About Us

Dr. Thomas Balon
Medical Director

Dr. Thomas W. Balon Ph.D. is one of the preeminent muscle physiologists in the world, having examined the most intricate parameters of muscle metabolism for the past thirty years. He has served as an Associate Editor for journals such as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and has authored over 45 full-length, refereed journal articles pertaining to diet, exercise, and performance. Dr. Balon was honored to write an Invited Perspective commemorating the 50th anniversary of the American College of Sports Medicine. He was an Associate Professor at the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope National Medical Center and is a former Group Manager of Molecular Pharmacology at Glaxo Smith Kline, the world’s second largest pharmaceutical company.

Dr. Balon has served on grant review panels and study sections for the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Balon recently stated, "The American Athletic Institute has set out to make sport better for future generations of athletes and I hope I can make some contribution to those efforts."



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