Dr. Scott I Kahan, MD

Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine
Washington, DC 20036 (2 other locations)
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About Dr. Scott I Kahan MD

Dr. Scott I Kahan, MD is a doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with other offices in Washington, DC and Washington, DC. He has 19 years of experience. His

Dr. Kahan has received 5 awards.


Dr. Scott I Kahan has 3 locations

National Center For Weight And Wellness 1020 19th St NW Ste 450 Washington, DC 20036
Scott Ira Kahan Md 1020 19th St NW Ste 450 Washington, DC 20036
George Washington University 1913 Shepherd St NW Washington, DC 20011


Dr. Scott I Kahan has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Scott I Kahan has the following 3 expertise

  • Overweight Related Conditons
  • Nutritional Support
  • Weight Loss


5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.


19 Years Experience

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health


Drexel University College Of Medicine

Graduated in 2002

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More about Dr. Scott I Kahan

Scott Kahan, M.D., M.P.H. is a physician trained in both clinical medicine and public health. He is board-certified in Preventive Medicine, and his clinical practice specializes in weight management and obesity medicine. He is the Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness ( He serves on the Faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine and School of Public Health & Health Services and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Kahan received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Columbia University, his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and his Master%u2019s of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he served as Chief Resident. He teaches several courses on obesity, nutrition, public health, and health behavior change to medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students. He created and teaches the first course devoted to obesity and nutrition at the George Washington University School of Medicine, as well as the first undergraduate course devoted to obesity at Johns Hopkins University. He has served as the Co-Director of the George Washington University Weight Management Program and the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, as well as core faculty of the Johns Hopkins Preventive Medicine Residency Program. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kahan also works as a public health physician specializing in obesity. He serves as the Clinical Advisor for the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (S.T.O.P.) Obesity Alliance, a coalition of more than 50 organizations that drive innovative and practical strategies to address obesity. He has been involved in numerous national and local initiatives pertaining to obesity, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention, and he has worked with Federal, state, and local governments, the National Institutes of Health, and several health advocacy groups. Dr. Kahan has published 14 books in the fields of medicine, nutrition, and public health, and is the Editor-in-Chief of a series of medical texts that have been published internationally and translated into nine foreign languages. He co-authored a nutrition handbook for physicians, which is distributed free-of-charge to medical students in North America. His upcoming textbook, to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2012, is titled Health Behavior Change in Populations: The State of the Evidence and Roles for Key Stakeholders. He serves as a scientific peer-reviewer for more than 20 academic journals and research organizations.

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