After devoting ten years to the field of emergency medicine at both Stanford University and Bay Area hospitals, Dr. Lai became all too familiar with treating a multitude of chronic health conditions all driven by one factor: unhealthy weight. Embracing a new paradigm of preemptive medicine, Dr. Lai dedicated his career to proactively combating this serious health and quality of life problem. He designed the JumpstartMD program, a scientifically based, personally tailored approach that has helped thousands of people transform their lives. Dr. Lai’s vision, passion and dedication have helped us become the Bay Area’s largest and most respected weight loss and wellness program.
A native of Southern California, Dr. Lai attended the University of California at Berkeley. He has traveled to Nepal twice to perform public health work and research. At Berkeley, he graduated with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Cell Developmental Biology. He graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. After extensive international travel, he completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University.
Dr. Lai founded JumpstartMD in 2007 and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Obesity Medicine.