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Akilesh Palanisamy, MD

Dr. Akil Palanisamy is the author of the bestseller “The Paleovedic Diet – A complete program to burn fat, increase energy, and reverse disease”. Dr. Akil studied biochemistry at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency at Stanford University. He also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University.

Antonella Tosti, MD

Dr. Antonella Tosti is a Fredric Brandt Endowed Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami. She trained in Dermatology in Bologna, Italy, which is the oldest university in the world, and was a full Professor of Dermatology in Bologna before moving to Miami in 2010. 

Dr Tosti is internationally recognized as an expert on hair and nail disorders. She started a clinic dedicated to hair disorders at the University of Bologna in 1982, the very first hair clinic in the world— as there were very few people interested in hair at that time. She was president and founding member of the European Hair Research Society and is now President of the American Hair Research Society. She is a founding member and President of the International Society of Trichoscopy. She was president of the European Nail Society and Council of Nail Disorders. She is regularly invited worldwide as a speaker and she has been directing sessions and symposia at the AAD, EADV, and World Congress of Dermatology. She organized several meetings on diagnosis and treatment of hair and nail disorders in Italy including a very successful annual course on hair, nail and cosmetics in Capri.

Apple Bodemer, MD

After finishing Medical School and Dermatology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bodemer completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She was the first Dermatologist to be board certified in both Dermatology and Integrative Medicine and currently is the only Dermatologist to serve on the Integrative Medicine Board. She has authored academic texts and curriculum and has spoken widely on a variety of topics related to Integrative Dermatology. She has always been drawn to exploring how lifestyle choices impact skin health and disease and feels that the most powerful role a physician can play is as an educator and guide, empowering people to get healthy and stay healthy.

David Euler, LAp

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.

Emma Norton, ND

Dr. Norton is associate dean of clinical education as well as an assistant professor at Bastyr University California in San Diego. She is a faculty supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic and also teaches several courses including aspects of cardiovascular medicine and dermatology. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Hampshire and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine for the University of Bridgeport. Past experience includes private practice in the northeast as well as 10 years working in various roles for the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport.
Dr. Norton is certified in “First Line Therapy,” a proven program that incorporates personal lifestyle medicine and supports changes such as healthy nutrition, nutritional protocols, exercise and stress management. She is currently working on her certification in functional medicine, through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Other more specific interests include endocrine disorders (including thyroid disease, diabetes), cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, mental health issues (including depression and anxiety), autoimmune disease, allergies, skin disorders, intestinal disorders and women’s health. Her philosophy revolves around the fact that health is a state of homeostasis, where all systems of the body function optimally and waste is eliminated efficiently. She works with her student clinicians and their patients to uncover the cause of imbalance, enhance elimination of toxins and facilitate restoration of health. Together with the patient they work together to formulate a plan that is realistic and attainable and includes lifestyle recommendations, nutritional supplements, herbs, hydrotherapy and other remedies such as homeopathy.

Fabrizio Galimberti, MD PhD

Fabrizio Galimberti is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami. He obtained his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Dartmouth College investigating the role of the Hedgehog signaling pathway in epithelial cancers. He obtained his MD from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and completed his residency in Dermatology at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. Dr. Galimberti is interested in chronic inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, and how they affect more than the skin. Dr. Galimberti is also interested in how biologics may affect other organs beside the targeted one (the skin) and how holistic approaches may benefit patients with chronic conditions. Dr. Galimberti is the principal investigator and/or sub-investigators in clinical and mechanistic studies of chronic inflammatory conditions.

Francene Steinberg, PhD RDN

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.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD MAS

Dr. Hadar Lev-Tov is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive research experience. Throughout his training and in daily practice, he has always believed that the key to achieving health for his patients is grounded in his ability to truly connect to their experiences and perceptions of health and well-being. Maimonides, one of the greatest philosophers of all time realized that human knowledge, often represented as “science,” is limited. As a physician, he feels he would be a fool to believe all is known. Maimonides said, “The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it.” LearnSkin is his journey to a better understanding of his patients.

Jason Ezra Hawkes, MD MS FAAD

Dr. Jason Hawkes is a board-certified dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of California Davis. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. During medical school, he was selected for a one-year research fellowship year at the National Institutes of Health as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Program. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Washington/Boise VA Medical Center. He returned to the University of Utah School of Medicine for his dermatology residency training and graduated from the Program’s 2+2 Translational Research Track. He then completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigation at the Rockefeller University in New York City, where he was also the Chief Clinical Scholar and member of the Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology. Dr. Hawkes was also a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he saw patients and taught residents, fellows, and physician assistants.
Dr. Hawkes has served as the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of multiple pharmaceutical-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trial protocols. He is also currently serving on the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation and is the recipient of multiple teaching awards. He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and 6 book chapters. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a member of multiple national and international organizations, including the National Psoriasis Foundation, Dermatology Foundation, and Society of Investigative Dermatology. His research has previously been funded by the Dermatology Foundation, Melanoma Research Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, and National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hawkes’ principal clinical and research interests are the treatment of complex inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis and eczema, using novel, targeted systemic or biologic therapies.

Jennifer Ornelas, MD

Dr. Jennifer Ornelas is a board-certified dermatologist and pediatric dermatology fellow in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. She conducted translational research investigating botanical extracts as novel treatment options for acne and earned a master’s in clinical and translational research. She is passionate about working with children and hopes to sub-specialize in pediatric dermatology. She is committed to serving the medically underserved populations of the region and hopes to provide culturally competent specialist care in her future practice.

Akilesh Palanisamy, MD

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.

Julie Greenberg, ND

Dr. Julie Greenberg is a licensed ND who specializes in integrative dermatology. She is the founder of the Center for Integrative Dermatology, a holistic dermatology clinic that approaches skin problems by finding and treating the root cause. Dr. Greenberg holds degrees from Northwestern University, Stanford University, and Bastyr University, and received advanced clinical training at the Dermatology Clinic at the University of Washington Medical School and at the Pediatric Dermatology Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She lectures at medical schools and speaks at conferences across the U.S. on dermatology and is the Program Chair of the Naturopathic & Integrative Dermatology series on LearnSkin.com.

Karen Stolman, MD

Dr. Stolman is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Utah where she specializes in managing patients with hyperhidrosis, and has lectured on integrative dermatology topics like “oral supplements in dermatology.”

Katherine Varman, MD FAAD

Dr. Katherine Varman is a board-certified dermatologist currently practicing at Kaiser-Permanente in Roseville, CA. She has a small farm with her husband, and they feel passionate about teaching their children about plants, animals, and responsible farming practices. She believes that food is medicine and that our personal relationships with family and community are the key to health and wellness.
 
Dr. Varman did her medical training at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine which was supplemented with a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. She completed her intern year at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, then dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Michael Traub, ND DHANP FABNO

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.

Michelle Jeffries, DO

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.

Olivia Hsu Friedman, DACM LAc

Dr. Olivia Hsu Friedman holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, completed an additional diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology and is a NCCAOM board licensed Illinois acupuncturist. She is the owner of Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions and treats dermatology patients in office and via video conference using only herbal medicine. Outside of the office, Olivia serves as a Board Member for the American Society of Acupuncturists and as faculty for the Chicago Eczema Support Center.

Paradi Mirmirani, MD

Dr. Paradi Mirmirani completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Dermatology and a clinical hair research fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. She is practicing at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, California where she serves as the assistant chief of dermatology, the regional director for hair disorders and the local research chair. In addition to having faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco and Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Mirmirani has over 50 peer review publications and regularly lectures at national and international conferences on various hair disorders topics. Dr. Mirmirani co-authored “Cicatricial Alopecia: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management”, the first book dedicated to the topic. Her awards include the UCSF Outstanding Clinical Teacher, and the San Francisco Dermatologic Society’s Key Dermatology Leader for hair. Along with her clinical and research activities, she serves on the scientific advisory board of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, is on the clinical research advisory board for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the North American Hair Research Society

Peter Koshland, PharmD

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.

Peter Lio, MD

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and his Dermatology training at Harvard where he served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and has spoken nationally and internationally about atopic dermatitis, as well as alternative medicine.

Radha Mikkilineni, MD

Dr. Radha Mikkilineni has 20 years of experience in dermatology and practices the full range of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. With a background in biophysics and physiology, epidemiology and dermatopathology, Dr. Mikkilineni has a keen understanding of the science of the skin. Her key interests are in the fields of telemedicine and integrative dermatology, particularly regarding the management of chronic skin disease, wellness and anti-aging. She is a recent graduate of the Learn Skin Integrative Dermatology Certificate Program and CEO and Founder of a mobile digital software application, Skinsage, Inc. She is committed to combining the best of traditional and alternative dermatology and adapting the digital space to better serve doctors and patients.

Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis, and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine. He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. 

With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

Renee McLeod, PhD APRN CPNP FAANP

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. 

Sraddha Prativadi, MD FACOG ABIHM ABOIM

Dr. Sraddha S. Prativadi is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, integrative health and medicine, and holistic medicine. She is a master reiki practitioner and master hypnotherapist. She combines her knowledge of multiple forms of yoga, Ayurveda, spirituality and meditation that have been part of cultural home life and professional studies into her healing work and writing. She is particularly interested in the complex ways systems biology functions to impact women’s quality of life and their ability to reach their full potential. She has also incorporated transformational coaching and hypnotherapy into her practice to help her patients not only have success in medical treatments, but also create breakthroughs in the way they live life and see themselves. She is an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Rochester, New York and founder of EliteMindPRO.com, a transformational coaching practice for high-level professionals, entrepreneurs and artists. She is currently focused on writing her seven-book series, Woman Up Books, with the first book, The New Vagina D.I.E.T. set to launch through Hay House this fall.

Steven Daveluy, MD

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

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.

Vivien Fam, PhD RD

Dr. Vivien Fam received a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology from UC Davis and is also a Registered Dietitian. She has always been interested in the effects of nutrition on skin health, from acute conditions such as pressure ulcers to chronic medical conditions such as acne and psoriasis to cosmetic concerns such as facial wrinkles, dryness, and dullness. Dr. Fam also believes that nutrition recommendations should be targeted to a person’s dietary habits and preferences which can be influenced by traditions, cultures, and socioeconomic status. Her research interests include the effects of whole foods and functional foods on skin health and other chronic conditions.