Carey Lumeng MD PhD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received an MD PhD from the University of Michigan in 2000 (Human Genetics) and the completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center). He returned to Michigan for a Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology where he did research training as a post-doc with Alan Saltiel. He became an Assistant Professor in 2008 and promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2014.
Dr. Lumeng's basic science program focuses on the inflammatory mechanisms by which obesity contributes to disease. His lab has a long-standing interest in the biology of adipose tissue and how adipose tissue immune cells contribute to adipose tissue function in normal and obese states. In particular he has an interest in adipose tissue macrophage biology. He remains active in clinical practice as a Pediatric Pulmonologist at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. He serves on the editorial board of Diabetes and receives funding from the NIH and ADA.
Dr. Lumeng has been a member of The Obesity Society since 2008. During this time he has been actively engaged in promoting the scientific and education missions of TOS. He has served on the Annual Scientific Program Committee as a member and Chair as well as on the Obesity Week Board of Managers. He will serve as the Chair of Obesity Week 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. He is a member of the Basic Science Section since its inception and Pediatric Obesity Section. He has participated as an abstract reviewer, session chair, invited speaker, and as a short course speaker at the annual scientific meetings.