Last updated on: 8/25/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Melvin B. Heyman, MD Biography

Title:
Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of California San Francisco Children's Hospital
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“[I] support use of dairy foods as an important source of calcium for bone mineral health and of other nutrients that facilitate growth in children and adults…

Milk and dairy-product avoidance has a negative effect on calcium and vitamin D intake in infants, children, and adolescents. Other nutrients such as protein make dairy products an important source of nutrition for growing children.”

“Lactose Intolerance in Infants, Children, and Adolescents,” Pediatrics, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Children’s Hospital
  • Anita Ow Wing Endowed Chair and Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
  • Director – Training Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, UCSF
  • Chair – Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Board Member – Parent Teacher Association (PTA) National Board of Directors
  • Member, AAP Committee on Nutrition
  • Member, AAP Task Force on Prevention of Obesity in School Health
  • American Board of Pediatrics SubBoard of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Education:
  • MPH., UCLA, 1981
  • MD, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), 1976
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Can People Who Are Lactose Intolerant Consume Milk Anyway?