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Faculty May 2013

Angeli Maun Akey, M.D., FACP
Medical Director & Owner, Ageless Medical Solutions, Gainesville, FL
Medical Director & Owner, North Florida Integrative Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Angeli Maun Akey, M.D., FACP is a primary care Internal Medicine physician in Gainesville, FL. She is the medical director and owner of North Florida Integrative Medicine, PA and Ageless Medical Solutions, LLC. Dr. Akey graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine with honors in 1993. She completed her post-graduate residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1996 and a chief medical residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael, a Yale affiliated institution in 1997. She also served as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Yale Medical School. Dr. Akey was recruited to start a Harvard affiliated preventative medicine program in Florida; and in 1997, she became the founding medical director of the Palm Beach Institute of Preventative Medicine. She was formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. Dr. Akey is Board-Certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Medical Examiners, and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She holds professional memberships in America College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the Florida Medical Association.

Arden B. Andersen, D.O., Ph.D., MSPH
Medical Director, Crossroads Healing Arts, Goshen, IN /
Professional Food Production Consultant - Author - Instructor

Dr. Arden Andersen was raised on a dairy farm in Michigan, received his undergraduate degree in Agriculture from the University of Arizona, taught vocational agriculture at the high school level, and founded and ran his own agricultural consulting business for eight years while completing a Ph.D. in Ag/Biophysics. Before going to osteopathic medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA., he did a FP tracking internship in Muskegon, MI, residency in Occupational Medicine at U. So. Florida, and completed a Masters of Science in Public Health. He has continued a dual profession of farm management/soil/plant nutritional consulting and general family medicine(private practice)/flight medicine (USAFR) traveling over 100,000 miles per year from 1998 to 2008; authored numerous books, manuals, course DVD’s and CD’s; taught in 8 countries and 2 languages; consulted in 11 countries; given professional testimony/presentations in 3 countries. Dr. Andersen is board eligible in Occupational Medicine; board certified in Public Health; boarded in Prolotherapy. He has a unique understanding of the direct correlation between soil health and human health and how to maximize outcome of both with appropriate nutritional and physiologic management.

Okezie I. Aruoma, MBA, Ph.D., D.Sc., CChem., FRSC
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences; Associate Dean, Research and Global Affairs; Chair, AUHS Institution Review Board, American University of Health Sciences, Signal Hill, CA

Dr. Aruoma is Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences and Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs, and serves as the Chair of the Institution Review Board at the American University of Health Sciences. Prior to his current role, Dr. Aruoma was part of the leadership team to develop an innovative Doctor of Pharmacy program at Touro College of Pharmacy, New York and served as the first Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Aruoma has authored numerous books and has had more than 150 papers published in high ranking scientific peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Aruoma has over 24 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biomedical research focused on food biofactors, oxidative stress mechanisms, antioxidant pharmacology and the pharmaceutical indications of food biofactors as prophylactic agents. His novel research and teaching endeavors are focused on promoting public health nutrition and management of diseases of overt inflammation (including diabetes and associated cardiovascular complications, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer) and translational science embracing pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. Dr. Aruoma received the 2012 Research and Publication Achievement Award from the Association of Black Health-Systems Pharmacists and is one of the recipients of the 2012 Fellows status in the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Susan C. Ball, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Public Health, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Dr. Susan Ball is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and is the Assistant Director of the Bernbaum Unit of the Center for Special Studies at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Dr. Ball has been caring for patients with HIV for over twenty years and has written extensively on the topic, specifically as the Clinical Challenge Series editor for The AIDS Reader, a journal directed at clinicians caring for patients with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Ball has written and spoken on the topic of aging in the HIV population, contributing to the recent editions of “Our Bodies Ourselves” and “The Encyclopedia of Elder Care.”

Joseph Bosiljevac, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
Senior Partner, Cenegenics, New York, NY

Dr. Bosiljevac, a third generation Croatian, was born in Omaha in 1951 and lived in Nebraska for fourteen years. His parents moved to Emporia, KS where he attended high school and graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and was among the first class that spent clinical years at the Wichita branch. Graduating in the top ten percent of his class with his M.D. in 1975, he was selected for membership in the honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha. "Doctor Joe" spent one year at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in a rotating internship, then returned to Kansas and trained for five years in general, thoracic, and vascular surgery at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Bosiljevac is board-certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He was in solo practice in Emporia, Kansas for thirty years with Flint Hills Surgical Associates, PA. During this time Dr. Bosiljevac had a special interest in carotid artery intervention in the prevention of stroke. Besides experience with more than 1000 carotid endarterectomies, he also became certified and had experience with carotid artery angioplasty and stenting. He has two board certifications in vascular sonography. A Ph.D. in Natural Medicine was achieved and he subsequently started a wellness practice and founded Flint Hills Natural Medicine with an emphasis on prolonging health and longevity. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Bosiljevac completed a fellowship in age management medicine and worked with Cenegenics Medical and Research Institute. He moved to New York City in 2010 and is currently a senior partner with Cenegenics NYC. He is a member of AMMG and the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) and is certified in chelation medicine. Besides multiple presentations at AMMG and other meetings, Dr. Joe has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, the majority on vascular topics. He has also authored the book, “Surviving Cancer: The Use of Complementary and Alternative Methods in the Treatment of Breast Cancer.” He has four grown children, speaks fluent Spanish, is conversant in French, and is also learning some Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.

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.

Nathan S. Bryan has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Royalty – University of Texas; Stock - HumanN, SAJE Pharma

Christopher Centeno, M.D.
Medical Director, Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Broomfield, CO
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedics. He is board certified in physical medicine as well as rehabilitation and in pain management through the American Board of Anesthesia. Dr. Centeno is one of the few physicians in the world with extensive experience in the culture expansion of and clinical use of adult stem cells to treat orthopedic injuries. He is a founding member of the International Cellular Medicine Society as well as the Spinal Injury Foundation. His clinic incorporates a variety of revolutionary pain management techniques to bring its broad patient base relief and results. Dr. Centeno treats patients from all over the U.S. who travel to Colorado to undergo innovative, non-surgical treatments. Dr. Centeno has chaired multiple international research based conferences. He also maintains an active research based practice, with multiple publications listed in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Dr. Centeno has also served as editor-in-chief of a medical research journal dedicated to traumatic injury. Dr. Centeno trained at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center and the Institute for Rehabilitation Research. He hails from both Florida and New York and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three children.

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.

C.B. Daniel, M.D.
CEO & CMO, Cenegenics, Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Daniel graduated from Rhodes College and completed his medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He practiced general internal medicine for 35 years and was one of the founding partners of two multi-specialty medical practices. He was also the medical director of a long term care hospital for 10 years. He has extensive experience in and has done numerous lectures on hospital DRG coding and physician documentation. In 2007, Dr. Daniel completed his certification and fellowship in age management medicine through the Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation. After several years of affiliation with the Cenegenics Medical Institute, Dr. Daniel moved his age management medical practice from Memphis, TN to Scottsdale, AZ in October of 2011 and opened the Cenegenics Phoenix Medical Institute in partnership with Cenegenics. He continues to enjoy the practice of age management medicine that allows him to get his patients the results that they are not able to get in traditional internal medicine.

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.

Disclosure: Unpaid Consultant: C.S. Supplements.

Earl H. Eye, M.D., FACCP
President, Cenegenics, Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Earl Eye graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University and completed his training at the University of Florida-Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Eye is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, and Pulmonary Medicine, and is AMA certified in Age Management Medicine. He has particular expertise in hormone optimization, nutraceuticals and proper dietary habits. Disillusioned with constantly treating younger, critically-ill patients in the ICU, whose problems could have been prevented, Dr. Eye transitioned from traditional medicine to proactive medicine in 2000. In 2001 he opened a health and wellness practice which focused on correcting nutritional imbalances in his patients. In 2005, Dr. Eye joined the Cenegenics family as an affiliate, and in 2010 became a Cenegenics partner. He is currently the President of Cenegenics Jacksonville and is committed to helping patients maintain health and live well, longer. Additionally, Dr. Eye is an institute physician for Cenegenics’ corporate headquarters in Las Vegas.

Martin Finkel, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

The son of Polish immigrants, Dr. Martin Finkel was born in New York City in 1930. He received his M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1956 and went on to perform his internship at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and residency in internal medicine at Bronx VA Hospital, with a fellowship in gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Finkel was an NIH Fellow in gastroenterology. After serving as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force medical office and chief of the gastroenterology service at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Hospital in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Finkel returned to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he rose to Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine. In private practice until 2006, Dr. Finkel developed Meniere's Syndrome in 2007 with the triad of symptoms, resulting in a cochlear implant in 2011. Since that experience he has been keenly aware of the systemic effects of hearing loss. Dr. Finkel presented a paper to the American Academy of Audiology in 2012 on the subject of medical aspects of hearing loss, is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America and has been an advocate for hearing well-being.

Scott Fogle, N.D.
Director of Clinical Information and Laboratory Services, Life Extension Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Fogle is the Director of Clinical Information and Laboratory Services at Life Extension, where he oversees its scientific/medical information and is also in charge of its laboratory division which offers extensive online blood testing services. He is also a contributor to the popular 5th edition of the Disease Prevention and Treatment book. As a sought-after speaker and guest for both TV and radio, Dr. Fogle has appeared on 3 episodes of the Suzanne Somers Show on Lifetime TV, at various medical conferences, University of Miami Medical School on Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and numerous radio shows such as Aging Info Radio. Dr. Fogle has a passion for all aspects of hormones and has lectured extensively on them, including recent lectures on the Pitfalls and Perils of Hormone Testing and Hormones and Mitochondrial Function. He has also lectured on many other aspects of medicine ranging from sleeping disorders, ocular pathologies, hypertension, Phase I & II detoxification, Vitamin D, and advanced blood testing. Before joining Life Extension, Dr. Fogle was a clinical faculty member at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) and enjoyed a private practice in Portland, OR. He graduated with academic honors from NCNM and his thesis "Mercury Toxicity and Assessment" won the Dean’s Thesis Award. He completed his family practice residency in Portland, OR.

Dennis A. Goodman, M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor, NYU / Director, Integrative Medicine, New York Medical Associates

Dr. Dennis Goodman graduated Cum Laude and with distinction from the University of Cape Town Medical School in Cape Town, South Africa in 1979. He did internship at Grootte Schuur Hospital in Cape Town (where the first heart transplant was performed by Professor Christian Barnard in 1969). He completed his Internal Medicine residency and was Chief Medical Resident at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He did his cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine (associated with Dr. Michael DeBakey) in Houston, TX. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care, Clinical Lipidology, Cardiac CT and Holistic (Integrative) Medicine. In 1988 Dr. Goodman joined Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. While at Scripps Dr. Goodman's titles included Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. He spent 18 months at the renowned Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla. He was also a Clinical Assoc. Professor of Medicine at UCSD, San Diego where he was involved in teaching students and medical trainees. Dr. Goodman is a national and international speaker and has been a visiting teaching professor in South Africa, Asia and Europe. He has published many articles and formulated a natural cardiovascular supplement to help prevent and treat cholesterol abnormalities. He has appeared on many TV and radio programs including FOX, NBC and WPIX-TV in New York. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and on faculty of Leon. H.Charney Division of Cardiology of NYU in New York. He is also inprivate practice and Director of Integrative Medicine with New York Medical Associates in New York. His area of special interest is Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease with Integrative Approach for optimal patient healthcare.

Joseph J. Lamb, M.D.
Director of Intramural Clinical Research for the Functional Medicine Research Center,Metagenics, Inc in Gig Harbor, WA

Joseph J. Lamb, M.D. is Director of Intramural Clinical Research for the Functional Medicine Research Center,Metagenics, Inc in Gig Harbor, WA. Having completed his graduate education at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and his Internal Medicine residency at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, he is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine. Additionally, he completed one year of a Cardiology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Lamb is the past president of the Integrative Medicine Works in Alexandria, VA. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, WA. He has edited several books, authored book chapters (including 3 on osteoporosis and one for the Textbook of Functional Medicine), authored and co-authored academic papers, and authored website presentations on a variety of Functional Medicine topics. He is the president of the Commonwealth Consultants Foundation, a regionally recognized Middle Atlantic charity chartered, to provide unique educational and social experiences and opportunities for economically deserving children and young adults.

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.

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.

Todd LePine has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Speaker, Genova Diagnostics

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.

Jeffry Life has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Francesco Marotta, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention, Milan, Italy / Hon. Research Professor, Dept. Human Nutrition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX / WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine-Biotechnologies, State University of Milan, Italy

Dr. Francesco Marotta is a gastroenterologist with extensive experimental and clinical experience (USA, S. Africa, Japan), namely in functional foods, probiotics, nutrigenomic and redox science. He is an editorial member of over 25 medical journals and author of over 130 PubMed-papers and a few books. A cum laude graduate of Catania University Medical School in Italy, Dr. Marotta was a Visiting Fellow in Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago; a Clinical and Research Registrar in Gastroenterology at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape-Town, South Africa; and completed Post-Graduate School in Gastroenterology, University of Catania, Italy with highest marks cum Laude. He is the only Italian to obtain a Ph.D. in the medical field in Japan in the post-war period, after experimental studies (Superoxide anion generation and role of macrophage oxidative burst in several models of acute pancreatitis) conducted at University of Hirosaki, Japan, Dept. of Surgery.

Luis Martinez, M.D., MPH
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dr. Luis Martínez Rivera is a Regenerative and Cell Therapy specialist, clinical researcher and biomedical consultant. He earned his medical degree at The Ponce School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. He also completed an Advanced Training Course in Stem Cells in Cancer at the Ponce Health Sciences University/Magee Research Institute consortium. He is board certified in Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Martinez holds a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and is fellowship trained in Biosecurity. He is the president of XanoGene Clinic, which specializes in Regenerative and Age Management Medicine. He also founded and presides over Regenera Global, a multinational corporation specializing in biotech product development, research, and clinical consulting. Dr. Martinez has advised and helped set up various clinics and laboratories in Latin America within the Regenerative Medicine space. He also serves on the advisory board for various biotech companies and professional societies. He is actively involved in educating and training physicians in multiple aspects of Regenerative and Age Management Medicine.

Chris D. Meletis, N.D.
Executive Director, Institute for Healthy Aging, Portland, OR / Secretary BOD, Dr. John Lee Institute, Clackamas, OR

Dr. Chris D. Meletis is an educator, international author and lecturer. His personal mission is “Changing America’s Health One Person at a Time.” He believes that when people become educated about their body, that is the moment when true change and wellness begins. Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR and was awarded the 2003 Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has written over 200 nationally published articles and a dozen books, with the sole purpose of sharing his passion and amazement of the human body and what is required to maintain health. His website is

Mark P. Menolascino, M.D., MS, ABIHM, ABAARM, IFMCP
Medical Director, Meno Clinic, Center for Advanced Medicine, Jackson Hole, WY

Dr. Mark Menolascino is the Medical Director for the Meno Clinic Center for Advanced Medicine in Jackson Hole, WY, specializing in utilizing nutritional strategies for optimal health and performance. He is also the Medical Director for NeuroScience Inc., which specializes in personalized testing utilizing state of the art neurotransmitter, hormone and functional genetics to deliver individualized diagnostic and treatment strategies. He has over 30 years of health care experience. He completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center then completed Internal Medicine Specialist Training at Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Menolascino is a national expert in balancing hormones utilizing nutrition, and lectures and teaches physicians about optimal health. He is one of very few physicians Board Certified as an Internal Medicine Specialist and Board Certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, as well as a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Board Certified in Advanced Hormone Management and Anti-Aging Medicine. He additionally has a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology and Immunology, and was a doctoral candidate in the Medical Scientist Program assisting with Clinical Trials of new medications as well as part of the Heart Disease Reversal Team with Dr. Dean Ornish. His medical knowledge is complemented by advanced training and clinical experience in Nutrition, Naturopathic, Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Medicine and Homeopathy. Dr. Menolascino has pursued extensive continuing education with over 2,000 Continuing education hours in Integrative Medicine, including advanced Cardiovascular Therapies including Heart Disease Prevention; Medical Nutritional Therapy; Male and Female Hormone Bio-identical Therapy including advanced Thyroid and Adrenal Function; Detoxification; and Cancer Prevention. He is a former professional athlete with over 10 years experience as a Personal Trainer, Strength Coach for the Husker Power Program as well as a Corporate Wellness Consultant. Dr. Menolascino provides an in-depth and personalized consultation and helps develop a unique program of Optimal Wellness for a holistic and individualized wellness plan.

Shahab Mokhtare, M.D.
Partner, Cenegenics, Las Vegas, NV

After attaining a Bachelor of Science from the University of California-Irvine, Dr. Shahab Mokhtare earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, one of the largest medical educators in the world. He went on to complete a family medicine practice at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, followed by training and certification in age management medicine via the global leaders in the field, Cenegenics Medical Institute. Early in his career, Dr. Mokhtare realized his passion for preventive medicine and patient care—seeing age management medicine as a perfect fit. He became a Cenegenics physician in 2010 and made physician partner at the Cenegenics Vegas center a year later. Committed to walking the talk, Dr. Mokhtare is an avid Crossfit athlete who follows a Paleolithic nutritional diet. His goal is to guide patients to a new level of health and fitness, helping them stave off age-related disease.

Dharmesh S. Patel, M.D., MBBS, FACC
Practicing Physician, The Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Memphis, TN

Darmesh S. Patel is a practicing physician at The Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Memphis Tennessee. Originally from London, Dr. Patel received his medical degree from the prestigious Guy’s and King’s Medical College in London, eventually completing his residency at the University of Virginia and a cardiology fellowship at Penn State University. Dr. Patel holds board certifications in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, adult cardiac echocardiography, specialist in clinical hypertension and is a Diplomate in American Board of Clinical Lipidology.He is also trained in interpreting CT angiography of the heart. For several years, he has been actively increasing awareness about women and heart disease, speaking locally for “Women and Heart Disease” sponsored by the American Heart Association. He currently serves as Board President for the American Heart Association Memphis Chapter. Dr. Patel has held the appointment of  Chairman of Medicine at Baptist Desoto Hospital where he has also served as the Quality Assurance Physician since 2006. In 2007 along with six of his colleagues, Dr. Patel was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for his excellence in cardiac care. In 2008 and 2009 he was awarded Quality Physician Champion award in the Baptist Metro Region. He has multiple publications and has been involved both as Principal and Sub Investigator in cardiovascular trial trials.

Cesar M. Pellarano, M.D.
Preventive Cardiologist, Miami, FL
President, Founding Partner and Chief Medical Officer, Hillstar Health LLC, Miami, FL

Dr. Pellerano is a Preventive Cardiologist and Age Management Physician in Miami, Florida and has been practicing for over 30 years. He received his M.D. Degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami, where he was Chief Medical Resident. His Cardiology Fellowship was completed at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Pellerano has lectured nationally and internationally on Preventive Cardiology, Lipid Management, Inflammatory Markers and Age Management. He has served on the faculty and medical boards of various companies over the years. His current practice of Prevention and Age Management serves as a model for other physicians. Currently he is the President, Founding Partner and Chief Medical Officer of Hillstar Health LLC. This company provides customized turnkey solutions for physicians to help build new or grow existing Age Management Medicine Practices.

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

Edward R. Rosick, D.O., MPH, DABIHM
Chair, Family & Community Medicine Department, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Edward R. Rosick, D.O., is the Chairperson & Medical Director of the Family & Community Medicine Department at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM). Dr. Rosick is trained and board-certified in Preventive Medicine, Public Health, and Holistic Medicine. In addition to his medical background, Dr. Rosick is also an accomplished author. He has had over 200 book chapters, monographs, and articles published. His first non-fiction book on Holistic Medicine is entitled Ultimate Prevention. Besides his medical and literary accomplishments, Dr. Rosick is an internationally known speaker on integrative and holistic medicine. Dr. Rosick is also a frequent speaker—both as a guest and host—on local and national medical talk shows and has appeared numerous times on television newscasts in the Lansing, MI area as a medical expert.

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.

Erika Schwartz, M.D.
Member, Board of Trustees and Managers, SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
President, Evolved Science

Erika T. Schwartz, M.D. is a leading national expert in the field of bioidentical hormone therapies, wellness and true disease prevention, an international speaker and a highly sought after TV personality. A cum laude graduate, AOA honor society member, from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Dr. Schwartz trained at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. Upon completion of her postgraduate training, at the age of 28, she became the first woman and youngest doctor to be named Director of Emergency Medicine at Westchester County Medical Center - New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Since the beginning of her distinguished career, Dr. Schwartz has been committed to empowering patients and teaching physician’s compassion alongside with scientific and clinical information. She has lectured at Harvard, and authored the seminal article on the use of hormones in wellness and disease prevention in the prestigious peer reviewed publication Medical Clinics. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Schwartz has authored four best-selling books, has testified before Congress, hosted her own PBS pledge special on bioidentical hormones, is an Extra Lifechanger, was bylined in the Wall Street Journal and appeared on various news programs including CBS News, Larry King Live, CNN and MSNBC as well as The View, Oprah Satellite Radio, with Dr. Oz and many others.

Ernst R. Schwarz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center at UCLA

Ernst R. Schwarz, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, FACC, FSCAI, is the Founder and Chairman of DSMI, Professor of Medicine and attending cardiologist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CMO of HeartStem and Medical Director of Pacific Heart Medical Group. Dr. Schwarz is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology/Cardiovascular Diseases, and Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a trained specialist in Interventional Cardiology, Age-Management Medicine and Sexual Medicine. Dr. Schwarz has an international reputation in the academic and clinical fields of cardiovascular medicine. He has published more than 150 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters and books on cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Schwarz works as a consulting cardiologist in several hospitals in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas, and he resides in Beverly Hills.

Christopher W. Shade, Ph.D.
President, Quicksilver Scientific, Lafayette, CO

Dr. Shade obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University in environmental and aqueous chemistry. Dr. Shade earned a Ph.D. from the Universityof Illinois where he studied the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury as well as advanced aquatic chemistry. During his Ph.D. work, Dr. Shade patented analytical technology for mercury speciation analysis and later founded Quicksilver Scientific, LLC in order to commercialize this technology. Shortly after starting Quicksilver Scientific, Dr. Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury exposure/toxicityand the human detoxification system. He has since developed specific clinical analytical techniques formeasuring mercury exposure and a system of products for toxic metals removal.

H. Robert Superko, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACC
Clinical Professor, Mercer University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Atlanta, GA / VP, Chief of Medical Affairs, Celera Corporation, Alameda, CA

Dr. Superko is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. He is currently the Executive Director at the Center for Genomics and Human Health at St. Joseph’s Translational Research Institute in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Principal Investigator of the “Firefighter Heart Disease Prevention Program”, which i sbeing funded by the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC. He is Clinical Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA, and has held various research and clinical positions at several institutions around the United States since completing his medical fellowship at the University of California at Davis in 1980. Dr. Superko was also a founder of Berkeley HeartLab in 1996. Dr. Superko sits on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals including the Journal of Cardiovascular Risk and Preventative Cardiology. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in the area of lipid metabolism, exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation, and he has written a number of books including, “Before the Heart Attacks” published in 2003. Dr. Superko currently sits on committees at the American Heart Association, the Trans Catheter Therapeutics Scientific Advisory Committee, American Heart Association Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease Committee, and the Atlanta American Heart Association Board. He has appeared on many broadcast programs as an expert in the cardiovascular arena, most recently on a CNN health segment on cardiovascular disease. Dr. Superko holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Doctor of Medicine degree from State University of New York, Stony Brook. After completing his internship, residency, and a fellowship at the University of California at Davis, Dr. Superko became a Certified Program Director at the American College of Sports Medicine for programs involving graded exercise for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.

Daryl Turner, BSc(Hons.), MBA(H.Hons.), Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer, NiTek Medical, Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Daryl Turner is a Thyroid, Iodine, and Adrenal hormone specialist. He invented, developed and clinically trialed testing devices plus the supporting medications for the treatment of hormone imbalances. He also discovered an effective treatment for Hashimoto’s Disease. Dr. Turner's innovative breakthrough technologies have resulted in special TV appearances on ‘The Dr. Phil Show’, ‘The Doctors Show’, ‘The Today Show’, ‘Discovery Channel’ plus many more. Leading hormone doctors from around the world have embraced Dr. Turner’s research and several have written about his new discoveries in their recently published books. Dr. Turner is on the advisory boards of both The Hall Center Venice and Vistage Intl.-Transformations. On a regular basis, he lectures around the world to medical professionals and the general public. Most of all, Dr. Turner is passionate about helping people improve their lives by balancing their hormones to reach optimal health.

Steven M. Villagomez, M.Ed.
Exercise Physiologist, ComiteMD Center for Precision Medicine, New York, NY
Clinical Instructor & Assistant Professor, Exercise Physiology Graduate Program, Long Island University

Steven Villagomez heads up the exercise and nutrition section of the ComiteMD program. As the lead exercise physiologist, he designed a state-of-the-art exercise physiology lab, which incorporates a Velotron Cycle, Trackmaster Treadmill, Motara Wireless EKG, EndoPat Unit and Medical Graphics Metabolic Cart. Steven tailors his lifestyle recommendations to meet the needs of each individual. In addition to his work at ComiteMD, Steven is a clinical instructor and an assistant professor in the Exercise Physiology graduate program at Long Island University. Steven attended the University of San Antonio for college, graduating in 2004. There he worked in pediatrics, studying motor development in special needs children. Steven then went to the University of Texas, Austin for his graduate work in exercise physiology. Throughout his education, he gained his experience in a human performance lab, as well strength and conditioning programs for University of Texas Longhorns. He worked at From the Heart Therapy, a sensory integration clinic, focused on children, who required patience and empathy. Steven started at ComiteMD in April 2007, working closely with Florence Comite, M.D. Together, they developed innovative clinical guidelines, grounding it in biochemistry based on Steven’s training and experience to emphasize a preventative approach to health and wellness.

Hans Vink, Ph.D.
Professor of Circulatory Physics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Associate Professor of Physiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands / Chief Science Officer, GlycoCheck BV

Hans Vink received his physics degree in 1989 at the University of Amsterdam. After receiving his Ph.D. in Medicine in 1994 and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, he returned to the University of Amsterdam and developed a research program on the endothelial glycocalyx, supported by grants from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO 1997 – 1999) and a fellowship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW 2000 – 2005). In 2006 he was awarded an Established Investigatorship by the Netherlands Heart Foundation and moved to the University of Maastricht as a Principal Investigator at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Maastricht, and he was appointed professor of Circulatory Physics at the University in Amsterdam in 2008. His research on the endothelial glycocalyx progresses towards clinically applicable tools for early diagnosis of cardiovascular risk and new therapeutic approaches to protect the vascular wall against atherogenic challenges, and is supported by program grants from the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine, The Netherlands Heart Foundation, The Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation and the Netherlands Kidney Foundation.

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS
Nutrition and Fitness Expert, Best Selling Author / Adjunct Professor, Bauman College

Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness expert JJ Virgin is a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as the go-to weight loss resistance expert who can unlock the door to fast and lasting fat loss through removing hidden food allergies and food sensitivities from the diet. She couples this with burst training to repeatedly get the results no one else can. JJ is the author of “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy” published by Simon & Schuster Gallery and was a featured co-star of the TLC reality series Freaky Eaters. Her New York Times bestselling book, The Virgin DietTM, was published December 2012.

Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D.
CEO, President, Enlightened Living Medicine, Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., is the CEO and president of Enlightened Living Medicine in Boca Raton, FL, and is the former Chief Medical Officer of Cenegenics Medical Institute, and previously served on the AMMG conference planning committee. He is one of the early pioneers of age management medicine, recipient of the 1995 KAUL Foundation Award for excellence in preventive medicine and proactive health, as well as an early recipient of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award. Dr. Willix received his medical degree from the University of Missouri Medical Center, and after completing his straight surgical internship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor he went on to become board certified in General and Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery. Once he completed his Cardiovascular Residency at the prestigious University of Michigan Medical Center he went on to pioneer the first open-heart surgery program in the state of South Dakota. He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Dakota Medical Center. After moving from South Dakota to South Florida he served as the director of cardiac rehabilitation and human performance at the North Broward Hospital District in Fort Lauderdale for seven years. In 1981 he left cardiovascular surgery to pursue a career in preventive medicine; he has published and presented over a hundred articles on nutrition, exercise, cardiovascular health and age management medicine. Dr. Willix believes that optimizing your health and managing the aging process are the keys to productive longevity. He also feels that physicians need to be the example of the change they want to make in medicine. Since graduating from Boston College he has maintained his athletic pursuits, in additon to completing 14 marathons, and the prestigious IRONMAN World Championship triathlon in Kona, HI, he has written five books and was the former chief editor of the international newsletter Health and Longevity.

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