Sean Hashmi, MD, is the weight management and nutrition lead for Southern California Kaiser Permanente. He is a board-certified Internist, Nephrologist and Obesity Medicine Specialist practicing at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, California. Dr. Hashmi graduated from the University of California, San Diego Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hashmi has earned several teaching awards and is a sought-after speaker on nutrition, obesity and kidney disease. He also runs a non-profit organization, SELFPrinciple.org, that focuses on evidence-based nutrition, health, and wellness information for the public. In his spare time, Dr. Hashmi enjoys several activities including working out, yoga and spending time with his wife and two daughters.