Dr Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Assistant Dean for Clinical Services, Executive Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine
"Eating well and eating healthy is the same thing," says Dr. Tim Harlan, aka "Dr. Gourmet," who discovered his love of food long before embarking on a successful career as a physician. By the age of 18, Harlan was managing his first restaurant and had learned cooking techniques from some of the finest chefs. He subsequently opened an intimate French Bistro at age 22.
Returning to school to pursue a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Dr. Harlan found his way to medicine. While completing his degree at Emory University School of Medicine, he began writing about the clear link between food and health, blending his extensive knowledge of food and nutrition with his medical expertise.
On television, "Dr. Gourmet" has been the on-air expert for the Food Network show "Cooking Thin" and host of the DIY Network show "AskDIY." His 2002 public broadcast program "The Dr. Gourmet Show" earned an Emmy Award for excellence in medical programming. As a recognized expert, Dr. Harlan has also appeared on KWGN and KMGH in Denver, WJXT in Jacksonville, KNTV in San Francisco, KPIX in San Francisco, WTMJ and WITI in Milwaukee, and WLS and WGN in Chicago, IL, demonstrating how to cook healthy meals. In addition, he has been featured on CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as well as other top-tier media outlets.