November 2016 Faculty
       

Faculty November 2016


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William H. Andrews, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Sierra Sciences, Reno, Nevada

Dr. William H. Andrews has worked in the biotech industry for over 30 years, focusing the last 18 years on finding ways to extend human life through the intervention of telomere shortening in human cells. Dr. Andrews earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics at the University of Georgia in 1981. He was a Senior Scientist at Armos Corporation and Codon Corporation, Director of Molecular Biology at Codon and at Geron Corporation, and Director of Technology Development at EOS Biosciences. He is presently the founder, President and CEO of Sierra Sciences, a biotech company in Reno, Nevada focused exclusively on finding drugs that will transiently induce the expression of endogenous telomerase in human cells. Sierra Sciences has already identified more than fifty such drugs and is presently characterizing their mechanism of action. While Director of Molecular Biology at Geron Corporation, Dr. Andrews was one of the principal discoverers of both the RNA and protein components of human telomerase and was awarded 2nd place as National Inventor of the Year in 1997 for this work. He is presently a named inventor on 35 U.S.-issued telomerase patents.


James S. Beckman, Jr., M.D.
CEO, Medical Director & Founder, Therapon Skin Health, Springdale, AR

Dr. Beckman received a chemistry degree at the U. of Arkansas before completing medical school and general surgery residency at UAMS. Then, following plastic surgery residency at UT in Memphis, he returned to Arkansas to practice for nearly 40 years. Since 1988 he has been active in biomedical research and developing cutting-edge skin care products to provide his own patients and other physicians with medical grade skin care products to prevent and/or reverse sun damage and aging changes in skin. His research has led to granting of two patents for nanoparticles based on quantum physics. One is related to trapping UV energy before it can enter skin. Another is for killing cancer cells using visible halogen light to cause apoptosis of cancer cells. A current pending patent is a method to reverse the inflammatory process and prevention of permanent tissue damage caused by energy injury from sunburn, radiation therapy, or thermal burn.


Zach Bush, M.D.
Director of Clinical Affairs, Revolution Health Center, Charlottesville, VA

Zach Bush, M.D. is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. In 2012 he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria, and his team has subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions as an antidote to glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product, RESTORE. Dr. Bush points to his kids, ages ten, sixteen, and eighteen as the driving force behind his passion for change. He is fiercely motivated by a desire to have them experience a much brighter and healthier future.


Andrew W. Campbell, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Medical Journal & Advances in Mind-Body Medicine Journal
Editorial Board, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal
Medical Editor, Natural Solutions and Alternative Medicine Magazines

Dr. Campbell was born in Beirut, Lebanon, graduated from private school in Switzerland when he was 14, and completed college in 3 years. He trained at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and at the Medical College of Georgia. He was medical director for the Medical Center for Immune and Toxic Disorders in Houston for over 20 years. His practice was in immunology and toxicology. Dr. Campbell served both on the faculty and as a member on the admissions committee for the University of Texas Medical School. He founded the St. John Vianney Clinic for the indigent 27 years ago. He has served as president or vice-president of a number of medical organizations, both national and international. Dr. Campbell is fluent in English, French, Spanish, German and Hungarian. He has been on several television shows, including 20/20, the Montel Williams Show, 24 Hour Investigative News and has been interviewed by NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates throughout the United States as well as television programs in Canada and Mexico. Dr. Campbell has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and medical textbook chapters. He is currently the editor-in-chief of two peer reviewed and indexed medical journals, and serves as medical advisor to several entities.


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. She has contributed original research to numerous clinical journals and is the best-selling author of Keep It Up, a book about Precision Medicine and men’s health. Dr. Comite was the 2013 recipient of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine.

Florence Comite has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Mary L. Corry, RN, BSN
Medical Education Specialist, Worldlink Medical
Member, AMMG Certification Committee
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

For the past seven years, Mary Corry has been working as the Coordinator of Allied Health at Olney Central College in Onley, IL. She has organized, conducted, and facilitated over 30 nursing education workshops on various healthcare topics. In 2014, she was promoted to the CNA Program Coordinator for all four community colleges in the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District. Since 2011 she has served on the Illinois Department of Public Health Basic Nursing Assistant Advisory Committee. Mary has been a speaker at the State CNA Educators Conferences and has lectured on Age Management and Restorative Care. She presented and moderated for a Wellness Symposium in West Virginia in the summer of 2014. Mary Corry joined the Age Management Medical Group and completed her Certification in Essential Knowledge in Age Management Medicine in January of 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Indiana State University and has been certified as a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise for over 10 years. Mary’s passion is to teach lifestyle modification.

Mary Corry has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


John K. Crisler, D.O.
President, Founder & CMO, All Things Male Center for Men’s Health, Lansing, MI
Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine

“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.


Ward Dean, M.D.
Medical Director, Ward Dean MD, Pensacola, FL

Dr. Dean graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1967, and spent six years as an infantry officer (including a tour in Vietnam as a Ranger battalion advisor). He attended Han Yang University College of Medicine in Korea, and spent seven years as an Army Flight Surgeon. He was the first surgeon for Delta Force (1982-1985). He transferred into the Navy in 1990, from which he retired as a commander in 1996. He is currently in private practice in Pensacola, Florida, where he specializes in the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases—focusing on the most common of these diseases—the aging process. Dr. Dean served on the founding Board of Directors of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), was the first vice president of A4M, and organized A4M’s first scientific program in Cancun, Mexico, as well as the first two Monte Carlo Anti-Aging Conferences in Monaco. He is the Medical Director for International Anti-Aging Systems (publisher of the journal, Aging Matters). Dr. Dean’s publications include: Biological Aging Measurement – Clinical Applications; Smart Drugs & Nutrients; Smart Drugs II; and The Neuroendocrine Theory of Aging and Degenerative Disease.


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.

Derrick M. DeSilva has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: CS Supplements-Consultant


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.

Gary Donovitz has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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

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


Amy Frost, Pharm.D.
Chief Operating Officer & Pharmacist, Pinnacle Compounding Pharmacy, Missoula, MT

Amy Frost is the chief operating officer and pharmacist of Pinnacle Compounding in Missoula, MT. Amy received her bachelors in Chemistry and Microbiology at MSU Bozeman. She attended pharmacy school at the University of Montana where she remains an associate professor of pharmacy practice. She began her career in retail pharmacy and consulting for long term care facilities in geriatric medicine. In 2013 she transitioned into specialty compounding as a way to advance her skills and provide patients with the knowledge they need to understand medication alternatives as it relates to them individually.


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.

Mark L. Gordon has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Rudy M. Inaba
Director, Nutrition & Exercise, Cenegenics Elite Health
Instructor, AMMEF Certification Course

Rudy holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he cofounded the Bloomsburg Iron Club, a university recognized student organization that promotes sport nutrition and advanced resistance training protocols. Following graduation, Rudy relocated to Las Vegas where he completed post-graduate coursework in clinical exercise physiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also worked as a personal trainer, helping clients at all levels of health. In 2009, Mr. Inaba joined Cenegenics. As Director of Nutrition and Exercise, Rudy oversees a team of 30 nutrition and exercise counselors at 20 Cenegenics locations. Rudy has been instrumental in the revitalization of Cenegenics Living Online, developing an extensive exercise video library, recipes and exercise and nutrition tips. In his CERF Clinical Instructor role, he educates training physicians in nutrition and exercise prescription and holds live demonstrations of physiological assessments, such as maximal oxygen uptake and resting metabolic rate.


Edward J. James, M.D., MBA
Independent Health Researcher
Public Speaker

Dr. Edward Joseph James is passionate about empowering Americans, through nutrition and lifestyle education, to live considerably healthier and longer lives. He embraces a rapidly expanding body of unbiased, compelling scientific research which strongly indicates that many diseases which impact the lives of Americans are usually preventable, very often reversible, and even curable through diet and lifestyle changes alone. Dr. James is a retired, board certified, general diagnostic radiologist and neuroradiologist, who diagnosed many chronic diseases, during more than 16 years of clinical practice. Personally cured of obesity, pre-diabetes and food-addiction by diet and lifestyle changes, Dr. James now inspires and educates others on natural approaches to preventing and treating these and many other diseases. Certified in plant-based nutrition by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University, Dr. James has hosted a weekly radio program, and has authored wellness magazine articles on nutrition, lifestyle, and health. Dr. James envisions and advocates for a U.S. health care system that addresses disease on a cellular level, by implementing diet and lifestyle interventions as first-order strategies. In a practical sense, his commitment to empowering Americans to make healthful food and lifestyle decisions means teaching them about how to interpret food labels at grocery stores, and educating them about how to prepare healthful meals in their kitchens, in order to achieve positive, actionable health results. He supports initiatives of communities and locally owned businesses, socially responsible companies, organizations, and foundations, and also individuals, who aspire to protect our environment and to assure that our nation’s food and water supply is rich in nutrients, but free of toxins.


Kenneth Janson, M.D., FACS
Senior Attending Physician, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Chief Medical Officer, PrevientMD, LLC, Boca Raton, FL

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


S. Michal Jazwinski, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Aging, Tulane University
Chief Science Officer, PrevientMD, LLC, Boca Raton, FL

After receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University, Dr. Jazwinski received additional research training at The Rockefeller University where he later joined the faculty. He moved to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and finally to Tulane University in New Orleans where he is the John W. Deming, M.D. Regents Chair in Aging, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Tulane Center for Aging. Dr. Jazwinski has published over 160 research articles, and he is a member or fellow of several scientific societies. His research focuses on the biology and genetics of aging, with a particular emphasis on human healthy longevity.


Sanjay Kapur, Ph.D., MBA
CEO, AYUMETRIX, Portland, OR

Dr. Sanjay Kapur is an entrepreneurial executive with over 25 years of experience in research and clinical laboratories, contract research organizations, diagnostics and biomedical device industries. Dr. Kapur co-founded AYUMETRIX, a research and diagnostic organization that offers specialized high complexity functional laboratory consulting services for platform technology firms and diagnostic companies. He is also involved as scientific and marketing advisor and consultant for various medical device and diagnostic groups, helping with strategic planning, resource allocations, new business development and achieving timeline/milestones by partnering with ongoing relationships within targeted accounts. Sanjay spent the last 10 years of his career growing a diagnostic company. At ZRT Laboratory he was responsible for managing activities to commercialize the company's service portfolio. He developed new anti-aging testing methodologies, innovative laboratory procedures and conducted research into new applications of clinical laboratory testing. He managed research and business collaborations, international business strategy and PMA submission. Prior to helping ZRT, he had extensive experience in hormone research and served in several lead positions, managing multi-disciplinary teams working to identify, develop novel laboratory tests and technologies in a wide range of disease areas. Dr. Kapur is an internationally known and recognized anti-aging expert, with dozens of peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, as well as numerous invited presentations. He is a highly sought speaker on health and wellness at national and international medical conferences. Dr. Kapur’s strong desire and passion to educate physicians all around the world motivated him to found the Society for Regenerative, Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Society of India. He also serves on editorial and scientific boards of several scientific journals and international anti-aging societies. Sanjay Kapur holds a Doctorate in Biochemistry and Masters in Business Administration.


Joseph P. Kitzmiller, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Medical Supervisor, Ohio Clinical Trials & Premier Laser Spa
Physician, Gnome Diagnostics

As an NIH Translational Scholar in Pharmacogenomics and faculty member at The Ohio State University (Colleges of Engineering and Medicine), Joseph Kitzmiller, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.P. focuses his research effort on investigating the interplay among genetics and cardiovascular pharmacotherapies. With active funding from the American Heart Association and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Dr. Kitzmiller leads basic, translational, and clinical research of the largest classes of cardiovascular medications, statins and beta-blockers. He is a board-certified Pharmacologist (American Board of Clinical Pharmacology) and supervises implementation of clinical pharmacogenetic testing for Gnome Diagnostics and drug-development pharmaceutical trials for Ohio Clinical Trials. At the Ohio State University, he is Associate Director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Director of the Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship Training Program (1 of only 9 programs accredited by The American Board of Clinical Pharmacology). In 2014, Dr. Kitzmiller completed Physician Training and Certification in Age Management Medicine.


Rob Kominiarek, D.O., FACOFP
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.


Jeffrey P. Leake, M.D., ISSA-CPT   
Senior Institute Physician, Course Director for Physician Training and Certification in Age Management Medicine, Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Jeffrey Park Leake, M.D. is a senior physician in clinical practice at the Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he specializes in age management medicine and also serves in the capacity of Course Director for Physician Training and Certification in Age Management Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Ohio State University with a major in molecular genetics. He went on to do research in oxalate metabolism in the Department of Physiological Chemistry at OSU and teach biochemistry to first-year medical students at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine at OSU, and entered an anesthesiology residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals, becoming chief resident and later accepting a faculty appointment as a clinical instructor in anesthesiology. After completing his board certification in anesthesiology, he spent 27 years as a practicing anesthesiologist at Harrison Medical Center in Washington, becoming the first Director of Surgical Services there. In 2009, Dr. Leake transitioned from a career in anesthesiology to join the Cenegenics Medical Institute as a clinical physician in age management. His interest in exercise and fitness developed naturally from his athletic career while at OSU, and he is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association as a personal trainer. His personal fitness regime includes weight training, plyometrics, yoga, sprint interval training and Krav Maga.


Edwin N. Lee, M.D., FACE
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
Founder, Institute for Hormonal Balance
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

Dr. Edwin Lee is an endocrinologist, author and international speaker who - thanks in part to his groundbreaking insight in his field, and his many significant presentations at major medical conferences around the world - is a respected proponent and authority on hormonal balance and wellness, and a leader in defining the future of regenerative and functional medicine. Dr. Lee founded the Institute for Hormonal Balance, Orlando, FL in 2008, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and has completed special training in Regenerative and Functional Medicine. Currently, he is the assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. In addition to writing his award winning books, "Your Amazing Heart, Your Awesome Brain," "Feel Good Look Younger: Reversing Tiredness Through Hormonal Balance," and "Your Best 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. Dr. Edwin Lee resides in Orlando, FL and has a wife and two young boys - for whom he coaches their soccer team and caddies their golf tournaments. Edwin Lee has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Edwin Lee has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Richard Lippman, Ph.D.
Retired Researcher, Department of Medical Cell Biology, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Associate, International AntiAging Systems, Sark, United Kingdom

Born December 18, 1944 in Stockholm, Sweden, Dr. Lippman attended Sveaplan Vuxen Gymnasium where he graduated with honors in all courses. After attending Arizona State University and Cornell University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968, he was employed as a chemical researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He attended medical school at Biomedicum, Uppsala, Sweden, where he specialized in measurement and monitoring of free radicals and their effects upon aging at the Departments of Histology and Medical Cell Biology. Dr. Lippman is a member of the Swedish Medical Association. He has authored over 37 peer-reviewed scientific articles in leading gerontological journals such as Experimental Gerontology, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, the Journal of Gerontology, and others. In 1984, he invented the nicotine patch. He has led clinical double-blind, cross-over investigations,especially in regard to transdermal Vitamin B12, weight loss, and melatonin patches. In 1985, he invented the first jet-lag kit employing the then unknown hormone, melatonin. In 1987, he was awarded numerous world patents for the special free-radical inhibitor, NDGA. This invention yielded the only patent ever awarded by the US Patent Office with claims to retard human aging. During the ‘80s, he invented two separate non-invasive methods that probe and monitor cascading free radicals in vivo in both humans and lab animals. In recognition of these last two achievements, Dr. Lippman was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1996. Dr. Lippman has written over 50 anti-aging articles for International Antiaging Systems Ltd, United Kingdom. Despite semi-retirement, Dr. Lippman continues to lecture, write, and conduct anti-aging research.


Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, Duke University
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Division of Medical Genetics

Jeanette McCarthy is a UC Berkeley trained genetic epidemiologist and spent the early part of her career in industry at Millennium Pharmaceuticals before transitioning to academia. She currently holds adjunct faculty positions at UCSF and Duke University. Her previous research had focused on the genetic underpinnings of complex diseases, both infectious and chronic. More recently, she has become a leading educator in the field of genomic and precision medicine involved in both health care consumer and provider education. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the first consumer-facing magazine in this field, Genome, launched in 2014. She teaches genomic and precision medicine through UCSF and UC Berkeley Extension, and online through Coursera (www.coursera.org/course/genomicmedicine). She also designs and delivers workshops, symposia and webinars to various stakeholders through her consulting business, Precision Medicine Advisors (precisionmedicineadvisors.com).


James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG
Board Certified Gynecologist
Medical Director, SottoPelle, Scottsdale, AZ
Mirabile, M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, Private Practice, Overland Park, KS

James Mirabile, M.D. is a board certified Gynecologist. He is well respected among patients and colleagues in the Kansas City metro area for his work in obstetrics, gynecology, bio-identical hormone therapy, medical cosmetics and medical weight loss. Dr. Mirabile began providing obstetrics and gynecology in 1992. He has built a reputation of providing a professional, friendly atmosphere. After delivering over 7,500 babies, Dr. Mirabile stopped Obstetrics and now concentrates his areas of expertise in Gynecology including minimally invasive gynecological treatment and bio-identical hormone therapy to treat peri-menopausal and menopausal women. In 2013, Dr. Mirabile’s team began offering bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to men who are suffering from low testosterone and andropause (the male equivalent to menopause). Dr. Mirabile is one of five physicians who sits on the national SottoPelle Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Advisory Board and was named SottoPelle Medical Director in December of 2015. Dr. Mirabile and his team provide training to SottoPelle providers from all across the United States. Nationally, Dr. Mirabile is known as a pioneer in cosmetic laser treatments. Dr. Mirabile was on the forefront of laser technology in the 1990’s and has trained thousands of doctors around the country on laser treatments and incorporating non-surgical cosmetics into their practice. Since opening MedCosmetic in 1999, Dr. Mirabile and his team have offered patients effective, non-surgical cosmetic treatments for many common skin conditions. Dr. Mirabile is listed as one of the “Top Physicians” in the United States by the Center for the Study of Services in Washington, DC. He has also been awarded the “Physician of the Decade Award”, voted upon by his peers, and listed in Squire Magazine. Dr. Mirabile’s peers have also consistently voted him “Top OB/GYN” since 1994. Dr. Mirabile completed his undergraduate work at Creighton University and earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He trained in Chicago, Illinois at Mt. Sinai Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center, an affiliate of Northwestern University.


Mansoor S. Mohammed, BSc (Hons Mol Gen), Ph.D.
Founder & President, ManaGeneDx

Dr. Mansoor S. Mohammed is a recognized authority in the fields of medical genomics and personalized medicine. Prior to cofounding Younique Genomics, Dr. Mohammed served as the President and CEO of CombiMatrix Diagnostics where he oversaw the development of one of the most comprehensive genomics testing menus in the diagnostic industry. He was previously the Director of Advanced Technologies at Quest Diagnostics, North America's largest reference laboratory where he was honored with the Medical Innovation Award, the highest accolade given for excellence in medical research. Prior to that, Dr. Mohammed was a co-founder and Director of Research and Development at Spectral Genomics. Dr. Mohammed pioneered the development of commercial Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) array technologies and was responsible for the design and launch of the industry's first commercially available CGH arrays. He was the co-primary author of the first peer-reviewed study utilizing CGH arrays in the clinical diagnosis of developmental abnormalities (2002) and later (2008) was the senior author of the first peer-reviewed study utilizing CGH arrays for clinical oncology purposes. Moreover, the CGH array technologies Dr. Mohammed helped to innovate became the basis for the discovery of genome copy number variations (CNVs). The latter has fundamentally altered and improved the way the human genome is viewed and interpreted, and has spawned thousands of studies and publications worldwide. Most recently, Dr. Mohammed has worked with leading medical practitioners to become one of the first in the world to incorporate genome CNV analyses into a comprehensive approach to personalized medicine.


Kathy O'Neil-Smith, M.D.
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. Dr. O’Neil-Smith has completed a two-year fellowship in functional medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and has an extensive background in nutrition, applied physiology and sports medicine. 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. Dr. O’Neil-Smith is a compassionate, innovative, and conscientious physician. Her goal is to educate the public about the paradigm shift from focus on illness to preservation of health and vitality. She hopes to build a legacy of wellness medicine, helping to create a stronger, healthier population.


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

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


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)


Dan C. Purser, M.D
Medical Director / Physician, Clinical Practice, Provo, UT
Research Assistant to Nabil Gemayel, M.D. (Pituitary Endocrinology and Cardiology) USC Keck School of Medicine
President, Professional Nutraceutical Design

A 1981 graduate of Brigham Young University. Dr. Purser then graduated from “Old Miss” (the University of Mississippi, School of Medicine) near the top of his class. Dr. Purser began with a practice in family medicine with an emphasis on geriatrics during the 1980’s. In the late 1990’s, coupled with his prior education and vast experience with aging patients, Dr. Purser continued with in-depth medical studies and interests in neurological studies, with an emphasis in pituitary dysfunction, as well as intensive preventive care of the body, and how these inter-relate. With Dr. Purser’s vastly accumulated experience, he’s enjoyed tremendous success with his patients in both his preventive medicine and traumatic brain injury practices since the late 1990’s. Currently his “day job” involves work in a plastic surgery group where he deals with complex wound healing issues. He also consults for, and designs products that you can feel working for a number of nutraceutical companies. His intense studies and long standing experience in the medical profession have led Dr. Purser to be a unique contributor to a textbook for physicians, “Program 120: A Physician’s Handbook on Proactive Preventive Medicine” and 15+ other books that have been bestsellers on Amazon (www.greatmedebooks.com) and iBooks. Dr. Purser’s current writings include a book directly addressing natural options for osteoporosis (for those women with side effects from bisphosphonates) and a bestselling book on MTHFR with protocols for confused patients and physicians. Dr. Purser is a longstanding Utah Medical Association delegate with honors, certificates and outstanding achievements from the American Medical Association and has been the Utah County representative for physicians practicing there to the Utah Medical Association the last several years.

Dan Purser has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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.


Kathryn Retzler, N.D.
HormoneSynergy Clinic, Portland, OR

Kathryn Retzler, N.D. received her doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR in 2001. After completing an internship in integrative medicine with Andrew Weil, M.D., and a residency in McMinnville, OR with Bruce Dickson, N.D., she decided to focus her enthusiasm, talents, and knowledge in building bridges between conventional and alternative medicine. She founded HormoneSynergy to help people achieve vibrant health, ideal brain function, and longevity. As a specialist in holistic medicine, she understands the role balanced hormones and neurotransmitters play in all areas of health. Dr. Retzler completed a fellowship in preventive cardiology through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine with Mark Houston, M.D. and attends several age management and brain health seminars and conferences yearly. She acknowledges the mentors who have influenced her work: Rebecca Glaser, M.D., Thierry Hertoghe, M.D., and Daniel Amen, M.D. She recommends effective, evidence based natural therapies, lifestyle changes, and bioidentical hormones to address the underlying causes of hormone imbalance and restore health and vitality.

Kathryn Retzler has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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

Neal Rouzier, M.D. is still a practicing board certified emergency physician and former assistant director of a large trauma center in Southern California. After completing residencies in family practice and emergency medicine at UCLA, he has practiced emergency medicine for over 30 years. In addition, Dr. Rouzier is the medical director of the Preventive Medicine Clinic of Palm Springs that specializes in hormone replacement for both men and women. He is the author of the popular book on hormone replacement entitled “How to Achieve Healthy Aging for Men & Women” which introduces BHRT. Dr. Rouzier teaches the most popular and successful courses in the U.S. on bioidentical hormone replacement and preventive medicine that focus on the research and EBM supporting hormone replacement. Dr. Rouzier teaches all the complexities of BHRT as well as the nuts and bolts of prescribing, monitoring, adjusting, and all there is to know about hormones. His basic, advanced, and complex age management courses are accompanied by 300-page workbooks referencing the medical literature that provide the basis and science behind this new paradigm in preventive medicine. Dr. Rouzier lectures at various medical academies in the U.S. and abroad and uniquely critiques the medical literature to provide the audience with insight into treatments that are not understood by most practitioners. His unique and passionate teaching style has been enjoyed by attendees to AMMG conferences since their inception.


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 came to the U.S. as a political refugee. She graduated from Loyola Marymount with a B.S. in Science and subsequently received her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Rubio practiced traditional medicine until 2006, and now concentrates on Regenerative Medicine.

(Non-CME faculty)


Charles Runels, M.D.
Founder, American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association
Founder, Runels Center for Lifelong Health

Dr. Charles Runels was born in Birmingham, AL, received his BS in Chemistry from Birmingham-Southern College and attended medical school and performed his residency in Birmingham as well. He was a research chemist for three years in the physical chemistry department of Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, and earned Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1993. Dr. Runels practiced emergency medicine for seven years at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile, AL, as well as at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope and at Thomas Urgent Care in Daphne for two years. He spent two years practicing hyperbaric medicine (chamber used to treat scuba diving injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, and serious infections) at Springhill Hospital in Mobile, and founded LifeStream Medical, Inc. for the purpose of education and medical research. He is the inventor of the Vampire Facelift®, the O-Shot®, the Priapus Shot®, and the Vampire Breast Lift®, and designed the 3-Day Fat Burn. Dr. Runels founded the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association and the Runels Center for Lifelong Health. He published "Anytime...for as Long as You Want: Strength, Genius, Libido & Erection by Integrative Sex Transmutation (A 15-Day Course for Men to Improve Life and Sex)" in December 2004. Having worked 12 years as an inner-city emergency room physician, Dr. Runels has seen an ugly side of life and knows that after disease reaches a point, no advice can help: the person in cardiac arrest needs drugs and electrical cardioversion, not advice. But, correct and motivating advice 20 years before cardioversion may have prevented the ER visit. He hopes that Thomas Edison's prediction will be proven, and future doctors will offer more advice than drugs.

(Non-CME faculty)


Chef Lee Sarris
Chef & Program Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, Tulane University

Chef Leah obtained her BS in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University. Besides her schooling, her love of food, nutrition and agriculture stem from her past years spent teaching students and the community in the university and non-profit sectors; her work in agriculture through farming and involvement in the Farm to School program; and her experience working in the food service industry, in both the restaurant and manufacturing sectors. She is very enthusiastic and dedicated to the program at Tulane, and excited to be part of such a forward-thinking endeavor. To our knowledge, she is the first chef to be formally employed by a medical school. As program director, Chef Leah spends a lot of time developing and teaching curriculum for medical students, the community and continuing education for the healthcare and food service industry. She is working continuously to build community partnerships with local and national organizations and to get students hands-on experience in community outreach, so they too can also understand the rewards and challenges of nutrition intervention.


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

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


David Woynarowski, M.D., CPT
Anti-Aging Physician & Author of Immortality Edge, Philadelphia, PA

"Dr. Dave" Woynarowski was raised in a family of doctors and scientists and continued the tradition, graduating from Temple Medical Schoo after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in Biology and English. Today Dr. Dave credits his English degree for his prolific writing skills and famous ability to communicate effectively with everyone from those with no education to the most highly-credentialed specialists. After completing his Residency in Internal Medicine, Dr. Dave passed the Internal Medicine Boards and joined his father who had been practicing Family Medicine for three decades. Together they brought their own special blend of medicine to the community. 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,” says Dr. Dave. “Their lives serve as a continuing inspiration to me.” Dr. Dave embarked on a worldwide pursuit, researching the best-of-the-best in anti-aging medicine. His exhaustive search has made him one of the foremost authorities is preventative health, anti-aging, 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 has participated in numerous conferences, is often asked to speak as a consultant on various drug therapies and disease states, and was nominated for the prestigious Physician of the Year Award by the President’s Committee on Health Care Reform In 2004.

 

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