About Us

The Dhurandhar Clinic provides practical fat loss nutrition guidance that produces real results. We are uniquely able to provide this because our program is the result of decades of research, cultivated experience in the science and practice of helping people with fat loss.

Dr. Vinod Dhurandhar was India’s first Obesity Physician. He was the founding president of the All-India Association for the Advancement of Research in Obesity and is considered the father of obesity medicine in India. 

Dr. Vinod’s son, Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar, started his practice alongside his father in 1983 after graduating from medical school. He received a Master’s degree in Nutrition in the USA, a Doctorate in Biochemistry at the University of Bombay, and then moved to the USA for an academic career.

Dr. Nikhil has 13 patents in his name and has authored over 150 scientific publications. He has treated 15,000 patients for fat loss, including Aamir Khan and other influential people. He is also the author of the book ‘Dr. Dhurandhar’s Fat Loss Diet’ which was featured in the Times of India “Top 10 most dependable diet books”.

Dr. Emily Dhurandhar, the daughter-in-law of Dr. Nikhil, represents the third generation of ‘Dr. Dhurandhar’ weight-loss experts. She is an obesity researcher and leader in the field of obesity science. She played an integral role in the creation of Dr. Dhurandhar’s Fat Loss Diet. The dietary strategy, nutrition, and guidance are all 100% authentic to the Dhurandhar Clinic approach, and the legacy they have created in helping hundreds of thousands of people lose body fat.

3 generations in the making, 60+ years in practice, and over 200,000+ clients, the Dhurandhar Clinic has  perfected the science of weight-loss.

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About Dr. Nikhil

Dr. Nikhil V. Dhurandhar is a professor and chairman of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He is a Fellow of The Obesity Society. As a physician in India, he has treated over 10,000 patients for obesity. He has received multiple international awards, has hundreds of scientific publications, and holds thirteen patents.

About Dr. Emily

Dr. Emily Dhurandhar represents the third generation of weight loss expertise in the Dhurandhar family. She has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and her research focuses on human dietary weight loss trials. She has held a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship and has held professorships at two Tier 1 Research Universities in the United States.  She has authored 97 peer-reviewed scientific publications, abstracts or book chapters. She has helped hundreds of clients with fat loss at the Dhurandhar family clinic. 

About Dr. Vinod

Dr. Vinod Dhurandhar is known as the father of Indian Obesity Medicine. He first treated himself for obesity and lost over 27 kgs. After his personal experience with weight loss, he decided to open a clinic and help others achieve the same. He opened India's first clinic to treat obesity in Mumbai in 1964. Over 50 years in practice, Dr. Dhurandhar treated over 1,50,000 patients successfully for weight loss. He was well-known for not only helping people lose weight, but for taking a holistic approach to the patient's overall health. He has treated countless Bollywood actors and actresses, most famously Aamir Khan for his role in Ghajini. And, he founded the All India Association for the Advancement of Obesity Research, an organization dedicated to science-based obesity treatment and to stopping treatments based in quackery in India.
Dr. Vinod passed away in 2018. However, his legacy lives on through the patients he has helped, the scores of dietitians he trained, and the social awareness he brought to medical treatment of obesity.

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