Age Management Medicine Group > April 22-25, 2010 > Planning Committee

Planning Committee

Michale J. Barber, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Cenegenics South Carolina

Dr. Mickey Barber is a board certified anesthesiologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and former assistant professor of Tulane University.  Dr. Barber is also certified in age management medicine, has completed the Physician Training in Age Management Medicine, jointly sponsored by the Cenegenics Medical Institute and The Foundation for Care Management.  After earning a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Barber completed her residency (anesthesiology) and internship (general surgery) at Tulane University Medical Center as well as a fellowship in obstetrical anesthesia at Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital. Committed to excellence, Dr. Barber has received several awards for clinical performance and teaching skills throughout her career, such as Outstanding Faculty of the Year (Tulane University), Robert D. Dripps Memorial Award (Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology), Chief Resident (Tulane University), Surgical Intern of the Year (Tulane University), among others. Her achievements also include several appointments, research contributions and lecture presentations. Dr. Barber is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association, South Carolina Medical Association and Charleston County Medical Society.  Her work with recognized experts in the mind-body sciences paved the way for an affiliation with Cenegenics as Chief Executive Officer of Cenegenics South Carolina, where Dr. Barber ensures patients the same comprehensive and dynamic approach that Cenegenics has become famous for the world over.

Anna M. Cabeca, D.O., P.C.
Private Practice Physician, Brunswick, GA
Consultant, Metametrix Clinical Laboratories, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Anna Cabeca is a board certified Gynecologist & Obstetrician with an integrative medicine practice in Georgia. She is an expert in women’s health and specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause, age management medicine, reproductive health and helping patients prepare for pregnancy and combat infertility issues.  Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance are that we not only improve our own health but also improve the health of our generations to follow. It is her goal and purpose as a physician and educator to improve the quality of life of her patients and all women through incorporating cutting edge gynecologic advances, hormone balance, diet, exercise programs, education, and nutritional detoxification regimens all tailored to the individual. She integrates a Mind-Body-Spirit approach in her medical practice.  Dr. Cabeca earned her medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Florida. She did her residency training at Emory University where she is currently a Clinical Instructor and has been in private practice in Southeast Georgia since 1999. Dr. Cabeca is a mother of four, speaks four languages, and grew up in a multi-lingual and cultural household which nurtured her love for international medicine and travel.  She has traveled around the world learning from and experiencing cutting edge centers, and alternative healing modalities.  She has given presentations nationally as well as internationally. 

Christopher J. Centeno, M.D.
Medical Director, Centeno-Schultz Clinic, , Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Broomfield, CO
Medical Director, Regenerative Sciences, Inc., Broomfield, CO

Dr. Centeno is the founder of Regenerative Sciences and an international expert in musculoskeletal, spinal and neurological injury. He has cared for approximately 10,000 patients and has authored over 25 medical publications that are indexed in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Dr. Centeno published the world’s first clinical case reports on the use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedic patients. He continues this research, having delivered more orthopedic stem cell treatments than any other physician worldwide (over 500 orthopedic stem cell treatments). He also oversees the world’s largest database of clinical outcomes/complications tracking for autologous, orthopedic stem cell re-implantations. He is a founding member and medical director of the International Cellular Medicine Society. Through ICMS, Dr. Centeno has also worked with other stem cell experts to produce international guidelines for stem cell use as well as an International Re-implantation Registry. The author of many patent applications in the field of regenerative medicine as well as devices to allow stem cells to be delivered via a needle rather than surgically, he is also currently Medical Director of the Centeno-Schultz Clinic. Dr. Centeno earned his M.D. from the University of South Florida and completed his residency at the Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is double-board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine. He has also been associated with two prior successful start-up ventures. CustomMed Solutions, Inc. was sold to PhyCor in the late 1990’s. Dr. Centeno also engineered the successful sale of his pain practice to PainCare in 2005 for $15 million.

Derrick M. DeSilva, Jr., M.D.
Medical Teaching Faculty, John F. Kennedy Medical Center
Attending Physician, Raritan Bay Medical Center

Dr. DeSilva is a practicing Internist at the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. As an adjunct professor at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ, he has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally, and is an avid member of The American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and Society of Internal Medicine, as well as president of the American Nutraceutical Association and vice president of Medical Spa Professional Alliance. Dr. DeSilva has authored and published Coping with Lyme Disease and Ask the Doctor.  He has his own radio talk show, "Ask the Doctor" which airs on WCTC Radio in New Jersey (1450 AM), as well as his own television show, "Your Natural Health” on News 12 New Jersey. In addition to local broadcasting, he has attained national television exposure by hosting medical segments on CNN and appearing as a guest on numerous programs, including ABC Night Line. Dr. DeSilva has been instrumental in the formulation of over 100 different natural products.

Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Cenegenics Medical Institute

Dr. Life, the 2007 recipient of the first AMMG Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence a course co-director and faculty member for Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF). He also is a senior institute physician at the Cenegenics Medical Institute.  Dr. Life has completed Physician Training & Certification in Age Management Medicine, jointly sponsored by CERF and the Foundation for Care Management (FCM). Dr. Life is board-certified in family medicine. He 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. Throughout his career, Dr. Life 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 EAS National Body-for-LIFE Challenge, at age 60. He won the contest and became a Grand Champion. Dr. Life continues to live a lifestyle promoting health and fitness. He wrote a chapter on “Exercise, Fitness and Lifestyle” for a popular medical textbook, published 2002. Currently, he is completing a Masters of Science program in sports nutrition and exercise science, while working on an upcoming book.

Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D., FACSM
CEO/CMO, Cenegenics Medical Institute of Boca Raton
2009 recipient of the AMMG Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence

After graduating from Boston College, Dr. Willix engaged in Medical Research at Seton Hall University. He did his M.D/PhD program in Colombia Mo. at the University of Missouri Medical School and earned his Medical Degree from the University of Missouri Medical School.  Dr. Willix completed his Surgery Internship, General Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery study at the University of Michigan Medical School. In 1975 he became Board Certified in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Willix pioneered the first Open-Heart Surgery Program in South Dakota and served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Dakota Medical School.

He was recruited to serve as director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Human Performance program in Florida for the North Broward Hospital District. He was Founder and Director of the Willix Health Institute, dedicated to preventive and sports medicine.

He is a former team leader for the U.S. Olympic Committee and is one of 300 physicians in the US who is trained in Pulse Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Medicine. While in private practice Dr. Willix was awarded “The Kaul Foundation Award for Excellence” for his international newsletter HEALTH and LONGEVITY as well outstanding achievement as a medical doctor in the field of Preventative Medicine.

He is a member of the Board of the Age Management Medicine Group, Member of TEC, Chief Executives Working Together.

Dr. Willix is dedicated to “changing the paradigm of medicine from disease-oriented to health oriented system”. Dr. Willix became certified in Age Management Medicine, AMA/PRA Level 4 Classification, Parts 1 & 2, and became an affiliate in 1997; he opened the Boca Raton Center in 2007. Robert D. Willix Jr., MD is CEO/CMO of Cenegenics Medical Institute of Boca Raton specializing in Age Management and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Willix has completed 14 marathons, over 100 triathlons and the 1984 Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. An accomplished author of 5 books: How to Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease-Without Drugs or Surgery; AgePROOFING; Healthy at 100; Natural Health Secrets from Around the World; Keep Your Miles High Your Calories Low- A Prescription to Maintain Health, he’s published hundreds of articles. Dr. Willix has traveled around the country as a sought after speaker and is a leader in the field of nutrition, sports and preventive medicine.

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