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Art  Ulene, MD

Art Ulene, MD

Since 1975, Dr. Art Ulene has spearheaded the use of media and technology to promote public health. He appeared regularly on NBC's "TODAY Show" for 23 years, and led several nationwide health campaigns in collaboration with the American Medical Association. In 2010, Ulene founded BUCKAPOUND.com, a unique web-based weight loss program for the worksite, and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Ulene takes healthy aging to new heights, inspired by his own 75th birthday celebration at the 19,340 foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. His direct style inspires and challenges audiences to action. He currently serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and the Advisory Board for the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University.

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Since 1975, Dr. Art Ulene has spearheaded the use of media and technology to promote public health. He appeared regularly on NBC's Today program for 23 years, and his nationally-syndicated reports were seen on more than 100 local television stations around the country.

Dr. Ulene developed and led several national health campaigns in collaboration with the American Medical Association and other leading health groups, dealing with issues such as obesity, high blood cholesterol, allergies, immunizations, and smoking. National sponsors of these campaigns included The Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Fleischmann's, Kotex, Ross Laboratories, Merck & Co. and Schering Corporation.
In 2010, Ulene founded BUCKAPOUND.com, a unique web-based weight loss and fitness program for the worksite. In his role as Chief Creative Officer, he is developing web-based programs to support healthy aging and to help individuals manage specific medical problems.

A board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Ulene has served on the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Medicine and on many health-related boards, including those of the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital and the AARP Foundation. He is the author of more than 50 books and home video/audio programs about health.

Art Ulene lives in Los Angeles, California, and Park City, Utah, with his wife of 51 years, Priscilla. At last report, they were headed to Peru to climb their first 6,000 meter mountain. They share three children, six grandchildren and a love of skiing and adventure travel.

    "Our Obesity Prevention Leadership Summit participants gave Dr. Ulene's presentation an enthusiastic 'thumbs up.' He provided an array of creative, yet practical ideas for change that they could promote in their respective fields of practice."

    - Central California Center for Health and Human Services, California State University, Fresno

    "Dr. Ulene presented helpful, practical tips for improving and sustaining a healthful lifestyle...., and backed it all up with recent research! This was most welcome and impressive to a university audience!"

    - Central California Center for Health and Human Services, California State University, Fresno