Professor for Clinical Nutrition and Head of Department of Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Vienna (Austria).
Kurt Widhalm was awarded Dr.med.univ. from the University of Vienna and specialized in pediatrics, working in the department of pediatrics. He has held appointments in pediatrics, obesity, lipid disorders and medical nutrition, working and studying both in Austria, as well as Germany, USA, Australia and Brazil.In 2003, he became Full Professor of clinical nutrition and Head of Department of Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Vienna.
Prof. Widhalm has also held esteemed positions on committees and boards including past president positions at the Austrian Lipid Society and the Federation of European Societies of Nutrition (FENS), and has been President of the European Association for Research in Obese Children (EAROC) since 2007.
Prof. Widhalm has published over 350 scientific papers, as well as books, and is on the editorial board of several journals.