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November 3-6, 2011
Faculty Biographies

Angeli Maun Akey, M.D., FACP, ABAARM 
Medical Director, North Florida Internal Medicine & AGELESS Medical Solutions, Gainesville, Florida
Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor and Volunteer Teaching Faculty, University of Florida College of Medicine
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 Internal 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. Currently, she holds an appointment as 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.
Michale J. Barber, M.D.
CEO, Cenegenics South Carolina
Dr. Mickey Barber is a board certified anesthesiologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and former assistant professor at Tulane University. Dr. Barber is also certified in Age Management Medicine, having 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, she completed her residency (anesthesiology) and internship (general surgery) at Tulane University Medical Center as well as a fellowship in obstetrical anesthesia. Committed to excellence, Dr. Barber has received several awards for clinical performance and teaching skills, 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). 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 for which Cenegenics has become famous the world over.
J. Kurt Bivens, M.D.
Private Practice, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Allure Aesthetic Consultants, Total Body Care Contouring Center, San Diego, CA
Dr. Bivens received his M.D. from the University of Florida School of Medicine, and was Chief Resident in General Surgery at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY and a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow at the University of California, San Diego. He has dedicated his life to the enhancement of the human form, working to bring beauty and balance to life—both personally as an artist and musician, and professionally as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Bivens has been instrumental in the development of liposuction and breast implant surgery and has perfected his abilities through his work with the country’s leading experts in liposuction and body contouring. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of ACS, ASPS, NMA, LSNA, SDSPS and CMS. Dr. Bivens has made numerous professional presentations, contributed to print publications and been featured in many radio and TV reports.
Richard P. Brown, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Dr. Richard Brown, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1977), gives over 200 lectures and courses every year. Since 1998, Dr. Brown has taught full-day courses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the American Psychiatric Association and other conferences. He coauthored over 90 scientific articles, books and chapters including, Stop Depression Now (1999), The Rhodiola Revolution (2004), “Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Psychiatry,” in Psychiatry (Wiley & Sons 2003, 2007); “Alternative Treatments in Brain Injury” in Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury (American Psychiatric Press 2004 and 2009). His most recent book, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (W.W. Norton 2009), includes chapters on integrative treatments for people suffering from fatigue, stress, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, depression, cognitive dysfunction, schizophrenia, addictions, and medication side effects. W.W. Norton will publish Non-drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians, by Dr. Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, in Jan 2012.  Dr. Brown developed a comprehensive neurophysiological theory of the effects of yoga breathing on the mind and body, particularly its benefits in anxiety, depression, and PTSD. He is a certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan) yoga, Qi Gong, and Open Focus Meditation. Dr. Brown provides Breath~Body~Mind© workshops for health care professionals, yoga teachers, research studies, people with medical illnesses such as cancer, and the general public. Sponsored by Serving those Who Serve (, his workshops are helping people overcome the emotional and physical effects of the September 11th World Trade Center attacks. His disaster relief programs have been used in Haiti, Sudan and Rwanda. Information, resources, lectures, and workshops on Integrative Psychiatry are available at
100Anna M. Cabeca, D.O., FACOG
CMO, Cabeca Health
CMO, Golden Isles Medical, Brunswick, GA
Dr. Anna Cabeca is board certified in Gynecology & Obstetrics and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine 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, restorative gynecology and endocrinology, successful menopause, age management medicine, sexual health, functional medicine, weight loss resistance, 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. Dr. Cabeca earned her medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Florida and did her residency training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been in private practice in Southeast Georgia since 1999. She has given presentations nationally as well as internationally, is a published author, is on the board of the Dr. John Lee Institute and the Age Management Medicine Group and is an expert on the 360 Women’s Health and Fabulous Forty websites. Dr. Cabeca is a mother of five, speaks four languages, and grew up in a multilingual, multicultural household that nurtured her love for international medicine and travel. She has traveled around the world learning from and experiencing cutting edge research centers and alternative healing modalities.
Kwang Yul Cha, M.D.
Founder and Chairman, CHA Health Systems
Dr. Kwang Yul Cha is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the College of Medicine, Yonsei University-Board. He is the president of Infertility Medical Center, CHA General Hospital, Chancellor of the College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University and Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Columbia University. Dr. Cha has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is the Founder and Chancellor of CHA Health Systems, a global healthcare enterprise, which owns and operates Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, the largest privately owned hospital in Los Angeles County, along with 12 general hospitals throughout Korea, as well as two fertility treatment and age management research centers in Korea and the United States. Founder and President of Asia's first and most notably recognized society for fertility, Dr. Cha pioneered the world’s first successful pregnancy and birth through in vitro maturation of human immature oocytes. He is the recipient of more than 10 Prize Paper Awards conferred by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the International Federation of Fertility & Sterility and the European Society of Human Reproductive Endocrinology for his authorship of selected journal articles & papers.
Karlene ChinQuee, M.D., FACOG, FAARFM
CMO, The ChinQuee Center for Health and Wellness, New York, NY
Founder, CEO, Heartbeats of the World, Inc, New York, NY
Dr. Karlene ChinQuee is board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Fellowship-trained in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She has completed Physician Training & Certification in Age Management Medicine, jointly sponsored by CERF and the Foundation for Care Management (FCM). A graduate of Brown University and SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Dr. ChinQuee is Chief Medical Officer of The ChinQuee Center for Health and Wellness on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. She is an Attending Physician Gynecologist with privileges at North Shore LIJ-Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. ChinQuee is an expert in women’s health and specializes in Age Management, Functional Medicine, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Nutrition and Fitness, Bioregulatory Medicine, Environmental Medicine and Bariatric Medicine. Prior to engaging in private practice, Dr. ChinQuee served as Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. She currently serves on the Medical Advisory Council of the Endometriosis Foundation of America; The Legislation/Government Affairs Committee of the New York County Medical Society; and the Legislative Committee of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and was recently appointed to the Medical Council of the New York Gynecological Society. She was designated as one of New York City’s best doctors in Essence Magazine under “Caring and Capable Female Doctors in the U.S." and profiled as Notable Healer…Holistic Hero in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine. Dr. ChinQuee was awarded the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Excellence in her leadership of Heartbeats of the World, an international humanitarian endeavor, as well as outstanding achievement in the field of medicine.
L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Supercentenarian Research Foundation
Lecturer, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Molecular Biology Institute)
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Department of Developmental Biology
Dr. Coles has been involved in various aspects of Age Management Medicine for over 40 years. He received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his Masters Degree in Mathematics from The Carnegie Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Systems and Communications Sciences from Carnegie-Mellon University. After attending medical school at Stanford University, he completed his Clinical Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Coles has taught at a number of well-known universities throughout the country, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Miami, University of Maryland, UCLA, USC, Cal Tech, and UCSD. Dr. Coles is also the Director of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group, which he and three other scientists co-founded in the fall of 1990. The Group currently meets on a monthly basis at the UCLA Medical School to hear scientific experts present the latest information on either theoretical or clinical aspects of Age Management Medicine. Over the years the LA-GRG has grown to over 120 members with more than half having advanced degrees (M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s). Most recently Dr. Coles was a founding member and named Director of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation.
Florence Comite, M.D.
Courtesy Attending, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Member, AMMG Certification Committee
Florence Comite, M.D. has been a leader in the evolution of wellness-based health care and preventive medicine. Dr. Comite’s unique approach to healthcare allows for customized health strategies. She primarily directs her practice to Age Management Medicine, including bioidentical hormonal therapy, growth hormone, men’s and women’s health, andropause and menopause, sexual function and life-style issues. Dr. Comite has been a leader in Women’s Health for over 12 years. She defined new approaches to optimize health for women at mid-life and beyond. Dr. Comite directs her clinical practice to the prevention of disorders related to aging such as osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer. Dr. Comite has pioneered an integrated approach to healthcare delivery with an emphasis on customized health strategies for women and men. Her clinical program is based upon an individualized, in-depth assessment and risk-benefit analysis that catalyzes conventional, complementary, and life-style choices to attain, sustain and maintain well-being. She incorporates a multidisciplinary team, trained to approach the clinician-patient relationship as a partnership. In 1976, Dr. Comite graduated from Yale University School of Medicine with awards for original research, and continued at Yale with a residency in Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology (Medicine, Gynecology and Pediatrics) at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). She remained at NIH as a Senior Clinical Associate until 1984 and joined the Yale faculty in 1985. In 1988, Dr. Comite founded and directed, until 1998, Women’s Health at Yale as an Associate Professor in Endocrinology, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and in Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Comite was a Senior Clinical and Research Advisor to the NIH Offices of Alternative Medicine (OAM) and Research in Women’s Health (ORWH).  
John Crisler, D.O.
President, Founder, CMO, AllThingsMale Center for Men’s Health, Lansing, MI
Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
“Dr. John” Crisler is an osteopathic physician located in Lansing, MI. Dr. Crisler got his start trying to protect athletes from the ravages of steroid use. He has distinguished himself in the field of Age Management Medicine by developing new, advanced treatment protocols for Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy which have changed the way physicians all over the world treat their patients. Commanding a substantial Internet following, Dr. Crisler founded the first Internet Forum on HRT and GHRT for men moderated by a physician, and currently maintains the most advanced message board forum of its kind. In fact, he has donated more time answering questions pro bono than any doctor in the history of the Internet. Dr. Crisler is a strong advocate for TRT and GHRT, which he describes as “the most significant advancements in men’s health in history”. His ethical standards led to a feature article in Playboy in April, 2007. Dr. Crisler has proudly become a mainstay at medical conferences in our field, which he has co-hosted and moderated across the country, and around the world. “Dr. John” enjoys training fellow physicians, as well as the public, and is known as an informative, dynamic and highly entertaining speaker.
Derrick M. DeSilva, Jr., M.D.
Chairman, AMMG Conference Planning Committee
Co-Chair, Department of Complementary Medicine and Senior Attending Staff, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ
Teaching Faculty, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ
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, and a monthly column, "Ask Dr. DeSilva" in the e-Journal of Age Management Medicine. He has also 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. He is currently Chair of the AMMG Conference Planning Committee. 
Earl H. Eye, M.D., FACCP
CEO/CMO, 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, Florida. He has been practicing medicine for 40 years in Jacksonville. 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 CEO and CMO 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. 
Mitchell S. Fuerst, Esq.
Founding & Managing Partner, Fuerst Ittleman, PL Law Firm, Miami, FL
Mitchell S. Fuerst received his B.S.B.A. from American University in 1975, his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1978 and was a Member of the University of Miami Law Review from 1977-1978. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, Master in Taxation Program, from 1986 to 1990. Mr. Fuerst is a member of the Dade County, Federal and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections of Taxation, Litigation); The Florida Bar, Tax Litigation Association of South Florida; Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers; and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a founding member of Fuerst Ittleman, PL and is the firm's managing partner. Mr. Fuerst's practice is primarily devoted to the comprehensive representation of businesses. His ability to thoroughly analyze the strategies and goals of corporations, coupled with nearly 30 years of diverse legal experience, places him in a unique position to effectively guide businesses through the complexities of governmental regulations and corporate compliance requirements, while consistently maximizing shareholder value. This aspect of Mr. Fuerst's holistic representation of businesses frequently takes the form of working in conjunction with corporate executives to develop ambitious business strategies that meet or exceed all legal requirements, while simultaneously promoting the growth and success of the corporation. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Tax Law & Tax Litigation, Corporate Governance and Compliance, International Business Transactions, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Trade Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law and Banking Regulation, Food and Drug Law, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, and White Collar Criminal Litigation. Mr. Fuerst is admitted to the Bar in Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of International Trade.
Andrea M. Girman, M.D., MPH
Director of Medical Education, Genova Diagnostics, Asheville, NC 
Clinical Instructor, Physician Training and Certification Program, Cenegenics Education & Research Foundation
Dr. Andrea Girman is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, pediatric residency program and Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2002, she completed fellowship training in Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York. Prior to joining Genova Diagnostics in October 2008 as the Director of Medical Education, Dr. Girman was an active clinician and consultant. She is co-author of Mosby’s Handbook of Herbs and Supplements and their Therapeutic Uses and contributor to Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice and the forthcoming version of The Textbook of Natural Medicine.
Rebecca L. Glaser, M.D., FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Wright State University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Dr. Rebecca Glaser retired from breast cancer surgery in April of 2004 and is currently involved in research on testosterone therapy by pellet implant, its impact on men and women’s health and breast cancer prevention. Dr. Glaser is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Surgery and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has published numerous articles in high impact journals including ‘Annals of Surgery’, ‘Journal of Clinical Oncology’, ‘BMC Cancer’, and ‘Maturitas’.
Ronald W. Hanson, M.D.
Sports Medicine Specialist, Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Broomfield, CO
Dr. Hanson is a Sports Medicine specialist with extensive experience performing regenerative medicine procedures. Dr Hanson lectures and trains physicians in the U.S. and around the world to use musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound for regenerative orthopedic procedures. He is actively involved with sports medicine societies and the International Cellular Medicine Society to develop training programs, guidelines and curricula that promote excellence in both regenerative medicine and MSK ultrasound. Dr. Hanson combines many approaches to guide a patient toward healing and restoring function. At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, this translates into using (and developing) the most advanced regenerative platelet and stem cell therapies in the U.S. combined with improving structure, alignment, nerve function, stability and pain. He is also at the forefront nationally in developing minimally invasive nerve, tendon, ligament and bone spur removal procedures using MSK ultrasound. Dr. Hanson completed his training and practiced in Minnesota and Utah, where he had developed a sports, regenerative medicine and MSK ultrasound practice before joining the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in early 2010. He is privileged to have the companionship of his wife, Jodi, and their daughters Aly and Madi.
Raymond Ishman, M.D.
CEO, CMO, Cenegenics Philadelphia
Dr. Ishman went to college at the University of Pittsburgh receiving his undergraduate degree in biochemistry, then received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Univerisity in Philadelphia.  He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center, then became Board Certified in Family Medicine. Later he became Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and practiced Emergency Medicine for 20 years before returning to primary care. Dr. Ishman began his involvement with Cenegenics a little over 5 years ago and trained in Age Management Medicine. While starting his Age Management practice, Dr. Ishman worked as an Urgent Care physician and was president of the AtlantiCare Physicians’ Group serving in a variety of administrative duties. He is a current member of the Age Management Medicine Group. Dr. Ishman started his original Cenegenics Practice in 2006, then moved to the Philadelphia area to open Cenegenics Philadelphia in January of 2010. 
V. R. Karuparthy, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
President / Founder, Integrative Pain Centers of America
Dr. Karuparthy is a board certified anesthesiologist and double board certified interventional pain management specialist. He is also certified in medical acupuncture. He is well trained in multiple alternative modalities of yoga Ayurveda for effective integration. After serving as faculty at the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine, he founded Integrative Pain Centers of America, with a unique integration that delivers the results.
Jeffrey Park Leake, M.D, ISSA-CPT
Senior Institute Physician/Course Director for Physician Training and Certification in Age Management Medicine, Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV
Jeffrey Leake, M.D. is a senior physician in clinical practice at the Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he specializes in age management medicine and also serves in the capacity of Course Director for Physician Training and Certification in Age Management Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Ohio State University with a major in molecular genetics. He went on to do research in oxalate metabolism in the Department of Physiological Chemistry at OSU and teach biochemistry to first-year medical students at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine at OSU, and entered an anesthesiology residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals, becoming chief resident and later accepting a faculty appointment as a clinical instructor in anesthesiology. After completing his board certification in anesthesiology, he spent 27 years as a practicing anesthesiologist at Harrison Medical Center in Washington, becoming the first Director of Surgical Services there. In 2009, Dr. Leake transitioned from a career in anesthesiology to join the Cenegenics Medical Institute as a clinical physician in age management. His interest in exercise and fitness developed naturally from his athletic career while at OSU, and he is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association as a personal trainer. His personal fitness regime includes weight training, plyometrics, yoga, sprint interval training and Krav Maga.
Edwin N. Lee, M.D., FACE
Founder, Institute for Hormonal Balance, Orlando, FL
Volunteer Faculty, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
Dr. Edwin Lee is triple board certified in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and in Anti Aging, and practices Integrative Age Management in Orlando, Florida. He has recently published the book, Feel Good Look Younger (Reversing Tiredness through Hormonal Balance). Dr. Lee is a national speaker and teaches other physicians and other health professionals about the management of diabetes and optimizing health. He has been featured on radio and on television. His passion is healthy living and he practices what he preaches. Dr. Lee has completed an ironman triathlon, has run numerous marathons, and also has summited several mountains, including Mount Fuji. Dr. Edwin Lee resides in Orlando with his wife and two young boys, whose soccer team he coaches.
Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal & Senior Affiliate, Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Life is a course co-director and faculty member for Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF). He is the founder and CEO of The Life Center of Healthy Aging, an affiliate of the Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas. He has completed Physician Training & Certification in Age Management Medicine, jointly sponsored by CERF and the Foundation for Care Management (FCM). Board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Life is a Diplomate 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, he 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, he entered the EAS National Body-for -LIFE Challenge, and at age 60 he won and became a Grand Champion. He wrote a chapter on Exercise, Fitness and Lifestyle for a popular 2002 medical textbook, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Secrets.” In 2007, he became the first-ever recipient of The Allan P. Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. Dr. Life continues to live a lifestyle promoting health and fitness. Currently, he is completing a Masters of Science program in nutrition, while working on an upcoming book and developing his website,
Joseph McWherter, M.D., FACOG, FACS
Medical Director, FEM Centre and Energy Health Centre Clinics, Colleyville and Ft. Worth, TX
Dr. McWherter received his undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics in 1973 from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, he was awarded a medical degree in 1977 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1981. Dr. McWherter is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and holds memberships in the American College for Advancement in Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging, and the Endocrine Society. In addition to being a diplomat of the American Board of Chelation Therapy and the Board of Oxidative Medicine, he was also past chairman of the peer-review planning committee and speaker for the Integrative Medicine for Anti-Aging Conference and Exposition. As Medical Director of the FEM Centre and Energy Health Centre Clinics in Colleyville and Fort Worth, Texas, he has helped thousands of women find optimal health and wellness through hormonal balancing. As an innovator in the fields of women’s health and age management, Dr. McWherter’s approach to health care addresses the need for an increased awareness of using preventive measures to avoid diseases such as breast cancer. Dr. McWherter is on the forefront of natural hormonal replacement therapies as well as functional and nutritional medicine. He has developed a unique approach to the health issues facing the contemporary woman. Dr. McWherter’s “lifetime wellness” protocol stresses detoxification of the body, balancing the hormones, reinforcing the immune system, and adjusting the diet to provide the body with proper nutrition. His program allows women to experience the life-enhancing benefits of hormonal replacement safely while avoiding their number one fear, breast cancer. 
Efrain Olszewer, M.D.
Editor, Journal of Biochemistry Medicine
Honorary President, Brazilian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine
Dr. Olszewer specializes in internal medicine, cardiology and complementary medicine. He currently serves as Clinical Director of the International Center in Preventive Medicine in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is Dean and Professor of the Foundation for Advancement in Health and Sciences, and has been Editorial and Scientific Director of the Medical Biochemistry Journal since 1995. Dr. Olszewer has published over 42 books on topics such as Orthomolecular Medicine, Neurotransmitters in Obesity, Free Radicals and Nutrition in Sports Medicine.
Joseph M. Raffaele, M.D.
CEO, CMO, PhysioAge Systems, New York, NY
Cofounder, PhysioAge Medical Group, New York, NY
Dr. Raffaele received his B.A. in philosophy from Princeton University and his M.D. from Hahnemann University Medical School in 1989. Dr. Raffaele did his residency at The New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center and was formerly a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School while in practice at the Hitchcock Clinic. Dr. Raffaele is a member of the American College of Physicians, is board certified in internal medicine, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. In 1995 Dr. Raffaele began researching and developing a scientifically based treatment program and co-founded PhysioAge Medical Group. Since 1997 Dr. Raffaele has been exclusively focused on anti-aging medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. 
Neal Rouzier, M.D.
Director,The Preventive Medicine Clinics of the Desert, Palm Springs, CA
Dr. Rouzier is a practicing emergency physician and was assistant director of emergency medicine at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, CA for 15 years. After completing residencies in family practice and emergency medicine at UCLA, he has practiced emergency medicine for 25 years. Since 1997, Dr. Rouzier has also been medical director of the Preventive Medicine Clinics in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, CA. In private practice, his special interest for the last twelve years has been bioidentical hormone replacement and optimization for women and men. He lectures internationally on this new paradigm in medicine. In June 2006, he introduced bioidentical hormone replacement to 300 physicians in China. Since 1997, Dr. Rouzier has taught a comprehensive medical seminar on the clinical application of biologically identical hormone replacement. Dr. Rouzier authored the book, Natural Hormone Replacement for Men and Women: How To Achieve Healthy Aging. 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 preventive medicine.
Ron Shane, Ph.D., OMD                 
Research Scholar, University of California at San Diego
Medical Consultant
Ron Shane, Ph.D., is currently a research scholar at U.C. San Diego, working in the field of neuroendocrinology and optimal physiology. Dr. Shane received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He works as a medical consultant in endocrinology, non-surgical body sculpturing and skin rejuvenation in San Diego. Dr. Shane is a multi-discipline Ph.D. and doctor of oriental medicine and has completed post-doctoral training in the disciplines of renaissance mysticism, neurobiology, psychiatry, neuroscience, internal medicine, oriental medicine and cross cultural shamanism. He is a certified master of Kundalini Yoga, an ITF international instructor and an expert sixth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do; and is a core faculty member of the International Toaist University of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Shane is a former college strength and fitness coach and he has written many books and articles on martial arts, Taoism, Esoteric Yoga, Cross training regimes, Energy medicine, endocrinology, age management and cosmetic medicine, neuroscience, optimal health and oriental medicine. This master of health has focused his career on aesthetically and physiologically enhancing the body and essence of others. Dr. Shane regularly contributes feature articles to Tae Kwon Do Times, the e-Journal of Age Management Medicine and other publications. He has given medical lectures throughout the country, has been involved in cosmetic dermatological laser research and is the producer and director of the Zen Beauty TV program.
George C. Shapiro, M.D., FACC 
Institute Physician, Cenegenics-NYC
Medical Director, Associates of Columbia Presbyterian Heart Institute, Scarsdale, NY
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Dr. George C. Shapiro has over 22 years experience in the medical field and is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the state of New York. He is Board Certified in multiple specialties including Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Age Management Medicine. Dr. Shapiro is currently Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and was Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. He was Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was a member of the medical staff from 1991-2006, and has been active in teaching and research. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY in 1988. He performed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY and completed his Post Graduate training in Cardiovascular Disease at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. He has been the Medical Director of the Associates of Columbia Presbyterian Heart Institute in Scarsdale, NY, for the past 15 years. His main focus has been on Preventative and Age Management Medicine. In addition, he was the Medical Director of Pulse Medical Imaging located in White Plains, NY, where state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and screening took place, featuring the Toshiba 64 slice CTA scan—a technological innovation so powerful, that along with genomic medicine it has positioned us within a few years of completely wiping out the number-one-killer in the western world. Dr. Shapiro is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and has completed training at Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas. He currently is the Institute Physician for Cenegenics-NYC (and will be appointed CEO or CMO of that center in November 2011). Dr. Shapiro is a speaker and on the clinical faculty for Nutrametrix Educational Institute, and has been a speaker for numerous pharmaceutical companies. In addition he was a clinical expert for various radio stations, and has been a medical consultant for the Nancy Grace show. He performs an extensive amount of community service and is currently working with the AFYA foundation in setting up an Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Heart Center in Haiti.
Filomena F. Trindade, M.D.
Private Practice, Capitola, CA
Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH, practices Functional Medicine in Capitola, CA. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and teaches at the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). After obtaining her B.A. degree in Biology she went on to finish a master’s in Public Health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the U.C. San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years. Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional/anti-aging medicine she was the medical director of a non-profit organization. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine.
JJ Virgin, Ph.D., CNS, CHFI

Nutritionist & Fitness Expert

Author, Professional Speaker & Media Personality

A 25-year veteran of the health and fitness industry, JJ has practiced holistic nutrition and functional medicine for the past ten years. When she walks onto the stage, it is instantly apparent that she walks her talk. A shining example of health and fitness, she has impacted thousands of lives with her powerful Overcoming Weight Loss Resistance program. She works with celebrities and CEOs, recently helping Brandon Routh get his muscles for Superman Returns and preparing Gene Simmons, lead singer of KISS, for his international tour. She is a dynamic on-camera nutrition and fitness guru and has appeared on numerous network and nationally syndicated shows, including two seasons of The Dr. Phil Show, E! Modern Girl’s Guide to Life, The Doctors, NBC’s iVillage Live and ABC’s Extreme Makeover. She is the featured nutrition expert for Subway and is the national spokesperson for Alacer Emergen-C Vitamin C products. JJ regularly speaks to capacity crowds and has shared the stage with Suzanne Somers, Jack LaLanne, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield and John Gray. She is an adjust professor at Parker College of Chiropractic helping to develop their wellness curriculum. A UCLA graduate, JJ has attended six different graduate and doctoral programs including biomechanics at California State University Northridge, Sports Medicine at University of Miami, doctoral level exercise physiology, nutrition and aging at USC and nutrition at University of Bridgeport. JJ continues to update her education with multiple conferences and seminars annually. She received her Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition at Clayton College of Natural Health and is completing her M.S. in Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine through USF School of Medicine. JJ is Board Certified as a Nutrition Specialist with the American College of Nutrition, in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP, of which she is also president) and as a Health Fitness Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. She blogs regularly at her website  HYPERLINK "", where you can take the quiz, Are You Weight Loss Resistant? and get her free personalized special report. She publishes a weekly ezine, the Leanzine, and offers a variety of free entertaining & educational teleclasses and videos through her site. You can also follow JJ on Twitter and Facebook and join her Overcoming Weight Loss Resistance Facebook group page.
John R. Schultz, M.D., DABPM
Co-Medical Director, Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Broomfield, CO
Dr. Schultz earned his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has trained in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and pain medicine. He is an active participant in the International Spinal Injection Society. Dr. Schulz, with over 18 years experience, is now Co-Medical Director at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, performing procedures across the Denver Metro area. Dr. Schultz is a Founding Member of the International Cellular Medicine Society.
Ernst R. von Schwarz, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Cardiac Support Program, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Dr. Ernst von Schwarz is Medical Director of the Cardiac Support Program and Co-Director of Cardiac Transplantation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. von Schwarz is board certified in internal medicine and in cardiology/cardiovascular diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His primary clinical interests are end-stage heart failure, cardiac transplantation, interventional cardiology and sexual function in cardiac disease. A clinician and scientist, Dr. von Schwarz has presented and lectured all over the world. He has written more than 70 articles for peer-reviewed publications and eight book chapters on cardiovascular medicine. Dr. von Schwarz earned his medical degree from Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, receiving medical doctor titles from Philipps-University Marburg and from the University of Vienna, Austria. He received his doctorate from the University of Technology in Aachen, Germany.
James P. Watson, M.D.
Private Practice, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Santa Monica, CA
Co-Founder, University Stem Cell Center, Santa Monica, CA
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Watson received his Medical Degree in 1986 from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California and has completed his residency in general surgery, and plastic & reconstructive surgery as well as a Fellowship in Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Watson has held a number of teaching appointments and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Watson is currently in private practice with University Plastic Surgeons in the Los Angeles area and is Co-Founder of the University Stem Cell Center.
Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D., FACSM
CEO/CMO, Cenegenics Medical Institute of Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL
Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., is a board certified cardiac surgeon, who pioneered the first open heart surgery program in South Dakota. He has been a practicing physician since 1969 and also serves as associate professor of surgery at South Dakota Medical School. As CEO/CMO of Cenegenics Medical Institute, Boca Raton, Dr. Willix specializes in Age Management and Preventive Medicine. After graduating from Boston College, Dr. Willix engaged in Medical Research at Seton Hall University. He did his M.D./Ph.D. program in Columbia, 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 served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Dakota Medical School and 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 U.S. 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 Preventive Medicine. He is a member of the Board of the Age Management Medicine Group, and member of TEC—Chief Executives Working Together. Dr. Willix is dedicated to changing the paradigm of medicine from a 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. Dr. Willix has completed 14 marathons, over 100 triathlons and the 1984 Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. An accomplished author of five books and 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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