Daniel Amen, MD is dedicated to optimizing and healing the brain. He is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist and 10-time NY Times bestselling author. He is the founder of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa and San Francisco, CA, Bellevue, WA, Reston, VA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. The clinics have the world’s largest psychiatric database of functional brain scans, totaling nearly 115,000 scans on patients from 111 countries. Dr. Amen is the lead researcher on the largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on NFL players and he is the co-creator of The Daniel Plan with Rick Warren and Mark Hyman, a program to get the world healthy through religious organizations.
KELLY BROGAN, MD
Kelly Brogan, MD is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist on faculty at George Washington University and in private practice in Manhattan, author of A Mind of Your Own. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Brain and Cognitive Science/Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, and Fisher Wallace, Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and board member for Health Freedom Action. She is a mother of two.
RICHARD BROWN, MD
Richard P. Brown, MD, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, completed his MD at Columbia University, Psychiatry Residency and fellowship in Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology at Cornell University Medical College. He specializes in Integrative Psychiatry, combining the best standard treatments with supplements and mind-body practices. Dr. Brown gives over 150 lectures each year and has published over 100 scientific articles, books and chapters. With his wife, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, he co-authored Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians, winner of Nautilus Books Health and Healing Gold Award 2013, Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year Gold Award 2013, Independent Publisher Psychology and Mental Health Gold Award 2012, and National Indie Book Gold Award in Psychiatry 2013. A certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), Yoga, Qigong, and Open Focus Meditation, he develops mind-body programs that help improve symptoms of stress, pain, anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD and stress-related medical conditions. For more information visit: www.breath-body-mind.com
LOUIS CADY, MD
Louis Cady obtained his medical degree in 1989 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He then trained in psychiatry at the world-famous Mayo Clinic, beginning his practice of child, adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry in Evansville, Indiana, in 1993. Dr. Cady's main clinical focus is in helping patients achieve total wellness and optimum levels of performance through the integration of mind and body for peak performance. Dr. Cady founded the Cady Wellness Institute, www.CadyWellness.com, which opened its facilities in Evansville on July 1, 2005.
SURUCHI CHANDRA, MD
Dr. Chandra has completed extensive training in alternative medicine and uses an integrative approach to help children and adults with challenging psychological, behavioral, and medical issues. She integrates conventional psychiatric medicine with complementary and alternative modalities, focusing on nutrition, herbal therapy, dietary supplements, and homeopathy. Dr. Chandra has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a medical degree from Yale University. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital combined program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chandra has a practice in the Bay Area focusing on integrative psychiatry and chronic/complex illnesses.
BILL CODE, MD
Bill Code, MD is currently the Director of Medical Research for the National Canadian Neurovascular Health Society. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Code went on to become a Board Certified Anesthesiologist in both Canada and the United States. He spent six years conducting brain and drug therapy research for chronic pain. In 1996 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Western medicine offered him very little so he began seeking healthy, non-drug solutions to manage his neurological deterioration, depression, and pain. His journey to recovery is outlined in three books, including his most recent, Winning the Pain Game. Dr. Code has completed the Integrative Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil and currently has an integrative medicine practice in rural British Columbia. He is in the process of applying for the newly created integrative medicine boards in the United States, and hopes to help create them in Canada as well.
JOHN GANNAGE, MD
John Gannage, MD is a longstanding practitioner of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and is considered an expert in the CAM field. Dr. Gannage founded and is currently the Medical Director of Markham Integrative Medicine, where he has been emphasizing prevention and treatment of chronic disease through nutrition, detoxification, immune system modulation, and reduction of oxidative stress since 1998. He is a Defeat Autism Now clinician and has membership in the Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine (CSOM), and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). Dr. Gannage has a special focus in assisting children and families affected by developmental issues, including autism, using biomedical therapy. Still, the majority of his practice is for chronic illness and conditions among adults, for which he has developed specific protocols from a functional medicine perspective.
PATRICIA GERBARG, MD
Patricia Gerbarg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at New York Medical College, graduated from Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital Psychiatry residency, and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. Specializing in Integrative Psychiatry, she serves on the Complimentary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine Caucus of the APA and on the Board of the American Botanical Council. Her research and teaching focus on herbs, nutrients, and mind-body practices for anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, survivors of mass disasters, medical illnesses, and the military. Dr. Gerbarg teaches methods to integrate mind-body practices with psychotherapy and medical treatments. She has co-authored more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters and award-winning books including: How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (First Place Alternative Health National Best Book and International Best Book Awards); and The Healing Power of the Breath (book and CD) (Living Now Book Award Gold; Nautilus Award Silver). With her husband, Dr. Richard Brown, she provides professional trainings and Breath-Body-Mind workshops for survivors of trauma and mass disasters including the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, earthquake in Haiti, Gulf horizon oil spill, school attack in Newtown, sexual trauma, war and slavery in South Sudan, and active duty and military combat veterans. Her Integrative Mental Health website is www.Breath-Body-Mind.com.
JAMES GREENBLATT, MD
Dr. Greenblatt has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. His books,Answers to Anorexia, The Breakthrough Depression Solution, and Answers to Appetite Control draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, a private psychiatric practice focused on utilizing integrative medicine.
ANDREA GRUSZECKI, ND
Andrea Gruszecki, ND received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Trained as a radiologic technologist and Army medic, she spent the years prior to graduation from SWCNM working in urgent care and hospital settings, gaining valuable clinical experience. She has worked with a variety of patients, and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the “whole person” using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies to bring patients into optimal balance. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. Dr. Gruszecki serves as a consultant for the Scientific Support Department of Doctor’s Data, Inc., writing, researching and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She recently finished the soon-to-be-published “Functional Assessment of Urinary Neurobiogenic Amines; A Comprehensive Guide” for Doctor’s Data, Inc.
MARTY HINZ, MD
Marty Hinz, MD earned a comprehensive industrial chemistry degree. He has been working in medicine for 44 years and earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For the last 19 years he has conducted large scale database-driven amino acid research. Since 2009 Dr. Hinz has published 22 peer-reviewed papers documenting this new and original field of research relating to relative nutritional deficiencies associated with low or inadequate levels of serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and thiols while on an optimal diet. The focus of many of these papers is identification and management of relative nutritional deficiencies induced by disease, drugs, and nutrients.
JAY LOMBARD, DO
Dr. Lombard, a board-certified neurologist, is the co-founder, chief scientific officer, and medical director for Genomind, a company devoted to improving the lives of patients with psychiatric and neurological conditions. He has developed novel biomarkers to enhance the care of patients with complex brain conditions. He is also a widely-acclaimed author of books related to the effects of nutrition and the brain, including the Brain Wellness Plan, Balance Your Brain, Balance Your Life, and Freedom from Disease. He consults for several clinical research and development programs for Alzheimer's disease, autism, and the use of medical foods and other integrative approaches in neuropsychiatry.
TRUDY SCOTT, CN
Trudy Scott, CN, Food Mood Expert, is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress, and emotional eating. She serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University. She is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011), and host of The Anxiety Summit. Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.
WILLIAM SHAW, PHD
William Shaw received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and human physiology from the Medical University of South Carolina and is board certified in clinical chemistry and toxicology. Dr. Shaw has supervised large endocrinology, nutritional biochemistry, toxicology, and immunology departments in positions at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Smith Kline Laboratories. As the Director of The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas, he specializes in providing diagnostic tools aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, mitochondrial disorders, neurological diseases, chronic health issues, and immune diseases.
ELIZABETH STULLER, MD
Elizabeth Stuller, MD completed her Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore MD and is American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Board certified in Adult and Addiction Psychiatry. In addition to working at the Amen Clinic in Reston, Virginia, and Manhattan, NY, Dr. Stuller is principal owner and CEO of Stuller Resettings, LLC, where she works in private practice, and group practice at EHP Behavioral Services in Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore City treating dual-diagnosis patients. She is the former Chief of Psychiatry at Baltimore Behavioral Health where she co-directed the Ambulatory Detoxification Unit, Partial and Intensive Outpatient programs. She has additionally worked at the Veterans Hospital in Baltimore MD and Philadelphia, PA with training in the pain, methadone, PTSD, geriatric, inpatient, and outpatient ambulatory clinics, and involved in individual and group psychotherapy.
KAT TOUPS, MD
Kat Toups, MD, DFAPA is a functional medicine psychiatrist at Bay Area Wellness in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and previously boarded in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Toups is a former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UC Davis, where she was the Inpatient Residency Training Director, and later the Owner/Medical Director of Bay Area Research Institute, a clinical trials research center in Lafayette, CA. After serving as the principal investigator on over 100 clinical trials for 12 years, including 20 failed trials for Alzheimer's drugs, she realized that the elusive cure for brain and psychiatric illness was not going to be found in a pill. She completed certification training through the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2013.
TERRY WAHLS, MD
Terry Wahls, MD is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and Director, Extended Care and Rehab Service Line at the Veteran Affairs Iowa City Health Care System. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles.
KURT WOELLER, DO
Dr. Woeller has been an integrative medicine physician and biomedical autism specialist for 16+ years offering specialized treatment and testing for individuals with complex medical conditions. He is an international speaker and author of multiple books including Autism – The Road To Recovery,Methyl-B12 Therapy for Autism, Methyl-B12 for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, and 5 Things you MUST Do Right Now To Help With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis. He is also an educator working as a clinical consultant for health care practitioners interested in integrative medicine, while offering online educational opportunities through monthly webinars for The Great Plains Laboratory and his own practitioner training website, www.IntegrativeMedicineAcademy.com.