Faculty and Disclosures
Philippa Kennealy, MD
Founder, The Entrepreneurial MD, Los Angeles, CA
A board-certified family physician & former CEO of UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center, Dr. Philippa Kennealy blends deep knowledge of clinical practice with strong administrative skill. Dr. Kennealy founded The Entrepreneurial MD, a consultancy in the Los Angeles area that helps physicians build thriving practices, reinvigorate their careers, overcome burnout & gain greater control over their lives.
Erminia “Mimi” Guarneri, MD
Founding Director, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, CA.
Board certified in cardiology & nuclear medicine, as well as holistic medicine, Dr. Guarneri is at the forefront of the integrative & functional medicine movements. After a cardiology fellowship at New York University, Dr. Guarneri served as an interventional cardiologist at Scripps Clinic, where she later founded the widely regarded Center for Integratie Medicine. She is the author of numerous scientific papers, as well as the popular book, The Heart Speaks.
Steven Masley, MD
Conference Chairman, Founder & Director, Masley Optimal Health Center, St. Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Masley received his MD at the University of Washington, Seattle, and his specialty training in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He later became a certified nutritionist at the American College of Nutrition, and a certified acupuncturist with the International Acupuncture Institute in Hong Kong. He is the author of the popular Ten Years Younger books features on the Discovery Channel, the NBC Weekend Today Show, and hundreds of additional media interviews.
Aristo Vojdani, PhD
Research Neurobiologist Department of Neurobiology David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
A pioneering immunologist & neurobiologist, Dr. Aristo Vojdani received his PhD in Immunology & Microbiology from the Bar Ilan University, Israel. Since settling in the US, Dr. Vojdani has been at the forefront of research on the relationship between gut permeability, food & environmental allergens, and autoimmune disorders, which affect roughly 53 million Americans. He is currently the Chief Scientific Advisor for Cyrex Laboratories, a lab specializing in predictive autoantibody testing for autoimmune conditions.
Jeffrey Gladd, MD,
Founder-Director, GladdMD, Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Gladd graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2001, receiving training in family medicine at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He then went on to complete the University of Arizona’s Program in Integrative Medicine, which ultimately led to his founding a successful, direct-pay, holistic practice. He is also a medical advisor to HelloHealth, an innovative electronic health record platform that enables independent physicians to increase their revenue.
Michelle May, MD,
Dr. May received her MD from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and completed a three-year Family Medicine Residency at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona where she served as Chief Resident. After 14 years of clinical family practice, she shifted her focus to helping people take charge of their health through mindful approaches to eating. Her “Am I Hungry?” mindful eating programs draw on her own personal experience with yo-yo dieting, as well as years of clinical work, offering patients a lively and life-changing approach that balances eating for enjoyment with eating for health.
Combining 20 years’ of administrative experience as an executive at Microsoft, with an advanced degree in holistic nutrition and a lifelong interest in athletics, Miriam Zacharias is uniquely positioned to help health care practitioners optimize their practices through better time-management & more effective administration.
Practice development consultant Tim Brolus takes a holistic approach to helping physicians improve the health of their practices, by focusing on three key “drivers” of success: Practice Development, Creating a “Wow” Experience for Patients, and Administrative Excellence. In today’s market, providing good clinical care is no guarantee of success. By concentrating on these “non-clinical” aspects of practice, doctors can end up greatly improving their ability to serve their patients.
Sara Gottfried, MD
Founder/Director, Gottfried Center for Integrative Medicine, Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated integrative gynecologist in Berkeley, CA, with a special interest helping women cultivate health & vitality through a 3-step evidence-based method for natural hormone balancing. A yoga teacher as well as a practicing physician, Dr. Gottfried has been featured on the Rikki Lake Show, 20/20, and many other popular programs. She blogs frequently for the Huffington Post.
Molly Roberts, MD
Integrative Physician Specialist, Institute for Health & Healing, California Pacific Medical Center, Greenbrae, CA
Dr. Molly Roberts received her medical degree, and completed her Family Practice residency and internship at the University of Arizona. As a physician in Tucson, AZ, she co-founded her own healing center and worked as a holistic physician at the renowned Canyon Ranch spa. Dr. Roberts is a well-respected public speaker, workshop facilitator and radio host. She is the author of Blackwell Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fast Facts for Medical Practice and The ION Handbook on nutritional testing. She is the current president of the American Holistic Medical Association.
Bruce Roberts, MD
Integrative Physician Specialist, Institute for Health & Healing, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco.
Dr. Bruce Roberts is board-certified in Family Practice and Psychiatry. He received his MD from Michigan State University, and completed both his Family Practice and Psychiatry residencies at the University of Arizona. He is also certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, with additional certification through the Center for Mind Body Medicine. Bruce has worked in a variety of settings ranging from community mental health clinics to world class health resorts. Before relocating to San Francisco, he ran his own healing center in Tucson.
Hans Vink, PhD
Clinical Professor of Circulatory Physics, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Maastricht
Dr. Hans Vink completed his PhD at the University of Amsterdam, on the subject of Glycocalyx. From 1995 onwards, he developed a research program on the endothelial glycocalyx (www.glycocalyx.nl). In 2006 he was awarded an Established Investigatorship by the Netherlands Heart Foundation. He is Principal Investigator at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Maastricht and was appointed professor of Circulatory Physics at the University in Amsterdam in 2008. His research on the endothelial glycocalyx is supported by program grants from the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine, The Netherlands Heart Foundation, The Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation and the Netherlands Kidney Foundation. He has published more than 40 scientific publications and supervised 9 PhDs (Hirsh factor 20). Dr. Vink is founder of GlycoCheck BV and is the Chief Scientific Advisor to Vascular Health Sciences.
Alan Dumoff, JD, MSW
Alan Dumoff, JD, MSW has practiced law since 1988, with a special focus on the legal needs of integrative physicians and complementary and alternative (CAM) practitioners. A former acting director of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists, Mr. Dumoff assists physicians and CAM practitioners with a wide range of regulatory, insurance, and disciplinary issues, including billing and reimbursement matters, practice structure, dietary supplement and medical device regulation, laboratory requirements and medical/health board disciplinary charges.
Founder, Revive NYC
A lifelong interest in holistic medicine, combined with a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham, led James Maskell to found Revive NYC, a practice development consultancy dedicated to helping holistic clinicians succeed.
Bethany Hays, MD
Medical Director, True North, Falmouth, ME
A leader in the field of functional medicine, Dr. Hays received her MD and completed a residency in Ob/Gyn at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Over a career lasting more than 32 years, Dr. Hays has practiced Ob/Gyn and functional medicine in a range of clinical settings. Her True North clinic in Falmouth, ME, now celebrating its 10th year, is widely recognized as a model of integrative, community-based care.
Jaclyn Chasse, ND
Medical Director, Northeast Center for Holistic Medicine, Bedford, NH
A licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Chasse is the medical director at the Northeast Center for Holistic Medicine, Bedford, NH. Dr. Chasse is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, the world’s leading university in the natural health sciences. She currently serves as the president of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and as a medical educator for Emerson Ecologics.
Vice President of Practice Development, Physician Care Direct, Cary, NC
Mr. Shoffner, a graduate of North Carolina State University, has over 18 years’ experience in sales and entrepreneurial leadership, with experience in employee benefits, health plan design and disease management. Under his leadership, Physician Care Direct’s Practice Development team is recruiting talented physicians to offer direct pay healthcare while educating employers on the value of direct pay to reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of primary care.