After completing his Acupuncture Studies in 1989, David specialized in palpation-based acupuncture influenced by Japanese styles, mainly Master Nagano and Kiiko Matsumoto and Master Kawai. Blending the Japanese styles of acupuncture with European micro-systems and Low-Level Laser therapies became a gentle yet very powerful treatment modality.
Dr. Francene Steinberg is a Professor of Nutrition and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and directs the Didactic Program in Dietetics at UC Davis. Dr. Steinberg’s research program focuses on foods, food components and food choices which impact health outcomes.
She has over 20 years of research expertise in conducting human randomized clinical trials to study endothelial function, inflammation, markers of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, and metabolic homeostasis. Her particular areas of interest are the physiologic effects of bioactive food components on health, including skin health, and on decreasing chronic disease risk markers.
Jonette Keri, MD PhD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of Miami and Chief of the Dermatology Service at the VA Hospital. Over the years, Dr. Keri continued to expand her expertise in the field of acne. She is motivated by her patients with acne and has remained involved in various activities to promote the care and study of the condition.
Dr. Keri is an author on the most recent Acne Guidelines, published by the American Academy of Dermatology, and an invited member for the recently initiated guidelines. In addition, she is involved in the Acne Core Outcomes Research Network (ACORN), where they strive to identify and clarify outcome measures in acne, and is a member of the International Dermatology Outcome Measure group (IDEOM).
Being involved in national and international activities that support and expand acne research is an integral part of Dr. Keri’s long-term goal to help as many people as possible with this condition. She understands that the expansion of integrative dermatology is essential for providers to access all treatment options associated with the common condition of acne.
Michael Traub, ND DHANP FABNO, is medical director of Lokahi Health Center, an integrative clinic in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. His father was a dermatologist, and Dr. Traub was inspired to undertake extra study in this subject and become the leading expert in dermatology in the naturopathic profession.
He has taught dermatology at 5 of the 7 accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America and is the author of “Essentials of Dermatologic Diagnosis and Integrative Therapeutics.” Dr. Traub is past-president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and was recognized as Physician of the Year by the AANP in 2006.
Dr. Michelle Jeffries is an Integrative Dermatologist in private practice in Phoenix, AZ. She is a triple board-certified osteopathic physician in Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jeffries also has a Masters degree in Psychology and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Her training and background has led her to a unique individualized holistic approach to skin health that blends mind, body and spirit with skincare. To learn more about Dr. Jeffries and Integrative Dermatology visit www.drmichellejeffries.com.
Peter Koshland, PharmD is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of California at San Francisco School of Pharmacy. Peter opened his compounding pharmacy, Koshland Pharm, in 2009 in San Francisco, and has continued to work with doctors and patients on individualized, integrative therapies that make a difference in the quality of patients’ day-to-day lives. He trains and consults with doctors across the state of California in the areas of hormone replacement, thyroid disorders, and compounding applications for dermatology, urology, and pain management.
Dr. Renee McLeod has over 40 years of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner, educator, and administrator. She has practiced in 6 States and overseas while her husband was on active duty in the Navy. She is a past national President and Clinical Practice Chair for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).
Dr. McLeod is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of infant and pediatric skincare in the primary care setting, and the use of wireless technology and telehealth to advance interdisciplinary education of healthcare professionals and support evidence-based practice. She has consulted with many nursing programs and businesses over the years on how to implement technology into the nursing curriculum and bridge technology into practice. She is a consultant and advisory board member for 6 national and international companies including Johnson and Johnson Baby and the NAPNAP Foundation where she is Vice President.
Dr. McLeod is currently pursuing her passion to focus on prevention and a healthy lifestyle instead of disease by starting a pediatric integrative health practice in La Jolla, CA with a Pediatrician colleague. Her practice will focus on combining Ayurveda with traditional Western Medicine. The goal is to create a new model of collaboration for pediatric care by bringing together practitioners in many fields of healing to educate and nurture families along their journey to health. The practice will utilize the highest standards of conventional, complementary, and alternative medicine in a child-centered health model. The practice is dedicated to furthering evidence-based research and education in the field of integrative pediatrics. Pacific Integrative Pediatric Health is scheduled to open early in 2020.
Steven Daveluy is a board-certified dermatologist and residency program director at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He earned his bachelor of science from Michigan State University. He completed medical school and dermatology residency at Wayne State University, where he joined the faculty after graduation. He has a special interest in medical dermatology, hidradenitis suppurativa, cutaneous lymphoma, skin of color, and integrative approaches to skin health.
Suhani Bora, MD is currently the Director of Integrative Health and Core faculty at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) and Lawrence Family Medicine Residency (LFMR) in Lawrence, MA. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan, Suhani trained in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin.
Following residency, she joined the faculty at GLFHC/LFMR in Lawrence, MA, which is an urban, primarily Spanish-speaking city north of Boston. While at GLFHC she learned Spanish and was introduced to group medical visits through Centering Pregnancy.
Her interest in integrative medicine and exploring the evidence behind the traditional healing practices used by her patients led her back to Madison, WI where she completed a fellowship in Academic Integrative Medicine. As a fellow, she developed Whole Health Group Visits, a series of lifestyle-focused group visits to discuss wellness topics and address loneliness.
Following the fellowship, Suhani resumed her work with underserved communities by bringing Whole Health Group Visits, along with new integrative medicine tools, into her primary care practice at a federally qualified health center in Madison, WI before returning to GLFHC / LFMR in Lawrence, MA.