Paul S. Anderson, N.M.D.
Consulting Physician & Medical Director/CEO, Anderson Medical Group, Seattle, WA
Research Professor, Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center
Full Professor, Adjunct Faculty, School of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University
Paul Anderson, N.M.D. is CEO of the Anderson Medical Group which includes Advanced Medical Therapies, a state of the art medical center providing fully compliant IV, Hyperbaric and Mild Hyperthermia therapies. He brings his forty years’ experience in medicine to allow his clinical and educational presence to grow and serve patients and physicians in the best way possible. Dr. Anderson is former Chief of IV (intravenous therapy) Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center and a past Professor at Bastyr University. He has participated in ground breaking integrative oncology research and is author to numerous clinical oncology monographs. He completed his medical degree at NUNM and trained at multiple hospital and clinical sites in Portland, OR. He began instructing classes at medical schools in the early 1990’s. Additionally he is a medical author and speaks in many continuing medical education courses and events. He is extending his medical education mission through the Anderson Medical Group CE site ‘ConsultDrA.com’ a web based educational platform.
Paul Battle, PA-C
Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics, Denver, CO
Paul Battle, PA-C is a physician assistant who combines both traditional and nontraditional medical treatment to help maximize the health of patients throughout the country. He has more than 30 years of physiology and medical and surgical experience. He has advanced certification in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy from Dr. Neil Rouzier, one of the world experts on hormone therapy. This training is based on science published in the medical literature. He obtained national certification by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in 2010. He also is certified by the American Board of Regenerative Medicine. He lectures at national and international meetings concerning autoimmune diseases, cancer, the use of Low Dose Naltrexone, and bone physiology. He was selected Affiliate Staff Member of the year for Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound in June 1995. He is known internationally as an expert in low-dose naltrexone and its applications for treating many diseases. In addition to his unique medical approaches for menopause, low energy, low libido, autoimmune diseases, he works at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Pediatric Orthopedic department.
Nadia Bixler, L.E.I.
Owner, Halo Aesthetics Essentials, Boise, ID
Instructor, North West Laser Institute, Meridian, ID
Nadia Bixler, LEI has over 17 years’ experience practicing esthetics and educating in both advanced & undergrad. Nadia is a licensed esthetician and licensed esthetic instructor in the State of Idaho. She has educated for professional skincare companies, aesthetic device companies and written curriculums bridging estheticians into medical aesthetic practices. Nadia is now the founder/owner of Halo Aesthetics Essentials Inc. Halo Aesthetics provides consulting & sales support to skincare professionals, spas and medical offices with the latest technologies, trending devices, and products on the market today.
L. Amma Brown, PA-C, MPT
Physician Assistant, Comite Center for Precision Medicine, New York, NY
Amma serves as Physician Associate at Comite Center for Precision Medicine. A native of Finland, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where she was also a full scholarship athlete in volleyball. She went on to receive a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Governors State University in University Park, IL, and consequently worked as a physical therapist in both outpatient and acute orthopedic settings for 12 years. Amma later received a Master of Science in Health Sciences for Physician Assistants from Cornell University. Before joining the Comite team, Amma worked in dermatology and as a surgical physician assistant.
Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Dr. Bryan earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. He pursued his post-doctoral training as a Kirschstein Fellow at Boston University School of Medicine in the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute. After a two year post-doctoral fellowship, in 2006 Dr. Bryan was recruited to join faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston by Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., 1998 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology. During his tenure as faculty and independent investigator at UT, his research focused on drug discovery through screening natural product libraries for active compounds. His nine years at UT led to several discoveries which have resulted in seven issued US patents and nine pending worldwide. He is also a successful entrepreneur who has commercialized his nitric oxide technology through the formation of Human, to the Power of N, Inc (formerly Neogenis Medical) where he is Co-founder and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Bryan has been involved in nitric oxide research for the past 16 years and has made many seminal discoveries in the field. These discoveries and findings have transformed the development of safe and effective functional bioactive natural products in the treatment and prevention of human disease and may provide the basis for new preventive or therapeutic strategies in many chronic diseases. Dr. Bryan has published a number of highly cited papers and authored or edited 5 books. He is an international leader in molecular medicine and natural product chemistry.
J.R. Burgess, MS, CPT
CEO, Rejuv Medical, Waite Park, MN
Fitness Professional, Health and Wellness Coach
J.R. Burgess joined the Rejuv Medical Team in September of 2009 to assist with the development of the Weight Loss and Performance Center. Born and raised in Keewatin, Minnesota, J.R. started his career in the medical fitness industry after his successful career as an athlete led him to a passion for personal training. "I help get people started on their journey of a healthier lifestyle. I find what program and time frame would be best for each patient. As the CEO, I hold my staff accountable to seeing success with each patient. I also love to help any patient work through any struggle they may have."
Francisco Carreño, Ph.D.
Exercise Physiologist, Comite Center for Precision Medicine, New York, NY
Dr. Francisco Carreño serves as Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Comite Center for Precision Medicine, where he crafts precise, science-backed dietary solutions and fitness plans to support an individual's needs and goals. Dr. Carreño earned his Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the Universities of Granada (Spain) and Pablo de Olavide in Seville (Spain); he is a certified Cellular Nutrition Specialist. Francisco has contributed to the health and wellness industry for more than 12 years as a private consultant, academic lecturer, and published author. He is deeply passionate about the power of personalized nutrition to optimize health.
Dan Carter, N.D.
Medical Consultant, Dr. Carter Consults
Partner, International IV Nutritional Therapy for Professionals
Nutrition Instructor, Sage School of Massage
Dan Carter, N.D., graduated from National University of Naturopathic Medicine and completed a 2-year family practice residency. He was appointed to a full-time faculty position in 1997 and served as a core faculty member through 2003. He created the I.V. services department at NUNM Health Centers where he was a clinical supervisor. In 2003 he moved to Bozeman, MT where he owned a family practice clinic focusing on cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, hormone restoration and IV nutrient therapies. 2016 saw him (partially) retire and move to central Oregon where he enjoys outdoor activities, doing online nutrition research, and teaching nutrition classes in the Bend/Redmond, OR area. He is a co-founder and partner of International IV Nutritional Therapy for Professionals (IIVNTP), an organization teaching intravenous therapy seminars since 2001. Current roles within IIVNTP include seminar content/research, newsletters, blog, and webmaster.
Florence Comite, M.D.
CEO & Founder, Comite Center for Precision Medicine, New York, NY
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee
Florence Comite, M.D. is a leader and innovator in the field of Precision Medicine with extensive experience detecting and reversing disease at the cellular level. In 2005, Dr. Comite established the Center for Precision Medicine in New York City, where she integrates and interprets individual genomic, metabolomic, and phenotypic data to provide health analyses and actionable, personalized guidance to some of the nation’s top executives, physicians, and clients worldwide. Dr. Comite is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine where she was a faculty member for 25 years and founder of Women’s Health at Yale. She is an endocrinologist with multidisciplinary training in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology, and Andrology at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH. She has contributed original research to numerous clinical journals and is the best-selling author of Keep It Up, a book about Precision Medicine and men’s health.
John Cumiskey, D.C., CLSO
Certified Laser Safety Officer and Instructor, Co-Owner, Integrated Laser Solutions, LLC
Dr. Cumiskey is from Southern California. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology and is a Certified Laser Safety Safety Officer and Instructor. Dr. Cumiskey has been practicing for 30 years and has been teaching Laser Science and Laser Safety for 3 years. He co-founded Integrated Laser Solutions, LLC, a laser education training company based in Phoenix, AZ.
Drew DeMann, D.C., CCSP, MA, FNP, RMSK, GCSRT
Director, Board Certified Pain Management, Manhattan Medicine, New York, NY
Dr. DeMann is a healthcare specialist with a diverse background. While he began his career as a Doctor of Chiropractic, he then practiced as a Family NP and then on to Pain Management and the specialty of Regenerative Medicine. This includes cutting edge treatments such as Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for care of physical injuries and pain. Dr DeMann has been recently chosen by Harvard Medical School to be part of their elite Global Scholar Research Program. Dr. DeMann is Board Certified in Pain Management, holds two bachelors degrees, a masters degree in Family Practice, a master’s degree in Orthopedic Biomechanics, a doctor of Chiropractic, and a post-graduate certification in both Sports Medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. DeMann’s past and present clinical affiliations are as diverse as his educational background. They include Postgraduate Professor at NYCC, Post Graduate Professor of Neurophysiology at Touro College, Member Board of Advisors Oxford Health Plans, Director of the Post Graduate Electrophysiology Program at NYCC. He is a member of numerous professional and academic associations participating in international research training for physicians and clinicians. Dr. DeMann enjoys a successful pain management and sports injury practice, working with members of professional teams such as the New York Rangers, the New York Knicks, the Indiana Pacers, the New York Mets, and the New York Giants. He has worked with professional dancers from the New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company and the American Ballet Theater. Additionally he has been been named doctor to several "on" and "off" Broadway shows and been featured several times in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on ABC, CBS, and FOX News.
Derrick M. DeSilva, Jr., M.D.
Chairman, AMMG Conference Planning Committee
Senior Attending Staff, Dept. of Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ
Teaching Faculty, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ
Dr. DeSilva is a practicing Internist and part of the Senior Attending Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. He is also on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. He has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally. Past president of the American Nutraceutical Association and in 2010 was the recipient of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. He has received the Best Doctor Award by Castle Connolly for the past 15 consecutive years. Dr. DeSilva has authored and published "Coping with Lyme Disease" and "Ask the Doctor." He has hosted his own radio talk show, "Ask the Doctor” for the past 25 years which airs on WCTC Radio in New Jersey (1450 AM), and is the medical correspondent for Cablevision (News12 New Jersey) and host of "12 to Your Health." He has also attained national television exposure by hosting medical segments on CNN and appearing as a guest on numerous national television programs, including ABC Night Line. Dr. DeSilva has been instrumental in the formulation of over 200 different natural products. He is currently Chair of the AMMG Conference Planning Committee.
Gary Donovitz, M.D., FACOG, FRSM
Founder and CEO, BioTE Medical, Irving, TX
Founder and President, Institute for Hormonal Balance
Dr. Gary Donovitz has been an innovator in bioidentical hormone replacement for over 20 years. Founder and CEO of BioTE Medical, Dr. Donovitz is also the Medical Director for The Institute for Hormonal Balance. Over the past seven years he has championed the mission of changing healthcare through an individualized, comprehensive method of hormone optimization. He is considered an expert in the field of subcutaneous hormone pellet therapy and is an international lecturer on the subject. Dr. Donovitz has performed more than 60,000 pellet insertions. He was given the award for best teaching resident at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Medicine, and delivered 7500 babies in Arlington, TX. Dr. Donovitz was a pioneer in robotic surgery and trained physicians across the country. His book “Age Healthier Live Happier - How to Stop Overmedicating Through Natural Hormone Balance" was a best seller in 2015.
Grant A. Fairbanks, M.D.
Founder, Fairbanks Plastic Surgery
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine
Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks received his Medical Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Following his graduation from medical school, he completed an internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX. Subsequently, Dr. Fairbanks served in the U.S. Military as a General Medical officer at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital at Fort Huachuca, AZ. He completed his training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, which is affiliated with Penn State University. He completed his boards, becoming certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Subsequently, he furthered his training with a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Following the completion of his Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Surgery training, he returned to Salt Lake City to practice Plastic Surgery. He is the past president of the Utah Plastic Surgery Society and the Salt Lake Surgical Society. Although Dr. Fairbanks is in the private practice of plastic surgery, he has continued his academic interest and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of surgery at the University of Utah.
Richard Gaines, M.D.
CMO, Sexual MD Solutions, Aventura, FL
CMO, AAG HealthGAINS, Aventura, FL
Richard Gaines, M.D., FAARM, ABAARM, is a leading practitioner of the rapidly evolving science of physician-guided age management. He has been administering bioidentical hormone therapy since 1993. After a distinguished thirty-year career as a physician and healthcare executive, Dr. Gaines became president and chief medical officer of the age management medical practice HealthGAINS, which he founded in 2005. Dr. Gaines graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1981, completed his internship at Tufts University School of Medicine and his residency at Harvard Medical School and earned a fellowship in cardiac and obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He subsequently served as a physician at Huntington Memorial Hospital and as an anesthesiologist at Harvard Community Health Plan and Sheridan Healthcorp. Today, Dr. Gaines is at the forefront of this rapidly evolving science of age management medicine. His certifications include a Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Board certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM), and Certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner with advanced training at The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Benjamin S. Gonzalez, M.D.
Medical Director, Atlantis Medical Wellness Center, Silver Spring, MD
Dr. Gonza´lez is an Integrative and Functional Health Provider professionally born out of the necessity to optimize patient care. He earned his M.D. from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and practiced as one of our U. S. Military’s leading emergency medicine and trauma physicians. He taught medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Medical Center and served as chief of the largest emergency and trauma service in the Iraq War. After recognizing the need for an emphasis in disease prevention rather than waiting for disease to occur, he founded the Atlantis Medical Wellness Center where he has developed and honed an integrative medical practice based on optimizing an individual’s health. As a Black Belt in Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu, a concert violinist, pilot, linguist, and teacher of these skills he is not only a true “Renaissance Man,” but Dr. Gonza´lez is a “Renaissance Man’s” doctor skilled in treating a wide range of medical conditions. He emphasizes an overall optimal and functional approach to an individual’s health at any age. Catching disease before it happens is his mantra. Dr. Gonza´lez teaches other health care providers the skills to integrate both evidence based medicine and experience based medicine.
Mark L. Gordon, M.D.
Medical Director, Millennium-TBI & The Millennium Health Centers, Encino, CA; CBS Studios;
USC, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Director of Education, Access Medical Laboratories, Jupiter, FL
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee
Life Member, AMMG
Originally residency trained and board certified in Family Medicine (1984), Dr. Mark L. Gordon continued his medical education in Clinical Orthopedics (1990), Cosmetic Dermatology (1993), and Sports Medicine (1995) prior to culminating in Interventional Endocrinology (1997) – a term which he coined in 2003. In 2005, Dr. Gordon received his exempt Pharmacist license from the State of California. After 15 years as a general consultant to the Medial Board of California, he was enlisted as a consultant in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and Alternative medicine in 2015. Dr. Gordon has been a strong advocate of preventive medicine through the optimization of neuroactive and neurosteroids. He was instrumental in increasing the recognition of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a cause of hormonal deficiency in the hallmarked presentation on ESPN's Outside the Lines (2007). His first book, The Clinical Application of Interventional Endocrinology (2008), is recognized by his peers as a dissertation on the standards of care and assessment for Hormone Replacement Medicine. His academic standards and medical knowledge had been recognized by USC, where he holds the position as Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor (1998) in the USC Keck School of Medicine. As medical director of CBS Studios (2001), he has participated in studio projects in addition to outside projects with HBO, CBS, ESPN, CNN, FOX, and a number of international programs. In 2004, Dr. Gordon recognized the association between TBI, hormonal imbalances and neurobehavioral conditions. Since then he has focused intensely on this association lecturing to both national and international organizations. In 2015, he was invited to give his TBI – A Hormone Dysfunctional Syndrome at UCLA under the late Dr. Stephen L. Coles. Dr. Gordon is Medical Director of Millennium Health Centers, Inc. — Medicine for the 21st century, in Encino CA. In 2010 he became the Medical Director of Education for Access Medical Laboratories of Jupiter, FL, helping to promote the newest technologies in laboratory science. In 2015, Dr. Gordon released his newest book, Traumatic Brain Injury – A Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, presenting the science and his experience treating all precipitating causes of traumatic brain injury in both military, veteran, sports, and civilian populations. Presently, Dr. Gordon has joined with charitable organizations Warrior Angels Foundation and Task Force Dagger to provide services to members of the armed forces both active and veterans.
David H. Ledbetter, Ph.D., FACMG
Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA
Dr. Ledbetter is executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Geisinger Health System. Previously he held academic and leadership positions at Emory University, the University of Chicago, and the National Center for Human Genome Research at NIH. He is a graduate of Tulane University and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas-Austin. He is an internationally recognized expert in Precision Medicine, having focused his early research efforts on discovering the genetic causes of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, and the translation of new genomics technologies into clinically useful genetic tests for early diagnosis and intervention. His current research interest includes leveraging longitudinal electronic health information with large-scale DNA sequencing to determine the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of precision medicine approaches in a real-world health system setting.
Edwin N. Lee, M.D., FACE
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
Founder, Institute for Hormonal Balance
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee
Dr. Edwin Lee is an endocrinologist, author and international speaker who - thanks in part to his groundbreaking insight in his field, and his many significant presentations at major medical conferences around the world - is a respected proponent and authority on hormonal balance and wellness, and a leader in defining the future of regenerative and functional medicine. Dr. Lee founded the Institute for Hormonal Balance, Orlando, FL in 2008, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and has completed special training in Regenerative and Functional Medicine. Currently, he is the assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. In addition to writing his award winning books, "Your Amazing Heart, Your Awesome Brain," "Feel Good Look Younger: Reversing Tiredness Through Hormonal Balance," and "Your Best Investment: Secrets to a Healthy Body and Mind," Dr. Lee has published many articles on internal medicine and endocrinology. He was also an author in the fourth edition of "Textbook of Critical Care." His passion is healthy living and he practices what he preaches. Dr. Edwin Lee resides in Orlando, FL and has a wife and two young boys - for whom he coaches their soccer team and caddies their golf tournaments.
David Lefer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Director, LSU Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, LSU Health Sciences Center
David Lefer received his Ph.D. in Physiology-Pharmacology at Wake Forest University and performed a Fellowship in Molecular Cardiology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lefer has been working in the fields of myocardial protection and coronary physiology for over 20 years and has made important contributions to these fields. Dr. Lefer’s laboratory was among the first to demonstrate the profound loss of endothelial cell derived nitric oxide (NO) from the coronary circulation following coronary artery occlusion and reperfusion. A series of subsequent studies in both small and large animal models clearly demonstrated that oxidative stress occurring within the first few minutes of reperfusion significantly impaired NO generation by coronary endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). Dr. Lefer’s laboratory was the first to report on the potent cardioprotective actions of NO in the setting of acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure in both small and large animal models. Dr. Lefer has investigated nitrite-based therapies in a number of models of chronic tissue ischemia and ischemia-reperfusion injury. Nitrite has emerged as a safe and efficacious therapy to augment endogenous nitric oxide levels and attenuate the severity of various forms of cardiovascular disease. Several nitrite therapies are currently in clinical trials in the United States and Europe. In 2005, Dr. Lefer’s laboratory initiated investigations of the potential cytoprotective actions of a second gaseous signaling molecule, hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Work performed in Dr. Lefer’s laboratory was among the first to demonstrate the potent protective actions of H2S in acute myocardial infarction and heart failure model systems. Dr. Lefer’s research investigations have determined that H2S possesses a physiological profile that is very similar to nitric oxide and protects cells via a number of overlapping mechanisms including: attenuation of oxidative stress and apoptosis, mitochondrial protection, and upregulation of pro-survival signaling proteins and pathways.
Todd R. LePine, M.D.
Private Practice Internal Medicine, Stockbridge, MA
Staff Physician, UltraWellness Center, Lenox, MA
Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. LePine is a staff physician with Dr. Mark Hyman at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, MA in the Berkshires. Prior to joining the UltraWellness Center Dr LePine worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, MA, consulting with patients from around the world looking for optimal health. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In addition he is a clinical speaker for Genova Diagnostic Lab and the former clinical medical director for Metametrix Laboratory and teaches clinical seminars to physicians on the clinical application of advanced biochemical laboratory testing. The focus of his practice is to help patients achieve optimal health by restoring balance to nutritional biochemistry in the body and to teach patients how to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. His areas of interest within medicine include: Optimal Aging, Bio-Detoxification, Exploration of the Human Microbiome and its effect in both health and disease, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.
Michael Lewis, M.D., MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN
Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army
President and Founder, Brain Health Education and Research Institute
Physician, Cenegenics, Washington, D.C.
Michael Lewis is an expert on nutritional and nonpharmaceutical interventions for brain health. In 2012, upon retiring as a Colonel after a distinguished 31 year career in the U.S. Army, he founded the nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine. He is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and American College of Nutrition. He completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Lewis is in private practice in Potomac, Maryland, and is the author of the recent Amazon #1 Hot Seller book, When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head.
Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinic Physician, Apeiron, Charleston, WV
Board Certified, Family Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Family Practitioners
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Life is the 2007 recipient of the first AMMG Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. He was the former Chief Medical Officer at Cenegenics Medical Institute and ended his association with Cenegenics on March 1, 2014. Dr. Life is board-certified in family medicine and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Iowa, Dr. Life completed his residency in family medicine and internal medicine at West Virginia University. He also attained a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and health at The University of Michigan. During his career he was a full-time family physician and a part-time Assistant Professor at Marywood University in Pennsylvania, teaching graduate courses in nutritional science and exercise physiology. In 1998, after reaching a lifetime high in body weight, percentage of body fat and level of deconditioning, Dr. Life entered the EAS National Body-for-LIFE Challenge, at age 60. He won the contest and became a Grand Champion and has continued to live a lifestyle promoting health and fitness. His book, The Life Plan, was released in 2011 and became a New York Times Best Seller. His second book, Mastering The Life Plan, was released in March of 2013 and his third book, The Life Plan Diet, was released in 2014. Men’s Fitness magazine selected him among movie stars and athletes in their 20s and 30s as one of the 25 fittest guys in 2012 when he was 72 years old. He has appeared on Inside Edition, The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, Anderson Cooper’s AC 360, The Steve Harvey Show and several others that can be viewed on his website. He is passionate about preventing heart attacks and strokes and is a speaker for The Bale/Doneen Method for the Prevention of Heart Attacks and Strokes.
Sheila Malmanis, L.E.
President, MS Skintechnical, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Sheila Malmanis is a Licensed Aesthetician. She is President and Founder of MS Skintechnical, Inc., based in Phoenix, AZ since 2001. She was formerly an L.P.N. in the state of Tennessee. Licensed in 1993 as an aesthetician, she has 30+ years combined in sales and marketing experience. Sheila works with chemists nationwide to assist her in private label formulations of products developed for physicians, spas & salons throughout the USA and internationally. Sheila has lectured at multiple aesthetic conferences and been published in the UK Medical Cosmetic Journal and Healthy Aging Magazine, and sat on the advisory board of Healthy Aging Magazine. She is a member of NAPW (National Association of Professional Women), Worldwide Branding Organization, eWomen Network™ and United Aesthetics Organization.
Mark N. Mead, MSc
Nutrition Educator & Integrative Medicine Research Consultant, Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine, Raleigh, NC; Integrative Cancer Support Services, Plum Spring Clinic, Chapel Hill, NC; Institute for Integrative Cancer Research & Education, Skokie, IL
Editorial Board Member, Integrative Cancer Therapies
Freelance Health Writer & Medical Editor
Since the early 1990s, integrative cancer coach Mark N. Mead has been educating cancer patients and researching innovative natural therapies and self-care strategies for optimal cancer prevention, control and treatment. For the past 14 years, Mark has served as an editor for the peer-reviewed medical journal Integrative Cancer Therapies (Sage Publications) and as a research associate for the Institute of Integrative Cancer Research and Education, the research arm of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois. He earned his Master of Science degree in Nutrition from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Mark has lectured on nutrition and natural medicine at both Duke and UNC medical schools, as well as at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. Since 1997, Mark has had the opportunity to work closely with leading authorities in the field of integrative cancer medicine. In the course of writing Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer (Future Medicine) for W. John Diamond, MD, Mark interviewed and profiled leading holistic cancer doctors around the world. Other books to which he has contributed include Breast Cancer Beyond Convention (Pocket Books 2002), Life Over Cancer by Keith I. Block, MD (Random House 2009), Clinicians’ Complete Reference to Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Mosby Inc., Harcourt Health Sciences 2000), and Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 1999). Mark currently has over 40 scientific articles listed on PubMed, including papers published in the International Journal of Cancer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Integrative Cancer Therapies, and Cancer Treatment Reviews.
Rebecca R. Murray, FNP-BC, CDE
Endocrine Nurse Practitioner, Institute for Hormonal Balance, Orlando, FL
Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing (Adjunct Faculty), Yale University, New Haven, CT
Medical Director, Ward-Murray HealthCare Consulting, Groton, CT
Rebecca Murray APRN, is the Medical Director for CT Holistic and Integrative Medicine in Groton, CT and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing (Adjunct Faculty) at Yale University in New Haven, CT. After graduating from Columbia University, she spent 12 years in Critical Care Medicine overseeing the care of patients with debilitating medical problems that could have been prevented. Wishing to change her professional career to that of preventing disease processes, she obtained her MS in Primary Health Care/Family Nurse Practitioner and furthered her training in holistic medicine by attending “Applying Functional Medicine to Clinical Practice” and numerous other conferences, seminars, and self-study programs focused on preventative medicine and also becoming certified in Diabetes Management. In 2001 she joined CT Holistic and Integrative Medicine and has since become the Medical Director. The practices concentrates on Metabolic Syndrome/Hyperinsulinemia, Obesity, Diabetes Management (focusing on lifestyle and nutritional supplements), Autoimmune Diseases (focus on gluten sensitivity, silent celiac disease), Hormonal Balancing/Anti-Aging Medicine, and Breast Cancer Risk Reduction by thoroughly assessing ALL the risk factors (both genetic and environmental) and formulating an individualized treatment plan utilizing the concepts of NutriGenomics. She has a passion for sharing the “constantly evolving knowledge base” of functional medicine by lecturing across the country and empowering practitioners in all fields to “treat the underlying problem”, not just the symptoms.
Bhavesh K. Patel, M.D.
Founder and CEO, Cenegenics, Chicago, IL
Bhavesh K. Patel, M.D. is Board Certified in Age Management Medicine and founded the Chicago Center of Cenegenics in 2009. He has also pursued training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and has worked extensively in Urgent Care and ER. He took a brief hiatus from medicine to work on Wall St. as a Biotechnology Research Analyst. Dr. Patel earned his B.A. from East Tennessee State University and his Doctor of Medicine from Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago. He has worked in occupational medicine and urgent care since 2002 and age management medicine since 2009.
Jennifer Pearlman, M.D., CCFP, NCMP, FAARM, ABAARM
Attending Staff Physician, Menopause Clinic, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Owner and Medical Director, Pearl MD Rejuvenation, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Pearlman completed her medical school and residency training at The University of Toronto. She graduated with Honors and received numerous scholarships and awards. Dr. Pearlman earned her designation as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 2003 and worked as a healthcare analyst studying global healthcare industry for over a decade. Her work in finance propelled her to create a curriculum for post-graduate medical trainees to educate about commercial influences in medicine and biomedical research.Dr. Pearlman is a frequently published health expert with articles appearing in the Globe and Mail national newspaper, The Huffington Post, Canadian Living Magazine, Elle, Elevate magazine and more. She has appeared as an invited speaker on television shows such as Rogers’ Daytime Toronto and frequently lectures to public and professional audiences. She has been an invited speaker at academic medical meetings to speak to physician audiences about menopause, hormone therapy, and cosmetic medicine. Dr. Pearlman is an active member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine, the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. She is an active member of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and is a Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM).
Marie Piantino, L.E.
President, Aesthetic Education Group LLC
Founder, American Academy of Medical Microneedling
Marie Piantino is currently President of Advanced Aesthetic Education Corp. Co-Founder of DermaMD Skincare, she is recognized globally for her comprehensive and direct training style. Her vast knowledge and 25 years experience has allowed her to be published in and serve on the advisory board of monthly periodicals such as Healthy Aging magazine. She has lectured at some of the world's most sought after events such as the A4M and AMMG where she also serves on the Board of Directors. Whether educating a physician, nurse or aesthetician, Marie’s ability to provide technical knowledge with inspiration for microneedling/pre post care programs for treatments/ingredient knowledge/product selection/use of Growth Factors and camouflage is simply outstanding.
Jordan R. Plews, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder, Xytogen Biotech
Dr. Plews is Chief Scientific Officer of Xytogen Biotech and its subsidiary, FactorFive Skincare. Before developing stem cell based skincare products, he spent over 10 years doing basic research involving human stem cells, cancer, cell therapy, genomics, and bioprocess design. He received a bachelor's degree with 1st class honors in Biochemical Engineering from University of London, then worked at Pfizer as part of their Bioprocess Development Group before being invited back to London where he completed his doctorate in Stem Cell Research and Bioprocess Management from University College London (UCL). Dr. Plews went on to train Ph.D. students and continue his research at the Stanford School of Medicine. Following many years of research utilizing various types of stem cells to treat a variety of health issues, Dr. Plews co-founded Xytogen Biotech in 2015 with the goal of developing and launching next generation topical, stem cell based solutions.
Dan C. Purser, M.D
Medical Director / Physician, Clinical Practice, Provo, UT
Research Assistant to Nabil Gemayel, M.D. (Pituitary Endocrinology and Cardiology) USC Keck School of Medicine
President, Professional Nutraceutical Design
A 1981 graduate of Brigham Young University. Dr. Purser then graduated from “Old Miss” (the University of Mississippi, School of Medicine) near the top of his class. Dr. Purser began with a practice in family medicine with an emphasis on geriatrics during the 1980’s. In the late 1990’s, coupled with his prior education and vast experience with aging patients, Dr. Purser continued with in-depth medical studies and interests in neurological studies, with an emphasis in pituitary dysfunction, as well as intensive preventive care of the body, and how these inter-relate. With Dr. Purser’s vastly accumulated experience, he’s enjoyed tremendous success with his patients in both his preventive medicine and traumatic brain injury practices since the late 1990’s. Currently his “day job” involves work in a plastic surgery group where he deals with complex wound healing issues. He also consults for, and designs products that you can feel working for a number of nutraceutical companies. His intense studies and long standing experience in the medical profession have led Dr. Purser to be a unique contributor to a textbook for physicians, “Program 120: A Physician’s Handbook on Proactive Preventive Medicine” and 15+ other books that have been bestsellers on Amazon (www.greatmedebooks.com) and iBooks. Dr. Purser’s current writings include a book directly addressing natural options for osteoporosis (for those women with side effects from bisphosphonates) and a bestselling book on MTHFR with protocols for confused patients and physicians. Dr. Purser is a longstanding Utah Medical Association delegate with honors, certificates and outstanding achievements from the American Medical Association and has been the Utah County representative for physicians practicing there to the Utah Medical Association the last several years.
Kathryn Retzler, N.D.
HormoneSynergy Clinic, Portland, OR
Kathryn Retzler, N.D. received her doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR in 2001. After completing an internship in integrative medicine with Andrew Weil, M.D., and a residency in McMinnville, OR with Bruce Dickson, N.D., she decided to focus her enthusiasm, talents, and knowledge in building bridges between conventional and alternative medicine. She founded HormoneSynergy to help people achieve vibrant health, ideal brain function, and longevity. As a specialist in holistic medicine, she understands the role balanced hormones and neurotransmitters play in all areas of health. Dr. Retzler completed a fellowship in preventive cardiology through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine with Mark Houston, M.D. and attends several age management and brain health seminars and conferences yearly. She acknowledges the mentors who have influenced her work: Rebecca Glaser, M.D., Thierry Hertoghe, M.D., and Daniel Amen, M.D. She recommends effective, evidence based natural therapies, lifestyle changes, and bioidentical hormones to address the underlying causes of hormone imbalance and restore health and vitality.
Bertica M. Rubio, M.D.
Medical Director, Antiaging Regenerative Medicine Clinic, Redlands, CA
Medical Advisor, Rejuvenate Image Restoration, Refine and AQ Skin Solutions
Born in Cuba, Dr. Rubio came to the U.S. as a political refugee. She graduated from Loyola Marymount with a B.S. in Science and subsequently received her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Rubio practiced traditional medicine until 2006, and now concentrates on Regenerative Medicine.
Charles Runels, M.D.
Founder, American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association
Founder, Runels Center for Lifelong Health
Dr. Charles Runels was born in Birmingham, AL, received his BS in Chemistry from Birmingham-Southern College and attended medical school and performed his residency in Birmingham as well. He was a research chemist for three years in the physical chemistry department of Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, and earned Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1993. Dr. Runels practiced emergency medicine for seven years at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile, AL, as well as at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope and at Thomas Urgent Care in Daphne for two years. He spent two years practicing hyperbaric medicine (chamber used to treat scuba diving injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, and serious infections) at Springhill Hospital in Mobile, and founded LifeStream Medical, Inc. for the purpose of education and medical research. He is the inventor of the Vampire Facelift®, the O-Shot®, the Priapus Shot®, and the Vampire Breast Lift®, and designed the 3-Day Fat Burn. Dr. Runels founded the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association and the Runels Center for Lifelong Health. He published "Anytime...for as Long as You Want: Strength, Genius, Libido & Erection by Integrative Sex Transmutation (A 15-Day Course for Men to Improve Life and Sex)" in December 2004. Having worked 12 years as an inner-city emergency room physician, Dr. Runels has seen an ugly side of life and knows that after disease reaches a point, no advice can help: the person in cardiac arrest needs drugs and electrical cardioversion, not advice. But, correct and motivating advice 20 years before cardioversion may have prevented the ER visit. He hopes that Thomas Edison's prediction will be proven, and future doctors will offer more advice than drugs.
George C. Shapiro, M.D., FACC
Adjunct Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Founding Partner, Cenegenics, New York City
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee
Dr. Shapiro has been a practicing physician for 25 years with board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Age Management Medicine. He completed his training and spent his early career at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City focusing on Cardiovascular Disease Management including Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation. Dr. Shapiro grew a large, successful private practice in New York where he currently sees patients daily. Always challenged by the need to innovate medicine, Dr. Shapiro has patented medical devices as well as explored and innovated new medical protocols. This led him to a career in Age Management Medicine focusing on the prevention of heart disease and stroke, including cardiovascular genomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, regenerative medicine and improving human longevity. Today he has a second practice located at 40 Wall Street where he is the Founding Partner of Cenegenics - New York City, serving some of the most powerful leaders in business and society from around the world with Age Management treatments. Dr. Shapiro is active in 13 medical societies, is a speaker for the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) and serves on the AMMG Conference Planning Committee. He also has been a national speaker for several top Pharmaceutical companies. In, addition he was a clinical expert for various radio stations, and has been a medical consultant for several TV shows. He serves his local, regional and national community as an Emergency Responder with multiple roles including Physician/Firefighter for the Ardsley Volunteer Fire Department, and is a member of the Westchester County Department of Special Operations HAZ-MAT team where he is an Advanced HAZ-MAT Technician. He is on the Board of Directors for Orion Children International (OCI), a not-for-profit organization established to empower orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) through early intervention.
Joseph F. Signorile, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Dr. Signorile is a Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Miami and a Research Specialist at the Miami VA Medical Center Geriatrics Research Center. He has been involved in research using exercise to address independence and fall prevention for over 20 years, has over 50 refereed manuscripts and 175 national and international scientific and 200 industry presentations. He has been a pioneer in applying the diagnosis/prescription model for tailored exercise to improve function and reduce falls in older persons and has worked to apply new technologies for improving independence. Within the context of prescriptive exercise, "Dr. Sig," as he is often called, has organized and led a series of studies that produced novel tools to assess functionality, including: the gallon jug shelf test, the ramp power test, the trunk rotation test, and equations to compute power from a simple stand-up test. He has chaired over 20 doctoral dissertations and served as a committee member on countless more. Dr. Signorile is the coauthor of South Beach Diet Supercharged and has recently released his definitive book on aging exercise prescription entitled Bending the Aging Curve, published by Human Kinetics Publishers.
H. William Song, M.D.
Founder and CEO, Omni Aesthetics, Oakland, NJ
Dr. Song is a recognized expert in advanced fillers including autologous fat transfers and adipose derived stem cell treatments. He is board certified in Cosmetic Laser Surgery and Internal Medicine and has been practicing in Bergen County, NJ since 1996. After receiving his undergraduate training at Bucknell University, he received his medical degree at Rutgers Medical School (formerly UMDNJ), did his internship and residency training at St. Lukes/ Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and is currently on staff at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Song is one of the area’s leading providers of laser and energy-based cosmetic treatments. He has been featured on Good Morning America and speaks around the country and teaches other doctors from around the world about PRP, stem cell treatments and advanced laser techniques. Dr. Song is a faculty trainer for AAEG (Advanced Aesthetic Education Group).
H. Douglas Woodford, M.D., FACOG
Clinical Director / Physician, Full Life Wellness Center, Florence, AL
Dr. Woodford received his medical education and completed his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee-College of Medicine in Memphis, TN. He has been in private practice since 1985. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1992, he completed a preceptorship in reproductive/infertility surgery. Dr. Woodford opened Florence Obstetrics and Gynecology Group in 1993 providing services for women having difficulty achieving pregnancy and all types of OB and gynecological services. Dr. Woodford began focusing more on his interests in bioidentical hormone replacement for both women and men and using nutrition to promote optimal wellness in his patients. In 2012, he opened Full Life Wellness Center, which provides bio-identical hormone replacement for men and women, nutritional therapy and weight loss services with the goal of helping patients achieve their personal best level of health.
Israel Yoles, M.D.
Chief Gynecologist, Central District of Clalit Health Services & Head of the Center for Women’s Health, Clalit Health Services, Israel
Certified Menopause Practitioner, North American Menopause Society (NCMP)
Israel Yoles, M.D. is a senior physician of obstetrics and gynecology, with over 25 years experience as an OBGYN and 15 years experience in women health research primarily at the menopause age. He is Chief Gynecologist, Central District of Clalit Health Services & Head of the Center for Women’s Health, Clalit Health Services in Israel, and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner of the North American Menopause Society (NCMP). Dr. Yoles was the lead author of the study, “Local Estrogens for Genitourinary Symptoms of Menopause. Does the Method of Treatment (Tablets or Cream) Change the Compliance and Adherence to Treatment?,” published in 2015.