As a National Institutes of Health post doctoral fellow and faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, Dr Lonky spearheaded a research team studying the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of lung injury. He has published over a dozen articles in the peer-reviewed literature in this field. His practice involves the evaluation and treatment of patients with toxic exposures as well as patients with lung disease. As a result of his work for over 25 years in the field of toxicology, he has dedicated himself to the education of the public at-large to the potential dangers of every day exposures to chemicals. He lectures on this subject regularly, and has appeared on many radio talk shows to help bring this information to a growing number of interested listeners. He is the co-author of the book Invisible Killers; The truth about environmental genocide. In this book, and in an upcoming documentary film titled “CLEAR”, not only the dangers of an increasing toxic burden are revealed, but also methods for avoiding toxins in every day life and the science behind emerging technologies to help reduce the body burden already accumulated.
Dr. Lonky has been involved in many other health-related ventures. From 1990-2006 he served as Chief Medical Officer of a medical device company that developed diagnostic products for the early diagnosis of cervical and oral cancer. In that role, his duties included the direction of clinical research and the ultimate clearance of three new diagnostic devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since Early 2007 he has been a Board Member of Histologix, LLC, a company that is bringing innovative biopsy tools to the medical marketplace. Since 2005, Dr. Lonky has served on the Board of Directors of Nutra-Pharma Corporation, a biotechnology company specializing in the acquisition, licensing and commercialization of pharmaceutical products and technologies for the management of neurological disorders, cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases.
Dr. Lonky earned his B.S. degree at St. Lawrence University, his M.D. from the State University of New York, Downstate, and his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.