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.
Loren Israelson, JD
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.
Laurie Hofmann, MPH
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.
Mark Failla, PhD
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.
Chris D’Adamo, PhD
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.
Chen Chen, PhD; CSO at Calroy
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 HP®. 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.
Victor Atallah, MD
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. 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.
Doreen Saltiel, MD, FACC
Doreen Saltiel, MD, FACC, received her MD from NY Medical College before completing a residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and then a cardiology fellowship at Walter Reed. She practiced cardiology for 14 years in the Army. Her service culminated at Fort Gordon, as the Chief of Cardiology and Regional Consultant in Cardiovascular Disease. After 20 years as an Interventional Cardiologist, she practices Preventive Cardiology and Functional Medicine. Recently, she served as the VP, Medical Affairs and CMO for Genova Diagnostics. She is currently Peak Health and Wellness’ Medical Director. Dr. Saltiel has received multiple teaching awards and continues to mentor physicians.
Dr. Saltiel has extensive training in and has written many papers on hormone health. She presented at the 2021 North American Menopause Society’s annual conference and will be presenting at the 2022 annual conference too. Dr. Saltiel has coauthored multiple hormone papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, FAARM, DABC
Dr. Mark Houston is a Clinical Instructor at George Washington University. He is also Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology and Medical Director of the division of Human Nutrition at St. Thomas Medical Group, St. Thomas Hospital and Health Services in Nashville, TN.
He is on the faculty of A4M for the FAARM and the Metabolic Medicine Institute (MMI) and George Washington University, and directs the Cardiovascular modules. He has also published seven best-selling books on vascular function. Dr. Houston has an active clinical practice, teaches, and does clinical research at St. Thomas Medical Group and Hospital. He founded the Hypertension Institute in 2000.
Sam Yanuck DC, FACFN, FIAMA
Dr. Sam Yanuck has been in practice since 1992. He sees patients with complex chronic conditions from all over the world. He is the creator and chief educator of Cogence Immunology, an online functional immunology course for clinicians. Dr. Yanuck is an adjunct assistant professor in the Program on Integrative Medicine, in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he teaches principles of functional immunology and other topics related to the treatment of chronically ill patients.