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Faculty November 2017

Kelly Bender, N.D.
CEO & Co-founder. Pure Vitality Rejuvenation Center, Los Angeles & Beverly Hills, CA
CEO & Founder, KB Healthy, Los Angeles, CA
Membership Chair, California Naturopathic Doctors Association

Dr. Bender is a California licensed Naturopathic Doctor. As a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Bender is trained as an expert in natural medicine. After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelors of science in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the University at Buffalo and top of her class in medical school she has continued her training in cutting edge therapies. These included intravenous nutrient therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and regenerative therapies like prolotherapy from the Hackett-Hemwall Foundation. She is passionate about helping individuals optimize their health so they can live their lives to the fullest. Dr. Bender believes it is important to understand the entire person in order to facilitate healing and offers each patient an individualized treatment plan to enhance their vitality. Her practice, Pure Vitality Rejuvenation Center, is located in Los Angeles and focuses on nutrient IVs, PRP therapies, BHRT, and specialty testing with treatment options. Dr. Bender enjoys teaching others, whether it be her patients or students at various medical schools.

Dr. Bender made the following disclosure: Consultant, Jooster

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

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

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

Zach Bush, M.D.
Founder & Medical Director, M Clinic
CEO, Seraphin Group, Inc., Charlottesville, VA

Zach Bush, M.D. is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the country, with specialties of internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism,and hospice/palliative care. His achievements include award-winning cell biology, clinical care, and medical education. He is the founder and director of Revolution Health Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is the CEO of Biomic Sciences - the team that has brought forth the novel science and product line of RestoreTM.

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

Francisco Carreño, Ph.D.
Exercise Physiologist, Comite Center for Precision Medicine, New York, NY

Dr. Francisco Carreño serves as Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Comite Center for Precision Medicine, where he crafts precise, science-backed dietary solutions and fitness plans to support an individual's needs and goals. Dr. Carreño earned his Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the Universities of Granada (Spain) and Pablo de Olavide in Seville (Spain); he is a certified Cellular Nutrition Specialist. Francisco has contributed to the health and wellness industry for more than 12 years as a private consultant, academic lecturer, and published author. He is deeply passionate about the power of personalized nutrition to optimize health.

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

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

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

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

Florence Comite, M.D.
CEO & Founder, Comite Center for Precision Medicine, New York, NY
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

Florence Comite, M.D. is a leader and innovator in the field of Precision Medicine with extensive experience detecting and reversing disease at the cellular level. In 2005, Dr. Comite established the Center for Precision Medicine in New York City, where she integrates and interprets individual genomic, metabolomic, and phenotypic data to provide health analyses and actionable, personalized guidance to some of the nation’s top executives, physicians, and clients worldwide. Dr. Comite is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine where she was a faculty member for 25 years and founder of Women’s Health at Yale. She is an endocrinologist with multidisciplinary training in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology, and Andrology at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH. Dr. Comite contributes regularly to national media outlets, and is the author of Amazon best seller, Keep It Up! The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life! Dr. Comite has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications. She is currently preparing original research from her Center on the topics of lab variability in biomarker analysis and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Dr. Comite was the 2013 recipient of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine.

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

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

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

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

Non-CME faculty.

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.

Gary Donovitz, M.D., FACOG, FRSM
Founder and CEO, BioTE Medical, Irving, TX
Founder and President, Institute for Hormonal Balance

Dr. Gary Donovitz has been an innovator in bioidentical hormone replacement for over 20 years. Founder and CEO of BioTE Medical, Dr. Donovitz is also the Medical Director for The Institute for Hormonal Balance. Over the past seven years he has championed the mission of changing healthcare through an individualized, comprehensive method of hormone optimization. He is considered an expert in the field of subcutaneous hormone pellet therapy and is an international lecturer on the subject. Dr. Donovitz has performed more than 60,000 pellet insertions. He was given the award for best teaching resident at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Medicine, and delivered 7500 babies in Arlington, TX. Dr. Donovitz was a pioneer in robotic surgery and trained physicians across the country. His book “Age Healthier Live Happier - How to Stop Overmedicating Through Natural Hormone Balance" was a best seller in 2015.

Dr. Donovitz made the following disclosure: CEO and Medical Director: BioTE Medical, LLC

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.

Jennifer T. Haley, M.D., FAAD
Founder and President, Haley Dermatology & Skin Care Center, PC, Scottsdale, AZ
Board Certified Dermatologist, Linder Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Haley received a bachelor of science in biology and nutrition science from Cornell University before attending medical school at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. She completed her internship and residency in San Diego and has been a board-certified dermatologist since 2004. As an Officer in the Unites States Navy, Dr. Haley was selected as the VIP dermatologist consultant to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. She simultaneously was an associate professor of her medical school and teaching staff for the Dermatology residents at Bethesda Naval Medical Center. In 2006, Dr. Haley was named as the Head of the Dermatology Department in Pearl Harbor. Since 2009, Dr. Haley has been in private practice using her extensive experience in medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology to care for patients in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Utah. Since 2013, she has been the dermatology expert writer for FitnessRx magazine and has been actively sought to share her expertise with numerous organizations, including Fortune global 500 companies. Dr. Haley has a passion for health, fitness, and nutrition and enjoys integrating science with nature in her treatment approaches.

Non-CME faculty.

Doug Harrington, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Pathology, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
CEO & Lab Director, Global Discovery Biosciences, Irvine, CA

Dr. Douglas Harrington has over 25 years of experience in the research, development, commercialization, and expansion of innovative healthcare technology and services. Dr. Harrington was a member of one of the first heart transplant teams led by Dr. Jack Copeland from Stanford University. He cofounded one of the first clinical molecular biology laboratories in the U.S. with the Nebraska Lymphoma Study Group headed by Dr. Jim Armitage. Dr. Harrington has developed multiple patents including detection of residual cancer cells, catalytic heavy metal extraction, and a patent pending for diagnosis and classification of cardiac disease. Dr. Harrington has taken over 200 academic discoveries into clinical use, founded a number of public and private biotechnology companies, and his PULS (Protein Unstable Lesion Signature) Cardiac Test was the recipient of the 2016 ABL Grand Prize Award for Innovation in Healthcare. Dr. Harrington is a Clinical Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine, a published author of numerous peer-reviewed papers, and a sought after speaker in the area of preventive medicine and technology development. Dr. Harrington received his BA in molecular biolgoy, and M.D. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and is the CEO & Laboratory Director of Predictive Health Diagnostics.

Dr. Harrington made the following disclosure: Founder, CEO, Lab Director, Global Discovery Biosciences, Consultant Telomere Diagnostics

Candice Drake Hopkin, M.L.E.
Creator/Owner, Candice Drake Cosmetics

Candy is a licensed Master Esthetician and Nail Technician. She has worked within the beauty industry for over 20 years, founding and owning two salon/spas during that time. Her current creation is Terre Blanc Wellness & MedSpa. Candy received her certification from Oncology Esthetics, which specializes in compromised skin conditions as well as skin that is undergoing cancer treatment, illness or surgery. She is one of three estheticians currently certified in the State of Idaho.

Non-CME faculty.

Adam Kennedy, Ph.D.
Director, Scientific Discovery and Application, Metabolon, Inc., Morrisville, NC

An accomplished scientist in the fields of biochemistry and immunology with over 40 peer reviewed publications and 5 patents, awarded or pending, Dr.Kennedy has over 15 years of research experience in the fields of cancer,immunology, and infectious diseases. He has completed over 200 projects in his current capacity at Metabolon and has participated in pushing several projects through diagnostic development, producing over $10 million in revenue for Metabolon. Prior to Metabolon, Dr. Kennedy researched host-pathogen interactions at the National Institutes of Health, specifically focusing on the interaction between Staphylococcus aureus and human neutrophils. This research resulted in the phylogenetic analysis and delineation of three major clades of S. aureus and how these strains of S. aureus have become successful in their dissemination and creating the epidemic of infections throughout the world. Additionally, he identified a vaccine target, tested this target successfully in animal models, and it has since passed a success Phase I clinical trial. Prior to NIH, he studied antibody therapies to leukemia/lymphoma at theUniversity of Virginia, specifically examining how these antibodies interacted with the human innate immune system and how to enhance the activity of these antibodies. This research culminated in the completion of a Phase III clinical trial using a modified dosing schedule of the antibody Rituximab. This modified dosing resulted in greater clearance of malignant cells in the circulation and decreased tumor size in lymph nodes. His work at the NIH resulted in 17 publications and his work at the University of Virginia resulted in another 9 publications.

Dr. Kennedy made the following disclosure: Employee, Metabolon, Inc.

Rob Kominiarek, D.O., FACOFP
President and Medical Director, ReNue Health, Springboro, OH
Assistant Clinical Professor, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Rob Kominiarek, D.O., FACOFP is a board certified Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and a Fellows Crest Award Winner in Family Medicine with advanced training in Age Management Medicine and Hormone Optimization. He is president and medical director of ReNue Health®. Dr. Rob is a graduate of the Nova-Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He completed his residency training at Ohio University, Grandview Hospital and Medical Center in Dayton, OH and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Ohio University. An Amazon bestselling author and Executive Producer of a weekly health segment, “Dr. Rob In the House” on NBC2 in Dayton, OH, Dr. Rob is a medical advisor and director to emergency medical services, police departments and radio and television shows across the country. He is a veteran of the United States Army with a passion directed towards overall health of the mind and body through proper nutritional habits, regular exercise, appropriate supplementation, and the intelligent optimization of hormones when clinically indicated. An avid athlete who enjoys cycling, swimming, triathlons, soccer, tennis, soaring, skiing Utah, Italian motorcycles, and automobile racing, Dr. Rob is a dedicated father who believes in practicing what he preaches, and as such lives a lifestyle dedicated towards healthy living and regular exercise.

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.

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

Sheila Malmanis is a Licensed Aesthetician, President and Founder of MS Skintechnical, Inc., based in Phoenix, AZ since 2001. She was formerly an L.P.N. in the State of Tennessee. Licensed in 1993 as an aesthetician, Ms. Malmanis has 30+ years combined in sales, marketing a product development experience. Sheila has worked with chemists nationwide to develop a line of high quality products, which among its numerous customers has included dermatologists and aesthetics schools. In addition to her own line of products, Ms. Malmanis has developed unique private label products for physicians, spas & salons throughout the USA and internationally.  

Non-CME faculty.

Andrew Mills, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder, New Amsterdam Genomics, New York, NY

Andrew Mills holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas - Austin. He has been working alongside research and clinical M.D.s for the past seven years to advance the adoption of DNA sequencing in the clinic. While he is not an M.D. himself, Andrew hopes his Ph.D. background will contribute a new perspective in the development of Precision Medicine.

Dr. Mills has made the following disclosure: Founder, Stock Holder, Employee, New Amsterdam Genomics

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

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

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

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

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

Evelyn E. Cintrón Pagan, M.D.
President and Founder, Belladona Medical Wellness, Bayamón and Vega Baja, PR

Dr. Evelyn Cintrón Pagan is the President and Founder of Belladona Medical Wellness in Bayamon and Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, a center that integrates general medicine, weight management, aesthetic medicine, and anti-aging medicine for physical and emotional health. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, Puerto Rico, and has had a professional medical association with Harvard Medical School of Continued Education in Obesity Medicine since 2009. She has a Fellowship from and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dra. Cintrón Pagan has appeared as a TV spokesperson on Anti-Aging Medicine/Obesity at WAPA America TV “Ponte Fit en VIva La Tarde,” Women’s Health in Anti-Aging Medicine at Channel 13 “Ellas y Tus Noches,” and Anti-Aging Medicine at Elderly Community Sistema TV “Como Coco.”   

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

Johnny J. Peet, M.D.
Owner and President, Woodlands Medical Aesthetics Institute, The Woodlands, TX

Dr. Johnny J. Peet is a board certified gynecologist practicing in The Woodlands, TX since 2000. He obtained his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and his doctorate of medicine from Texas A & M Health Science Center in 1996. His office,Woodlands Gynecology & Aesthetics, provides comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. He is an expert in the fields of hormone optimization for men and women and sexual health. In 2012, he founded Woodlands Medical Aesthetics Institute. Dr. Peet has a special interest in combining laser technology, platelet rich plasma and hormone optimization to improve sexual function and health. He and his staff are constantly focused on their mission to help patients look better, feel better, and live better.

Dr. Peet has made the following disclosure: Consultant, Speaker, Investigator, Opinion Leader, Suton Laser

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

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

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

Marie Piantino, L.E.
President, Aesthetic Education Group LLC
Founder, American Academy of Medical Microneedling

Marie Piantino is currently President of Advanced Aesthetic Education Corp. Co-Founder of DermaMD Skincare, she is recognized globally for her comprehensive and direct training style. Her vast knowledge and 25 years experience has allowed her to be published in and serve on the advisory board of monthly periodicals such as Healthy Aging magazine. She has lectured at some of the world's most sought after events such as the A4M and AMMG where she also serves on the Board of Directors. Whether educating a physician, nurse or aesthetician, Marie’s ability to provide technical knowledge with inspiration for microneedling/pre post care programs for treatments/ingredient knowledge/product selection/use of Growth Factors and camouflage is simply outstanding.

Non-CME faculty.

Jordan R. Plews, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder, Xytogen Biotech

Dr. Plews is Chief Scientific Officer of Xytogen Biotech and its subsidiary, FactorFive Skincare. Before developing stem cell based skincare products, he spent over 10 years doing basic research involving human stem cells, cancer, cell therapy, genomics, and bioprocess design. He received a bachelor's degree with 1st class honors in Biochemical Engineering from University of London, then worked at Pfizer as part of their Bioprocess Development Group before being invited back to London where he completed his doctorate in Stem Cell Research and Bioprocess Management from University College London (UCL). Dr. Plews went on to train Ph.D. students and continue his research at the Stanford School of Medicine. Following many years of research utilizing various types of stem cells to treat a variety of health issues, Dr. Plews co-founded Xytogen Biotech in 2015 with the goal of developing and launching next generation topical, stem cell based solutions.

Non-CME faculty.

Joseph M. Raffaele, M.D.
CEO, PhysioAge Systems, New York, NY
Co-Founder, 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.

Dr. Raffaele has made the following disclosure: Compensated Speaker, DefyTime Inc. & TA Sciences

Shannon Rego, MS, CGC
Licensed Genetic Counselor, Snyder Lab, Dept. of Genetics, Stanford University

Shannon Rego is a genetic counselor in Dr. Mike Snyder's lab at Stanford University, which specializes in applying the power of big data toward a goal of personalized, precision medicine. Shannon specializes in analyzing genomic data from both healthy participants and those with a variety of rare diseases to identify medically relevant information and communicate that information back to participants and their physicians. Prior to joining the Snyder lab, Shannon received her M.S. in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Stanford University.

Shannon Rego has made the following disclosure: Independent Contractor, PWN Health

Hannes Röst, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research; Department of Molecular Genetics; University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Hannes Röst obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and a MSc in Bioinformatics from ETHZurich, and during his Ph.D. in the lab of Prof. Ruedi Aebersold at ETH Zurich, he developed novel computational methods to analyze mass spectrometry-based proteomics data. This work has allowed researchers to increase throughput of targeted proteomics experiments by up to 100-fold and increase the number of samples that could be analyzed in a single study. After his Ph.D., he joined the lab of Prof. Mike Snyder at Stanford University to apply his work in the area of personalized medicine. In Stanford, Hannes focused on developing computational tools for handling, managing and analyzing large, heterogeneous and longitudinal datasets. His research at the University of Toronto explores the capability of novel mass spectrometric methods to obtain highly quantitative proteomics and metabolomics data matrices and use these quantitative data to address questions in systems biology and personalized medicine.

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

Bertica M. Rubio, M.D.
Medical Director, Antiaging Regenerative Medicine Clinic, Redlands, CA
Medical Advisor, Rejuvenate Image Restoration, Refine and AQ Skin Solutions

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

Non-CME faculty.

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.

John Sherman, N.D.
Consulting Physician, Tahoma Clinic, Tukwila, WA
Guest Host, Green Medicine Radio Show, KVI-AM, Seattle, WA

Dr. John Sherman’s 38 years of naturopathic practice has provided him a wealth of experience — from natural childbirth to complex health challenges. His eclectic background has also provided him with a unique perspective on the treatment of many different ailments and disorders. Dr. Sherman has served as Clinic Director for Bastyr University of Kenmore, Washington, and also as associate professor for both the National College of Natural Medicine and Bastyr University. He has authored a classic naturopathic textbook on herbal medicine titled, The Complete Botanical Prescriber; and also co-authored, Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. Additionally, he has produced an instructional DVD titled, Cancer and Diet: Using Food to Eliminate Cancer and Promote Recovery. Dr. Sherman sees patients with diverse health problems, including men and women interested in bio-identical hormone therapies. His areas of special interest include naturopathic endocrinology, auto-immune challenges, chronic fatigue, immune system disorders, detoxification of the body, individualized nutritional programs, and preventive whole-health programs for both men and women. Dr. Sherman’s many years of practice have taught him that helping patients find the correct diet and supplements for their unique metabolism is essential when addressing imbalances or illness. 

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

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

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

Non-CME faculty.

G. DeAn Strobel, M.D., FACOG
Founder and President, G. DeAn Strobel, MD, PA, Sherman, TX
Founder and President, Allure Laser & Medical Spa, Sherman, TX
Teaching Faculty, Medical Advisory Board, and Mentor, BioTE Medical, Irving, TX

Dr. DeAn Strobel is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice north of Dallas, TX, in the city of Sherman. She first completed a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and Spanish and attended graduate school in engineering before deciding that biological sciences and medicine were where she truly belonged. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University Medical Center and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center inDallas, TX in 1999. Although initially attracted to surgery, she soon found a new interest in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Strobel enjoyed the combination of basic medicine, specialty studies, and surgery. Dr. Strobel began her practice in Sherman in 1999. After the birth of her twin boys in 2001, she then decided not to continue practicing obstetrics. She opened Allure Laser & Medical Spa in 2002. After being in practice for only a short time, Dr. Strobel realized that there were many issues for which traditional medicine and training had not prepared her. This led her eventually to bioidentical hormones as well as functional medicine. Dr. Strobel incorporates bioidentical hormone therapy with traditional Western medicine, functional medicine, supplements and dietary therapy into her practice. She has over 18 years’ experience in various forms of bioidentical hormone replacement as well as gynecology and general practice.

Dr. Strobel has made the following disclosure: Compensated Speaker, Teaching Faculty, Advisory Board, BioTE Medical

Filomena F. Trindade, M.D., MPH
Private Practice, Capitola, CA
Professor, Fellowship in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine, Morsani School of Medicine, University of South Florida
Faculty, Hormone Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, Gig Harbor, WA

Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH is a teacher, author and internationally sought after speaker in functional medicine. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and teaches in the Fellowship (a master’s program through the University of South Florida School of Medicine) as well as at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). After obtaining her BA 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/SantaRosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 18 years. Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional medicine she was the medical director of a large non-profit organization that catered to the underserved. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Functional Medicine in the USA, Latin America and Europe.

Dr. Trindade has made the following disclosure: Compensated Speaker, Genova Diagnostics

Dushyant Viswanathan, M.D., ABIM, ABoIM, AACE
Medical Director, The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine, Columbia, MD and Woodland Hills, CA

Dushyant Viswanathan, M.D., or "Dr DV" specializes in integrative internal medicine, specifically in using translational mucosal immunology (“enteroimmunology”) and endocrinology to improve the health of people with chronic illness. Dr DV completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences (2000) from UC Irvine, attended St George’s University School of Medicine (2006) in New York and Grenada, and completed internal medicine training at the University of Maryland Medical System (2011). He is board certified diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as Chief Medical Officer of The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine, which offers outpatient comprehensive medical care, home-based care, and hospital-based care in Maryland and in California. In California at Lompoc Valley Medical Center in Santa Barbara county, Dr DV offers the nation’s first hospital-based integrative internal medicine center, prominently implementing the diagnostic and therapeutic methods of enteroimmunology, endocrinology, regenerative medicine, functional medicine, and holistic care. Dr DV’s research interest focuses on a clinical study measuring the impact of resolution of dysbiotic gut inflammation and endocrinopathy on hemoglobin A1C.

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