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Faculty April 2018


David Bearman, M.D.
Practicing Physician, Goleta, CA
Executive Vice President, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

Dr. David Bearman is one of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medicinal marijuana. He has spent 40 years working in substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. Dr. Bearman was a pioneer in the free and community clinic movement. His career includes public health, administrative medicine, provision of primary care, pain management and cannabinology. His almost 40 year professional experience in the drug abuse treatment and prevention field includes being the Co-Director of the Haight-Ashbury Drug Treatment Program, being a member of Governor Reagan’s Inter Agency Task Force on Drug Abuse, a member of both the Santa Barbara and the San Diego County Drug Abuse Technical Advisor Committees, and a consultant to Hoffman-LaRoche, Santa Barbara County Schools and the National PTA. He has been recognized by the Santa Barbara Medical Society with the Humanitarian Recognition Award. Dr. Bearman is also the author of "Drugs Are NOT the Devil’s Tools: How Discrimination and Greed Created a Dysfunctional Drug Policy and How It Can Be Fixed" in 2 volumes.

Disclosure: Stockholder, CW Pharmaceuticals.

Cheryl Burdette, N.D.
Education Director and Owner, Dunwoody Labs, Dunwoody, GA
Director of Education and Naturopathic Residency Program, Progressive Medical, Atlanta, GA
Faculty, Integrative Medicine Program, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Cheryl Burdette, N.D. is the Director of Education and the Naturopathic Residency program at Progressive Medical. She has been in private practice since 2001. She directs an accredited Naturopathic residency program that is focused on Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Biochemistry. She is the founder and Educational Director of a functional laboratory, Dunwoody Labs,for which she designs clinical profiles and trains clinicians in their utilization. At Dunwoody labs, she is involved in nutritional trials and translational research. She is the Research and Outreach director for Xymogen, an Inc.500 supplement company, and serves on their BOA. She also serves on an independent IRB giving feedback concerning various studies in integrated medicine. She lectures internationally and nationally for groups such as IFM, A4M, MMI, and ACAM. She wrote and designed the curriculum forAdvanced Medicine’s Academy online certification program in IntegrativeMedicine. She is called upon yearly todo grand rounds at all the major naturopathic medical schools. She has taughtClinical and Nutritional Oncology at the University of Bridgeport and is part of the faculty at the University of Miami, the first allopathic school to require Integrative Medicine training for MDs. She is also adjunct faculty at George Washington University, the first PhD program in Integrative Medicine.

Disclosure: Management Employee, Stock & Consulting, Dunwoody Labs and Xymogen.

Andrew W. Campbell, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Medical Journal & Advances in Mind-Body Medicine Journal
Editorial Board, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal
Medical Editor, Natural Solutions and Alternative Medicine Magazines

Dr. Campbell was educated in Switzerland where he graduated first in his high school class at age 14; he then completed college in 3 years. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Campbell trained at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and at the Medical College of Georgia. He was medical director of the Medical Center for Immune and Toxic Disorders in Houston for 20 years. Dr. Campbell has published over 90 studies in peer-reviewed medical journals and chapters in medical textbooks, and has received awards from many national and international organizations. He is fluent in French, Spanish, Hungarian and English. He has been on television shows including 20/20, the Montel Williams Show, and 24 Hour Investigative News, and has been interviewed by NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico. He lectures regularly at national and international medical conferences and at Oxford University. Dr. Campbell is currently the editor-in-chief of 2 peer reviewed medical journals, editor of 4 medical journals and is the medical advisor to several companies. He also is conducting several clinical trials as principal investigator for supplement companies.

William Clearfield, D.O., FAAMA, DABMA, FAARFM
Medical Director, Clearfield Family Medicine & Ageless Zone Medical Spa, Reno, NV

Dr. William Clearfield, a graduate of LaSalle College, completed his medical training at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. He completed a rotating internship and served as an OB/GYN resident at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, PA and a Family Practice resident in 1982 at United Health and Hospital Services in Kingston, PA. He was certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and opened a private practice devoted to family and integrative medicine. Dr. Clearfield obtained a certificate degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin/Lacrosse and implemented a supervised diet and exercise program for cardiac patients at Nesbitt Hospital in Kingston, PA. Dr. Clearfield graduated from UCLA’s “Acupuncture for Physicians” program, served as Secretary of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and was editor of the journal “Medical Acupuncture” from 1994 through 1996. In 1994, Dr. Clearfield established the first combined conventional and alternative medicine pain clinic at John Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In 2002 Dr. Clearfield attended a workshop with instruction on testosterone hormone replacement implants and neuromodulators for facial rejuvenation and his career took a different direction. Dr. Clearfield studied the intricacies and subtleties of anti-aging and wellness and safe hormone replacement therapy. He became a leading authority with many speaking engagements and publications throughout the United States. Also, Dr. Clearfield trained and in turn became an instructor in neuromodulator, dermal filler, laser therapies, the PDO Thread Lift and Platelet Rich Plasma techniques, including facial, joint, genitourinary rejuvenation and is certified as a “Vampire” technique practitioner. Dr. Clearfield is the Nevada Delegate to the American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Osteopathic Society of Rheumatologic Diseases. He lectures for A4M, the Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association, the Age Management Medical Group, and in a breakthrough for his specialty, was invited to speak at OMED, the American Osteopathic Association’s scientific conference in Philadelphia. He along with Dr. Pamela Smith presented a six-hour mini-course on Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

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. Dr. Comite contributes regularly to national media outlets, and is the author of Amazon best seller, Keep It Up! The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life! Dr. Comite has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications. She is currently preparing original research from her Center on the topics of lab variability in biomarker analysis and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Dr. Comite was the 2013 recipient of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine.

John K. Crisler, D.O.
President, Founder & CMO, Superior Age Management, AllThingsMale Center for Men's Health, Lansing, MI
Dept. of Community & Family Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI

“Dr. John” Crisler is an Osteopathic Physician located in Lansing, MI. Dr. Crisler got his start in hormone modulation and recovery therapies protecting professional and non-professional athletes from the adverse affects of anabolic steroid use. He has distinguished himself in the field of Age Management Medicine by developing new treatment protocols for Testosterone, and Thyroid optimization, which have influenced the way physicians all over the world treat their patients. His patients also derive the benefits of his substantial experience in treating Adrenal Fatigue, and is one of few physicians who address the dreaded Post Finasteride Syndrome (PFS). Commanding a substantial Internet following, Dr. Crisler founded the first Internet Forum on TRT moderated by a physician, and has answered more medical questions pro bono than any doctor in the history of the Internet. Dr. Crisler is a strong advocate for TRT, which he describes as “the most significant advancement in men’s health in history.” His ethical standards led to a feature article in Playboy magazine in April 2007, called “Dr T to the Rescue” (“Dr T” standing for testosterone, is Dr. John’s nickname). Dr. Crisler has proudly become a mainstay at medical conferences in our field, for whom he has lectured, co-hosted and moderated across the country and around the world. His paper, “Testosterone Replacement Therapy: A Recipe for Success” after becoming the most highly read in the history of the field of Endocrinology, has now been expanded into a very popular book. Dr. John enjoys training fellow physicians, as well as the public, and is known as an informative, dynamic and highly entertaining speaker.

John Cumiskey, D.C., CLSO
Certified Laser Safety Officer and Instructor, Co-Owner, Integrated Laser Solutions, LLC, Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Cumiskey is a co-owner and founder of Integrated Laser Solutions, LLC, a laser training company. He developed a Laser Science and Laser Safety Compliance course that has been approved by the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency, which has the most stringent laser safety regulations in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science Biology degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, and has a California X-ray Supervisor License (Ionizing Radiation). He has seven years experience in the Physical Therapy field and was in the United States Air Force medical service for seven years. He is a certified laser safety officer (CLSO) and has been teaching laser science and safety for the past 5 years.

Non-CME faculty.

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.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

Greg Gerdeman, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, 3 Boys Farm, Ruskin, FL

Dr. Greg Gerdeman is a neuroscientist and educator with expertise in the physiological actions of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system (ECS). His Ph.D. dissertation in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University was one of the first studies to discover endocannabinoids acting as “retrograde messengers” that regulate synaptic plasticity in the brain, findings that have become a foundation to modern understanding of the ECS and the neuroprotective actions of cannabis. Dr. Gerdeman’s research has been widely cited in the scientific literature,and highlighted in such diverse publications as Science, National Geographic, Men’s Health, and The New York Times. He has been a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) since 1999, and has received research funding through grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). His scholarly research has spanned topics ranging from synaptic physiology of the ECS; behavioral pharmacology of CB1 receptors and their regulation of habitual memories; the physiological activation of ECS signaling in exercise; and the evolutionary comparative biology of cannabinoid receptors through studies on invertebrate marine chordates. Through deep study of the science of cannabis Dr. Gerdeman became a vocal advocate for reclaiming this plant as a safe and effective natural remedy. Over the last 10 years, he has progressively studied the chemical ecology and genetics of cannabis, and the extraction of cannabis biomolecules to create medicinal formulations. He recently resigned a tenured faculty position as professor of biology at Eckerd College (St Petersburg, FL) to become Chief Scientific Officer for 3 Boys Farm: a rainwater harvesting, solar powered, low carbon footprint, USDA certified organic produce farm that is newly licensed to cultivate cannabis in the state of Florida.

Disclosure: CSO, 3 Boys Farm.

Ali Gilbert
Founder, Metabolic Golf, Cos Cob, CT
Partner, Greenwich DX Sports Labs, Cos Cob, CT
Director of Performance, CLAY Health Club & Spa, Greenwich, CT

Ali Gilbert has been committed to achieving excellence in the field of performance training for over a decade. She has become highly sought after for her unique approach to training that includes nutrition and hormone optimization in conjunction with changing body composition. With her passion in optimizing men’s health, her clientele consists of busy elite professionals who aspire to become stronger, optimize testosterone and conquer their nutrition. She lectures nationally on various Hormonal health topics educating both the public and fellow industry professionals. Ali holds a B.S. in exercise science from Springfield College, and holds certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 3 Fitness Professional, NSCA as a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist FMS Certified Level II, CFSC, FRCMs. She is also featured on numerous podcasts and publications on the topic of testosterone and fitness.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

Barry Gordon, M.D.
President, Chief Medical Officer, Compassionate Cannabis Clinic, Venice, FL

A 1981 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and a founding fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, it wasn’t until decades into his medical career that Dr. Barry Gordon even began hearing the words “endocannabinoid system.” Now Dr. Barry, as he is affectionately known, is at the forefront of the medical cannabis movement. For more than three decades, Dr. Gordon built a career working on the front lines of the American health care system, spending years in in Ohio emergency rooms. Opportunity came knocking when he took an early retirement from Alliance Community Hospital in 2015 and relocated to Florida with his wife Patty. He created Florida Vacation Telehealth P.A., which eventually gave birth to the Compassionate Cannabis Clinic. No longer tethered to a large healthcare organization, Dr. Gordon made the decision upon overwhelming passage of the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Amendment on November 8, 2016, to begin seeing and treating patients with chronic illnesses using cannabis therapy. Today, Florida is just one of 30 states that recognize the medicinal value of marijuana for the relief of symptoms associated from everything from neurological illness to chemotherapy. Dr. Barry has utilized his undergraduate degree in communications from The Ohio State University to advocate for patients before becoming the owner of the largest medical marijuana practice in Florida. He provides an unique voice and an ability to break down complex medical terminology, whether answering common medical questions or facilitating discussions on complicated ailments.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

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.

Todd House, M.D.
Physician, Comite Center for Precision Medicine, New York, NY

Dr. Todd House is a partnering physician at the Comite Center for Precision Medicine with a passion for tailoring interventions to optimize healthy longevity. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. A decorated Veteran, Dr. House served the military service for 13 years as a flight surgeon in both the US Navy and US Air Force where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. House is a Kentucky transplant, father of five, and is passionate about meditation and mindfulness.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

Michael L. Krychman, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Director of Sexual Medicine, Hoag Presbyterian Hospital, Newport Beach, CA

Michael L. Krychman, MDCM, is the Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA. He is the former Co-Director of the Sexual Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He also is a clinical sexologist and has completed his Masters in Public Health and Human Sexuality. Dr. Krychman has a degree in Erotology, Sexual Education and Forensic Sexology. Dr. Krychman is also an AASECT certified sexual counselor. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California Irvine, Division of Gynecological Oncology and the Medical Director of Ann’s Clinic, a high-risk program for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors. He is extensively published in both lay and peer reviewed journals and lectures nationally and internationally on sexual health and menopause. He has over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles published and has written eight books. His latest, "The Sexual Spark: 20 Essential Exercises to Reignite the Passion" has recently been released.

Disclosure: AMAG, Duchesney, Lupin: Speakers Bureau, AMAG, Allergan Lupin: Consultant, Materna, Viveve Medical: Stock Holder.

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. Dr. Lee founded the Institute for HormonalBalance, Orlando, FL in 2008, is board certified in Internal Medicine,Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and has completed special training inRegenerative and Functional Medicine. Currently, he is the assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida College ofMedicine. In addition to writing his award winning books, "YourAmazing Heart," "Your Awesome Brain," "Feel Good Look Younger: Reversing Tiredness Through Hormonal Balance," and "YourBest 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. He enjoys participating in open water swimming, cycling, hiking and Aquabike competition. Dr. Edwin Lee resides in Orlando, FL with his wife and 2 teenage boys.

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.

Dr. Michael D. Lewis is an expert on nutritional interventions for brain health, particularly the prevention and rehabilitation of brain injury. In 2012 upon retiring as a Colonel after 31 years in the U.S. Army, he founded the nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis 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. He is in private practice in Potomac, MD, and is the author of "When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries.

Disclosure: CV Sciences, Stocks & Options, Advisory Board

Dipnarine Maharaj, MB.ChB, M.D., FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Glas.), FRCPath, FACP
Medical Director, The Maharaj Institute of Immune Regenerative Medicine, Boynton Beach, FL

Dr. Maharaj is a world renowned expert, the Medical Director of The Maharaj Institute, and a leader in the clinical field of Stem Cell Transplantation, Immunotherapy and Regenerative medicine. He was part of the team in Scotland which developed the standard of care for leukemia patients back in the 1980s. Dr. Maharaj has developed several innovative protocols involving Immunotherapy and sees this as the future in the treatment of chronic disease. He has also created a protocol to collect and store an adult’s healthy immune system, in case of future need. One of the most exciting areas is in the field of aging. Dr. Maharaj is now working on a clinical trial that will see about 30 study subjects receiving stem cell mobilized fresh frozen plasma from the blood of healthy young donors. The objective of this study is the meaningful and systemic reversal of pathological aging processes and restoration of youthful immune status.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

Sheila Malmanis, L.E.
President, MS Skintechnical, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Sheila Malmanis is a Licensed Aesthetician, 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, Ms. Malmanis has 30+ years combined in sales, marketing a product development experience. Sheila has worked with chemists nationwide to develop a line of high quality products, which among its numerous customers has included dermatologists and aesthetics schools. In addition to her own line of products, Ms. Malmanis has developed unique private label products for physicians, spas & salons throughout the USA and internationally.  

Non-CME faculty.

Paula Martin-Marfil, M.D., MSc
Anti-Aging & Stress Management Medicine (Europe-Middle East)

Dr. Paula Martín-Marfil is a psychiatric specialist and graduate in medicine from the University of Navarra, with a master's degree in Mental Health Research from the Consortium of five Spanish Universities, CIBERSAM (Mental Health Research Spanish Network) and Diplomated in Nutrigenomics and Orthomolecular Medicine from the Spanish Society ofNutrition and Orthomolecular Medicine. She is a member of the International Society of Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and is currently working on her Ph.D. in the field of Stress and Metabolism in the Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid. She has a private practice and works between Beirut and Madrid. In her passion for the management of stress, from the control of inflammation, oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction (for her the physical key of the field of psychiatry), she found Anti-aging Medicine and Stress Management Medicine, beginning her career with Dr. José Sabán, collaborating in his Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit of Hospital Ramón y Cajal, and participating with the chapter "Depressive disorder and endothelial dysfunction, synergies in diagnosis and treatment" in his last treatise "Global Control of Cardiometabolic Risk: endothelial dysfunction as a preferential target". She continued her training in Anti-aging Medicine in Spain with Dr. Ángel Durántez, continuing with brief training stays in clinics in the U.S. with Dr. Comité, Mexico (Neovitality, Stress & Sleep Center) and Belgium (Dr. Hertoghe Clinic), to finally start her private practice in Lebanon and Spain. Her work focuses on Stress Management in 3 variants: Anti-aging, Pre/post Surgery and Stress Relief/BurnOut/PTSD, using cognitive performance enhancement with personalized evidence-based medicine programs that include nutrition, exercise, oral and parenteral supplementation, hormonal optimization and psychotherapy. She is also the creator of the BoosterHeal pre/post surgery program for the management of metabolic stress in surgery and the improvement of patient outcomes and recovery.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

Steven C. Masley, M.D., FAHA, FACN, FAAFP, CNS
President, Masley Optimal Health Center, St. Petersburg, FL
CEO, Heart Tune-Up, LLC
Medical Director, Ten Years Younger Program™
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Special Program Instructor, Eckerd College and the University of Tampa

Steven Masley, M.D. is a physician, nutritionist, trained chef, and has created leading health programs on public television. He is also a Fellow with three prestigious organizations: American Heart Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Nutrition. He has devoted his medical career to the study of heart disease, nutrition, and aging, and has published numerous articles on these subjects in leading medical journals. His passion is empowering people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes. He is the president of the Masley Optimal Health Center in St. Petersburg, FL and sees patients from across North America at his clinic. Dr. Masley is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Masley has published several health books, including Ten Years Younger, The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up, and most recently, Smart Fat. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Today Show, and in more than 350 media interviews. Plus, millions of viewers have watched his top-rated public television programs on PBS: 30 Days to a Younger Heart and Smart Fats to OutSmart Aging.

Disclosure: Author of Several Published Books, Website Ownership: President of Company.

Eric I. Mitchell, M.D., MA, FACPE, CPE
President/CEO, TelMed Group, Bangor, ME
Clinical Director, Pine Tree Alternative Pain Clinic, Bangor, ME
Medical Director, AGRiMed Industries, LLC
Medical Director, Hemp Commodity Industries, LLC

Dr. Eric Mitchell is a practicing orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor specializing in pain management. Upon completion of a premed program, he deferred the NBA for entry into medical school. Dr. Mitchell maintained a 30+year private practice in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, with a specialization in Arthroscopic Surgery. He was denoted ‘Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident’ by the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society with his creation of the ‘E-M Angle of Blount’s Disease’. He also has a 10-year history as team physician for four US Olympic Teams covering two Olympics. He is also a certified physician executive. Dr. Mitchell was Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the inner city three-hospital network of North Philadelphia Health System. He initiated quality assurance programs of prevention, education and treatment (Q-PET) to provide a more equitable healthcare system for all citizens. He has traveled and lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Mitchell's military career spanned 23 years and moved from Captain to the highest field grade officer position of Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and also served as a Deputy Inspector General at the Pentagon. The colonel (ret.) commanded two combat support hospitals. He was called to active-duty three times. Dr. Mitchell has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, including Ebony magazine, Physician Executive magazine, and the Philadelphia Daily News, is a published coauthor in major medical journals, and the author of "The Flow of Life: Keeping the Dream Alive."

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

Cherie Morgan, R.N.C., N.P.
Owner and Clinical Director, Skin + MedSpa, San Dimas, CA
Senior Clinical Trainer, Cynosure Lasers
Clinical Advisor, Omni Biomedical, Phoenix, AZ

Cherie Morgan, RNC, NP has been an Aesthetic and Clinical Laser Trainer since 2003 in over 2000 facilities. Cherie has also performed private aesthetic and laser treatments since 1997 and holds certification for over 35 laser, IPL and RF devices. Cherie co-founded and is Clinical Director of Integrated Laser Solutions and is a California BRN Continuing Education Provider. Other affiliations include Member and Invited Faculty Speaker for Advanced Aesthetic Education Group, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery and Medical Advisor for Omni Bioceutical Innovations.

Non-CME faculty.

Rebecca R. Murray, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE
Endocrine Nurse Practitioner, Institute for Hormonal Balance, Orlando, FL
Medical Director, Ward-Murray HealthCare Consulting, Groton, CT
Scientific Advisory Board, Designs for Health

Rebecca Murray is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Functional Medicine and Endocrinology. After graduating from Columbia University, she spent the first 12 years of her career in Critical Care Medicine, overseeing the care of patients with debilitating medical conditions that most often could have been prevented. In 2001, she joined and eventually became the Medical Director for CT Holistic & Integrative Medicine in Groton, CT, where she specialized in the prevention and treatment of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Autoimmune Diseases, and Risk Reduction of Hormonally-Related cancers. In 2016, she joined Dr. Edwin Lee, a renowned Functional Medicine Endocrinologist, at the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Orlando, FL, where she focuses her practice as an Endocrine Nurse Practitioner on the optimization of hormones across the lifespan, including hormonal imbalances that contribute to infertility, early pregnancy loss, and premature births. She follows her passion for sharing the “constantly evolving” knowledge of functional medicine by lecturing both nationally and internationally on the topics of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Obesity, Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction, and Hormonal Imbalances that decrease one’s quality of life.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed

Michael Nova, M.D.
Chief Innovation Officer, Pathway Genomics, San Diego, CA

Dr. Michael Nova is Chief Innovation Officer and co-founder of Pathway Genomics. He is the inventor of the Pathway-IBM/Watson Machine Learning A.I. mobile platform: OME; and the entire Wellness (Pathway FIT/HealthyWeight, SkinFIT), Cardiac and Mental Health line of genetic testing products forPathway. Dr. Nova's scientific career began as a research associate at the Salk Institute in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Roger Guillemin, where he studied the genetics and proteomics of human growth factors and cancers. He was previously the founder and CEO of Discovery Partners Inc., which completed a successful $150M IPO and marketed wireless drug discovery technology and radio frequency combinatorial chemistry to large pharmaceutical companies. Intellectual property developed byDr. Nova at DPII included the original “barcode on bead” patents used by many diagnostic and DNA companies. He then founded the wireless sensory network company Graviton. Dr. Nova is also the 2005 World Economic Forum (WEF)Technology Pioneer Award Winner; and the physician of record on the first person ever to have their entire genome sequenced by Illumina (2009). He is a member of the IBM Watson Advisory Board, the Metagenics Scientific Advisory Board, the Salk Institute NeuroAI group, and the Longevity Org Advisory Board. Michael has given 100’s of seminars, talks, and interviews at venues around the world on subjects including genetics, machine learning, and mobile big data. Dr. Nova has over 30 issued, and 45 pending patents; and he has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. With degrees in Computer Science, Biochemistry, and Medicine, Dr. Nova is a Board-certified Dermatopathologist licensed in California.

Disclosure: Salaried Employee in Management, Stock: Pathway Genomics.

Kathy O'Neil-Smith, M.D., FAARM
Private Internal, Integrative and Regenerative Medicine Practice, Newton, MA

Dr. Kathleen O’Neil-Smith is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University Medical School. She completed an internship in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 2008, she completed a two year fellowship in functional medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, as well as a Stem Cell Fellowship at A4M and a TBI certification at AMMG. She has been on the faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. She competed as a member and later coach, of the United States Women's National Rowing Team and continues to race competitively every year at The Head of The Charles Regatta in Boston. Dr. O'Neil-Smith is Medical Director at TB12 Sports Center in Foxboro, MA. She is a compassionate, innovative and conscientious physician, committed to excellence, and dedicated to offer the most cutting edge safe therapies to her patients.

Ivan Ozerov, Ph.D.
Director, Drug Discovery, Aging and Age-Related Diseases, Insilico Medicine, Inc.

Dr. Ivan Ozerov is Director, Drug Discovery, Aging and Age-related diseases, at Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based leader in the next-generation artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies for drug discovery, biomarker development, and aging research. Ivan graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2010 and defended his Ph.D. in radiobiology in 2015. Ivan’s Ph.D. thesis was related to kinetic modeling of the cellular pathways affected by exposure to ionizing radiation and cellular senescence. Ivan joined the international team of Insilico Medicine, Inc. in 2015 through winning the bioinformatics hackathon in Russia. Since 2015 Ivan has developed the novel state-of-the-art tool for 'omics data analysis on the level of cellular signalling pathways (iPANDA). The team led by Ivan has successfully developed and launched Young.AI, an AI-empowered platform integrating multiple biomarkers of human age in order to manage personal health, track changes overtime and optimize people's lifestyles.

Disclosure: Salaried Employee: Insilico Medicine, Inc.

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.

Non-CME faculty.

Julie Quijada, M.A., CLT
Regenerative Skin Care, Skin Beautiful, Scottsdale, AZ

Julie Quijada is an experienced skin care professional who uses her nursing background and over 24 years in the medical field to make sure she provides strategic advantages to getting and maintaining healthy regenerated glowing skin with minimal downtime. Julie has an extensive teaching background including high risk pregnancy/crisis intervention. She moved into the aesthetic field about 20 years ago and soon became an educator in Laser training/pre- post-op care and microdermabrasion. Treating the skin and getting it to optimal health both pre- and post-op is an important part of the equation, and using microdermabrasion is an important tool. Learn how to complete a treatment and answer all patient questions.

Non-CME faculty.

Russel J. Reiter, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology, Dept. of Cellular and Structure Biology, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Dr. Russel J. Reiter is Professor of Cell Biology in the Department of Cellular and Structure Biology at the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. In addition to his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Reiter has received three honorary M.D. degrees and one honorary D.Sc. degree from international universities. His research relates to the multiple receptor-independent and receptor-dependent actions of melatonin in humans, animals and plants. He has trained 25 Ph.D. students and 144 postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Reiter has received numerous awards for his research including the A. Ross McIntyre Gold Metal (USA), the US Senior Scientist Award (Germany), Lizoni Lincee Award (Italy), Inaugural Aaron B. Lerner Pioneer Award (USA), Chulabhorn Royal Academy medal (Thailand), etc. He has published numerous research papers, reviews and chapters and he has written or edited 25 books. According to Google Scholar, his papers have been cited in the scientific literature more than 113,000 times and his h-index is 164. Thomson Reuters has identified Dr. Reiter as a Highly Cited Scientist (top 1%) and lists him as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds-2014.  Dr. Reiter has been an invited speaker at more than 300 international meetings and symposia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pineal Research (2016 impact factor = 10.391) and he is or has been on the Editorial/Advisory Board of 26 other journals.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

Neal Rouzier, M.D.
Director, The Preventive Medicine Clinics of the Desert, Palm Springs, CA

Neal Rouzier, M.D. is still a practicing board certified emergency physician and former assistant director of a large trauma center in Southern California. After completing residencies in family practice and emergency medicine at UCLA, he has practiced emergency medicine for over 30 years. In addition, Dr. Rouzier is the medical director of the Preventive Medicine Clinic of Palm Springs that specializes in hormone replacement for both men and women. He is the author of the popular book on hormone replacement entitled “How to Achieve Healthy Aging for Men & Women” which introduces BHRT. Dr. Rouzier teaches the most popular and successful courses in the U.S. on bioidentical hormone replacement and preventive medicine that focus on the research and EBM supporting hormone replacement. Dr. Rouzier teaches all the complexities of BHRT as well as the nuts and bolts of prescribing, monitoring, adjusting, and all there is to know about hormones. His basic, advanced, and complex age management courses are accompanied by 300-page workbooks referencing the medical literature that provide the basis and science behind this new paradigm in preventive medicine. Dr. Rouzier lectures at various medical academies in the U.S. and abroad and uniquely critiques the medical literature to provide the audience with insight into treatments that are not understood by most practitioners. His unique and passionate teaching style has been enjoyed by attendees to AMMG conferences since their inception.

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 graduated from Loyola Marymount with a B.S. in Science, received her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School, and completed a pediatrics residency at the University of California - Irvine. She practiced traditional medicine until 2006, then started a hair restoration and Regenerative Medicine clinic in 2008, and has been very interested in wound healing and clinical applications of human derived growth factors for over a decade. Dr. Rubio is committed to educating the public and colleagues on advances in age management medicine. Her focus is to explore effective, safe and non-invasive technologies that can improve our health and appearance.

Non-CME faculty.

Giovanni Santostasi, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, DeepWave Technologies, Encinitas, CA

Giovanni Santostasi received a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Louisiana State University. He is interested in the study of consciousness, intelligence, and memory. He also studies the role of sleep in processing and storing memories. His research areas include computational neuroscience, neural networks, and biophysics. His work includes patent pending IP developed at Northwestern University with the goal to augment deep, restorative sleep and enhance memory consolidation, in particular for the elderly.

Disclosure: Founder & CSO, DeepWave Technologies, Inc.

H. William Song, M.D.
Founder and CEO, Omni Aesthetics, Oakland, NJ

Dr. H. William Song received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School in Newark, New Jersey in 1992 after completing his undergraduate studies at Bucknell University in Lewisburg PA. He did his Internal Medicine residency at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City and practiced family and geriatric medicine for 15 years before switching to aesthetic medicine. Dr. Song founded Omni Aesthetics in 2008, offering some of the most innovative and cutting edge treatments with lasers and radio frequency technologies as well as platelet rich plasma and autologous stem cell therapies. Dr. Song is a faculty instructor for the Advanced Aesthetics Education Group and regularly speaks at conferences and workshops around the world. Dr. Song is passionate about using technology and the regenerative potential of the human body to treat and reverse the effects of aging. 

Non-CME faculty.

Kenneth R. Thomas, M.D.
Founder and Medical Director, Thomas Urology Clinic, Starkville, MS
Founder and Medical Director, Complete Health Integrative Wellness Clinic, Starkville, MS
Owner & Roaster, Umble Coffee Co., Starkville, MS

Kenneth Thomas, M.D. is a board-certified urologist providing healthcare in Mississippi, our nation’s most unhealthy state. He has a passion for Age Management Medicine as he sees this can make a significant positive impact on the community he serves. This led him to create CompleteHealth Integrative Wellness Clinic where he focuses on hormones, weight management, nutrition, exercise, sleep and mental health. He also writes a weekly Health and Wellness article that is published in two-thirds of Mississippi’s major newspapers including The Clarion Ledger, a USA Today affiliate. He also has a passion for fresh-roasted specialty coffee and understands the health benefits it provides. This led him to create Umble Coffee Co, an online subscription-based coffee company for individuals and businesses. He won an international coffee roasting award from the Roasters Guild in 2017.

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

Steve E. Warren, M.D., DPA
Medical Director, Regenerative Stem Cell and Wellness Center

Steven E. Warren, M.D., DPA is a practicing regenerative medicine specialist. He is board certified in family medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and addiction medicine. He graduated with a medical degree from George Washington University as well as a doctorate in public administration. He completed a residency in family medicine and preventive medicine. His current practice involves stem cell therapies, IV infusions, and alternative pain management therapies. He practices in Bountiful, Utah.

Disclosure: Consulting Fees, Principal Investigator: Enoo-L.

Betty Wedman-St. Louis, Ph.D.
Private Practice, Specializing in Renal Disease, Digestive Disorders, Food Allergies, Diabetes, Environmental Illness

Betty Wedman-St. Louis, Ph.D. is a licensed nutritionist specializing in digestive diseases, diabetes, cancer and environmental health issues who has been a practicing nutrition counselor for over 40 years. Her BS in Foods & Business from the University of Minnesota introduced her to how the food industry influences eating habits. Dr. Wedman-St. Louis completed her MS in Nutrition at Northern Illinois University where she studied the relationship between prolonged bed rest and space flight weightlessness nutrient requirements. She had a private practice at the Hinsdale Medical Center before completing her Ph.D. in Nutrition & Environmental Health from The Union Institute in Cincinnati. Dr. Wedman-St. Louis completed her doctorate internship at WUSF-Tampa in Multi-Media Production for distance learning and online course development. Dr. Wedman-St. Louis is the author of numerous published articles on current nutrition topics including bariatric surgery, lectin toxicity, phosphates in food, folate, Vitamin B12, seafood nutrition, alpha lipoic acid and diabetes. She has authored columns for The Hinsdale Doings, Chicago Sun Times and Columbia Missourian and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on nutrition. She has written a personal health column for the Tampa Bay Times and maintains a private practice in Pinellas Park, Florida. Her website is

No Relevant Financial Interest in any Products or Services to be discussed.

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