CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

1980-1984 Diploma and Valedictorian, S. H. Rider High School; Wichita Falls, TX
1984-1988 A.B., magna cum laude (Biology/Chemistry), Bryn Mawr College; Bryn Mawr, PA
1988-1992 M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center; San Antonio, TX

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

1992-1995 Internship and Residency, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center; Ann Arbor, MI
2002 Attended Advances in Diabetes Update and Endocrinology and Metabolism, held by UCSF
2004 Completed Hepatitis C Primary Care Provider Training
2005 Completed "A Practical Application of Treating Adult Hormone Deficiency and Aesthetic Medicine".
Attended 38th Annual Recent Advances in Neurology, held by UCSF.
2006 Completed course Mastering the Master Neurotransmitter in Clinical Practice
Completed "A Practical Application of Treating Adult Hormone Deficiencies--Advanced Course"
2008 Attended Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism held by UCSF.
2011 Completed advanced fellowship training in anti-aging, functional, and regenerative medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Completed modules from advanced fellowship eligible towards a Masters degree in Metabolic Medicine from Univ. of South Florida
Attended 2nd Annual Breakthroughs in Neurologic Therapies: Restoring Function to the Nervous System, held by Stanford School of Medicine.
Attended Diabetes Update and Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism, held by UCSF.
2012 Completed Introductory Course in Neurofeedback (brain wave biofeedback): A Comprehensive Introduction to the Clinical Applications of Neurofeedback" via The EEG Institute
Completed training course on Infra-low Frequency Neurofeedback: Discussion of bipolar and infra-low neurofeedback history, mechanism, and clinical application with hands-on practice" via The EEG Institute.
2013 Completed training course on Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback: Discussion of alpha theta history, mechanism, and clinical application with hands-on practice" via The EEG Instiute.
Attended Healthy Medicine Academy's conference on Integrative Cancer Medicine: Clinical Application of Cancer Strategies
2014 Completed Stanford Otology Course, held by Stanford Medicine, including live, hands-on activity.
Attended Diabetes Update and Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism, held by UCSF.
2015 Attended 7th International Workshop on Breast Densitometry and Cancer Risk Assessment, held by UCSF
2016 Completed advanced fellowship training on Integrative Cancer Therapeutics through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Began Advanced Cardiometabolic Medicine Training through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, with training modules that are eligible towards certification from University of South Florida.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1995-2000 Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2000-2001 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

EMPLOYMENT

1986-1987 Student Intern, Treasurer's Office, Bryn Mawr College; financial and institutional research as well as statistics compilation
1987-1988 Research Assistant, Biology Department, Bryn Mawr College
1988 Summer Intern, Identification of glycolipid-linked proteins and characterization of putative phospholipase C activity in Tetrahymena cells, Merck Sharpe & Dohme Research Laboratories, Rahway, NJ
1989 Summer Intern, Characterization of acetylcholine receptors in rat brains and correlation with Alzheimer's disease, National Institutes on Aging, Bethesda, MD
1995-2001 University of Michigan Health System at Chelsea Internal Medicine, Chelsea, MI
2001-2006 Department of Internal Medicine, Santa Cruz Medical Foundation; Santa Cruz, CA
2006-present Private practice specializing in hormone balancing, metabolism, nutrition, and general preventive medicine; Capitola, CA

GRANT SUPPORT

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Medical Licensure: State of Michigan, 1992-2001, currently inactive status
State of Texas, 1992-2000, currently inactive status
State of California, 2001-present, active status
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, 1995
Recertified, 2005-2015
Recertified, 2015-present

HONORS AND AWARDS

1986-1987 Charles E. Dana Foundation Grants; Bryn Mawr College
1987 Helena Rubinstein Summer Science Research Award; Bryn Mawr College
1988 Graduated with Biology and Chemistry Departmental Honors
1988 Magna Cum Laude, Bryn Mawr College
Harriet Judd Sartain Memorial Medical Scholarship
Jane V. Myers Memorial Medical Scholarship
1995 Elected to membership at the Texas Medical Foundation
2000 Elected to the national registry of "Who's Who in Medicine"
2010 Selected as a top doctor by the International Association of Internists

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES

1996 Presentation on Diagnosis & Prevention of Skin Cancer, Chelsea Proving Grounds; Chelsea, MI
1996 Presentation on Diagnosis & Prevention of Skin Cancer, Chelsea Community Hospital; Chelsea, MI
1996 Presentation on Panic Disorder and Correlation with Chest Pain, Primary Care Conference, University of Michigan, Division of General Medicine; Ann Arbor, MI
1997 Presentation on Fibromyalgia, Primary Care Conference, University of Michigan, Division of General Medicine; Ann Arbor, MI
1997 Presentation for Health Night Out at Chelsea Community Hospital - Preventive Health Care Topics: Breast Cancer, Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy, Screening Mammography, and Screening Pap Smears; Chelsea, MI
1998 Drafting of "Guidelines for the Management of Obesity" at Chelsea Internal Medicine; Chelsea, MI
1998 Founded "Wednesday Night Book Club"; Ann Arbor, MI
2000 Article on "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease" for The Chelsea Standard
2000 Article on "Alzheimer's Disease" for Chelsea Community Hospital's Health Watch
2005 Physician Champion for Women's Heart Advantage, Sutter Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz, CA
2007 Guest Speaker for The Ironic Family, Santa Cruz, CA: topic on Hemochromatosis
2008 Presentation to physicians at Grand Rounds for Sutter Health Medical Foundation, Santa Cruz Medicine Clinic: "Approach to Hormone Replacement"
2011 Presentation on "Hormones and The Immune System" to physicians at seminar "Two Days Back on Earth: The Natural History of Endocrinology and Advances in Hormonal Disrhythmia Symptoms Resolution".
2011 Presentation on "Potential Thyroid Effects of Rhythmic Hormone Dosing" to physicians at seminar "Two Days Back on Earth".
2013 Presentation general audience followed by physician presentation at Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz, CA: "A Decade After the WHI: What Have We Learned about Cancers and Heart Disease?"
2013 Presentation at the 11th Annual Women's Leadership Forum, Health Breakout Session, Santa Cruz, CA: "Tired of Being 'Sick and Tired'?"
2014 Presentation general audience at Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz, CA: "Adrenal Fatigue, Does It Exist?"
2014 Special guest speaker on women's health at 28 Day Program on Nutrition, hosted by The Prime Method, Monterey, CA.

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