS, Mietus-Snyder M, Valente A, Schwarz JM, Lustig RH

Carbohydrate intake and cardiometabolic risk factors in high BMI African American children.

Nutrition & metabolism

Sharma S, Roberts LS, Lustig RH, Fleming SE

Metformin extended release treatment of adolescent obesity: a 48-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 48-week follow-up.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Wilson DM, Abrams SH, Aye T, Lee PD, Lenders C, Lustig RH, Osganian SV, Feldman HA

Insulin resistance is improved in overweight African American boys but not in girls following a one-year multidisciplinary community intervention program.

Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM

Raman A, Ritchie LD, Lustig RH, Fitch MD, Hudes ML, Fleming SE

Macronutrient intakes and cardio metabolic risk factors in high BMI African American children.

Nutrition & metabolism

Sharma S, Roberts LS, Hudes ML, Lustig RH, Fleming SE

A clinic-based lifestyle intervention for pediatric obesity: efficacy and behavioral and biochemical predictors of response.

Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM

Madsen KA, Garber AK, Mietus-Snyder ML, Orrell-Valente JK, Tran CT, Wlasiuk L, Matos RI, Neuhaus J, Lustig RH

Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Circulation

Johnson RK, Appel LJ, Brands M, Howard BV, Lefevre M, Lustig RH, Sacks F, Steffen LM, Wylie-Rosett J

Late effects of conformal radiation therapy for pediatric patients with low-grade glioma: prospective evaluation of cognitive, endocrine, and hearing deficits.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Merchant TE, Conklin HM, Wu S, Lustig RH, Xiong X

Accuracy of self-assessed Tanner staging against hormonal assessment of sexual maturation in overweight African-American children.

Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM

Raman A, Lustig RH, Fitch M, Fleming SE

Sugar-sweetened beverages, serum uric acid, and blood pressure in adolescents.

The Journal of pediatrics

Nguyen S, Choi HK, Lustig RH, Hsu CY

Posttreatment recurrence of malignant brain neoplasm: accuracy of relative cerebral blood volume fraction in discriminating low from high malignant histologic volume fraction.

Radiology

Gasparetto EL, Pawlak MA, Patel SH, Huse J, Woo JH, Krejza J, Rosenfeld MR, O'Rourke DM, Lustig R, Melhem ER, Wolf RL

Socioeconomic status in relation to early menarche among black and white girls.

Cancer causes & control : CCC

Braithwaite D, Moore DH, Lustig RH, Epel ES, Ong KK, Rehkopf DH, Wang MC, Miller SM, Hiatt RA

Hypothalamic obesity: causes, consequences, treatment.

Pediatric endocrinology reviews : PER

Lustig RH

Patient guide to the prevention and management of pediatric obesity.

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism

Kaufman FR, Lustig RH, Vigersky R

Prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity: an endocrine society clinical practice guideline based on expert opinion.

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism

August GP, Caprio S, Fennoy I, Freemark M, Kaufman FR, Lustig RH, Silverstein JH, Speiser PW, Styne DM, Montori VM

Baseline correlates of insulin resistance in inner city high-BMI African-American children.

Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)

Raman A, Fitch MD, Hudes ML, Lustig RH, Murray CB, Ikeda JP, Fleming SE

Phase II preradiation R115777 (tipifarnib) in newly diagnosed GBM with residual enhancing disease.

Neuro-oncology

Lustig R, Mikkelsen T, Lesser G, Grossman S, Ye X, Desideri S, Fisher J, Wright J

Pilot study of an individually tailored educational program by mail to promote healthy weight in Chinese American children.

Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN

Chen JL, Weiss S, Heyman MB, Vittinghoff E, Lustig R

Dietary carbohydrate restriction in type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome: time for a critical appraisal.

Nutrition & metabolism

Accurso A, Bernstein RK, Dahlqvist A, Draznin B, Feinman RD, Fine EJ, Gleed A, Jacobs DB, Larson G, Lustig RH, Manninen AH, McFarlane SI, Morrison K, Nielsen JV, Ravnskov U, Roth KS, Silvestre R, Sowers JR, Sundberg R, Volek JS, Westman EC, Wood RJ, Wortman J, Vernon MC

Racial disparity in glucagon-like peptide 1 and inflammation markers among severely obese adolescents.

Diabetes care

Velásquez-Mieyer PA, Cowan PA, Pérez-Faustinelli S, Nieto-Martínez R, Villegas-Barreto C, Tolley EA, Lustig RH, Alpert BS

Adolescent obesity and puberty: the "perfect storm".

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Jasik CB, Lustig RH

Childhood obesity: adrift in the "limbic triangle".

Annual review of medicine

Mietus-Snyder ML, Lustig RH

Television viewing and hypertension in obese children.

American journal of preventive medicine

Pardee PE, Norman GJ, Lustig RH, Preud'homme D, Schwimmer JB

Patterns and levels of hypoxia in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and their relationship to patient outcome.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Evans SM, Du KL, Chalian AA, Mick R, Zhang PJ, Hahn SM, Quon H, Lustig R, Weinstein GS, Koch CJ

GliaSite brachytherapy boost as part of initial treatment of glioblastoma multiforme: a retrospective multi-institutional pilot study.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Welsh J, Sanan A, Gabayan AJ, Green SB, Lustig R, Burri S, Kwong E, Stea B

Pituitary development and physiology.

Pituitary

Cheung CC, Lustig RH

Feasibility of a dance videogame to promote weight loss among overweight children and adolescents.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Madsen KA, Yen S, Wlasiuk L, Newman TB, Lustig R

Noninvasive diffuse optical measurement of blood flow and blood oxygenation for monitoring radiation therapy in patients with head and neck tumors: a pilot study.

Journal of biomedical optics

Sunar U, Quon H, Durduran T, Zhang J, Du J, Zhou C, Yu G, Choe R, Kilger A, Lustig R, Loevner L, Nioka S, Chance B, Yodh AG

GliaSite brachytherapy for treatment of recurrent malignant gliomas: a retrospective multi-institutional analysis.

Neurosurgery

Gabayan AJ, Green SB, Sanan A, Jenrette J, Schultz C, Papagikos M, Tatter SP, Patel A, Amin P, Lustig R, Bastin KT, Watson G, Burri S, Stea B

A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-finding trial of a long-acting formulation of octreotide in promoting weight loss in obese adults with insulin hypersecretion.

International journal of obesity (2005)

Lustig RH, Greenway F, Velasquez-Mieyer P, Heimburger D, Schumacher D, Smith D, Smith W, Soler N, Warsi G, Berg W, Maloney J, Benedetto J, Zhu W, Hohneker J

Insulin dynamics predict body mass index and z-score response to insulin suppression or sensitization pharmacotherapy in obese children.

The Journal of pediatrics

Lustig RH, Mietus-Snyder ML, Bacchetti P, Lazar AA, Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Christensen ML

Pediatric endocrine disorders of energy balance.

Reviews in endocrine & metabolic disorders

Lustig RH

ACTH deficiency in childhood cancer survivors.

Pediatric blood & cancer

Rose SR, Danish RK, Kearney NS, Schreiber RE, Lustig RH, Burghen GA, Hudson MM

Fast food, central nervous system insulin resistance, and obesity.

Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology

Isganaitis E, Lustig RH

Nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis.

The New England journal of medicine

Feldman BJ, Rosenthal SM, Vargas GA, Fenwick RG, Huang EA, Matsuda-Abedini M, Lustig RH, Mathias RS, Portale AA, Miller WL, Gitelman SE

Racial and etiopathologic dichotomies in insulin hypersecretion and resistance in obese children.

The Journal of pediatrics

Preeyasombat C, Bacchetti P, Lazar AA, Lustig RH

Childhood obesity.

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism

Speiser PW, Rudolf MC, Anhalt H, Camacho-Hubner C, Chiarelli F, Eliakim A, Freemark M, Gruters A, Hershkovitz E, Iughetti L, Krude H, Latzer Y, Lustig RH, Pescovitz OH, Pinhas-Hamiel O, Rogol AD, Shalitin S, Sultan C, Stein D, Vardi P, Werther GA, Zadik Z, Zuckerman-Levin N, Hochberg Z

Randomized comparison of stereotactic radiosurgery followed by conventional radiotherapy with carmustine to conventional radiotherapy with carmustine for patients with glioblastoma multiforme: report of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 93-05 protocol.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Souhami L, Seiferheld W, Brachman D, Podgorsak EB, Werner-Wasik M, Lustig R, Schultz CJ, Sause W, Okunieff P, Buckner J, Zamorano L, Mehta MP, Curran WJ

Obesity, leptin resistance, and the effects of insulin reduction.

International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

Lustig RH, Sen S, Soberman JE, Velasquez-Mieyer PA

A phase I study of topical Tempol for the prevention of alopecia induced by whole brain radiotherapy.

Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research

Metz JM, Smith D, Mick R, Lustig R, Mitchell J, Cherakuri M, Glatstein E, Hahn SM

Preliminary results from a phase II trial of conformal radiation therapy and evaluation of radiation-related CNS effects for pediatric patients with localized ependymoma.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Merchant TE, Mulhern RK, Krasin MJ, Kun LE, Williams T, Li C, Xiong X, Khan RB, Lustig RH, Boop FA, Sanford RA

Pilot study of postoperative reirradiation, chemotherapy, and amifostine after surgical salvage for recurrent head-and-neck cancer.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Machtay M, Rosenthal DI, Chalian AA, Lustig R, Hershock D, Miller L, Weinstein GS, Weber RS

A critical review of the clinical effects of therapeutic irradiation damage to the brain: the roots of controversy.

Neuropsychology review

Armstrong CL, Gyato K, Awadalla AW, Lustig R, Tochner ZA

Race affects insulin and GLP-1 secretion and response to a long-acting somatostatin analogue in obese adults.

International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Umpierrez GE, Lustig RH, Cashion AK, Cowan PA, Christensen M, Spencer KA, Burghen GA

Hypothalamic dysfunction after chemotherapy.

Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM

Rose SR, Schreiber RE, Kearney NS, Lustig RH, Danish RK, Burghen GA, Hudson MM

Racial differences in glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) concentrations and insulin dynamics during oral glucose tolerance test in obese subjects.

International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Cowan PA, Umpierrez GE, Lustig RH, Cashion AK, Burghen GA

Octreotide therapy of pediatric hypothalamic obesity: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism

Lustig RH, Hinds PS, Ringwald-Smith K, Christensen RK, Kaste SC, Schreiber RE, Rai SN, Lensing SY, Wu S, Xiong X

Autonomic dysfunction of the beta-cell and the pathogenesis of obesity.

Reviews in endocrine & metabolic disorders

Lustig RH

Risk factors for the development of obesity in children surviving brain tumors.

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism

Lustig RH, Post SR, Srivannaboon K, Rose SR, Danish RK, Burghen GA, Xiong X, Wu S, Merchant TE

Suppression of insulin secretion is associated with weight loss and altered macronutrient intake and preference in a subset of obese adults.

International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Cowan PA, Arheart KL, Buffington CK, Spencer KA, Connelly BE, Cowan GW, Lustig RH

Preirradiation endocrinopathies in pediatric brain tumor patients determined by dynamic tests of endocrine function.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Merchant TE, Williams T, Smith JM, Rose SR, Danish RK, Burghen GA, Kun LE, Lustig RH

Late cognitive and radiographic changes related to radiotherapy: initial prospective findings.

Neurology

Armstrong CL, Hunter JV, Ledakis GE, Cohen B, Tallent EM, Goldstein BH, Tochner Z, Lustig R, Judy KD, Pruitt A, Mollman JE, Stanczak EM, Jo MY, Than TL, Phillips P

Outcomes of growth hormone replacement therapy in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Leung W, Rose SR, Zhou Y, Hancock ML, Burstein S, Schriock EA, Lustig R, Danish RK, Evans WE, Hudson MM, Pui CH

Craniopharyngioma: the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital experience 1984-2001.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Merchant TE, Kiehna EN, Sanford RA, Mulhern RK, Thompson SJ, Wilson MW, Lustig RH, Kun LE

Use of somatostatin receptor ligands in obesity and diabetic complications.

Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology

Boehm BO, Lustig RH

Radiation dose-volume effects on growth hormone secretion.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Merchant TE, Goloubeva O, Pritchard DL, Gaber MW, Xiong X, Danish RK, Lustig RH

The neuroendocrinology of obesity.

Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America

Lustig RH

The neuroendocrinology of childhood obesity.

Pediatric clinics of North America

Lustig RH

Bone mineral decrements in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: frequency of occurrence and risk factors for their development.

Leukemia

Kaste SC, Jones-Wallace D, Rose SR, Boyett JM, Lustig RH, Rivera GK, Pui CH, Hudson MM

Diagnosis of hidden central hypothyroidism in survivors of childhood cancer.

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism

Rose SR, Lustig RH, Pitukcheewanont P, Broome DC, Burghen GA, Li H, Hudson MM, Kun LE, Heideman RL

Bone mineral status during and after therapy of childhood cancer: an increasing population with multiple risk factors for impaired bone health.

Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Kaste SC, Chesney RW, Hudson MM, Lustig RH, Rose SR, Carbone LD

Hypothalamic obesity caused by cranial insult in children: altered glucose and insulin dynamics and reversal by a somatostatin agonist.

The Journal of pediatrics

Lustig RH, Rose SR, Burghen GA, Velasquez-Mieyer P, Broome DC, Smith K, Li H, Hudson MM, Heideman RL, Kun LE

Diagnosis of ACTH deficiency. Comparison of overnight metyrapone test to either low-dose or high-dose ACTH test.

Hormone research

Rose SR, Lustig RH, Burstein S, Pitukcheewanont P, Broome DC, Burghen GA

Papillary thyroid carcinoma: demographics, treatment, and outcome in eleven pediatric patients treated at a single institution.

Medical and pediatric oncology

Kuefer MU, Moinuddin M, Heideman RL, Lustig RH, Rose SR, Burstein S, VanMiddlesworth L, Fleming I, Jenkins JJ, Shearer PD

Selective tumor irradiation by infusional brachytherapy in nonresectable pancreatic cancer: a phase I study.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Order SE, Siegel JA, Principato R, Zeiger LE, Johnson E, Lang P, Lustig R, Wallner PE

Preliminary experience of infusional brachytherapy using colloidal 32P.

Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Order SE, Siegel JA, Principato R, Zeiger LS, Johnson E, Lang P, Lustig R, Kroprowski C, Wallner PE

In vitro models for the effects of sex hormones on neurons.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Lustig RH

Pentoxifylline in the treatment of children with new-onset type I diabetes mellitus.

JAMA

MacDonald MJ, Shahidi NT, Allen DB, Lustig RH, Mitchell TL, Cornwell ST

Fluosol and oxygen breathing as an adjuvant to radiation therapy in the treatment of locally advanced non-small cell carcinoma of the lung: results of a phase I/II study.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Lustig R, Lowe N, Prosnitz L, Spaulding M, Cohen M, Stitt J, Brannon R

Phase I/II study of Fluosol-DA and 100% oxygen as an adjuvant to radiation in the treatment of advanced squamous cell tumors of the head and neck.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Lustig R, McIntosh-Lowe N, Rose C, Haas J, Krasnow S, Spaulding M, Prosnitz L

A clinical trial of Fluosol DA 20% in advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Rose C, Lustig R, McIntosh N, Teicher B

Patterns of care in radiation therapy of adenocarcinoma of the endometrium.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Luk KH, Fuller DE, Kramer S, Davis LW, Herring DF, Delclos L, Dobelbower RR, Lustig R