Medical Staff

Dr. Paul Arciero

Sports Performance Nutritionist

Dr. Paul J. Arciero (“Dr. Paul”), FACSM, FTOS, is the Director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory and a tenured full professor in the Health and Exercise Sciences Department at Skidmore College and a former top-ranked collegiate tennis player who also played on the European Satellite pro tennis circuit. He has been an active research scientist for 30+ years, studying the effects of nutrition and exercise training on optimal health and performance. His numerous studies, many of which were funded in part by highly competitive research grants, have appeared in some of the world’s most respected peer-reviewed journals, including Obesity; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; American Journal of Physiology; Journal of Applied Physiology; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism; International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; British Journal of Nutrition; and Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, and in popular magazines like Prevention, Good Housekeeping, WebMD, Duke Medicine Health News, O Magazine, Time, Huffington Post, SELF, Glamour, Shape, Health, Women's Health, and Men’s Health. When not in the lab, Dr. Paul can be found leading a resistance training session or a yoga class (he’s certified in two styles of yoga!), coaching a pro athlete or Olympian on nutrition and fitness, researching the metabolisms of everyone from inactive people to Green Berets, or competing at the national level in various athletic events including tennis, platform tennis, running, cycling, and triathlons. He’s made a career out of health and fitness, but he’s also made it his life.

Dr. Paul’s influence goes beyond the classroom and one-on-one coaching sessions. He’s a highly sought after TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, and web personality who appears regularly as an expert on “DoctorRadio XM/Sirius”, “Academic Minute” and “Best of our Knowledge” on National Public Radio. Dr. Paul hosts a weekly health and wellness segment called “A Look at Health” on the cable television station LookTV and has also been invited as a guest expert on Public Television and syndicated TV stations (WMHT, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX). Dr. Paul is a regular guest speaker at international and national scientific conferences, corporate retreats, motivational seminars, and private sector/industry conferences. He provides nutrition, health, and wellness consulting for major industry leaders in health care (MVP Healthcare, Abbott Nutrition), technology (Computer Sciences Corporation, CSC), and learning and training (Masie Learning Consortium). He recently led a session in front of 10,000 sales agents for Isagenix International. His recent studies on the PRISE program proved to be a big hit among popular media: dozens of news outlets—from the Wall Street Journal, ACB news, Time magazine to Prevention magazine—contacted Paul about his research and wrote up articles explaining how his fitness and eating routine could help anyone shed pounds. The well-respected Duke Medicine Health News wrote a feature article highlighting his research. Another of Dr. Paul's studies on PRISE was recently accepted for presentation at The Obesity Society in Boston in early November. This will be the first time the public will hear of these novel findings.

Among his peers, Dr. Paul is a respected researcher who serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed scientific journals, including: Nutrition and Dietary Supplements; Bioenergetics; International Journal of Nutritional Science and Food technology; and ISRN Endocrinology Journal; and has served as an invited reviewer for more than a dozen medical science journals in the areas of sports nutrition, athletic performance, energy metabolism, obesity, and disease prevention. He is the author or co-author of over 40 published peer-reviewed scientific articles, including original research investigations, book chapters and invited review articles on sport/performance nutrition, exercise training, obesity, and disease prevention. One of Dr. Paul’s publications has even attained the coveted “classic” status due to its being referenced 100+ times in peer-reviewed science/medical journals. Dr. Paul has recently been invited to be a Lead Guest Editor of a “Special Issue” section for the International Journal of Endocrinology on a topic of his choosing. In addition, Dr. Paul has presented his research at over 100 regional, national and international scientific and medical conferences, as well as at numerous other public forums. Because of Dr. Paul’s high standing in the scientific community many of his projects

have been funded by extremely competitive grants, such as those offered by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Isagenix International, MET-Rx, Abbott Nutrition, and others.

In addition to his faculty appointment at Skidmore College, Dr. Paul has been an adjunct professor in the Nutrition Department at Sage College in Troy, NY, and currently serves as an adjunct research professor in the Psychology Department at Union College Schenectady, NY. He is on the Advisory Board for the American Heart Association, Capital Region, and has been honored as s a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and The Obesity Society. Dr. Paul has served as the Sports Performance Nutritionist for the AHL Adirondack Phantoms professional hockey team (a Philadelphia Flyers NHL affiliate) and regularly provides nutrition and exercise training consultation to world-class, college, and high school athletes.

Dr. Paul received his undergraduate degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1986, a M.Sc. in exercise physiology from Purdue University in 1987, and a M.Sc. in nutritional sciences from University of Vermont in 1993. He received his doctorate from Springfield College in 1993 with a specialization in nutrition and exercise science and completed post-doctoral fellowship training in applied physiology from Washington University School of Medicine in 1994. Dr. Paul currently lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, with his wife and three sons.

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About the Thunder

The Adirondack Thunder are the proud members of the ECHL and will begin their 2017-18 season on October 14, 2017 at Cool Insuring Arena. The Thunder enter their third season of ECHL play, following two consecutive playoff berths, including reaching second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs in 2016, the first time since 1994 that an Adirondack team won a playoff series. 

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