Steve Phinney has spent 40 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Vermont, Minnesota, and California at Davis, as well as leadership positions at Monsanto, Galileo Laboratories, Efficas, and he is currently co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Virta Health

Dr. Phinney has published over 80 papers and 4 books, and he is a pioneer in the science of nutritional ketosis. He received his MD from Stanford University, PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and at Harvard.