I am a physician of over two decades who has a love and mastery of nutritional and functional ways of healing. I have
had the opportunity of studying under many experts in the field (Masters Degree and Institute for Functional
Medicine) and more so, I have had a personal journey that lead me to nutrition and functional medicine in order
to support and aid in my healing. Conventional medicine can fall short. Good nutrition is the foundation
of health. I have extensive experience in teaching clinical medicine to medical students, nursing students and
residents in training from many disciplines. My compassion and dedication has earned me recognition on many
Owner at Functional Nutrition Doc, LLC
March 2015 - Present
I help patients to achieve their maximum health potential through the concepts of functional nutrition,
nutrigenomics and functional medicine.
I have been working out of the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine since August of 2015.
Pediatrician/Nutritionist at Pediatric Alliance, P.C.
April 2012 - March 2015 (3 years)
Traditional pediatric practice in a group setting. I also did nutritional consults on patients.
Honors and Awards
Best Doctors in America
Best Doctors, Inc
This award is voted on by peers (other physicians) and only the top 4% of each subspecialty is inducted.
Physician of the Year
Newberry County Memorial Hospital Medical Staff
Robert Woodruff Fellow
Emory University School of Dentistry
Full tuition four year scholarship to Emory University School of Dentistry based on academic achievement
and community service. I withdrew after one year of dental school in order to pursue my dream of becoming
a medical doctor.
Consumer's Guide to Best Pediatricians in America
Compassionate Heart Award
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Award given to employees who exhibit compassion above and beyond the expected norm.
Spanish (Professional working proficiency)
Bachelor's Degree, Biology/Pre-Medicine, 1981 - 1985
Grade: 3.84 cumulative GPA
Activities and Societies: President, Vice President and Secretary of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity
Beta Beta Beta honorary biology fraternity
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medicine, 1987 - 1991
Grade: Top 10%
University of Bridgeport
Master's Degree, Human Nutrition, 2012 - 2014
Grade: 4.0 GPA
Institute of Functional Medicine
Certified practitioner with ongoing education
I am an expert in nutritional approaches to health and well being. I have a specific interest in maternal/child
I have co-authored a chapter in a study guide book Pediatrics: In a Page; Study Guide for Medical Students,
Hematology Chapter, Blackwell publishing, 1st ed, 2004
I also co-authored a paper: Decreasing Psychological Distress during the Diagnosis of Pediatric Leukemia;
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing; 2008
American Board of Pediatrics
Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP)