The University of Arizona

Faculty

Conference Directors

Andrew Weil, MD
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine,
The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Fredi Kronenberg, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine,
The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Conference Advisory Group

Andrew Weil, MD, The University of Arizona

Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, Stanford University

Victoria Maizes, MD, The University of Arizona

Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, Tufts University

Stephen Devries, MD, Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology

Christopher Gardner, PhD, Stanford School of Medicine

Pamela McDonald, NP, Penscott Medical Corporation

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, The University of Arizona

Faculty (in alphabetical order)

Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD
Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Director, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

Michelle Brenner, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Children?s Hospital of the King?s Daughters/Eastern Virginia Medical School

Melanie Brown, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Program Director, Residency Program, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Faculty Site Leader, University of Chicago Medicine

Matthew Buman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Exercise & Wellness, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University

Robert Crocker, MD
Director, Strategic Clinical Planning and Implementation, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Guy Crosby, PhD
Author, The Science of Good Cooking; Science Editor for America?s Test Kitchen and Cook?s Illustrated; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Michael Davidson, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director of Preventive Cardiology, University of Chicago Medicine

Stephen Devries, MD
Executive Director, Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology

Eric Ding, ScD
Faculty, Research Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

Christopher Gardner, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Research), Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Scott Going, PhD
Professor and Department Head, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona

Robert Graham
Director of Integrative Health & Therapies, Director of Resident Research, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Lenox Hill Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine

Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Louis Ignarro, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

David Jacobs, PhD
Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota

Carol Johnston, PhD, RD
Professor and Director, Nutrition Program, School of Nutrition & Health Promotion, Arizona State University

Aaron Katz, MD
Chairman of Urology, Winthrop University Hospital, Garden City, NY; Professor of Urology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Rebecca Katz, MS
Author and Executive Chef, Commonweal?s Cancer Help Program, Bolinas, CA

Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics, Nursing, Dietetics, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Director, Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University

Siri Chand Khalsa, MD
Medical Director, Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix

Fredi Kronenberg, PhD
Consulting Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine; Senior Lecturer, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD
Oncology Dietitian, Cancer Resource Center, UC San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Smith Integrative Oncology, San Francisco

Cynthia Lair, CHN
Assistant Professor and Culinary Curriculum Director, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science, Bastyr University

Heather Leidy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine

James Levine, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology), Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ; Professor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University

Victoria Maizes, MD
Executive Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Geeta Maker-Clark, MD
Integrative Family Physician, NorthShore University HealthSystem; Coordinator of Integrative Medical Education, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago; Founder, Food as Medicine workshop series

John Mark, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Complex Care Initiative, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Faculty Site Leader, Stanford School of Medicine

Hilary McClafferty, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine, Director, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program, Assistant Fellowship Director, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Mark Messina, PhD
President, Nutrition Matters, Inc.; Executive Director, Soy Nutrition Institute; Adjunct Assocate Professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Sanford Newmark, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Karen Olness, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Carole Palmer, EdD
Professor and Head, Division of Nutrition and Oral Health Promotion, Department of Diagnosis and Health Promotion, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Ruth Patterson, PhD
Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Program Leader, Cancer Prevention, Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego

David Rakel, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Founder and Director, Integrative Medicine Program, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Robert Rountree, MD
Owner, Boulder Wellcare, Inc., Boulder, CO

Justin Sonnenburg, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Myles Spar, MD
Clinical Faculty, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Founder and Executive Director, Integrative Medicine Access

Douglas Taren, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona

Patricia Thompson, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology, Associate Director for Basic Research, Cancer Center, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD
Professor, Health Promotion Services, Director, University of Arizona Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona

Arlin Wasserman, MS, MPH
Founder and Partner, Changing Tastes; Chair, Menus of Change Sustainable Business Leadership Council, Culinary Institute of America and Harvard School of Public Health

Andrew Weil, MD
Founder and Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Jones/Lovell Chair in Integrative Rheumatology, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Joy Weydert, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Integrative Medicine, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Faculty Site Leader, University of Kansas Medical Center



Speaker submissions: We receive many inquiries regarding speaking opportunities at our annual Nutrition & Health Conference; however, because this conference follows strict Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, our speakers and topics are carefully chosen and invited to speak annually by a Scientific Program Committee. We thank you for your interest, but we do not accept unsolicited submissions.

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