Steve Phinney & Jeff Volek

Steve Phinney has spent 45 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Vermont, Minnesota, and California at Davis, where he achieved the rank of full professor, now emeritus.He is currently co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Virta Health.Dr. Phinney has published over 90 papers and four 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 did post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and at Harvard.

Jeff Volek is a Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University and Chief Science Officer at Virta Health. His research focuses on the clinical application of ketogenic diets, especially for the treatment of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, as well as athletic performance and recovery. Dr Volek has published 280 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and five books, including a New York Times Best Seller.

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