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Faculty November 2017

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

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

Cheryl Burdette, N.D.
Education Director and Owner, Dunwoody Labs, Dunwoody, GA
Faculty, Integrative Medicine Program, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Cheryl Burdette’s experience combines clinical practice and laboratory oversight, giving her a unique perspective in evidence-based natural therapies, testing and research. Received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001 and completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In private practice in Atlanta at the Progressive Medical Center, one of the largest Integrative Medicine clinics in the Southeast. Director of a naturopathic residency program with a focus in nutritional biochemistry. Serves on an IRB board and reviews studies related to complementary and alternative therapies. Published in multiple journals including Alternative Medicine Review and Clinical Chemistry. Author and advisory board member for Xymogen, and as Director of Research and Clinical Outreach. Faculty member at the University of Bridgeport and the University of Miami, the first medical program to include integrative medicine in the core curriculum. Faculty at George Washington University, the first PhD program in integrative medicine. Founder and Education Director of Dunwoody Labs, where she is involved in clinical trials of different nutritional products and development of functional testing profiles.

Zach Bush, M.D.
Founder & Director, Revolution Health Center, Charlottesville, VA
CEO, Biomic Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. William Clearfield, a1975 graduate of LaSalle College with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology, completed his medical training at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, nowDes Moines University in Des Moines, IA in 1978. Returning to his hometown, Philadelphia, PA,  he completed a rotating internship and served as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Clearfield completed a Family Practice Residency in 1982 at United Health and Hospital Services in Kingston, PA and was certified by the American Board of Family Medicine shortly after graduation. In 1985, Dr. Clearfield organized a personalized diet program, on an Apple 2 that was integrated into two local community hospital dietary programs, Nesbitt Memorial Hospital and Wilkes-Barre General Hospitals as well as initiating the first hospital based Protein Sparing Modified Fast Program in Northeast Pennsylvania. Dr. Clearfield obtained a certificate degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin/Lacrosse in 1986 and linked that knowledge to the liquid diet program “Medifast,” providing a safe, medically supervised method of rapid weight loss at Nesbitt Hospital in Kingston, PA. Dr. Clearfield graduated from UCLA’s “Acupuncture for Physicians” program.  Shortly thereafter he was elected to the board of directors first as the education director then as Secretary of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He was the editor of the journal “Medical Acupuncture” from 1994 through 1996. In 1994, Dr. Clearfield established the first combined conventional and alternative medicine pain clinic at John Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Partnering with staff physiatrists, physical therapist, speech pathologist and psychologists the JHI Integrative Pain Center offered a comprehensive pain management program.

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Cumiskey is a co-owner of Integrated Laser Solutions, LLC, a laser training company. He a certified laser safety officer (CLSO) and has been teaching laser science and safety for the past 4 years. He developed a Laser Science and Laser Safety Compliance course that has been approved by the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency, which has the most stringent laser safety regulations in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science Biology degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Dr. Cumiskey has a California X-ray Supervisor License (Ionizing Radiation). He has seven years experience in the Physical Therapy field and was in the United States Air Force medical service for seven years.

Sandra Merkel DeJames, Ph.D.
Vice President, Precision Medicine, Metabolon, Inc., Morrisville, NC

Dr. Merkel DeJames is Vice President of Precision Medicine at Metabolon, the pioneer and leading health technology company in metabolomics. She has international business experience across several industries, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, energy and life sciences, and has broad experience in biotechnology, including direct research, early stage commercialization and new technology development. Prior to Metabolon, Dr. Merkel DeJames was Head of Regional Development (Americas Region) for Novozymes,leading market strategy development and global commercialization for new products and technologies across multiple industries. While there, she also played a key role in developing a novel therapeutic cell-based technology to address next-generation market needs. Dr. Merkel DeJames serves on various boards and advisory councils,including the National Advisory Board for the NCSU Institute for EmergingIssues and the North Carolina Center of Innovation Networks, and is Co-founder and Board Chair for NC Elite Volleyball Inc., an organization focused on the development of student-athletes. She holds a Ph.D. in Biology and completed her post-doctoral training at the UNC School of Medicine.  

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Rob Kominiarek, D.O., FACOFP
Director, Alpha Male Medical Institute, Springboro, OH
Assistant Clinical Professor, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

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

Dr. Edwin Lee is an endocrinologist, author and international speaker 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.  

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

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

Laura L. McDermott, BIS, L.E., MA
Licensed Medical Esthetician & Certified Laser Technician

Laura brings over 15 years of experience in the medical aesthetics industry, including 5 years working as a licensed medical esthetician and certified laser technician. Her vast expertise includes clinical training, research, product and protocol development, business development as well as presenting her abstracts at Academic meetings; a few of those abstracts have been published in medical journals. In 2015, Laura won an award for Best Abstract in Nursing/Allied Health at ASLMS. Most recently, she was the recipient of the Excellence in Nursing/Allied Health award for her professional accomplishments at ASLMS. She also has worked as a liaison with many of the top Key Opinion Leaders in dermatology and plastic surgery, like UCI Dermatology and UPenn Plastic Surgery. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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