Fellowship Directors

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA, FMNM, ABAARM

Andrew Heyman, MD MHSA, FMNM, ABAARM, is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine. He is currently the Program Director of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at The George Washington University. Prior to assuming this role, he spent 16 years at the University of Michigan, serving to build one of the largest and most successful academic-based Integrative Medicine programs in the United States.

In 1990, he received formal training in Five-element Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine, during which time he developed an interest in increasing access of natural therapies to underserved populations while partnering with the University of Pennsylvania. He continued this work with Jim Gordon, MD at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC exploring the intersection between public health, at risk groups, and alternative therapies.

Dr. Heyman eventually went on to receive a Masters in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and upon graduation, became the administrator for the University of Michigan Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center where he was responsible for administering a $7 million NIH grant to research alternative therapies for cardiovascular diseases. The center was one of the first in the country to place alternative therapies and their scientific examination in an academic context.

Dr. Heyman has held several leadership positions in the field of Integrative Medicine. He was the national clinical working group co-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine for 4 years, a collaboration of 57 North American universities involved in Integrative Medicine. He is the online editor for the Journal of Men's Health in the section of Integrative Medicine, and he also holds the position of Editor-In-Chief of the Internet Journal of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine. His research interests include the Stress response and NeuroEndocrinology, Cardiometabolic Disease, Men's Health and clinical outcomes research methodologies.

Dr. Heyman remains clinically active as well, as the owner of a four-physician integrative medicine practice in Northern Virginia at the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness. He is also the President of Integrative Health Resources, a small group of clinical experts that consults to physicians, health systems and public health professionals seeking to develop wellness, lifestyle and nutrition programs. Finally, Dr. Heyman has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Natural Health Magazine and appeared in many other TV and print venues and is a widely sought after, and celebrated speaker around the world on many Integrative Medicine topics. His teaching approach is described as deeply rooted in scientific evidence, grounded in the clinical reality of expert patient care, and readily accessible to both the new learner and seasoned practitioner alike.

James LaValle, RPh, CCN, DHM, DHPh

James LaValle, RPh, CCN, DHM, DHPh, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, and founder of CEO founder of Integrative Health Resources, an integrative medicine industry consulting company, and Metabolic Code Enterprises. He was awarded the Natural Products Association's 2011 Clinician award for best standards and excellence in integrative medicine modalities. Jim started a venture in 2010 with Life Time Fitness, the largest publicly traded fitness company in the US (NASDAQ: LTM), as the lead nutrition and metabolism expert and is developing Life Time's national nutrition education, protocol design and product development initiatives. He was named one of the "50 Most Influential Pharmacists" by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.

He is author of over 18 books including Cracking the Metabolic Code, Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, The Cox 2 Connection and Nutritional cost of Drugs and the soon to be released "Blood Never Lies". Medical texts include Natural Therapeutics Guide and The Handbook on Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion (LexiComp), and Cancer and Diabetes Molecular Evidence and Epidemiologic Links, Karger Press. LaValle in the past served for 17 years as an appointed adjunct associate professor at Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and Medicine and currently at University of South Florida Medical School and now is course director George Washington University Integrative Medicine course. He is a regular lecturer for the A4M (FMNM) Fellowship as well as PCCA educational symposiums. Jim has worked with Corvette Racing in their March to Lemans victory and also consults with the Chicago Blackhawks and members of the US Olympic Gymnastics team.

Mark Rosenberg, MD, FMNM

Mark Rosenberg, MD, FMNM, has been involved with drug research since 1991. Having studied the mechanisms of cancer treatment failure, the following concept has become blatantly apparent to Dr. Rosenberg. There are many substances that are toxic to cancer cells in vitro (outside of the body, in a culture medium), including chemotherapy and intravenous antioxidant therapy. These therapies, however, are more often then not, ineffective in vivo (inside the body). The primary reason for the ineffectiveness is that tumor blood flow is poor, resulting in a tumor that actually receives very little of the cytotoxic therapy that is being administered. In addition, poor tumor blood flow is associated with higher grade tumors and greater incidence of metastasis.

Dr. Rosenberg has since concentrated his efforts on improving blood flow to the cancer, while administering cytotoxic intravenous antioxidant therapy. In addition to using vasodilating therapy such as carbogen and isosorbide dinitrate, Dr. Rosenberg has just been granted approval status for an IND (investigational new drug) using Angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is frequently used in Japan in conjunction with chemotherapy to improve tumor blood flow.

Dr. Rosenberg recently appeared on Fox News in 2006, for inducing remission on a patient with metastatic lung cancer (to liver and spine) that was refractory to chemotherapy.

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and then the next eighteen years as an Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist. She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. She also holds a Master's in Public Health Degree along with a Master's Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines, and has hosted two of her own radio shows. She is a regular contributor for Fox News Radio. Dr. Smith is currently the Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Dr. Smith is also the co-director of the Master's Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. She is the author of the best-selling books, "HRT: The Answers," "Vitamins Hype or Hope," "Demystifying Weight Loss," "What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More," "What You Must Know about Women's Hormones, "Why You Can't Lose Weight.," and "What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It." Her newest book: "What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders," has just been released.

Doreen Saltiel, MD, FACC, FMNM, ABAARM

Doreen Saltiel, MD, FACC, FMNM, ABAARM, after completing a cardiology fellowship and board certification, practiced interventional cardiology for more than 20 years. Additionally, she is board certified in Phlebology and a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI). Dr. Saltiel completed her advanced fellowship training in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from MMI and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She completed MMI's advanced certification in Cardiovascular Health and is currently enrolled in the University of South Florida's (USF) Master's Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine and USF's Cardiovascular Advanced Certification.


Gez Agolli, ND, PhD, DrPh

Gez Agolli, ND, PhD, DrPh, is the founder of Progressive Medical Centers in Atlanta. Dr. Agolli hosts the weekly radio show "Progressive Medical hour of power!", discussing current medical topics that educate and inform the general public on cutting edge, evidenced based medical treatments and therapies. He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine from The American Association of Integrative Medicine (BCIM), and a Board Certified Naturopathic doctor by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board Inc. He is commissioned by the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners and a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, the American Academy of Pain Management and the Christian Medical & Dental Association. He earned a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree (NMD) from the United States School of Naturopathy and Allied Sciences, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nutrition from First National University (Presented thesis on "Minerals...The spark plugs of Life"), USSN, and Allied Sciences. DSc (Doctor of Science) Integrative Medicine USAT (University Science Arts & Technology) Montserrat WI, Doctor of Medicine (MD) USAT Montserrat WI (Awaiting residency appointment in U.S.) and recently completed DrPH, Public Health from USAT, Defended Thesis/Published book to Dr Orien Tulp, MD PhD Chancellor. "Why Healthcare is not working in America". Dr Agolli has also obtained Health care Management Certification from the University of Miami, a Masters degree in Herbology and a Bachelors degree in Health care administration.

Currently he is the managing director and oversees the business operations and assists in the education of medical staff and PMC patients. While awaiting US medical residency, he also works as a part time staff Naturopathic doctor alongside a team of MDs. DO, RDs, PAs and other practitioners providing optimal integrative medical services. Dr. Agolli proudly & honorably served four years in United States Air Force on the elite Combat Control Team.

Daniel Amen, MD

Daniel Amen, MD, is a psychiatrist, brain imaging and brain enhancement expert and four time New York Times bestselling author. He is the medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. in Newport Beach and Fairfield, California, Bellevue, Washington, and Reston, Virginia, which have the world's largest database of brain SPECT studies.

Paul S. Anderson, ND

Paul S. Anderson, ND, is medical director of Anderson Medical Specialty Associates, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer and chronic diseases. Former positions include professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center which recently completed a five year NIH trial using IV Therapies in advanced cancer patients. He is a graduate of NCNM and began instructing classes at naturopathic medical schools in the early 1990’s. He continues to hold board review classes and CME courses for most of the US and Canadian ND programs including BU, NCNM, Boucher Institute, UB, SCNM and CCNM. He also is a founding board member of the Academy of Parenteral Therapies specialty group and an instructor and author for the IIVNTP IV Therapy training group.

George L. Bakris, MD, FASH, FASN, FAHA

George L. Bakris, MD, FASH, FASN, FAHA, is Professor of Medicine and the Director of the ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Medicine. He currently serves as an Expert Consultant to the FDA Cardio-Renal Advisory Board and to CMS (Renal Medicare and Medicaid program). He has served on the JNC VI and 7, ADA and the National Kidney Foundation (K-DOQI) BP and Diabetes Guideline writing committees. He is the Past-President of the Am. Soc. of Hypertension (ASH) (2010-2012) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (2000-2002). He has published over 600 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of hypertension and diabetic nephropathy as well as 16 Books in the area of Hypertension and Diabetic Kidney Disease. He is the Editor of Am J Nephrology and the Hypertension, Section Editor of Up-to-Date, as well as an Assoc. Ed of Diabetes Care and Hypertension Res. He serves on more than 14 different editorial boards.

Scott Becker, MD

Scott Becker, MD, is a Pediatric Functional Medicine Specialist at Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton, FL. He began his career in Pediatric Adolescent Medicine 18 years ago as well as a Pediatric Emergency Room Attending in some of Florida's highest acuity and busiest Pediatric ER's over the same period of time.

Hal Blatman MD, DAAPM, ABIHM

Hal Blatman, MD, DAAPM, ABIHM, is the medical director of the Blatman Pain Clinic and Past President of the American Holistic Medical Association. In the early 1990s he studied with the late Janet Travell, pioneer and pain physician to Pres JFK. He has been teaching for 20 years, and during the past 3 years has developed a program of workshops to train physicians on varied pain conditions.

Russell L. Blaylock, MD, CCN

Russell L. Blaylock, MD, CCN, did his residency in neurosurgery at the Univeristy of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He has authored several books including: Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients. He is also well published in the medical arena with numerous journal articles to this credit.

Kenneth Blum, PhD

Kenneth Blum, PhD, is currently Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer of LifeGen, Inc. and managing partner of Reward Deficiency Solutions, LLC. He is a retired Professor of Pharmacology at University of Texas, and San Antonio, Texas where he served for 23 years. He is currently Courtesy Professor of the Department of Psychiatry University of Florida College of Medicine. He serves as Scientific Director, PATH Foundation, New York, NY. He is the Senior Scientific Advisor for G&G Holistic Addictions Treatment Center, North Miami Beach, Florida. He is also Research Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest College of Medicine.

Kenneth A. Bock, MD, FAAFP, FACN, CNS

Kenneth A. Bock, MD, FAAFP, FACN, CNS, received his medical degree with Honor in 1979. He is the author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies. For the past 25 years, he has dealt with complex medical problems by integrating alternative modalities with conventional medicine into a comprehensive integrative medical practice.

Eric R. Braverman, MD

Eric R. Braverman, MD, is the Director of The Place for Achieving Total Health (PATH) Medical, New York City , NY, a full-service family health care integrative medical practice. He also is President of Total Health Nutrients and author of several books.

Cheryl Burdette, ND

Cheryl Burdette, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001. She completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Dr. Burdette is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia at Progressive Medical Center, one of the largest Integrative Medicine clinics in the Southeast. She is the director of a naturopathic residency program with a focus in nutritional biochemistry. She serves on an IRB board and reviews studies related to complementary and alternative therapies. Dr. Burdette is one of the authors of the book, Laboratory Evaluations in Molecular Medicine and has published in many journals including Alternative Medicine Review and Clinical Chemistry.

She is an often-sought speaker and is invited to present at Grand Rounds at all of the Naturopathic medical schools as well as educational events for MDs, DOs and other allied healthcare practitioners. She also teaches at the University of Miami, the first medical program to include integrative medicine in the core curriculum.

She is President and Education director of Dunwoody Labs. In this position she is involved in clinical trials of different nutritional products as well as development of functional testing profiles. Her marriage between clinical practice and laboratory oversight, gives her a unique perspective in evidence-based natural therapies, testing and research.

Ferdinand Cabrera, MD

Ferdinand Cabrera, MD, is founder and president of Genesis Health Institute, specializing in Functional and Anti-Aging Medicine. In 1992 he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the V.A. Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Cabrera is Board Certified and has completed a Fellowship in Functional and Anti-Aging Medicine.

David S. Cantor, PhD, MS, BSN, QEEG-D

David S. Cantor, PhD, MS, BSN, QEEG-D, received his Bachelor's Degree with Distinction in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. His honors work was in the field of neurophysiological correlates of cross modal integration processes in attention deficit disorders. He received his Masters and Doctorates in psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where his dissertation work was on quantitative EEG correlates of Autism. He also most recently received his Postdoctoral Masters of Science in Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is currently licensed as a psychologist in the States of Georgia, Maryland, and Washington. Achievements in his career and awards received include but are not limited to: Fellow status with the American College of Forensic Examiners, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Academy of Learning and Developmental Disorders; Member of the numerous professional societies and Former President of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society; Recipient of several grants in the development of diagnostic tools and in the field of developing new therapeutic techniques with identified populations of brain dysfunction and has published articles and book chapters in these areas; He has been accepted for special fellowships including Congressional Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the State of New York Intercampus Fellow in the area of Brain Research; Recipient of a special award from the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitative Association International (N.O.R.A.) for contributions to the field of vision and behavior.

Anthony Capasso, MD

Anthony Capasso, MD, attended the Ohio State University and graduated Cum Laude in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 1993 he received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Capasso completed his Medical Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Florida, Jacksonville campus. He was board certified by ABIM in internal medicine in 1998. Since graduating, he has worked with the University of Florida in Jacksonville as an Associate Medical Professor. Dr. Capasso entered private practice in 1998, and has offices in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. In 2009, he was Voted #1 Physician in Jacksonville Beach by Folio Magazine.

Dr. Anthony Capasso is Thin Centers MD's Chief Medical Officer, and he is the medical visionary behind Thin Centers MD's weight-loss programs, products and protocols.

By utilizing the latest medical research in nutrition and diet, hormones combined with the latest non-invasive laser therapy, Dr. Capasso has helped his patients lower their weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for Diabetes. With over 17 years of medical experience, Dr. Capasso has changed the lives of hundreds of his patients by providing them the best medically, supervised weight loss care available.

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP, completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was also part of the first 100+ health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). In 2008, Dr. Carnahan’s vision for health and healing resulted in the creation of Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in Peoria, IL where she served as the Medical Director for 2 years. In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she partnered in functional medicine with medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. She recently opened a brand new medical clinic with a broad range of services in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Carnahan is also 14-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine. She is a prolific writer, speaker, and loves to infuse others with her passion for health and healing!

Joseph Cleaver, MD, ABAARM

Joseph Cleaver, MD, ABAARM, is the co-founder of Paradigm Wellness Medical Group. Board certified in internal medicine, he has been practicing medicine since 1990. A fellow of the American Board of Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM), Dr. Cleaver is board-certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine and a member enrolled in the fellowship program at the Institute for Functional Medicine. He has achieved certification by the ABAARM in Advanced Metabolic Endocrinology. He is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and is currently enrolled in the fellowship program with scheduled completion in 2014. Dr. Cleaver received his medical degree from the University of Rome in Italy. With his medical education, hands on experience and a strong interest in nutrition while living in Rome, he is a strong proponent of the Mediterranean diet, a heart-healthy eating plan inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of southern Italy, Spain, Greece, and parts of the Middle East. During his time in Italy, Dr. Cleaver developed an in-depth understanding of the impact of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle on the prevention of chronic illness, longevity, and quality of life. Following medical school in Italy, Dr. Cleaver returned to the U.S., completing his residency in internal medicine at Robert Wood Johnson - Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital. Prior to opening Paradigm Wellness Medical Group, Dr. Cleaver was an assistant clinical professor at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. Subsequently, he joined the Cooper Clinic/Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated globally to preventive medicine. From 1996 to 2009, he conducted hundreds of clinical trials, researching the effects of lifestyle, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals in the treatment of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic disorders, weight loss, exercise and longevity. As Head of The Division of Clinical Research and the Human performance Lab at the Cooper Institute 2006 -2009), he collaborated on the continued advancement and improvement of the CCLS (The Cooper Clinic Longitudinal Study) that contains more than 250,000 records from almost 100,000 individuals representing more than 1,800,000 person-years of observation. Research that further proved that by making scientifically measured decisions about one's activity levels, the chances of dying of anything, or what is termed as "all-cause mortality," is reduced significantly. His has published research in the field of nutraceuticals. He has conducted NIH research, funded by Homeland Security grants, assessing the health and readiness of first responders, focusing on firefighters. Dr. Cleaver's true passion, however, lies in integrative and functional medicine with a preventive focus.

Throughout his career, Dr. Cleaver has been dedicated to researching and designing anti-aging personalized lifestyle programs with emphasis on what he calls the four cornerstones of a healthy balanced lifestyle, sound nutrition, appropriate exercise, stress management, and quality sleep. This allows him to customize a unique and personalized regimen for his patients. Combined with functional and conventional medicine, hormone balancing and natural therapies, his personalized lifestyle approach effectively restores quality of life function, and passion for living.

Wade Cooper, DO

Wade Cooper, DO, is an Assistant Professor of the University of Michigan Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology and is UCNS certified in Headache Medicine. He serves as the Director of the University of Michigan Headache and Neuropathic Pain Program and the Program Director for the Headache Medicine Fellowship Training Program.

Walter Crinnion, ND

Walter Crinnion, ND, is a noted Naturopathic Physician. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of San Francisco in 1975 and his degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 1982.

Throughout his career Dr. Crinnion's passion has been environmental medicine, the treatment of chronic health complaints and allergies that arise from daily exposure to low levels of environmental chemicals, or toxins. His work with patients and his ongoing research led him to the formulation of specific products to help the body function to its fullest. Hundreds of toxins bombard the body in any given day and through Dr. Crinnion's research, knowledge and persistence he developed specific nutritional products that support the elimination of toxins and better health.

Sebastian Denison, BScPharm, RPh

Sebastian Denison, BScPharm, RPh, is a PCCA Training and Education Pharmacist who received his BSc in Pharmacy at the University of British Columbia. He worked at Northmount Pharmacy in North Vancouver for 11 years specializing in BHRT, veterinarian, pain and sports compounding practice. He also was the Manager of Pharmacy Operations with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic/Paralympic Games, and then the Manager of the Whistler Olympic Village Polyclinic Pharmacy. Sebastian works with both the U.S and Canadian C3 education teams, the Pharmacy Student education team and also does pharmacist education symposiums and events. He is currently enrolled in Metabolic Medical Institute's Fellowship in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine Fellowship. Sebastian enjoys all aspects of compounding, and appreciates it value in a collaborative approach to patient care.

Lena Edwards, MD, FMNM, ABAARM, FICT

Lena Edwards, MD, FMNM, ABAARM, FICT, is an internist who has been in clinical practice for two decades.  Her practice focus is on Integrative Medicine (in which she will be board Certified soon), health and wellness, disease prevention, stress related diseases, and stress management.  In addition to patient care, she is dedicated to promoting the expansion and delivery of evidence based medical education to both patients and health care providers.  To this end, she has authored a number of journal articles and scientific papers and has given hundreds of lectures on a variety of Integrative Medicine topics. 

Dr. Edwards is best recognized for her expertise in the stress response system, HPA axis and adrenal dysfunction, and stress related diseases.  She has extensively researched, written and spoken on these topics for over a decade.  She was the lead author in the peer reviewed article, ‘Hypocortisolism: An Evidence Based Review’, which was published in August, 2011, in IMJC.  She also authored an evidence based book titled Adrenalogic:  Outsmarting Stress which has sold thousands of copies worldwide.  Her upcoming book, The Stress Response System in Health & Disease: A Clinician’s Manual, is scheduled to be published in early 2016. 

In addition to running her solo internal integrative medical practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and her nationwide virtual medical practice, Dr. Edwards is also very active as a fellowship instructor for the Metabolic Medical Institute, a member of the Abstract Review Committee for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, an Associate Professor for George Washington University (MMI program), a Community Faculty Member of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Daniel Evatt, PhD

Daniel Evatt, PhD, is a Clinical Research Psychologist at Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine who serves on the Research Directorate at the DoD Deployment Health Clinical Center. Prior to working at DHCC, Dr. Evatt trained at the Brown University Alpert Medical School and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he was involved in numerous psychopharmacology and substance use experimental studies and clinical trials. Dr. Evatt has published many peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of substance use and emotion. He is also a licensed Psychologist in the state of Maryland.

Barbara Fagan

Barbara Fagan takes a strong stand for positive change. After 20 years as a senior manager in corporations, she started a full-time coaching business to work with newly emerging technology companies. Her level of commitment to the success of the individual is unwavering. When Barbara leads others in experiencing their potential, she brings her rock-solid skills, grounded in a high-level of integrity, tradition and ritual. She also draws on her intuition with quick and witty "zaps-of-truth" that moves mountains of resistance in seconds. She's committed to positive change in the world, which is one of the reasons she co-founded Source Point Training in 2009.

Barbara has worked as a coach and consultant in the domestic and international business community for over 25 years. As a Master Coach and Facilitator with over 7,000 hours spent in individual coaching sessions, she has coached business professionals from early-stage development to publicly-held, internationally recognized organizations. She assists clients in designing strategies to achieve their business imperatives, while communicating them in a manner that assures clarity and alignment for both employees and clients.

Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD

Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD, received his MD from the University of Rome, where he completed internal medicine training and a fellowship in metabolic diseases. He obtained a PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of Siena. In 1988, Dr. Fazio joined the University of California, San Francisco as Instructor in Medicine. In 1993, he joined Vanderbilt University first as Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor (1998) and Professor (2002). In 2011 he was given the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair to become chief of CVD Prevention. Since 2014 he holds the William and Sonja Connor chair of Preventive Cardiology at OHSU, and is the Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Fazio studies lipids and atherosclerosis. He has been PI on over 20 NIH grants, has published over 220 papers, and is currently secretary of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and editorial board member for ATVB, JLR, Circ Res, and J Clin Lipidol.

Mark Filidei, DO, ABAARM

Mark Filidei, DO, ABAARM, is an Internal Medicine physician and is the Director of Integrative Medicine for the Amen Clinics. Integrative Medicine brings together conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies. Dr Filidei's approach is to find the root cause of a person's health problems including metabolic, genetic, and environmental factors, and to treat those problems in as natural a way as possible by using targeted nutritional supplements, correcting hormone and metabolic imbalances, improving lifestyle and diet, and detecting and treating toxin exposure and infections. At the heart of the Amen Method is the understanding that in order to effectively treat the brain, you must treat the entire body. As an expert in this field, Dr. Filidei advises not only patients at the Amen Clinics, but the physicians as well. Dr. Filidei received his undergraduate degree in Physiology from the University of California Davis, his medical degree from UNT Health Science Center in Texas, completed his internship at Tulane University and his residency in Internal Medicine at the Ivy League's Brown University. He is also on staff at UC Irvine as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine where he teaches medical students and residents.

James W. George, DC

James W. George, DC, is a Consulting Physician for CIHP and Clinic Director for the Karel Lewit Clinic. Dr. George received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science from Truman State University and in Human Biology from Logan University. He graduated magna cum laude from Logan University, College of Chiropractic. Dr. George is an instructor of chiropractic rehabilitation at Logan University, College of Chiropractic and adjunct instructor at Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics. Dr. George was the senior staff physician at the Musculoskeletal Pain in Pregnancy Clinics at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has taught and lectured on chiropractic rehabilitation throughout the United States, Canada, and Eastern Europe. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a book chapter on training progressions for hockey players.

In addition to his extensive training in manual therapy and rehabilitation, Dr. George is board certified in acupuncture. Dr. George is currently certified in dry needling, and has completed additional training through the Functional Integrated Therapy Institute for dry needling in Sports Injury Management.

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD, has 30 years of Integrative Medical experience. He is one of the Pioneers of I.V. Nutritional Therapies and has taught the workshops on the subject for the A4M. Author of 3 textbooks, dozens of articles, including the study guide chapter on Regenerative Medicine and a radio talk show host.

Benjamin Gonzalez, MD

Benjamin Gonzalez, MD, better known as "Dr. G", is Medical Director of Atlantis Medical Wellness Center. He has been on the leading edge of medicine since graduating from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a Board Certified physician with a background in Molecular Genetics and Nutrition. Dr. Gonzalez is renowned for his expertise in Clinical Nutrition with a focus on Exercise Nutrition and Weight Management and is trained in the advanced techniques of Hormone Replacement Therapy, Aesthetic and Age Management, Integrative, and Functional Medicine. He has multiple certifications in advanced laser surgery, laser assisted and ultrasound-assisted liposuction and is a Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has been practicing these techniques for over 10 years and teaches his techniques to other practitioners.

Dr. Gonzalez spent 15 years as an Emergency Medicine staff physician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Associate Professor at Hershey Penn State Medical Center teaching his craft to other physicians. His love for helping others led him to serve 24 years active military service, including a year-long tour in Iraq as Chief of the busiest trauma center during the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has earned multiple awards including The Bronze Star and Teacher of the Year at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Gonzalez continues to teach other physicians on the subjects of Emergency and Trauma Care, Functional Medicine, Nutrition Care from the Physician's Perspective, Laser Surgery Techniques, Weight Management, and The Truths and Myths of Supplements and Nutrition in Diet.

Dr. Gonzalez believes in the overall holistic approach to maintaining your health that includes proper nutrition, exercise, and well-being. He practices what he preaches by participating in triathlons, foot races, Kettlebell Competitions and holds 1st Degree Black Belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kung Fu. He recently challenged a 25-year old Cross Fit Instructor to a fitness duel. Watch the video here. His caring and gentle treatment has earned him a reputation as a physician who truly cares about his patients' overall health.

Thomas G. Guilliams, PhD

Thomas G. Guilliams, PhD, earned his doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) where he studied molecular immunology in the Microbiology Department. Since 1996, he has spent his time studying the mechanisms and actions of natural-based therapies, and is an expert in the therapeutic uses of nutritional supplements. As the VP of Scientific Affairs for Ortho Molecular Products, he has developed a wide array of products and programs which allow clinicians to use nutritional supplements and lifestyle interventions as safe, evidence-based and effective tools for a variety of patients. Tom holds appointments as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and the George Washington University, and also lectures at University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy. He is the founder and director of the Point Institute, an independent research and publishing organization through which he has published several books describing evidence-based principles and protocols for the use of lifestyle and nutritional interventions. He lives outside of Stevens Point, Wisconsin with his wife and children.


David H. Haase, MD, IFMCP, FABFP, DABIHM, is the founder of the MaxWell Clinic for Proactive Medicine and CMO of LifeStrive. After receiving his M.D. from Vanderbilt University he trained at the Mayo Clinic and is boarded in Family and Holistic Medicine. He holds certifications in Health Coaching, Thermography, Nutrition, and Neurofeedback.

David Hagedorn, PhD, BCN

David Hagedorn, PhD, BCN, served as a U.S. Army Medic and then went on to work in various clinical and private practice settings for over 20 years. He is experienced in clinical health psychology and neuropsychology and serves as an international neuroscience and biofeedback expert consultant to several organizations. Dr. Hagedorn served as a teaching faculty and clinical staff member at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - School of Medicine. He is an international speaker and instructor for advanced psycho-neuro electrophysiology assessment and interventions with particular skill in the traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. He has authored several patents in the areas of brain computer interface and neuromodulation and lectures on transcrancial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and direct current stimulation (tDCS/tACS). Dr. Hagedorn is licensed in several states and is board certified as an electroencephalography biofeedback practitioner with particular skill in the applications of EEG and ERP, QEEG, and brain computer interface (BCI) and portable peripheral biofeedback methods.

Gloria Hakkarainen, MD

Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, is the Medical Director of Palm Beach Weight & Wellness Centers as well as an OB/GYN physician, surgeon, author, educator and lecturer. She is a Fellow of: The American Board of Bariatric Physicians, The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP, FACG

Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP, FACG, is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Urology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He graduated from the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York in 1996 and completed his family medicine residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, in 1999. He is the medical student clerkship director in the Department of Family Medicine and is active in pre-doctoral education at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Heidelbaugh's clinical interests include preventive men’s health and wellness, non-surgical urology and sexual medicine, treatment of gastrointestinal diseases including functional disorders, and full-spectrum family medicine. He is the creator, editor, and co-author of the only evidence-based textbook on men’s health, Clinical Men’s Health: Evidence in Practice. Dr. Heidelbaugh is the consulting editor of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Men’s Health (International Society of Men’s Health Journal) and the American Journal of Men’s Health. He has authored over 60 manuscripts and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.


Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc, FMNM, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, is associate clinical professor of clinical medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Director of a hypertension institute in Nashville , TN. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed medical articles, three books, and numerous textbook chapters.

Gary Huber, DO

Gary Huber, DO, spent 20 years as an Emergency Medicine physician before evolving his practice to integrative care. Integrative medicine is the pursuit of ideal health by seeking and reversing the cause of illness to go beyond the simple reduction of symptoms.

Dr. Huber is an Adjunct Professor teaching Integrative Medicine practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy as well as a clinical preceptor for pharmacy students. Dr. Huber also lectures on hormone replacement therapies, cardiovascular care, sports medicine and other integrative medicine topics for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He has developed the Huber Personalized Weight Loss Program that has proven very successful in promoting healthy weight loss as well as reversing Metabolic Syndrome issues.

Rebecca Hunton, MD

Rebecca Hunton, MD, is the founder of RHMD LLC, in Melbourne, Florida. As an integrative specialist, she combines holistic and traditional therapies to ensure optimal wellness. Her passion is to empower her patients to achieve optimal health through a thorough evaluation of genetic-environment-lifestyle interactions. Dr. Hunton employs a combination of herbal supplements, medical foods, personalized diet/lifestyle plans and vitamin supplements, as well as prescription solutions to treat patients. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, Autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, are just a few of the conditions she treats. In addition, she and the staff at RHMD believe in a proactive approach to aging and wellness and utilize therapies such as BHRT, IV nutrition and more to help their clients become Radiantly Healthy. Dr. Hunton earned her undergraduate degree at University of Florida and completed her medical training at the Ohio State University. She is board certified in Family Medicine. Additional Fellowship training and Board Certifications include American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM), American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM) and more. Dr. Hunton brings other unique credentials. She is a preferred provider of GotProHealth, an organization sponsored by the NFL Football Association and the NBA Legends and has additional expertise on nutritional support for competitive athletes. Dr. Hunton has been a featured speaker in many venues both to professional audiences and the general public. Finally, as a member of the selective TEDActive 2013 community, Dr. Hunton is an advocate for changing healthcare and wellness worldwide.

Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD

Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, has been rethinking healthcare for the past 30 years. As a physician and scientist who aspired to be comprehensive, objective, empiric, and experiential, Dr. Jaffe started his career searching for deeper understanding, wisdom, evidence, and insight into mechanisms of health.

Predicting that change would one day come, Dr. Jaffe went on to create a series of organizations that collectively, give people sustainable and integrative healthcare solutions that focus on personalized methods of care, a true rethinking of the current system.

Today, Dr. Jaffe is saving more lives and ensuring better life quality for more people than ever before. In an effort to give others access to this same quality care, we are actively pursuing media channels that can help us spread Dr. Jaffe’s message and give people the news they need to know to live healthier, happier lives.

Nat Jones, RPh

Nat Jones, RPh, attended Old Dominion University from 1973 to 1976 where he started his education as a music major but switched to pre-pharmacy. He transferred to VCU and attended Pharmacy School at The Medical College of Virginia, graduating in 1979 with a BS degree in Pharmacy.

He worked in both community and hospital pharmacy from 1979 until March of 1993 when he opened Lakeview Pharmacy in Suffolk, VA. He currently serves as President of Lakeview Compounding Pharmacy and Nutritional Center now located in Virginia Beach, VA. He has presented over 30 hours of CME at professional seminars over the last nine years. The topics include: General Compounding, Wound Care, Pain, Nutrition, Insulin Resistance, BHRT for Men and Women, Adrenal Fatigue, and Functional Hypothyroidism. He has also published over 20 articles in magazines such as MD News in the last 4 years.

He was awarded Full Fellowship in The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacist June 20th, 2010.


Joel K. Kahn, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, is Clinical Professor Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Wellness Programs, Preventive Cardiology, and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Kahn is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty board in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He also holds a special certification from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the National Radiation Commission.

He is a graduate Summa Cum Laude of the University of Michigan Medical School (Inteflex program). He has authored over 130 articles on heart disease, over 10 book chapters, and several monographs and video national presentations.

Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Jerry Kartzinel, MD, is Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. His practice is located in Irvine, California.

Lisa Saff Koche, MD

Lisa Saff Koche, MD, is an internist with board certification in both bariatrics and internal medicine and is completing her fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida and the Director of Cardiac Rehab at Tampa General Hospital. She is also the Medical Director of Spectra Healthcare. Dr. Koche often is featured on television, has frequently been published, and lectures on topics of wellness, hormones ,thyroid disease, nutrition and weight loss.

Joseph J. Lamb, MD

Joseph J. Lamb, MD, is a clinical consultant in Integrative and Functional Medicine.  Having completed his graduate education at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia and his Internal Medicine residency at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, he is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine.    Additionally, he completed one year of a Cardiology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  In 2013, he achieved certification as an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.

He is the past Director of Intramural Clinical Research at the Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics, Inc. in Gig Harbor, Washington.  Past Clinical experiences include nearly 17 years of private practice in Alexandria, Virginia.  He is an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington. He has lectured internationally in Continuing Medical Education (CME) settings (including the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Fellowship for Anti-aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine) and non-CME settings.  He has edited several books, authored book chapters (including 3 on osteoporosis and one for the Textbook of Functional Medicine), and authored and co-authored academic papers and website presentations on a variety of Functional Medicine topics. He is the president of the Commonwealth Consultants Foundation, a regionally recognized Middle Atlantic charity chartered, to provide unique educational and social experiences and opportunities for economically deserving children and young adults. 

Jennifer Landa, MD, FMNM, ABAARM

Jennifer Landa, MD, FMNM, ABAARM, is the Chief Medical Officer for BodyLogicMD. Dr. Landa specializes in helping women and men balance their hormones, restore their energy, and replenish their sex lives. At the heart of her practice is the belief that maintaining one’s health is hard work and she encourages her patients to make lifestyle changes that will result in increased health. Dr. Landa just completed her first book with co-author Virginia Hopkins. Their book, The Sex Drive Solution for Women, is a no-nonsense approach to many of the sex issues that Dr. Landa addresses with her patients every day. Dr. Landa is also the Director for the Sexual Health and Treatment Certification program with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Laura LaValle, RD, LD

Laura LaValle, RD, LD, has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Akron, and has completed Level 2 certificate training in Adult Weight Management through the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked as a dietitian in a variety of nutrition venues. She is currently the Vice President of Nutrition Content, Education, and Programs for Integrative Health Resources, LLC, overseeing the nutrition and dietetics content and development for projects such as a health and wellness portal called Health Elements, and more recently for the Metabolic Code Diet Program now launching into pharmacy and integrative medicine physician practices. As part of this project, Laura helped develop a line of low glycemic, gluten-free frozen meals for Artisan Bistro Pro Direct. Laura helped train Life Time Fitness dietitians on the usage of the Metabolic Code as a comprehensive weight management tool for clients.

In addition she is a nutrition writer and editor on a variety of projects for Integrative Health Resources, including articles in Life Time Fitness' online newsletter Flourish, authoring articles in Total Health Breakthroughs (an online newsletter) and a LaValle newsletter, The Healing Prescription. Laura was also a contributor and co-editor on Cracking the Metabolic Code (Basic Health Publications 2004) and Your Blood Never Lies (Square One Publishers 2013).

Her education and work experience shows a long line of career choices focused on her commitment to two primary goals - helping people have the knowledge and tools to see the difference good nutrition can make in their life and furthering healthcare in the United States toward a system that better utilizes proven dietary supplements for both health and wellness and better management of health conditions.

Linda Lee, MD

Linda Lee, MD, is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Chicago, graduating with honors. Dr. Lee attended the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. After finishing her internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, she completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. In 1994, she joined the Hopkins faculty where she has been involved in gastrointestinal and cancer research, teaching, and clinical care. She lectures frequently in the community and to medical students and practitioners. In addition, she is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Physicians, and is the Administrative Editor for Practical Reviews in Gastroenterology.

Dr. Lee spent 13 years in basic science research, studying the function of a cancer protein called Myc in liver cancer. She has published several articles and reviews on her findings. During this time, Dr. Lee also led a clinical practice that included the care of cancer patients who had liver or gastrointestinal issues. She worked closely with oncologists at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center to develop expertise in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal complications of stem cell transplantation.

In 2008, Dr. Lee opened the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center, located at Green Spring Station. In addition to being the Center’s Director, Dr. Lee is also the Clinical Director for the Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. She is a co-investigator on a NIH national research consortium on the study of gastroparesis, a motility disorder predominantly affecting women.

The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center provides a broad spectrum of services to enhance conventional care, including acupuncture, massage therapy, nutrition consultation, and integrative psychotherapy. Specific programs have been developed targeting cancer patients and survivors, as well as women with digestive health issues.

Todd LePine, MD

Todd LePine, MD, graduated from Holy Cross College and Dartmouth Medical School, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. He currently works with Dr. Mark Hyman as a staff physician at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires and also worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts consulting with clients from around the world.

Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN

Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN, is a Professor Nutrition & Integrative Health and the Director of Academic Development for the Master’s and Doctoral programs in Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with specialization in Integrative Medicine from the Union Institute, three board certifications in clinical nutrition and one in functional medicine. She is on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation, advisory board for Certified International Health Coaches, and of the Autism Hope Alliance.

Dr. Lipski has been published in peer reviewed journals, and is the author of several books: Digestive Wellness, The Digestion Connection, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She co-authored a chapter for the IHMT study guide, is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology, and has been interviewed for Rodale’s Alternative Cures, The Women’s Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine, and others. She does frequent media interviews. She has been working in the field of integrative and functional medicine for over 30 years.

Jay Lombard, DO

Jay Lombard, DO, is the Chief of Neurology at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. In addition to his clinical duties, he is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology at Touro Medical College, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Cornell Medical School and a Clinical Instructor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including the recently published work;" Freedom from Disease".

Herbert Malinoff, MD

Herbert Malinoff, MD, is the president and founder of Pain Recovery Solutions and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and specializes in treating patients with chronic pain syndromes, addiction, and in detoxification as well as internal medicine needs.

Molly Maloof, MD

Molly Maloof, MD, is a physician-entrepreneur working at the intersection of medicine, technology and wellness. She is pioneering the use of digital health and wearable technology in her concierge medical practice that is oriented around optimizing the health of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. She is an advocate of using genomics to improve human health and prevent disease. She is a Medical Advisor to a variety of health technology companies including Kareo (EHR, billing solution, & patient engagement platform), 3Scan (3D knife-edge scanning microscope), Anonos (data privacy & security solution), and Thync (mood shifting wearable). She is also the Digital Health Advisor to the Institute of Functional Medicine and is on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of the P4 Medicine Institute. She has provided clinical strategy as a consultant to a variety of consumer point of care, biomarker tracking companies, including Sano Intelligence, Cue, Breathometer, and Integrated Plasmonics. She has given her expert opinion on nutrition and human performance to food and beverage companies, including Mars, Quaker, RedBull, Sensa.io, SomaWater, and Thistle Juices, with a goal of food system transformation through improving corporate choices. Her life's goal is to maximize human potential by dramatically extending human healthspan through medical technology, educational media, and scientific wellness.

Deborah Matthew, MD, FMNM, ABAARM

Deborah Matthew, MD, FMNM, ABAARM, is the founder and Medical Director of Signature Wellness. Twelve years after graduating from medical school, she decided that she wanted to offer more value to her patients. She knew that emerging science showed that there was more to offer in the areas of preventive medicine and wellness. Dr. Matthew combined her background in medicine with her interest in fitness, health and nutrition. Her vision was to be able to offer advanced wellness care using scientifically based medical concepts free from pharmaceutical industry bias. Dr. Matthew is board certified in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine and has completed the Advanced Fellowship with the A4M. She is an international A4M Oral Board Examiner and is the Vice President of the North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society.

Dorothy Merritt, MD

Deborah Matthew, MD, FMNM, ABAARM, is the founder and Medical Director of Signature Wellness. Twelve years after graduating from medical school, she decided that she wanted to offer more value to her patients. She knew that emerging science showed that there was more to offer in the areas of preventive medicine and wellness. Dr. Matthew combined her background in medicine with her interest in fitness, health and nutrition. Her vision was to be able to offer advanced wellness care using scientifically based medical concepts free from pharmaceutical industry bias. Dr. Matthew is board certified in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine and has completed the Advanced Fellowship with the A4M. She is an international A4M Oral Board Examiner and is the Vice President of the North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society.

Jack Monaco, MD

Jack Monaco, MD, received his MD from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina. He completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology and practiced this specialty until 2007. He is Fellowship trained and Board Certified in Anti-Aging, Functional & Regenerative Medicine. At The Monaco Center for Health & Healing, he and his trained staff help his patients achieve health & wellness. He is an Oral Board Examiner for A4M and lectures throughout the United States.

Gerard Mullin, MD

Gerard Mullin, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins. He is author of Integrative Gastroenterology, The Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Nutrition Desk Reference and The Inside Tract. He is an international authority in nutrition and integrative medicine and is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

Tom O’Bryan, MD, CCN, DACBN

Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN, is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease. He is a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Life Sciences. Dr. O’Bryan is always one of the most respected, highly-appreciated speakers. Dr. O’Bryan’s passion is in teaching the many manifestations of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.

In sensitive individuals, Gluten Sensitivity can trigger Auto-Immune Disorders, Epilepsy, Thyroid Disease, Diabetes, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and more. Perhaps one of the more surprising messages is the impact of Gluten Sensitivity on the brain. The “dimmer switch”, that occurs in the brain (especially in children), is one that parents and care givers would never suspect.

Kenneth Orbeck, DO, FMNM

Kenneth Orbeck, DO, FMNM, practices integrative and functional medicine at his South Carolina-based bioidentical hormones practice: BodyLogicMD of Greenville. Dr. Orbeck dedicates his practice to helping women and men find relief from hormonal imbalances such as menopause, andropause (the male menopause), adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders, using a three-tiered approach to wellness, combining customized nutrition and fitness regimens with bioidentical hormone therapy. Dr. Orbeck believes that proper diet, regular exercise and balanced hormones are the cornerstones of longevity. Dr. Orbeck made the decision to transition into anti-aging and preventive medicine, because he wanted the opportunity to spend more time with each patient, in order to address their health and wellness needs from a preemptive perspective. As a bioidentical hormones expert, Dr. Orbeck specializes in treating the underlying causes of symptoms oftentimes associated with aging, such as hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, weight gain, fatigue, mood swings and irritability. Dr. Kenneth Orbeck received his undergraduate degree from Calvin College in 1983 and completed his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 1987, where he served as Student Chairman for the American College of General Practitioners. Before practicing medicine, Dr. Orbeck fulfilled his Internship at Mt. Clemens General Hospital in 1988. Dr. Orbeck is currently an active member of the fellowship for Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FMNM), and the Age Management Medical Group (AMMG).

James C. Roberts, MD

James C. Roberts, MD, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. His practice, which emphasizes integrative approaches to the patient with advanced or inoperable CV disease, is located in Toledo, Ohio.

Robert Rountree, MD

Robert Rountree, MD, practices family medicine in Boulder , CO , is board certified, and is an adjunct clinical faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor , WA . He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and is co-author of numerous books including: The New Breastfeeding Diet (McGraw-Hill, in press), and A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpardum Health (Avery, 2002).

Kenison Roy, MD

Kenison Roy, MD, is the Founder and Medical Director of Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the recipient of the 2006 Excellence in Treatment Award from the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the recipient of the 2008 Annual Psychiatric Leadership Award presented by the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association, and was recognized as a 2008 Healthcare Hero by New Orleans City Business Magazine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane Medical School. Dr. Roy is a member of Governor Bobby Jindal's Drug Policy Board and is appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners. In April of 1997 he was appointed a Fellow of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM). He is the Founder and Medical Director of the Dual Diagnosis Unit at River Oaks Hospital in New Orleans, LA. He also treats patients at East Jefferson General Hospital. Dr. Roy's primary focus is Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc., a facility that provides a full spectrum of addiction treatment services including ambulatory detoxification, intensive outpatient treatment, residential treatment, professional's intensive chemical dependency evaluations, continuing care and individual/family psychotherapy.

Bob Seebohar, MS, RD

Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, the former Director of Sports Nutrition for the University of Florida and most recently served as a sport dietitian for the US Olympic Committee. Bob traveled to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as a sport dietitian for the US Olympic Team and the personal sport dietitian for the Olympic Triathlon Team. Bob has a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science, a master's degree in Health and Exercise Science and a second master's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Triathlon Level III Elite Coach and a USA Triathlon Youth/Junior coach. Being an out of the box thinker, Bob created the concepts of Nutrition Periodization and Metabolic Efficiency Training. As a nutrition coach, Bob specializes in enhancing health and improving performance by improving metabolic efficiency and using nutrition periodization, which provides varying nutrition recommendations to each specific athlete based on training cycle changes and body composition and weight goals. As an endurance coach, exercise physiologist and strength and conditioning specialist, Bob specializes in leading endurance athletes to optimal performance through the use of science and real-life training applications that balance life, work and family. As a USA Triathlon All-American, he currently specializes in short course triathlon competition and cyclocross racing.

James R. Seibold, MD

James R. Seibold, MD, is the Principal Member of Scleroderma Research Consultants, LLC which was founded in 2010 to foster advances in care, education and research for persons with scleroderma and related disorders.

Dr. Seibold was most recently Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut, USA. He had previously served on the faculty of the University of Michigan from 2004-2010 as the Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research and Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and as the founding Director of the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program. He joined the faculty at Michigan in August of 2004 after 24 years at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. He served as Chief of the Division of Rheumatology; Director of the Clinical Research Center; and Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology during which he occupied the William H. Conzen Chair of Clinical Pharmacology.

The author of more than 300 scientific publications, Dr. Seibold has served on the editorial boards of both Arthritis & Rheumatism and the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, and as editor of the scleroderma section of the Yearbook of Rheumatology, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease and Editor-in-Chief of Scleroderma Care and Research. He is currently an Editor of Scleroderma Care and Research and on the Editorial Boards of Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology and the International Journal of Rheumatology.

His major research interests include systemic sclerosis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, clinical trial design, and drug development in rheumatology. Dr. Seibold has led or been a key participant in nearly every major interventional trial of scleroderma since 1980 and currently serves as the Lead International Investigator on DETECT, a series of studies of oral treprostinil for digital ulcers and the Scleroderma QuERI.

Dr. Seibold has been cited in The Best Doctors in America continuously since the first edition in 1994 and has won numerous awards, including the Arthritis Foundation’s Physician of the Year. He is the founder and a past President of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium and active in several patient organizations, including the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, the Scleroderma Research Foundation, and serves as Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the International Scleroderma Network.

Dr. Seibold received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, and his medical degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, NY. He completed postdoctoral training as an intern and resident in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY, and a fellowship at the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.

Robert Seik, PharmD, ABAAHP

Robert Seik, PharmD, ABAAHP, is a fitness enthusiast and health advocate with special interests and training. He holds a degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Robert is a principal owner and CEO Partell Pharmacy, and specializes in hormone replacement therapy and functional medicine with pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements.

He is a fellowship-trained member of The American Academy of Anti-Aging, Functional, and Rejuvenative Medicine (A4M) and is currently pursuing his master’s degree.

Robert frequently lectures to medical practitioners on evidence-based approaches to natural hormone replacement in age management medicine as well as nutritional intervention for the treatment of chronic disease.

Ray Solano, RPh, MBA

Ray Solano, RPh, MBA, has been a respected pharmacist for over 25 years. Ray joined the People's Pharmacy organization in 2001. With a Masters in Business, Ray successfully launched People's Pharmacy north Austin location in 2002. Ray holds a degree in Pharmacy, and is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Ray majored in Nuclear Pharmacy and is registered with the Nuclear Regulatory Association for the dispensing of Radiopharmaceuticals. Ray Solano is a 1979 graduate of Mercer Southern School of Pharmacy.

Ray does professional counseling with patients who take both prescription and complementary medicine. Ray specializes in learning disorders, neurotransmitter function, detoxification, weight management, diabetes, hormone stabilization and oncology nutrition. Ray also holds regular seminars on men's health. He has received extensive continuing education in the areas of Sterile Injectable Compounding, Weight Management, Nutritional Supplements, Natural Hormones, Veterinary Compounding.

Rick Stassi, MS

Rick Stassi, MS, Director of Stassi Training, has very extensive knowledge of the human body. He graduated from Stanford’s paramedic program and is a retired fireman/paramedic. His Master’s Degree is in Kinesiology (study of human movement) with an emphasis in exercise physiology, sports medicine, biomechanics, and motor development. For the last 25 years, he has trained over 300 professional and Olympic athletes. He has worked for the Seattle Mariners, Anaheim Splash and Anaheim Ducks. He trained Cal State Fullerton’s baseball team for 10 years. Over 100 players signed professional contracts during those 10 years. He has developed conditioning programs for Olympic Gold Medal swimmers (one performance was voted the number 2 Summer Olympic performance in history), athletes in the MLB (one is a record holder for most total bases, 19 in one game), NBA, NFL, LPGA, NHL, CISL, MLS, a Heisman award winner, 2 Golden Spikes’ award winners, an ESPY award winner, and a Guinness record holder for highest single leg box jump.

Elizabeth Stuller, MD

Elizabeth Stuller, MD, earned her B.A in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 1984. She earned her M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine in 2000 and completed her residency training in Psychiatry at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where she served as a Chief Resident and was voted by faculty the John R. Benson Award "For Outstanding Teaching Skills during Residency Training". She completed her Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore MD in 2007. She was ABPN Board Certified in Psychiatry in May of 2007 and ABPN Board Certified in Addiction Psychiatry in May of 2008.

Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS, FMNM, ABAAHP

Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS, FMNM, ABAAHP, obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and then she completed a three year research fellowship in Bio-Pharmaceutics at the University of Michigan.  She previously was the Director of Pharmacy at Chelsea Community Hospital and the clinical pharmacist for the inpatient head and chronic pain service.  Currently she is President & CEO of Pharmacy Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI which is a unique, personal and educational specialty pharmacy and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Swidan is board certified and advanced fellow in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. 

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, FMNM, ABAARM

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, FMNM, ABAARM, practices Functional Medicine in Capitola , CA , is a graduate of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and teaches at the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine.

Robert P. Turner MD, MSCR, QEEGD

Robert "Rusty" P. Turner, MD, MSCR, QEEGD, is the owner and CEO of Network Neurology in Charleston, South Carolina. He began this new endeavor with more than 16 years of faithful clinical work, teaching, and research at MUSC, where he remains Associate Clinical Professor of Neuroscience. He is a member of the Roper-St Francis Hospital System and an Associate Researcher with the MIND Research Institute in Irvine, California. Dr. Turner maintains a full-time clinical, teaching, and neurophysiology practice with patients referred from throughout the southeastern regions of the United States. While working full time work at MUSC since 1997, he obtained a Master's of Science degree in Clinical Research (epidemiology and biostatistics) in 2003 through the MUSC College of Graduate Studies. He has since then been actively involved in ongoing clinical research with collaborative studies in non-invasive neurostimulation and neuromodulation techniques, as well as advanced techniques of EEG source analysis. Dr. Turner's current clinical research in non-invasive neuromodulation involves collaborating with colleagues in Charleston, South Carolina; Cape Town, South Africa; Mexico City, Mexico; Beijing, China; and several other clinical research practices throughout the United States. Dr. Turner started his college career as a music and foreign language major, and during medical school, he also pursued Master's training in Piano Performance at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Graduate School. After Medical School, his postgraduate training consisted of internship and residency in Pediatrics; followed by two fellowships, one in Adult/Child Neurology, and the second in Clinical Neurophysiology/EMG/Neuromuscular Disorders; and his current clinical/research emphases of pediatric epilepsy/epileptogenesis, the non-linear effects of auditory and music stimulation on the brain, as well as neuromodulation techniques. He continues to pursue his love of music and is an accomplished classical pianist. He has received numerous awards and honors at MUSC over more than 16 years of diligent, dedicated service, including multiple Faculty Excellence Awards for teaching, AREA Awards for excellence in ambulatory care, Golden Apple Nominations and Awards, and double honors in humanism with the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Turner is multi Board-Certificated.

Aristo Vojdani, PhD

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, obtained his PhD in the field of microbiology and clinical immunology with postdoctoral studies in tumor immunology at UCLA. Vojdani's ongoing research, spanning a 40-year career, focuses on the role of environmental factors such as toxic chemicals, infections and dietary proteins and peptides in complex diseases. An owner of 15 U.S. patents for laboratory assessments, he has published 120 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. Dr. Vojdani is CEO and technical director of Immunosciences Lab, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA, a member of the editorial board of four scientific journals and a guest editor of six journals.

Peggy Watson, MD, FMNM, ABAARM

Peggy Watson, MD, FMNM, ABAARM, is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Watson completed even more extensive training by graduating from the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. In 2010 she completed the cutting-edge Masters in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. Dr. Watson continues to work for Advanced Certifications offered by USF including Advanced Cardiology, Weight Management, Brain Fitness, Advanced Endocrinology, and Advanced Autoimmune Disease. Additionally, she has completed high level training in Botox Cosmetic, facial fillers and laser. Dr. Watson is Board-certified in Family Practice, belonging to the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. She also belongs to the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

David Williams, PhD

David Williams, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Alpert Medical School. Dr. Williams received a BS in psychology from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a PhD in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Williams joined the research faculty at Brown in 2006 and the teaching faculty in 2009. He has been licensed as a clinical psychologist in the State of RI since 2006. Dr. Williams' research interests are in understanding the interplay between affective and cognitive factors in determining health-related behavior, and the application of this knowledge to the design of health behavior interventions, particularly for exercise promotion and smoking cessation. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications on these topics, and has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 2004, including four grants as Principal Investigator. In 2012 Dr. Williams received the Early Career Investigator Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Catherine Willner, MD

Catherine Willner, MD, is Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Pain Section's Scientific Committee. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Willner has published several studies in the field of Neurology and Pain Management. She practices Neurology

James L. Wilson, DC, ND, PhD

James L. Wilson, DC, ND, PhD is the founder of ICA Health and the non-profit, Health Sciences Research Foundation. Through his long career as physician, scientist, educator and formulator, he has contributed significantly to the clinical understanding of the impact of stress on health. In 1998 he coined the term “adrenal fatigue” to describe a distinct, diagnosable syndrome and his popular book, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, has been translated into several languages. Dr. Wilson approaches stress from the perspective of both a clinician and a scientist, and is currently working on the interrelationship between adrenal pathways and nutrients.

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