About Authors

Dr. Charles T. Nguyen, M.D.

Charles Nguyen is the medical director of the Lorphen Medical Weight Loss Clinic. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he completed his psychiatry residency training and, as a faculty member, won excellence in teaching awards for seven consecutive years. He also won the Thomas F. Riley Community Service Award, the NAMI Bridge Builder Award, and the 2010 Orange County Physicians of Excellence Award. That year, Orange Coast Magazine recognized him as best physician. His extensive research, clinical experience, teaching, and training in psychiatry offer a unique perspective to help his patients lose weight. His work on weight issues has appeared in various journals, and he frequently speaks at conferences. He lives in Orange County, CA.

Dr. Tu Song Anh Nguyen, M.D.

Tu Song-Anh Nguyen is the medical director of N.N. Medical, which provides medical management of weight loss with an emphasis on behavior modification. He graduated with top honors from the University of California at Riverside and earned his Medical Degree at Loma Linda School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles Wadsworth Veterans Affairs Hospital, received his diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1995, and has more than 19 years of experience as a bariatric internist. He lives in Orange County, CA.

Mary Ann Marshall

Mary Ann Marshall is an experienced writer and editor. She is the editor of the book The Cool Vegetarian: The Ultimate Guide for a Veggie, Vegan & Raw Life and the author of Now Hiring: Music (Crestwood House). She has written for Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Ms., Spin, Seventeen, and many others. She was a staff writer and fiction editor for Sassy Magazine. She has ghostwritten for A-list celebrities and New York Times bestselling authors. She was a freelance copy editor for Allure, Details, Interview and many other books and magazines. She lives in Ventura County, California. Visit her website at maryannmarshall.net.