A distinguished group of individuals who are well-respected educators, clinicians, and researchers.
Dr. Atallah, honorary consul of The State of Palestine in Dominican Republic, is founder and director of the first nuclear medicine program, the Department of Nuclear Cardiology, at the Center for Diagnosis, Advanced Medicine and Telemedicine, Corazones Unidos. He also serves as a professor of cardiology at Hospital Dr. Salvador Bienvenido Gautier and Instituto Dominicano de Cardiología (IDC), El Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and Universidad Iberoamericana. Dr. Atallah received his M.D. from INTEC and postgraduate degrees in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. He earned a diploma from the American Board of Internal Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology and is board certified by the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Burke, medical director and CEO of the True Health Center for Functional Medicine in El Dorado Hills, CA, specializes in family, sports, and functional medicine. She also has served as chief of family medicine at Mercy Hospital of Folsom, assistant clinical professor of preventive medicine at Loma Linda School of Medicine, and as an educator and facilitator for the Institute for Functional Medicine. Additionally, she contributed to the development of the COVID-19 Virtual Care pathway for VirtualPractices.org and The Institute for Functional Medicine’s COVID-19 Task Force. Dr. Burke received her M.D. at University of California School of Medicine in Davis, Calif., and is board certified in family medicine, sports medicine, and integrative medicine.
PhD, CSO: Calroy Health Sciences
Dr. Chen is co-founder and chief scientific officer, Calroy Health Sciences, and Calroy’s science and medical advisory board chair. He has founded and helped to grow numerous business ventures, successfully bringing innovative health ingredients, novel nutritional supplements, and unique medical devices to the global market. In addition to championing healthy lipids, Dr. Chen has conducted extensive studies on functional carbohydrates and participates in the R&D of some of the most innovative products on the market, such as Arterosil®. He is directing a state-of-the-art research program on glyco-bioengineering and glyco-therapeutics at Calroy. He holds a graduate degree in Business Management and earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nutritional Science.
Dr. Chris D’Adamo, director of the center for integrative medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is a medical research scientist with expertise in the synergistic effects of healthy lifestyle, environmental exposures, and genetics on human health and wellness. His research, clinical, and educational network includes leaders in the fields of integrative medicine, functional medicine, and lifestyle medicine. He has served as principal investigator on a variety of clinical trials and observational studies in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and multi-modality integrative and functional medicine interventions, and contributed to over 50 publications in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. He also contributed to medical textbooks and lectures worldwide about nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and other topics in integrative, functional, and lifestyle medicine. Dr. D’Adamo earned his Ph.D. in epidemiology at University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md.
A professor emeritus at Ohio State University and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Failla specializes in health nutrition focusing on digestion, absorption, intestinal metabolism, bioactive compounds, gut health, and bioavailability. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and completed post-doctoral research in nutritional biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
MPH, Strategic Consultant
Ms. Hofmann, partner at Ovation Lab and co-founder of VirtualPractices, is a seasoned executive, board chair and strategic advisor who has executed global development initiatives for leading functional medicine professional education and training organizations, health care systems and industry leaders. Ms. Hofmann’s 30-year track record of accomplishments in health and wellness, functional medicine, public health, personalized nutrition, science-based natural medicine, process and strategic planning, and complex dialogue facilitation has served to advance and expand awareness, reach, and traction of functional medicine and personalized nutrition. She earned her M.P.H. at University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Dr. Houston is founder of the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, Tenn., currently serving as director of vascular biology and medical director of clinical research and human nutrition. He specializes in hypertension, lipid disorders, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, nutrition, clinical age management, and general internal medicine and is boarded in hypertension as an American Society of Hypertension specialist and fellow of the American Society of Hypertension, Internal Medicine and Anti-aging Medicine. He is also the director and faculty for the Advanced Cardiovascular Modules and fellowship program for A4M/MMI. Additionally, he has published nine books and served as the editor for Personalized and Precision Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Houston received his M.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Israelsen, founder and president of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), an international trade association of dietary supplement companies committed to safety, science and quality, has over 40 years of experience navigating the commercial and regulatory issues facing the global dietary supplement industry. He has served as general counsel and president of Nature’s Way Products, Inc., vice president and general counsel to the American Herbal Products Association, co-founder and counsel to the European American Phytomedicine Coalition (EAPC) and is a founding member of the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA). Mr. Israelsen earned his J.D. in law at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
Focused on data-driven healthcare models, Dr. Messier founded a series of national concierge practices, including Medical Intelligence Learning Labs Inc, and is a family medicine doctor at Altum Medical. Her real-time translation of precision medicine integrates multi-omics technologies and applies them directly in clinical care, allowing patients with complex chronic disease to actively benefit from innovative biomedical technologies. Previously, she served as medical director of genomics at the Human Longevity Institute and chief medical officer of Viome. Dr. Messier earned her Ph.D. in molecular immunology at University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, and received her M.D. from University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
Dr. Sheeler is an experienced physician with a demonstrated history of working in the health and science field and extensive knowledge in clinical care, clinical research, medical and scientific writing, and medical education. For over 20 years, he practiced as a physician and held leadership positions at Mayo Clinic. There he also served as clinical practice chair and as an associate professor for the department of family medicine, as well as medical editor for Mayo Clinic Health Letter+. Additionally, he is board certified in headache medicine, family medicine, integrative medicine, holistic medicine, and urgent care and earned certification in functional medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Sheeler received his M.D., from the University of California School of Medicine in San Diego, CA.