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Faculty November 2018


Dale E. Alsager, D.O., Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences, International Cloud University, Seattle, WA
Guest Lecturer, Pacific NorthWest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, WA
CEO & Medical Director, Osteopathic Medical Services, Inc., Maple Valley, WA

Dr. Dale Alsager received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Zoology/Immunology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from U of A and Pacific NW University in California, and later became a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has spent 19 years as a practicing physician and surgeon, and more than 10 years as a research scientist with over 50 publications in scientific and technical peer-reviewed journals. His interests are focused on the impact of micronutrient and hormonal management on age related metabolism.


Al Augustine, J.D.
Partner, Augustine, Kern & Levans, Ltd, Chicago, IL

Algis K. Augustine graduated from Notre Dame in 1966, and the Law School of the University of Illinois in 1969. He then entered private practice as an associate of Crowley, Barrett and Karaba until August 1974, when he became the Chief Regulatory Attorney for what is now the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, where he was responsible for regulating more than 600,000 professionals in a wide range of professions. In May 1979, Al founded the law firm now known as Augustine, Kern and Levens, Ltd. He served on the Inquiry Panel for the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission from 1985 to 1990. Al currently represents primarily health-related professionals, such as doctors, dentists, nurses and so on, but has represented many different professionals with licensing and governmental problems throughout the country, and is a nationally recognized speaker on professional disciplinary matters. He is an active member in good standing of the Illinois bar (1970) and is admitted to practice in the Seventh Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Joseph Bosiljevac, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
Senior Partner, Cenegenics, New York, NY

Dr. Bosiljevac, a third generation Croatian, was born in Omaha in 1951 and lived in Nebraska for fourteen years. His parents moved to Emporia, KS where he attended high school and graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and was among the first class that spent clinical years at the Wichita branch. Graduating in the top ten percent of his class with his M.D. in 1975, he was selected for membership in the honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha. "Doctor Joe" spent one year at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in a rotating internship, then returned to Kansas and trained for five years in general, thoracic, and vascular surgery at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Bosiljevac is board-certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He was in solo practice in Emporia, Kansas for thirty years with Flint Hills Surgical Associates, PA. During this time Dr. Bosiljevac had a special interest in carotid artery intervention in the prevention of stroke. Besides experience with more than 1000 carotid endarterectomies, he also became certified and had experience with carotid artery angioplasty and stenting. He has two board certifications in vascular sonography. A Ph.D. in Natural Medicine was achieved and he subsequently started a wellness practice and founded Flint Hills Natural Medicine with an emphasis on prolonging health and longevity. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Bosiljevac completed a fellowship in age management medicine and worked with Cenegenics Medical and Research Institute. He moved to New York City in 2010 and is currently a senior partner with Cenegenics NYC. He is a member of AMMG and the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) and is certified in chelation medicine. Besides multiple presentations at AMMG and other meetings, Dr. Joe has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, the majority on vascular topics. He has also authored the book, “Surviving Cancer: The Use of Complementary and Alternative Methods in the Treatment of Breast Cancer.” He has four grown children, speaks fluent Spanish, is conversant in French, and is also learning some Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.


Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Dr. Bryan earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. He pursued his post-doctoral training as a Kirschstein Fellow at Boston University School of Medicine in the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute. After a two year post-doctoral fellowship, in 2006 Dr. Bryan was recruited to join faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston by Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., 1998 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology. During his tenure as faculty and independent investigator at UT, his research focused on drug discovery through screening natural product libraries for active compounds. His nine years at UT led to several discoveries which have resulted in seven issued US patents and nine pending worldwide. He is also a successful entrepreneur who has commercialized his nitric oxide technology through the formation of Human, to the Power of N, Inc (formerly Neogenis Medical) where he is Co-founder and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Bryan has been involved in nitric oxide research for the past 16 years and has made many seminal discoveries in the field. These discoveries and findings have transformed the development of safe and effective functional bioactive natural products in the treatment and prevention of human disease and may provide the basis for new preventive or therapeutic strategies in many chronic diseases. Dr. Bryan has published a number of highly cited papers and authored or edited 5 books. He is an international leader in molecular medicine and natural product chemistry.

Nathan S. Bryan has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Royalty – University of Texas; Stock - HumanN, SAJE Pharma


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


Kristin Comella
Chief Scientific Officer, Bioheart, Inc., Sunrise, FL

Ms. Kristin C. Comella, M.S. has over 15 years of experience in corporate entities with expertise in regenerative medicine, training and education, research, product development and senior management. Ms. Comella debuted as the 24th most influential stem cell expert globally by the World Regenerative Medicine Congress of 2013. Ms. Comella currently serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Bioheart, Inc. and has been responsible for planning and implementing the overall laboratory policies and procedures for the Cell Culturing Laboratory since 2004. Ms. Comella has made a significant contribution to Bioheart’s product development, manufacturing and quality systems. Prior to joining Bioheart, she served as a Supervisor of the GMP laboratory expanding stem cells for clinical trials at Tulane University. Ms. Comella built and managed the stem cell laboratory at Tulane University’s Center for Gene Therapy for over a year. Preceding this position, Ms. Comella served as a Research Engineer of Osiris Therapeutics where she conducted research on stem cell therapies for osteoarthritis. She currently serves on multiple boards in the stem cell arena. Ms. Comella has an MS in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a B.S. with honors in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida.


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.

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


Derrick M. DeSilva, Jr., M.D.
Chairman, AMMG Conference Planning Committee
Senior Attending Staff, Dept. of Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ
Teaching Faculty, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ

Dr. DeSilva is a practicing Internist and part of the Senior Attending Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. He is also on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. He has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally. Past president of the American Nutraceutical Association and in 2010 was the recipient of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. He has received the Best Doctor Award by Castle Connolly for the past 15 consecutive years. Dr. DeSilva has authored and published "Coping with Lyme Disease" and "Ask the Doctor." He has hosted his own radio talk show, "Ask the Doctor” for the past 25 years which airs on WCTC Radio in New Jersey (1450 AM), and is the medical correspondent for Cablevision (News12 New Jersey) and host of "12 to Your Health." He has also attained national television exposure by hosting medical segments on CNN and appearing as a guest on numerous national television programs, including ABC Night Line. Dr. DeSilva has been instrumental in the formulation of over 200 different natural products. He is currently Chair of the AMMG Conference Planning Committee.

Disclosure: Unpaid Consultant: C.S. Supplements.


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

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


Scott Fogle, N.D.
Director of Clinical Information and Laboratory Services, Life Extension Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Fogle is the Director of Clinical Information and Laboratory Services at Life Extension, where he oversees its scientific/medical information and is also in charge of its laboratory division which offers extensive online blood testing services. He is also a contributor to the popular 5th edition of the Disease Prevention and Treatment book. As a sought-after speaker and guest for both TV and radio, Dr. Fogle has appeared on 3 episodes of the Suzanne Somers Show on Lifetime TV, at various medical conferences, University of Miami Medical School on Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and numerous radio shows such as Aging Info Radio. Dr. Fogle has a passion for all aspects of hormones and has lectured extensively on them, including recent lectures on the Pitfalls and Perils of Hormone Testing and Hormones and Mitochondrial Function. He has also lectured on many other aspects of medicine ranging from sleeping disorders, ocular pathologies, hypertension, Phase I & II detoxification, Vitamin D, and advanced blood testing. Before joining Life Extension, Dr. Fogle was a clinical faculty member at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) and enjoyed a private practice in Portland, OR. He graduated with academic honors from NCNM and his thesis "Mercury Toxicity and Assessment" won the Dean’s Thesis Award. He completed his family practice residency in Portland, OR.


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.

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


Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Founder and Executive Chairman, MYOS Corporation, Cedar Knolls, NJ
Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, Human Longevity, Inc., San Diego, CA
Founder and Chairman, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, Summit, NJ

Dr. Hariri is considered a visionary serial entrepreneur in biomedicine and aerospace. The Chairman, Founder andformer Chief Executive Officer of one of the world's largest human cellular therapeutics companies, Dr. Hariri has pioneered the use of stem cells and biomaterials to treat a range of life threatening diseases. His activities and experience includes academic neurosurgeon at Cornell, executive, military and defense scientist, surgeon and aviator and aerospace innovator. Dr. Hariri has over 90 issued and pending patents, has authored over 100 published chapters,articles and abstracts and is most recognized for his discovery of pluripotent stem cells from the placenta and as a member of the team which discovered TNF (tumor necrosis factor). Dr. Hariri was recipient of the Thomas Alva EdisonAward in 2007 and 2011, and has received numerous other honors for his manycontributions to biomedicine and aviation. Dr. Hariri co-founded Human Longevity, Inc. with Drs. Craig Venter and Peter Diamandis. A jet-rated commercial pilot with many thousands of hours of flight time in over 60 different military and civilian aircraft, Dr. Hariri is a founder and board member of the Rocket Racing League, an extreme aerospace corporation and Jet-A,an FAA certified international heavy jet charter airline. Dr. Hariri serves on numerous Boards of Directors including Myos Corporation and Provista Diagnostics and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Science and Technology Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Archon XPRIZE for Genomics, which is awarded by the XPrize Foundation. Dr. Hariri is also a Trustee of the J. Craig Venter Institute and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Liberty Science Center, and has been appointed Commissioner of Cancer Research by NJ Governor Christie. Dr. Hariri received his undergraduate training at Columbia College and Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and was awarded his M.D.and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Hariri received his surgical training at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center anddirected the Aitken Neurosurgery Laboratory and the Center for Trauma Research.


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

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


Sonia Kapur, Ph.D., HCLD
Laboratory Director, ZRT Laboratory, Beaverton, OR

As the Laboratory Director at ZRT Laboratory, Dr. Sonia Kapur has been instrumental in monitoring Quality Control / Quality Assurance programs in compliance with CLIA. She leads the research group responsible for developing new laboratory procedures for clinical tests, laboratory automation and integration of new assays from research into clinical laboratory. Dr. Kapur's work has been extensively published in peer reviewed scientific journals. She presents lectures on novel laboratory testing methods, especially in the field of age management and preventive medicine, at national and international medical conferences.


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.

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


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

Dr. Edwin Lee is an endocrinologist,author and international speaker. Dr. Lee founded the Institute for HormonalBalance, Orlando, FL in 2008, is board certified in Internal Medicine,Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and has completed special training inRegenerative and Functional Medicine. Currently, he is the assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida College ofMedicine. In addition to writing his award winning books, "YourAmazing Heart," "Your Awesome Brain," "Feel Good Look Younger: Reversing Tiredness Through Hormonal Balance," and "YourBest Investment: Secrets to a Healthy Body and Mind," Dr. Lee has published many articles on internal medicine and endocrinology. He was also an author in the fourth edition of Textbook of Critical Care. His passion is healthy living and he practices what he preaches. He enjoys participating in open water swimming, cycling, hiking and Aquabike competition. Dr. Edwin Lee resides in Orlando, FL with his wife and 2 teenage boys.

Disclosure: Speakers Bureau/Honorariums: Tailor Made Compounding.


Dennis Lox, M.D.
Owner, Sports and Regenerative Medicine Centers, Tampa Bay, FL and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dennis Lox was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and maintains an active membership in the honors society of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from Texas Tech University School of Medicine at San Antonio, Dr. Lox completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Lox moved to Florida and settled in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is referred to as a Physiatrist. Since opening the Florida Spine Center in 1990, this Physical Medicine and Pain Management practice has grown to include two office locations – one in Clearwater, FL and the other in New Port Richey, FL. In addition to growing his practice, Dr. Lox has remained active in his chosen discipline, and has lectured extensively on various pain management topics. Further, he has authored numerous textbook chapters, and has written two books relating to his field of expertise: “Soft Tissue Injury-Diagnosis and Treatment and Physical Medicine” and “Rehabilitation State of the Art Review: Low Back Pain.” Dr. Lox focuses on improving the quality of life for his patients by specializing in a conservative, non-surgical approach to the treatment of their pain.


Dipnarine Maharaj, MB.ChB, M.D., FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Glas.), FRCPath, FACP
Medical Director, The Maharaj Institute of Immune Regenerative Medicine, Boynton Beach, FL

Dr. Maharaj is a world renowned expert, the Medical Director of The Maharaj Institute, and a leader in the clinical field of Stem Cell Transplantation, Immunotherapy and Regenerative medicine. He was part of the team in Scotland which developed the standard of care for leukemia patients back in the 1980s. Dr. Maharaj has developed several innovative protocols involving Immunotherapy and sees this as the future in the treatment of chronic disease. He has also created a protocol to collect and store an adult’s healthy immune system, in case of future need. One of the most exciting areas is in the field of aging. Dr. Maharaj is now working on a clinical trial that will see about 30 study subjects receiving stem cell mobilized fresh frozen plasma from the blood of healthy young donors. The objective of this study is the meaningful and systemic reversal of pathological aging processes and restoration of youthful immune status.

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


Nicole M. McDermott, RPA-C
Physician Assistant, ComiteMD Center for Precision Medicine, New York, NY

Nicole M. McDermott graduated from New York Institute of Technology in 2002 with a BS, in Physician Assistant. Prior to working at ComiteMD, Nicole practiced as a Physician Assistant specializing in Endocrinology and Diabetes management for the last 12 years, with her passion and focus on thyroid disease including thyroid cancer. At ComiteMD, Nicole is a member of the Clinical Team and with her endocrine experience her role is to assists with diagnosing, treating and preventing disease.


Mark P. Menolascino, M.D., MS, ABIHM, ABAARM, IFMCP
Medical Director, Meno Clinic, Center for Advanced Medicine, Jackson Hole, WY

Dr. Mark Menolascino is the Medical Director for the Meno Clinic Center for Advanced Medicine in Jackson Hole, WY, specializing in utilizing nutritional strategies for optimal health and performance. He is also the Medical Director for NeuroScience Inc., which specializes in personalized testing utilizing state of the art neurotransmitter, hormone and functional genetics to deliver individualized diagnostic and treatment strategies. He has over 30 years of health care experience. He completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center then completed Internal Medicine Specialist Training at Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Menolascino is a national expert in balancing hormones utilizing nutrition, and lectures and teaches physicians about optimal health. He is one of very few physicians Board Certified as an Internal Medicine Specialist and Board Certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, as well as a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Board Certified in Advanced Hormone Management and Anti-Aging Medicine. He additionally has a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology and Immunology, and was a doctoral candidate in the Medical Scientist Program assisting with Clinical Trials of new medications as well as part of the Heart Disease Reversal Team with Dr. Dean Ornish. His medical knowledge is complemented by advanced training and clinical experience in Nutrition, Naturopathic, Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Medicine and Homeopathy. Dr. Menolascino has pursued extensive continuing education with over 2,000 Continuing education hours in Integrative Medicine, including advanced Cardiovascular Therapies including Heart Disease Prevention; Medical Nutritional Therapy; Male and Female Hormone Bio-identical Therapy including advanced Thyroid and Adrenal Function; Detoxification; and Cancer Prevention. He is a former professional athlete with over 10 years experience as a Personal Trainer, Strength Coach for the Husker Power Program as well as a Corporate Wellness Consultant. Dr. Menolascino provides an in-depth and personalized consultation and helps develop a unique program of Optimal Wellness for a holistic and individualized wellness plan.


Scott Minton, M.S., Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor, Nordic Naturals, Watsonville, CA

Dr. Scott Minton has over a decade of experience as a biology professor, has worked as a clinical and laboratory researcher, and in recent years as a nutritional consultant. Dr. Minton earned both a Master's and Ph.D. in Resource Ecology from the University of Michigan. He was a tenured Associate Professor at Vanguard University in the Biological Sciences. Dr. Minton has completed two years of medical training at Ross University School of Medicine and holds a certificate in Health and Fitness from the American College of Sports Medicine.


Thomas O’Bryan, D.C., CCN, DACBN
Faculty, Institute for Functional Medicine and National University of Health Sciences
Owner, TheDr.com

Dr. Tom O'Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of www.theDr.com. He recently hosted the paradigm-shifting ‘The Gluten Summit - A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity at www.theglutensummit.com.


Sangeeta Pati, M.D., FACOG
Medical Director, SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, Orlando, FL
Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diplomat, Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine

Sangeeta Pati practiced obstetrics-gynecology in the Washington, D.C. and New York area for 13 years before opening an integrative medical center in Orlando, FL. She graduated at the top of her medical class at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, and completed her residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. She has worked extensively internationally as Medical Director for a 350-employee non-profit organization, Engenderhealth, on maternal mortality reduction programs funded by the Gates Foundation. Dr. Pati is multilingual and is renowned in her field, having authored numerous scientific articles and being the highest demanded speaker for media interviews and domestic and international workshops on a regular basis. Dr. Pati's special interest and strength has been in helping health care providers learn how to put together and integrate into real practice the vast amount of information in the restorative medicine field. She is the director of a fully pre-booked Clinical Preceptor Program, which trains doctors and health practitioners in restoring optimal body function through protocols for hormonal balance, nutrition and detoxification. She is on the Board of Advisors for MDPrescriptives Supplement Company where she helps develop clinically effective supplement protocols and integrate them into research protocols. She also runs an on-line platform (Peacock Forum) for integrative health practitioners to communicate problem cases. SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine offers integrated, evidence-based medical therapies, combining conventional, natural and complimentary modalities (i.e. acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, homeopathy, oriental medicine, far infra-red therapy and microcurrent). The restorative model used at SaJune aims to restore optimal function to the body through 1) bio-identical hormone restoration, 2) nutritional restoration 3) detoxification 4) mind balance and 5) body balance. SaJune has strong special programs in weight loss, superfoods, plant-based nutrition, IV chelation, integrative cancer therapies, vascular disease reversal and organic skin care. 20% of patients seeking her medical care are from out of the state of Florida. 10% of her patients are medical doctors and nurses. Her medical care has been written about in the fictional book "Feeling Funkabulous" by Ivy Gilbert and "Aging Backwards" by Jackie Silver.


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

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

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


Elizabeth Plourde, C.L.S., NCMP, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, San Diego University for Integrative Studies, San Diego, CA
Medical Researcher, Author and Lecturer, Specializing in Hormones, Toxins and the Environment

Elizabeth Plourde is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. Her education is augmented by invaluable experience while working with cutting-edge medical research laboratories for two decades. Applying this knowledge and background, her research has been devoted to hormone interactions, toxins that interfere with their balance, and most recently to the cellular disruptions of electromagnetic radiations that impact the body’s ecosystem. Dr. Plourde is the author of: "EMF Freedom: Solutions for the 21st Century Pollution;" "Sunscreens - Biohazard: Treat As Hazardous Waste;" "Hysterectomy: The Best or Worst Thing that Ever Happened to Me?;" and "Your Guide to Hysterectomy, Ovary Removal & Hormone Replacement."


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.

Disclosure: Honoraria for Lecturing, Speaking & Teaching: Worldlink Medical and Anazao Pharmacy.


Ernst R. Schwarz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center at UCLA

Ernst R. Schwarz, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, FACC, FSCAI, is the Founder and Chairman of DSMI, Professor of Medicine and attending cardiologist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CMO of HeartStem and Medical Director of Pacific Heart Medical Group. Dr. Schwarz is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology/Cardiovascular Diseases, and Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a trained specialist in Interventional Cardiology, Age-Management Medicine and Sexual Medicine. Dr. Schwarz has an international reputation in the academic and clinical fields of cardiovascular medicine. He has published more than 150 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters and books on cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Schwarz works as a consulting cardiologist in several hospitals in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas, and he resides in Beverly Hills.


Barry Sears, Ph.D.
Founder & President, Inflammation Research Foundation, Marblehead, MA
President, Zone Labs, Marblehead, MA

Dr. Barry Sears is a leading authority on the impact of the diet on hormonal response, genetic expression, and inflammation. A former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Sears has focused his research efforts over the past 40 years to the study of lipids and their role in chronic disease. Dr. Sears has published more than 30 scientific articles and holds 13 U.S. patents in the areas of intravenous drug delivery systems for cancer drugs and hormonal regulation for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. He has also written 14 books, including the New York Times #1 bestseller "The Zone". These books have sold more than six million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 22 different languages. He is the founder and president of the non-profit Inflammation Research Foundation from which he continues his work in the developing of new dietary approaches for the treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases.


Thomas N. Seyfried, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology Dept., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Thomas N. Seyfried received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1976. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New England and also holds a Master's degree in Genetics from Illinois State University, Normal, IL. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine, and then served on the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Neurology. He is now Full Professorship in the Department of Biology at Boston College. Dr. Seyfried organized the Ketogenic Diet Special Interest Group of the American Epilepsy Society and served as Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association and presently serves on several editorial boards, including those for Nutrition & Metabolism, Neurochemical Research, the Journal of Lipid Research, and ASN Neuro. He is the author of the new book, "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer" (Wiley Press). Dr. Seyfried's research focuses on gene environmental interactions related to complex diseases, such as epilepsy, autism, brain cancer, and neurodegenerative (the GM1 and GM2 gangliosidoses) diseases.


Christopher W. Shade, Ph.D.
President, Quicksilver Scientific, Lafayette, CO

Dr. Shade obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University in environmental and aqueous chemistry. Dr. Shade earned a Ph.D. from the Universityof Illinois where he studied the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury as well as advanced aquatic chemistry. During his Ph.D. work, Dr. Shade patented analytical technology for mercury speciation analysis and later founded Quicksilver Scientific, LLC in order to commercialize this technology. Shortly after starting Quicksilver Scientific, Dr. Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury exposure/toxicityand the human detoxification system. He has since developed specific clinical analytical techniques formeasuring mercury exposure and a system of products for toxic metals removal.


Ron Shane, N.D., Ph.D., O.M.D., MFA
Research Scholar, University of California-San Diego
Professor, University of Natural Medicine in Body & Mind Consciousness Studies and Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Shane is a world-leading authority in body mind consciousness studies. He has written many books and lectured on this topic. He graduated with high honors from CSU Northridge studying Psychology and Philosophy and completed a Masters in Educational and Counseling Psychology. His PhD blended visionary literature with social psychology where he did his dissertation on William Blake and the English Romantics concerning the activation of the etheric body. Dr. Shane completed post-doctoral study at UCLA in the Renaissance Institute where he did advanced research in the mystical aspects of William Shakespeare and Edmond Spencer under the aegis of Dr. Michael Allen, a visiting professor from Oxford University; and likewise completed a MFA training in theater and experimental video during his tenure as post-doc at UCLA. Dr. Shane was a faculty member in the Department of English at UCSB and SDSU. Furthermore, he studied cross-cultural shamanism under the aegis of Dr. Donald Tuzin, a world authority on this aspect of cultural anthropology; and for many years he had an academic relationship with Dr. Norman O. Brown who is the original founding member of UCSC’s history of consciousness program. Dr. Shane, as a research scholar at UCSD, did advanced studies in Western Medicine, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, and Neuroendocrinology under the tutelage of Dr. Koob, a leading authority in neuroendocrinology in the department of psychology as well as Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Shane is one of the world’s highest Tae Kwon Do black belts, receiving his 7th degree black belt from Grandmaster Hwang, who is the highest ranking grandmaster in the world. He is on the board of the United Tae Kwon Do alliance and has written many books and articles on the internal dynamics of Tae Kwon Do. His Zen Beauty Institute is based on strategies for individuals where they can achieve optimal physical and interior salubriousness. This medical researcher, energy master, and clinician will be leading a three-day workshop for medical doctors on the diverse dimensions of optimal medicine. He has written over 45 books on topics ranging from Shamanistic consciousness to the esoteric basis of Raja/Kundalini yoga. His Mystique of Energy delineates how the esoteric body blends with the luminous celestial sphere. Dr. Shane has given over 45 lectures to medical doctors on many distinctive topics and has written 150 articles for several medical publications. This medical researcher has conducted research in cosmetic and regenerative medicine as well as molecular biology. For Dr. Shane, ontological genesis of the body’s mental/ethereal sphere can only occur when its physical aspect is optimal actualized.


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

Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH is a teacher, author and internationally sought after speaker in functional medicine. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and teaches in the Fellowship (a master’s program through the University of South Florida School of Medicine) as well as at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). After obtaining her BA degree in Biology she went on to finish a master’s in Public Health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the U.C. San Francisco/SantaRosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 18 years. Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional medicine she was the medical director of a large non-profit organization that catered to the underserved. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Functional Medicine in the USA, Latin America and Europe.

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


Jonathan S. Wilensky, M.D., FACS
Co-Founder, Southern California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (SoCal IRM)

Dr. Jon Wilensky, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, was born and raised in New York City. The son of New York City public servants, an elementary school teacher and a police officer, he attended Stuyvesant High School, the premier public math and science high school in the country, where he confirmed his lifelong desire to be a physician and surgeon. In 1993, Dr. Wilensky was one of just nine graduating high school seniors across the nation to be invited to attend both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Michigan as part of the prestigious 7-Year Integrated BS-MD dual degree program. In 2000, Dr. Wilensky completed his MD degree in Ann Arbor and matched into the highly competitive Integrated Plastic Surgery residency program, at the University of Michigan. This 6-year post-MD training program is widely regarded by many as the foremost plastic surgical training program in the country. In 2006, Dr. Wilensky completed his post-MD residency training at the University of Michigan. He entered the private practice of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery serving the people of San Diego. His clinical interests are in aesthetic surgery and surgical education, for both patients and other physicians. Dr. Wilensky is pleased to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Wilensky’s private practice is located in the beautiful Golden Triangle of La Jolla in San Diego County. This location offers the privacy and exclusivity plastic surgery patients deserve. The office and in-office surgical center are just minutes from Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The in-office surgical center features 2 operating rooms, and is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF sets the highest standards for patient care and safety in the outpatient surgical setting. Outside of his surgical practice, Dr. Wilensky enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and daughters. His recreational interests include running, weight training, hiking, and mountain climbing.


Alan Yang Wu, M.D., CTBS, FAACS, FACS
Faculty, University of California at Riverside, Stem Cell Research Center
Managing Partner, Surgimed Biosciences, Cathedral City, CA

Dr. Allan Wu is a full fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is duly board certified in OBGYN and also completed fellowships in Surgical Molecular Biology at UCLA and Molecular Embryology at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, UK. While at UCLA and Cambridge Dr. Wu worked on research related to global methylation assays as a means of predicting cancer and fertility outcomes. He currently resides at UC, Riverside Stem Cell Research Center as clinical and scientific faculty and is in active clinical practice at Barbarino Surgical Arts. He has also served and scientific chairman for regenerative therapies for Select Biosciences and The International Stem Cell Society.

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