Leighton Steward has a Master of Science degree in geology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and was CEO of a Fortune 500 energy company. As an environmental activist, he has written a booklet about the deterioration of the lower Mississippi River wetland system. There are more than 60,000 of these booklets in circulation worldwide, utilized by both educational and governmental institutions. His own success, and noting the success of his friends and colleagues, on this plan motivated him to coauthor SUGAR BUSTERS!.
Morrison C. Bethea is a graduate of Davidson College and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training in thoracic and cardiac surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Currently, he practices thoracic, cardiac, and vascular surgery in New Orleans. He is the medical consultant to Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. for its worldwide operations and sits on the Board of Taylor Energy and Tenet's Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Bethea has authored many publications in the field of cardiovascular disease.
Samuel S. Andrews is a graduate of McNeese State College and Louisiana State University School of Medicine. His post graduate study was at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He was awarded an Endocrinology Fellowship at LSU Medical Center, Section of Metabolism and Endocrinology, New Orleans. He currently practices internal medicine with the Audubon Internal Medicine Group. Dr. Andrews has authored many publications and participated in several drug studies in the field of endocrinology.
Luis A. Balart is a graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School. He completed training in gastroenterology atOchsner Clinic in New Orleans and in hepatology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Balart practices gastroenterology and hepatology at Tenet's Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans and is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State University. He is currently involved in several clinical trials in the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis and is Medical Director of the LSU Liver Transplant Program.