April 2010
Faculty Biographies


John Adams, M.B.A., CPA
President and CEO, Cenegenics® Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV

As Cenegenics' cofounder, Mr. Adams' longtime commitment to clinical and medical excellence has ensured the Age Management Medicine practice stays on the forefront of 21st century healthcare with an impressive group of dedicated, knowledgeable physicians. His direction, perseverance and incomparable drive has helped Cenegenics maintain its progressive edge and global-leader status. He is a University of Illinois at Chicago graduate, appointed to the Dean's Business Advisory Council of the College of Business Administration. His path to success began in Chicago as a certified public accountant for Arthur Andersen & Company's Emerging Business Group. Mr. Adams' first entrepreneurial venture was as cofounder, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Medicon, Inc.—the world's largest radiology management company. He currently serves as Chapter Chairman for the elite Young Presidents' Organization, Las Vegas Chapter.

Haneef N. Alibhai, M.D., BSc, CM, CCFP
President, Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine
Medical Director, md cosmetic & laser clinic, Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Dr. Haneef Alibhai graduated from McGill Medical School in Montreal, Canada. He is currently the medical director of md cosmetic & laser clinic in Abbotsford, BC, Canada and the director of training of md cosmetic & laser training. His main interests lie in the fields of lasers, pulsed light sources, Botox® Cosmetic and Therapeutic and Cosmetic Fillers. Dr. Alibhai is the President of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is a faculty member of the Pan American College of Aesthetic Medicine, The Cosmetic and Laser Training Institute and Cosmetic and Laser Consultants Ltd. He is also the Director of Clinical Training and Chief Medical Officer for International Operations for Radiance Medspa Franchise Group. Dr. Alibhai has been a keynote speaker at conferences organized by the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine, the French Society of Aesthetic Medicine, the Italian Society of Aesthetic Medicine, the Dubai Dermatology Association, the Asia Pacific Society of Aesthetic Medicine, the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He has written articles for Aesthetic Trends & Technologies, Aesthetic Buyers Guide, Healthy Aging and several other aesthetic magazines and journals. He is on the editorial board of Healthy Aging magazine. Dr. Alibhai is the Western Canadian Physician Trainer for Botox Cosmetic and various injectable fillers. He also trains and speaks to physicians throughout the world on topics in aesthetic medicine.

Gregory S. Allen, M.D.
Medical Director, Desert Aesthetic and Lifestyle Institute

Dr. Allen received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara. He completed an internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, New York. During his Family Practice residency in Des Moines, Iowa he developed a great interest in laser and cosmetic medicine. Dr. Allen currently is practicing at Desert Family Medicine in Mesa, Arizona and serves as the Medical Director of Desert Aesthetic and Lifestyle Institute.

Michale J. Barber, M.D.
CEO, Cenegenics South Carolina

Dr. Mickey Barber is a board certified anesthesiologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and former assistant professor at Tulane University. Dr. Barber is also certified in Age Management Medicine, having completed the Physician Training in Age Management Medicine jointly sponsored by the Cenegenics Medical Institute and The Foundation for Care Management. After earning a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, she completed her residency (anesthesiology) and internship (general surgery) at Tulane University Medical Center as well as a fellowship in obstetrical anesthesia. Committed to excellence, Dr. Barber has received several awards for clinical performance and teaching skills, such as Outstanding Faculty of the Year (Tulane University), Robert D. Dripps Memorial Award (Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology), Chief Resident (Tulane University), Surgical Intern of the Year (Tulane University). Her work with recognized experts in the mind-body sciences paved the way for an affiliation with Cenegenics as Chief Executive Officer of Cenegenics South Carolina, where Dr. Barber ensures patients the same comprehensive and dynamic approach for which Cenegenics has become famous the world over.

Alan Bunting
Vice President, Rejuvatek Medical, Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Bunting has more than 30 years experience in the domestic and international medical device market. With a strong background in laser technology, Alan has consulted for many medical device companies and has a keen knowledge of the strategies required for success. He has developed programs for industry leaders including Coherent Medical, Nidek, Sunrise Technologies, Clinicon, California Laboratories, Orbtek, Computer Anatomy and BTL Industries. Mr. Bunting is the co-author of two books on therapeutic ultrasound and microdermabrasion, and he is the co-developer in conjunction with BTL Industries, Prague, Czech Republic, of several innovative devices for use in aesthetic medicine.

Anna M. Cabeca, D.O., FACOG
Private Practice & Medical Director, Golden Isles Medical, Brunswick, GA

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

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

Dr. Centeno is an international expert in musculoskeletal, spinal and neurological injury caring  for approximately 10,000 patients and authoring over 25 medical publications that are indexed in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Dr. Centeno published the world's first clinical case reports on the use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedic patients. He continues this research, having delivered more orthopedic stem cell treatments than any other physician worldwide (over 500 orthopedic stem cell treatments). He also oversees the world's largest database of clinical outcomes/complications tracking for autologous, orthopedic stem cell re-implantations. He is a founding member and medical director of the International Cellular Medicine Society. Through ICMS, Dr. Centeno has also worked with other stem cell experts to produce international guidelines for stem cell use as well as an International Re-implantation Registry. He is also currently Medical Director of the Centeno-Schultz Clinic. Dr. Centeno earned his M.D. from the University of South Florida and completed his residency at the Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is double-board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine.

L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Supercentenarian Research Foundation
Visiting Scholar, Department of Computer Science, UCLA 
Dr. Coles has been involved in various aspects of Age Management Medicine for over 40 years. He received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his Masters Degree in Mathematics from The Carnegie Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Systems and Communications Sciences from Carnegie-Mellon University. After attending medical school at Stanford University, he completed his Clinical Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Coles has taught at a number of well-known universities throughout the country, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Miami, University of Maryland, UCLA, USC, Cal Tech, and UCSD. Dr. Coles is also the Director of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group, which he and three other scientists co-founded in the fall of 1990. The Group currently meets on a monthly basis at the UCLA Medical School to hear scientific experts present the latest information on either theoretical or clinical aspects of Age Management Medicine. Over the years the LA-GRG has grown to over 120 members with more than half having advanced degrees (M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s). Most recently Dr. Coles was a founding member and named Director of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation.

 

Derrick M. DeSilva, Jr., M.D.
Medical Teaching Faculty, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison, NJ
Co-Chair, Department of Integrative Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ
 

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

Lena D. Edwards, M.D., FAARFM
Owner & President, Balance Health & Wellness Center, Lexington, KY
Medical Director, Seasons Salon and Spa, Lexington, KY

Dr. Lena Edwards is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Certified and Fellowship Trained in Anti-Aging Medicine/Regenerative Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and completed her Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine (UKMC), where she was honored as Intern of the Year, received several resident research awards, and served as Chief Resident for the UKMC Department of Internal Medicine. She has been in solo clinical practice for over ten years while also teaching, writing, and speaking on topics pertaining to anti-aging, health, and wellness. In addition to being the president and owner of Balance Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Edwards also authors the health and wellness column for Business Lexington magazine and serves as the medical director for Seasons Salon and Spa. She was awarded the Small Business Woman of the Year award by the Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Her unique medical practice was highlighted in and received front cover attention in the May 2009 issue of Kentucky’s MD News magazine. She has co-authored the first in a series of articles on adrenal gland dysfunction (pending publication) and is also working on several books for health care professionals on this and other topics in functional and regenerative medicine. She is actively involved in teaching and is a faculty presenter for the Age Management Medicine Group as well as a member of the speakers’ bureau for ZRT Laboratories and Spectrum Pharmacies.

Andrea M. Girman, M.D., MPH
Director of Medical Education, Genova Diagnostics, Asheville, NC

Andrea Girman, M.D., MPH is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, pediatric residency program and Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2002, she completed fellowship training in Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center's Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York. She currently serves as Director of Medical Education for Genova Diagnostics in Asheville, NC. Prior to joining Genova in September 2008, Dr. Girman was an active clinician and consultant. She is co-author of Mosby's Handbook of Herbs and Supplements and their Therapeutic Uses and contributor to Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice.

Kenneth L. Janson, M.D.
Attending Urologist, Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, IL
Managing Partner, Urology Consultants, Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Janson is board certified in Adult and Pediatric Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been in private urology practice in this area since 1977 and is on the staff of Lake Forest Hospital and Advocate Condell Medical Center. Dr. Janson has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Lake Forest Hospital, President of the Lake Forest Managed Care Association, Vice Chairman of the Clinical Council of the Rush System for Health and currently serves as Chairman of the Dean's Council at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Janson grew up in the Chicagoland area of Illinois, attending Northwestern University for his pre-medical training. He continued his studies at Tulane University School of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1969. Dr. Janson subsequently spent two years in general surgery residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. He then entered the U.S. Air Force as a Captain and served for two years in the Department of Surgery of Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin Texas. Following military service, Dr. Janson completed an additional four-year urology residence at Tulane. This included a year of research focusing on urology infectious diseases and diagnostic nuclear medicine for which he received a national award from the American Urological Association. He has published numerous scientific papers on various topics in urology and surgery. Dr. Janson  has a strong interest in the newly developing field of Age Management Medicine, which includes nutrition, exercise physiology and hormonal optimization.

Sanjay Kapur, Ph.D., MBA    
Professor, Portland Community College, Beaverton, OR
Scientific Director, ZRT Laboratory, Beaverton, OR 

Dr. Sanjay Kapur, Scientific Director at ZRT Laboratory in Beaverton, Oregon, has strong interests in development of new testing methodologies and innovative laboratory procedures and conducts research into new applications of clinical laboratory testing at ZRT. He also initiates new business development opportunities and scientific collaborations with national and international investigators interested in relevant areas of research. Dr. Kapur received his Doctorate in Life Sciences from India and his second Masters degree in Business Administration in the U.S. He has extensive experience in biomedical research and has served in several lead positions directing research studies involving development of novel laboratory tests and technologies related to diabetes, cancer, obesity, and heart disease and hormonal imbalance. He has made significant contributions in the field of diabetes and obesity and has published several articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals. Dr. Kapur is a sought out speaker on health and wellness at national and international medical conferences.

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Founding President / Medical Director, Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation, Tucson, AZ
Associate Fellow, Center for Spirituality and the Mind, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Born in Ohio and raised in Florida, Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his training in Anesthesiology at the University of California-San Francisco, where he was chief resident. Dr. Dharma, as he is known, has been practicing yoga and medication for 35 years. He studied Kundalini Yoga with yoga master Yogi Bhajan, whose own teacher, Sant Hazzara Singh, was a direct descendant of Genghis Kahn. Dr. Dharma is the original creator of the Brain Longevity Concept and author of the L.A. Times bestseller, Meditation as Medicine. He is the Founding President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation in Tucson, Arizona. He is also an Associate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Spirituality and the Mind, where his groundbreaking mind/body medical research reveals reversal of memory loss is possible in only 12 minutes a day.

Wynter W. Kipgen, M.D.
Medical Director, Foundation Bariatric Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma, Edmund, OK
Private Practice, Edmond, OK

Dr. Kipgen graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine with her Doctor of Medicine with Special Distinction in 1992. She has since completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology, all from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kipgen is a member of several medical professional organizations including the AMA, Oklahoma State Medical Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Endocrine Society and the American College of Physicians. She is currently the Medical Director for the Foundation Bariatric Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma and maintains a private practice in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Daniel Laury, M.D., FACOG
Clinical Assistant Professor, Western University of Health Sciences
Private Practice, Women's Specialty Group, Medford, OR

Daniel Laury, M.D. is a Primary Care Provider and Gynecologist in private practice with special interests in geriatric gynecology, sexual dysfunction and urology. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1988. He is board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his internship and residency in Pennsylvania, he came to Medford, Oregon. In addition to running his busy private practice, he also hosts a multiple award-winning medical educational TV program called "The Doctor is Listening", and has given numerous lectures as well as other TV and radio appearances. He has been a principal investigator in over 40 research protocols and is a pioneer in cryoablation, a less invasive procedure that helps women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. Dr. Laury is the author of Senior Sex: Answers To Your Questions From A Geriatric Gynecologist. Besides writing this book he has published many articles for medical professionals as well as for the public. As a book and article reviewer, he keeps up to date with the latest research. For many years he was on the advisory board for The Life Extension Foundation. He also trains other physicians, Medical Students, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Medical Assistants.

Jeffrey P. Leake, M.D.
Institute Physician, Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Jeffrey P. Leake, M.D. is in clinical practice at the Cenegenics Medical Institute where he specializes 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 taught biochemistry to first year medical students at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine at OSU and entered an anesthesiology residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals, becoming chief resident and later taking a faculty appointment as a clinical instructor in Anesthesiology at the Ohio State College of  Medicine. After completing his board certification in anesthesiology, he spent 25 years as a practicing anesthesiologist at Harrison Medical Center in Washington, becoming the first Director of Surgical services there. He interest in exercise and fitness grew naturally from his athletic career at OSU, and he is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association as a personal trainer.

Todd R. LePine, M.D.
Medical DirectorMetametrix Clinical Laboratory, Duluth, GA

Dr. LePine is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally, he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. LePine is a staff physician at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Dr LePine worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, consulting with clients from around the world. In addition he is the clinical medical director for Metametrix Laboratories and teaches seminars to physicians on the clinical application of advanced biochemical laboratory testing. The focus in his practice is to help patients achieve optimal health by balancing nutritional biochemistry in the body and to teach people how to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. His areas of interest within medicine include: optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.

Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal & Senior Affiliate, Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Life is a course co-director and faculty member for Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF). He is the founder and CEO of The Life Center of Healthy Aging, an affiliate of the Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas. He has completed Physician Training & Certification in Age Management Medicine, jointly sponsored by CERF and the Foundation for Care Management (FCM). Board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Life is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Iowa, he completed his residency in family medicine and internal medicine at West Virginia University. He also attained a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and health. Throughout his career, Dr. Life was a full-time family physician and a part-time assistant professor at Marywood University in Pennsylvania, teaching graduate courses in nutritional science and exercise physiology. In 1998, after reaching a lifetime high in body weight, percentage of body fat and level of deconditioning, he entered the EAS National Body-for-LIFE Challenge, and at age 60 he won and became a Grand Champion. He wrote a chapter on Exercise, Fitness and Lifestyle for a popular 2002 medical textbook, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Secrets." In 2007, he became the first-ever recipient of The Allan P. Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. Dr. Life continues to live a lifestyle promoting health and fitness. Currently, he is completing a Masters of Science program in nutrition, while working on an upcoming book and developing his website, www.drlife.com.

Sheila Malmanis, L.E.
CEO, MS Skintechnical, Phoenix, AZ

Sheila Malmanis is a licensed aesthetician and CEO of MS Skintechnical, Inc., based in Phoenix, AZ. A nurse prior to her involvement in aesthetics, she was a vice president in sales and marketing with another skin care company before starting her own company in 2000. She has been in marketing and sales for more than 20 years, and has been published in Aesthetic Medicine magazine in the U.K. and Healthy Aging magazine in the U.S. Ms. Malmanis works with only the most clinically and technically advanced chemists globally and has developed her own skin care line.

Marie Piantino, L.E.
President & Co-owner, MS Skintechnical, Phoenix, AZ
Director, Medical Division, Nouveau Contour USA

Marie Piantino, a European trained Medical Aesthetician, has over 20 years of experience to share. Ms. Piantino is president and co-owner of MS Skintechnical and Director of the Medical Division of Nouveau Contour USA. Her vast knowledge and expertise has allowed her to be published in and serve on the advisory board of Healthy Aging magazine, as well as lecture at some of the world's most sought-after events. With the vast changes that have taken place in the Medical Aesthetic industry, it's now the advanced aesthetician who needs to understand the different types of procedures being performed today. Delivering the correct pre- and post- protocols to finalize the procedure and a varied menu selection for the patient is also a key component. Ms. Piantino is recognized as one of the best educators with her audiences, whether she is educating the physician/RN or the recently graduated aesthetician.

 

 

Joseph M. Raffaele, M.D.

CEO, CMO, PhysioAge Systems, New York, NY
Cofounder, PhysioAge Medical Group, New York, NY

Dr. Raffaele received his B.A. in philosophy from Princeton University and his M.D. from Hahnemann University Medical School in 1989. Dr. Raffaele did his residency at The New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center and was formerly a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School while in practice at the Hitchcock Clinic. Dr. Raffaele is a member of the American College of Physicians, is board certified in internal medicine, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. In 1995 Dr. Raffaele began researching and developing a scientifically based treatment program and co-founded PhysioAge Medical Group. Since 1997 Dr. Raffaele has been exclusively focused on anti-aging medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Neal Rouzier, M.D.
Director, The Preventive Medicine Clinics of the Desert, Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Rouzier is a practicing emergency physician and was assistant director of emergency medicine at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, CA for 15 years. After completing residencies in family practice and emergency medicine at UCLA, he has practiced emergency medicine for 25 years. Since 1997, Dr. Rouzier has also been medical director of the Preventive Medicine Clinics in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, CA. In private practice, his special interest for the last twelve years has been bioidentical hormone replacement and optimization for women and men. He lectures internationally on this new paradigm in medicine. In June 2006, he introduced bioidentical hormone replacement to 300 physicians in China. Since 1997, Dr. Rouzier has taught a comprehensive medical seminar on the clinical application of biologically identical hormone replacement. Dr. Rouzier authored the book, Natural Hormone Replacement for Men and Women: How To Achieve Healthy Aging. His basic, advanced and complex age management courses are accompanied by 300-page workbooks referencing the medical literature that provide the basis and science behind this new preventive medicine.

John J. Rush, M.D.
CMO & CEO, Cenegenics Medical Institute of Washington, DC

Dr. Rush is board certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Committed to medical excellence and proactive 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, Ohio), then earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (Rootstown, Ohio). He went on to complete an emergency medicine internship and residency at Loma Linda University, California. Ten years later, he graduated from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina, after completing an MBA/MHA executive program. Throughout his prolific medical career, Dr. Rush was a staff physician at McLeod Regional Medical Center in South Carolina and Wake Emergency Physicians in North Carolina. He was consultant/staff physician at South Carolina's Tuomey Healthcare System and ED staff physician at Valley Hospital/Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.  His medical executive positions included Vice President of Medical Affairs at Coastal Physician Services, Medical Director at CIGNA Healthcare, Vice President of Health Services at PacificCare Health Systems, President/Consultant of Inpatient Physicians Network in Las Vegas, and Chief Medical Officer at Hanger Orthopedic Group. Over the years, Dr. Rush sat on several medical committees, delivered lectures in his field and published a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Al Sears, M.D.
Founder / Medical Director, Wellness Research Foundation and Dr. Sears' Center for Health & Wellness, Royal Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Sears currently owns and operates a successful integrative medicine and anti-aging clinic in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, with over 20,000 patients. His cutting-edge therapies and reputation for solving some of the most difficult-to-diagnose cases attract patients from around the world. As a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Sears scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and graduated with honors in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine. After entering private practice, Dr. Sears was one of the first to be board certified in anti-aging medicine. As a pioneer in this new field of medicine, he is an avid researcher, published author, and enthusiastic lecturer. He is the first doctor licensed in the U.S. to administer TA-65, the most important breakthrough in anti-aging medicine today. Dr. Sears is board-certified as a clinical nutrition specialist and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American College for the Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Southern Medical Association (SMA), the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), and the Herb Research Foundation, (HRF). Dr. Sears is also an ACE-certified fitness trainer. As the founder and director of Wellness Research Foundation, a non-profit research organization, Dr. Sears travels the globe to bring back to his patients the latest breakthroughs in natural therapies. Recent trips to Peru, Brazil, India, and Jamaica have yielded important new discoveries in anti-aging and alternative medicine. Dr. Sears currently writes and publishes the monthly e-newsletter, Health Confidential, and daily email broadcast, Doctor’s House Call, and contributes to a host of other publications in the field. He has appeared on over 50 national radio programs, ABC News, CNN, and ESPN. Since 1999, Dr. Sears has published 14 books and reports on health and wellness with a readership of millions spread over 163 countries. His bestselling titles include The Doctor’s Heart Cure, P.A.C.E.: Rediscover Your Native Fitness, Your Best Health Under the Sun, and High-Speed Fat Loss in 7 Easy Steps. His latest release, P.A.C.E.: The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution, overturns accepted dogma and reveals a more effective, more exhilarating path to a strong heart, robust lungs, and a naturally lean and more energetic body.  

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Holos Institutes of Health
Professor Emeritus of Energy Medicine, President Emeritus, Holos University Graduate Seminary

By the time he was four years old, C. Norman Shealy knew he wanted to be a physician. He entered Duke University at age 16 and Duke Medical School at 19, was elected to both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies and became the permanent class officer of his graduating medical school class. He interned in Internal Medicine at Duke and then had a year of General Surgery at Banes Hospital, followed by a five-year residency in Neurosurgery at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery. Shortly after graduating from Duke Medical School, and beginning his career as an accomplished neurosurgeon, Dr. Shealy noted that the most common symptom in the world is pain, yet nobody specialized in it. He decided to look into pain, what causes it, what we can do about it, and how it affects us as human beings. In 1961 he spent 9 months working with Sir John Eccles, Nobel Laureate, at the Australian National University. In 1977 he earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook Institute, the leading Humanistic Psychology school. And he received a Doctor of Science degree from Ryodoraku Institute. He then spent 3½ years at Western Reserve Medical School, where his research led to both Dorsal Column Stimulation and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS™), both now used worldwide to help control pain. In 1966 he became Chief of Neurosciences at Gundersen Clinic, one of the 10 largest clinics in the U.S. In 1971 he founded the first comprehensive pain and stress management clinic in the world. The Shealy Institute was recognized for several years as the most successful and most cost effective pain clinic in the U.S. Over a 30-year period his clinic treated over 30,000 chronically ill patients with a remarkable 85% success rate. Dr. Shealy's ideas have been the foundation for pain management therapies used worldwide, and the ''Shealy Program'' is the mainstay of chronic pain treatment and management sought by patients and physicians alike.

Eldred Taylor, M.D.
Private Practice, The Taylor Medical and Aesthetic Group, Atlanta, GA

Eldred B. Taylor, M.D., is a internationally known lecturer and leading expert in diagnosing and treating hormonal imbalances by using salivary testing. His approach to diagnosing, treating and preventing women's illnesses is revolutionary and is helping to change healthcare in the United States. He and wife, Ava Bell Taylor, M.D. are the authors of Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? which advocates using salivary testing and bio-identical hormone replacement to diagnose and treat women's illnesses. Dr. Taylor is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist who completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University and trained at Emory University School of Medicine. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University Medical School for over 12 years, and has completed more than 200 hours of continuing medical education in Integrative Medicine (combining traditional and alternative medicine). Dr. Taylor has an innovative practice that incorporates cutting edge therapies, sharing this knowledge with other doctors to enhance their practices. He travels throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia lecturing on Women‘s Health, Breast Cancer Prevention, Healthy Living and Integrative Medicine.

Ernst R. von Schwarz, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Cardiac Support Program, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Dr. Ernst von Schwarz is Medical Director of the Cardiac Support Program and Co-Director of Cardiac Transplantation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. von Schwarz is board certified in internal medicine and in cardiology/cardiovascular diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His primary clinical interests are end-stage heart failure, cardiac transplantation, interventional cardiology and sexual function in cardiac disease. A clinician and scientist, Dr. von Schwarz has presented and lectured all over the world. He has written more than 70 articles for peer-reviewed publications and eight book chapters on cardiovascular medicine. Dr. von Schwarz earned his medical degree from Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, receiving medical doctor titles from Philipps-University Marburg and from the University of Vienna, Austria. He received his doctorate from the University of Technology in Aachen, Germany.

Richard F. Walker, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Director, Research and Clinical Development, Renew BioSciences, Indian Rocks Beach, FL  

Richard F. Walker received his B.S. (pharmacy) from Rutgers University, his M.S. (biochemistry) from New Mexico State University, and his Ph.D. (comparative physiology) from Rutgers University. He completed post-doctoral fellowships in neuroanatomy (Emory University College of Medicine), neuroendocrinology (Duke University College of Medicine; Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development), and neuropharmacology (University of California, Berkeley). Dr. Walker held tenured faculty positions at Clemson University (Department of Zoology) and at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Department of Anatomy and Molecular Biology/Sanders-Brown Research Center on Aging). In addition to his research efforts at the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Walker served as Director of Compliance and also Director of USF CARES (Clinical Alliance for Research, Education and Service). He has been the recipient of many federal (NSF, NIH, DOD), state and local research grants and has published extensively in his field of interest—primarily directed towards understanding the cause of senescence and treating functional deficits associated with organismal aging. Walker is currently Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed, MedLine referenced journal, Clinical Interventions in Aging, a source of evidence-based information for practitioners of Age Management Medicine published by Dove Medical Press (Auckland and London).  

R.W. "Chip" Watkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Private Practice, Wanek Medical Center, Greensboro, NC
Medical Director, Sanesco International, Inc., Asheville, NC
President and Laboratory Director, NeuroLab, Asheville, NC

Dr. Watkins graduated from East Carolina School of Medicine in 1986, and completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Florida Hospital, Orlando in 1989. He has a Master's in Public Health in Health Promotion and Nutrition from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, with experience in both academic and corporate medicine. Dr. Watkins currently resides in Greensboro, NC and enjoys private practice. His interests include nutritional biochemistry and integrative medicine. Dr. Watkins has lectured on a wide variety of topics at the local, state, national and international levels. He has authored a number of articles and book chapters.

Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D., FACSM
CEO/CMO, Cenegenics Medical Institute of Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., is a board certified cardiac surgeon, who pioneered the first open heart surgery program in South Dakota. He has been a practicing physician since 1969 and also serves as associate professor of surgery at South Dakota Medical School. As CEO/CMO of Cenegenics Medical Institute, Boca Raton, Dr. Willix specializes in Age Management and Preventive Medicine. After graduating from Boston College, Dr. Willix engaged in Medical Research at Seton Hall University. He did his M.D./Ph.D. program in Colombia, MO at the University of Missouri Medical School and earned his Medical Degree from the University of Missouri Medical School. Dr. Willix completed his Surgery Internship, General Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery study at the University of Michigan Medical School. In 1975 he became Board Certified in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Willix served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Dakota Medical School and was recruited to serve as director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Human Performance program in Florida for the North Broward Hospital District. He was Founder and Director of the Willix Health Institute, dedicated to preventive and sports medicine. He is a former team leader for the U.S. Olympic Committee and is one of 300 physicians in the U.S. who is trained in Pulse Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Medicine. While in private practice Dr. Willix was awarded the Kaul Foundation Award for Excellence for his international newsletter Health and Longevity as well outstanding achievement as a medical doctor in the field of Preventive Medicine. He is a member of the Board of the Age Management Medicine Group, and member of TEC—Chief Executives Working Together. Dr. Willix is dedicated to changing the paradigm of medicine from a disease-oriented to health oriented system. Dr. Willix became certified in Age Management Medicine, AMA/PRA Level 4 Classification, Parts 1 & 2, and became an affiliate in 1997; he opened the Boca Raton Center in 2007. Dr. Willix has completed 14 marathons, over 100 triathlons and the 1984 Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. An accomplished author of five books and hundreds of articles, Dr. Willix has traveled around the country as a sought after speaker and is a leader in the field of nutrition, sports and preventive medicine.

David M. Woynarowski, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center, Reading, PA
Chief Science Officer, T.A. Sciences, New York, NY
CEO and President, Center Force Industries, Reading, PA

Raised in a family of doctors and scientists, "Dr. Dave" Woynarowski continued the tradition when he graduated from Temple Medical School in the 1980s, after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in Biology and English. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine and passing the Internal Medicine Boards, he joined his father who had been practicing Family Medicine for three decades. Dr. Dave's father passed away in the year 2000, after practicing medicine for nearly 45 years and up until just a few weeks before he died. Dr. Dave's older brother, John, also an internist, passed away in 1982. "I think it was these tragedies that gave me the drive to help people not only live longer, but to have more quality in their lives," he says. "My father and my brother contributed more to mankind in the time they were given then most people do. Their lives serve as a continuing inspiration to me." After the death of his father, Dr. Dave embarked on a worldwide pursuit, researching the best-of-the-best in Age Management Medicine. His exhaustive search has made him one of the foremost authorities is preventative health, age management, and nutritional supplements. In addition to study and research, Dr. Dave began the development of a new category of nutritional supplements, formulated from his expertise as a physician, and made from only pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. Dr. Dave is also versed in cosmetics and aesthetics and plans to add cosmeceuticals to his product line in the near future. He has participated in numerous anti-aging conferences around the country, and is often asked to speak as a consultant on various drug therapies and disease states. In 2003 he became board certified for the second time in Internal Medicine. Dr. Dave was nominated for the Physician of the Year Award by the President's Committee on Health Care Reform in 2004, and was awarded the Residents Teaching Award two years in a row by his colleagues for excellence in clinical teaching skills.

 

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