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Faculty November 2013

Gregory Allen, M.D.
Medical Director & Aesthetic Provider, Desert Aesthetic & Lifestyle, Mesa, AZ
Preceptor, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ and Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Gregory S. Allen is a family practitioner for Allen Family Medicine and Quick Care, the Medical Director for Deseret Aesthetic & Lifestyle Institute, and President of Shun the Sun Foundation. He received his medical degree at the University of Autonoma of Guadalajara. He then completed an internship at New York Medical College and a residency in family practice at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Allen is happily married and is a proud parent of five adorable kids.

Raquel Baldelomar
Founder & Managing Director, Quaintise, Los Angeles, CA

Raquel Baldelomar founded Quaintise in 2004 when she discovered there was a lack of strategic and creative brand strategy, advertising, and public relations firms specializing in healthcare marketing. In a very short time, her international business experience, leadership, and vision have propelled the agency to the top of the industry for healthcare marketing. Raquel oversees the management of the agency’s largest accounts and crafts 360-degree strategic plans for her clients that have increased market share, new patient volume, and expanded revenue. She was recognized by The Arizona Republic as a Top 35 Under 35 Entrepreneur. Raquel graduated from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance, and as a financial analyst for JP Morgan Private Bank, she successfully grew multimillion-dollar private equity portfolios. She is a sought-after speaker on healthcare marketing strategies and issues, and is fluent in Spanish. Raquel was born in Bolivia and raised in South America for 10 years. She is a contributing writer for Luxury Travel Magazine. Raquel lives in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Berman, M.D.
Director, Berman Women’s Wellness Center, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Director,

Jennifer R. Berman, M.D. is a urologist and an internationally renowned expert in the field of Female Sexual and Menopausal Health. She is the founder of The Berman Women's Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, and is one of only a few female urologists in the United States. Considered America’s leading expert on women’s sexual health issues, she pioneered the clinical research studies as well as the medical therapies that are being used by women today. In addition to her medical practice, her television series on Discovery Health Network, Berman and Berman, received a TV Guide award for Outstanding Programming. She appears regularly as a sexual health expert on national television shows including Good Morning America as well as the Emmy Award winning show The Doctors. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN's Larry King Live, 48 Hours, NBC Nightly News, 20/20, MSNBC, Lifetime Television, America's Health Network, as well as New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune and others. Dr. Berman has received recognition and awards for her efforts to increase community awareness about women’s sexual health issues including the Women of Action Award, the Women Who Make a Difference Award, and the Rising Star of the Year Award. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Urological Association, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the Society for the Study of Impotence Research. Dr. Berman lectures worldwide and has authored two mainstream books; For Women Only: A revolutionary guide to overcoming sexual dysfunction and reclaiming your sex life, a New York Times Best Seller, as well as Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Women. She has also authored numerous publications for peer-reviewed journals which have made significant scientific contributions in the advancement of women's sexual health. Dr. Berman received her Master of Science degree in Anatomy and Embryology from the University of Maryland Medical Center and her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate urology residency training at the University of Maryland, and received specialized fellowship training in Female Urology and Female Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA Medical Center.

Anna Cabeca, D.O., FACOG, ABAARM
Medical Director, Vida Pura Health, Golden Isles Medical, Inc., St. Simons Island, GA

Dr. Anna Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding restorative health and women's health issues. She is a board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s health. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.

Dr. Cabeca made the following disclosure: Shareholder & ReSeller, Xymogen

Robert G. Carroll, M.D.
President, Quantitative Imaging, Largo, FL

Robert G. Carroll, M.D. received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Starting out as an anesthesiologist and intensive care physician, Dr. Carroll served as an Instructor in Nuclear Medicine, an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh College of Medicine. Dr. Carroll also served as an Associate Professor of Radiology, and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He found the intensive care work totally fascinating, and totally exhausting. Though he could almost always figure out what was going on, he found fixing it much harder, so he switched to nuclear medicine in order to spend his time figuring out the underlying physiology and pathology. Fascinated by the complexities of brain physiology for his entire professional career, nearly a quarter of Dr. Carroll's 50 publications have been on brain topics. Five years ago he decided to restrict his practice to positron emission topography of the brain, after noting that 15 to 20 percent of the patients referred to him for evaluation of Alzheimer's vs. frontotemporal dementia actually had unsuspected traumatic brain damage, sometimes in addition to Alzheimer's. "It made a tremendous difference in the lives of these patients to know that they needed rehabilitation, not long term institutionalization," says Dr. Carroll.

Hyla Cass, M.D.
Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
Faculty, Institute for Integrative Medicine, San Diego, CA
Advisory Board, Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics, Folsom, CA
Medical Director, Bio Balance International, Pacific Palisades, CA

Dr. Hyla Cass is an internationally recognized expert in integrative medicine, popular public speaker, educator, and author of several best-selling books, including "Supplement Your Prescription," "User’s Guides to Herbs, Vitamin C, and Ginkgo," and co-authored with Patrick Holford, "Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind/Body Technique." In "8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Woman's Guide to Correct Imbalances, Reclaim Energy, and Restore Well-Being," she covers hormones, mood-swings, thyroid and adrenal problems, metabolic syndrome, candida, chronic fatigue, environmental toxins, weight management, and more. Dr. Cass has incorporated nutrition and natural health techniques into her clinical practice in Southern California, for over 20 years. A former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Cass graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and completed a psychiatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA. She is a frequent commentator in newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, contributor to numerous books and journals, and consultant to the supplement industry. Her topics include complementary medicine and psychiatry, anti-aging, women's health (including natural hormone therapy), stress reduction, and natural treatments for addiction, anxiety disorder, and depression. For more information on Dr. Cass see

Elaine Chin, M.D., MBA
Founder, Executive Health Centre, Toronto, Canada

A graduate of The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1988, Dr. Chin completed her internship at the Toronto General Hospital (now part of University Health Network). In 1994, she earned her MBA in the Executive Program at the University of Toronto. She is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, York University. Recognized as a healthcare visionary, Dr. Chin is dedicated to helping her clients live healthier and happier lives. Few doctors have introduced Canadians to as many breakthrough diagnostics, genetics testing and integrated therapy programs. Dr. Chin has taught her peers, the public and organizations about the value and rewards of thinking prevention first. With ongoing television appearances and regular contributions to national magazines (Macleans, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, Medical Post), Dr. Chin has played a significant role in educating the public on a mass scale about the means and benefits of disease prevention.

Alan Christianson, N.M.D.
Medical Director & President, Integrative Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ
Adjunct Professor, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ

Dr. Alan Christianson is a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. Accolades include being awarded Top Doc recipient in Phoenix magazine and being the founding president of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Christianson authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, Healing Hashimoto's and the chapters on Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism in the Textbook of Natural Medicine, 9th Edition. His numerous media appearances include CNN, The Today Show, The Doctors, Insider and Shape Magazine.

L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D.
Lecturer, Molecular Biology Institute, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Co-Founder, Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group

Dr. Coles has been involved in various aspects of age management medicine for over 40 years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his Master's 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 was named Director of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation.

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.

Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.
Medical Director, Center for New Medicine, Irvine, CA

Dr. Connealy attended the University of Texas School of Public Health and the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. She completed her postgraduate training at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Soon realizing that conventional medicine had very limited returns and did not always improve the health of her patients, Dr. Connealy studied integrative and complementary therapies. She began practicing medicine in 1986. In 1992, she founded the Center for New Medicine in Irvine, California, where she serves as Medical Director. Her practice is firmly based in the belief that strictly treating health problems with medications does not find the root cause of the illness. Dr. Connealy has over twenty years of experience in finding the root cause, and has taken numerous advanced courses, including homeopathic, nutritional and lifestyle approaches, while studying disease, chronic illness, and cancer treatments. Dr. Connealy writes and has been published in monthly health columns for Orange County-based magazines Coast and OC Health, and is published in The Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA), along with Healthy Aging Magazine & Townsend Letter. She is a frequent writer for Natural News and Newport Natural Health online. For 10 years she was a weekly co-host on Frank Jordan’s national radio show “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise” on Sirius/XM. Dr. Connealy is also a frequent guest speaker at professional organizations and on cable television shows.

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

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

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.

Sarah Dodge-Palmer
Vice President Government Affairs, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Sarah R. Dodge-Palmer is currently the Vice President of Government Affairs for IACP and has been with the IACP staff since May of 2008. Ms. Dodge-Palmer serves as the chief lobbyist for IACP and manages the association’s relationships with Capitol Hill and federal agencies. Prior to her tenure at IACP, Ms. Dodge-Palmer served as the chief lobbyist and government affairs official for NATSO. Ms. Dodge-Palmer oversaw the government relations department as Vice President of Government Affairs for NATSO. Representing over 900 companies, truck stop owners and operators nationwide, she lobbied Congress on key issues ranging from highway re-authorization and hazardous materials to environmental compliance and fuel and energy. The committees lobbied by Ms. Dodge-Palmer were the same committees she lobbies on behalf of IACP. Prior to her position at NATSO, Ms. Dodge-Palmer was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, a national trade association representing over 9,000 petroleum marketing business and 42 state and regional associations. In addition to lobbying, Ms. Dodge-Palmer served as PMAA’s Political Action Committee Manager and built PMAA’s grassroots database, amassing more than 3,500 marketers who became key contacts for PMAA. Ms. Dodge-Palmer formerly served as a Lobbyist and the Assistant Director of Government Relations for the American Subcontractors Association, Inc. (ASA), representing 7,000 construction trade firms. She lobbied federal legislators; handled membership responsibilities and the issuance of comments; managed the Political Action Committee; and coordinated ASA’s grassroots network. Prior to ASA, Ms. Dodge-Palmer worked for two Members of Congress. She served as former Congressman Andrew Ireland’s (R-FL) Legislative Assistant on Banking, Communications, Energy, Tax, Housing, Education and Transportation. She also worked as a Legislative Assistant for the Republican Leader of the House of Representatives, Robert Michel (IL). She has a BA in Political Science and French from Indiana University in Bloomington. She also received international degrees for her studies and is a member of the American League of Lobbyists, the American Society of Association Executives and the Public Affairs Council in Washington, D.C. Ms. Dodge-Palmer has also received two Bachelor of Arts degrees (from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana) for political science and French. She has also received degrees from the Université de Dijon in Dijon, France and a degree from the American School in Switzerland, where she continued to study French abroad.

Kyrin Dunston, M.D., FACOG
President & Medical Director, True Balance MD, Savannah, GA

Kyrin Dunston, M.D., FACOG is the board certified medical director of True Balance MD, a comprehensive natural weight loss and functional medicine practice, a certified Life Mastery Consultant, the author of the break-through book Cracking the Bikini Code and an informative and inspirational seminar leader for lay people and professionals across the nation. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Dr. Dunston received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and performed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark, DE. She is also working toward her Masters in Medical Sciences, Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Keith A. Fleischman, D.O.
Associate, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Senior Partner, Cenegenics, New York, NY

Keith Fleischman, D.O. is a Senior Partner in Cenegenics New York City. He earned his B.A. in Zoology at the University of Vermont prior to Medical School at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic. Following residency in Anesthesiology with a specialized year in Obstetric Anesthesia and Critical Care he entered practice in 1988 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. He has served as Section Chief for Obstetric Anesthesia. He has had a lifetime interest in martial arts, yoga, skiing, soccer, and overall fitness. The interest in improving and maintaining vigor and health motivated him to become certified in Age Management Medicine, in which he has built an active practice in New York City.

Mark L. Gordon, M.D.
Medical Director, Millennium-TBI & The Millennium Health Centers, Encino, CA; CBS Studios;
USC, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Director of Education, Access Medical Laboratories, Jupiter, FL
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee
Life Member, AMMG

Originally residency trained and board certified in Family Medicine (1984), Dr. Mark L. Gordon continued his medical education in Clinical Orthopedics (1990), Cosmetic Dermatology (1993), and Sports Medicine (1995) prior to culminating in Interventional Endocrinology (1997) – a term which he coined in 2003. In 2005, Dr. Gordon received his exempt Pharmacist license from the State of California. After 15 years as a general consultant to the Medial Board of California, he was enlisted as a consultant in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and Alternative medicine in 2015. Dr. Gordon has been a strong advocate of preventive medicine through the optimization of neuroactive and neurosteroids. He was instrumental in increasing the recognition of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a cause of hormonal deficiency in the hallmarked presentation on ESPN's Outside the Lines (2007). His first book, The Clinical Application of Interventional Endocrinology (2008), is recognized by his peers as a dissertation on the standards of care and assessment for Hormone Replacement Medicine. His academic standards and medical knowledge had been recognized by USC, where he holds the position as Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor (1998) in the USC Keck School of Medicine. As medical director of CBS Studios (2001), he has participated in studio projects in addition to outside projects with HBO, CBS, ESPN, CNN, FOX, and a number of international programs. In 2004, Dr. Gordon recognized the association between TBI, hormonal imbalances and neurobehavioral conditions. Since then he has focused intensely on this association lecturing to both national and international organizations. In 2015, he was invited to give his TBI – A Hormone Dysfunctional Syndrome at UCLA under the late Dr. Stephen L. Coles. Dr. Gordon is Medical Director of Millennium Health Centers, Inc. — Medicine for the 21st century, in Encino CA. In 2010 he became the Medical Director of Education for Access Medical Laboratories of Jupiter, FL, helping to promote the newest technologies in laboratory science. In 2015, Dr. Gordon released his newest book, Traumatic Brain Injury – A Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, presenting the science and his experience treating all precipitating causes of traumatic brain injury in both military, veteran, sports, and civilian populations. Presently, Dr. Gordon has joined with charitable organizations Warrior Angels Foundation and Task Force Dagger to provide services to members of the armed forces both active and veterans.

Linda M. Haggard, MPAS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant, Sedona Integrative Medical Clinic, Sedona, AZ

Linda Haggard is a Physician Assistant, specializing in Internal and Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health, and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the State of Arizona, Linda also holds national certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She has an AS in Physician Assisting from Kettering College of Medical Arts, BA from Antioch University, and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. Linda has also completed studies for her Doctor of Naturopathy and is working on her Ph.D.

Eric A. Haggard, PT
Physical Therapist, Sedona Integrative Medical Clinic, Sedona, AZ

Eric Haggard is a Physical Therapist, specializing in Orthopedics, Manual Therapies and Integrative Healing. Eric is licensed as a Physical Therapist by the states of Arizona, California, and New Mexico. He has a B.S. in Dance from the University of Oregon and a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Certified Massage Therapist, studying at the San Francisco School of Massage and a Certified Hypnotherapist from the Hypnosis Career Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Eric is currently working on his Ph.D.

Christine Houghton, B.Sc., D.C., R.Nutr., Ph.D. Cand.
Ph.D. Researcher, School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Co-author, Educational Program Translational Nutrigenomics, Manuka Science, Durban, South Africa
Managing Director, Cell-Logic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia

Following 30 years in private practice as a Nutritional Biochemist, Christine is currently engaged in doctoral research at the University of Queensland, investigating bioactive nutrigenomic phytochemicals with significant clinical potential. She is an accomplished writer and an engaging speaker whose evidence-supported presentations may challenge accepted but often-outdated paradigms. Christine’s forte lies in taking complex biochemical concepts and translating their essence into concepts relevant to the needs of practising clinicians. She is the author of “Switched On – Harnessing the Power of Nutrigenomics to Optimise Health”. Her peer-reviewed publications include the Special Article published in 2013 in Nutrition Reviews: “SULFORAPHANE: Translational Medicine from Lab Bench to Clinic”.

Kenneth Janson, M.D., FACS
Senior Attending Physician, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Dr. Janson brings his extensive experience in clinical science and evidence-based medicine to the field of age management, where his goal is to develop and provide comprehensive preventative treatment programs. He seeks to combine the best of traditional medicine with clinically proven, state-of-the-art progressive methods that have the potential to improve quality of life and decrease the risk of disease. After graduating from the Tulane University School of Medicine and serving as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Janson practiced as a surgeon and urologist for several decades in the Chicago area. He was a founding member of Uropartners, LLC, currently one of the largest urology groups in the country. He has published numerous medical articles in surgical and urological journals, and earned the highest award from the American Urological Association for his original laboratory research. He served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, was former Chairman of the Dean’s Council of the Tulane University School of Medicine, and is currently a member of the Board of Governors, Tulane University School of Medicine. He received his certification in age management medicine in 2008 and is a frequent speaker at Age Management Medicine Group national conferences. 

Jeffrey P. 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 Park 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
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.

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.

Shanhong Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
Owner, Mt. Shasta Integrative Medicine, Mt. Shasta, CA
Owner, Redding Integrative Medicine, Redding, CA
Executive Director, Orenda International, Tempe, AZ

Dr. Lu is a third-generation female medical doctor. She grew up with two traditions of medicine: her grandmother was a Chinese medicine healer and her mother a cardiologist and professor. Dr. Lu holds an M.D., a Ph.D. in Human Physiology, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Genetics of Hypertension. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is a member with A4M, AARM, ACAM, AMMG and AAEM. By integrating the wisdom of the East and the science of the West, Dr. Lu has been walking her talk and has been formulating her simple steps not only for her patients, but for many working integrative physicians. She is passionate and fully committed to helping and lifting people in the wellness community. She owns and runs two successful integrative Medicine practices in Mt Shasta, CA and Redding, CA. She is a current radio host for a Voice of America Internet Radio program on health and wellness. She travels extensively as an avid educator and speaker for holistic healing, and is currently working on an upcoming book entitled “Vibrant Life: Restoring the Roots of Health”. She is an avid cyclist, Nordic skier, and world traveler. She strives to be a part of the new movement of American doctors: healthy, happy, balanced, and living in a state of abundance and ease.

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

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

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

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

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

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John Palmer
Vice President, Oceanus Insurance Company, Charleston, SC

John has over 23 years of experience in the insurance industry, primarily in the areas of Healthcare, Construction and Public Entity Programs. For Oceanus, he is focused on agency and business development. After graduating from the University of Iowa, John began his career servicing and growing one of the largest “protected self-insurance” public school pools in the country with over 400 individual school district and community college members, covering over $75 million in total premium and $17 billion in total insured values. John’s healthcare experience consisted of implementing and servicing physician medical malpractice programs, association programs, healthcare facilities and Owner Controlled Insurance Programs.

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.

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Gregory W. Petersburg, D.O.
Owner & Medical Director, Renascence, Tucson, AZ
Owner, Living Younger Lifestyle & Proactive Aging Medicine System

Dr. Gregory Petersburg is a popular international speaker, educator, and consultant for physicians, medical professionals, and the public on lifestyle, proactive aging medicine, the ‘art’ of medicine, and providing unique patient experiences. He has appeared on radio, television, and in print publications and lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Petersburg is the author and owner of the Living Younger Lifestyle & Proactive Aging Medicine System, and conducts intensive hands-on clinical practice training programs for both new and seasoned lifestyle & proactive aging practitioners. Other workshops re-train physicians in the core competencies of medicine – values, provider-patient relationships, compassion, empathy, caring, patient-centeredness, creativity, art, humor – to become more effective change-agents for their patients. He provides practice consulting services internationally, and is sought out as a ‘Designed Patient Experience’ expert for healthcare organizations seeking to create captivating and transformative patient and employee experiences. He is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is board certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and is a former Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His 37 years of clinical experience includes lifestyle & proactive aging medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine. He maintains an active clinical practice in Tucson, AZ, recognized as one of the top ten customer experience providers in the U.S.

Elizabeth M. Prusak, M.D.
Gynecologist and Associate Professor, Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, MA and Tufts University, Boston, MA

Dr. Elizabeth Prusak is a Board certified Menopausal and Sexual Health Physician and gynecologist who specializes in geriatric and adolescent sexual health and in natural women’s health. She graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine for her OB/GYN residency and completed her fellowship at Lahey Clinic in advanced pelvic surgery.

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.

John J. Rush, M.D., FACEP, MBA, MHA
Age Management Physician, Washington, D.C.
Founder & Chairman, Longevity Physicians Insurance Company

Dr. Rush is residency trained and board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He also completed Physician Training & Certification in Age Management Medicine, jointly sponsored by Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Foundation for Care Management (FCM). Dr. Rush attained a B.S. in integrated life sciences from Kent State University (Kent, OH), then earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (Rootstown, OH). He went on to complete an emergency medicine internship and residency at Loma Linda University, California. Ten years later, he graduated from Pfeiffer University (Charlotte, NC), completing an executive MBA/MHA program. His medical executive positions have included Chief Financial Officer at Wake Emergency Physicians, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Coastal Physician Services, Medical Director at CIGNA Healthcare, Vice President of Health Services at PacificCare Health Systems, and Chief Medical Officer at Hanger Orthopedic Group. Dr. Rush is the President of Cenegenics of Washington, D.C. He has a passion for medical paradigms that create superior patient care and offer the best hope for optimized health. As a result of his experience, Dr. Rush founded Longevity Physicians Insurance Company to better serve AMM physicians' malpractice insurance needs.

Disclosure: Founder, Chairman, CEO, LPIC.

George C. Shapiro, M.D., FACC
Adjunct Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Founding Partner, Cenegenics, New York City
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

Dr. Shapiro has been a practicing physician for 28 years, specializing in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Age Management Medicine. His career in medicine began in 1988 when he graduated from New York Medical College. An internship and residency then followed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, after which Dr. Shapiro completed a fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1994, focusing on Cardiovascular Disease Management, including Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation. Dr. Shapiro was the recipient of the 10th Annual Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine, as he has become known nationwide as an expert in age management medicine, and leads one of the most prominent age management practices in the country as president of Cenegenics New York City. Always challenged by the need for innovative medicine, Dr. Shapiro has patented medical devices as well as explored and innovated new medical protocols. He has long been known as one of New York’s foremost cardiologists, specializing in regenerative medicine and improving longevity, including the genomics of cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure. Affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital and an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College, Dr. Shapiro is active in 13 medical societies, has been a speaker for the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) for many years, and is a long-standing member of the AMMG Conference Planning Committee. Dr. Shapiro was named a 2017 Top Doctor in New York City.

Gregory D. Sloop, M.D.
Chairman, Dept. of Pathology, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, MT
Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, MT
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Touro University Nevada, Henderson, NV

Dr. Sloop attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, completed a pediatric internship at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, and completed a pathology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While a resident, Dr. Sloop developed an interest in blood flow or “hemorheology.” Dr. Sloop returned to LSU after residency, and rose to become Associate Professor of Pathology with tenure. Dr. Sloop left LSU after his hospital, Charity Hospital of New Orleans, closed following Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Sloop is now Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director at Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, one of the America’s Top 100 Hospitals according to Health Grades, the most trusted source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. He is also Adjunct Faculty at Touro University of Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pacific Northwest University Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of, for which he writes a monthly perspective on current medical topics, and has his own website,, devoted to his thoughts on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Dr. Sloop has been described as a “pioneer in the field of clinical hemorheology.” In 1996, he published a ground-breaking paper on the unifying theory of atherogenesis, pinpointing blood viscosity as the root cause of atherosclerosis and describing how each of the conventional cardiovascular risk factors contribute to atherosclerosis by increasing blood viscosity. Dr. Sloop is the author or co-author of approximately 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Pankaj Vij, M.D., FACP
Medical Director, Kaiser Medical Weight Management Program, Pleasanton, CA

A physician with passion for nutrition and fitness, interested in slowing down the aging process and optimizing human performance, Dr. Vij received Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. Dr. Vij was House Officer in Clinical Pathology at AIIMS, and subsequently performed an Internal Medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Now researching ways to enhance health span, not just life span by following a low glycemic, anti-inflammatory diet, regular physical activity, meditation and sleep; (adding music and humor for good measure). Bringing evidence based integration to health and wellness. Integrating the latest science and technology with age old wisdom to achieve balance in psycho-neuro-endocrine systems which are intimately inter-connected. Strong interest in mind body medicine, stress management and mindfulness as ways to quell the fire within and turn the body clock backwards.

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