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AFMA FACULTY SPEAKERS

Eldred B. Taylor, M.D., is a well-known, dynamic speaker on Functional and Integrative Medicine. He is a co-founder of and President of the American Functional Medicine Association. Dr. Taylor is a sought-after radio and television personality and has been featured in local and national publications. He is the co-author of two books, Are Your Hormone Making You Sick? and The Stress Connection. Dr. Taylor is originally from Nashville, Tennessee, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor completed his internship and residency specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory where he served as Chief Resident of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served as Assistant Clinical Professor at Emory University School of Medicine for many years. Dr. Taylor also served as a faculty member for the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine where he taught basic and advanced hormone replacement to hundreds of fellows. He is an internationally known medical lecturer and leading expert on functional and integrative medicine with a special focus on diagnosing and treating hormonal imbalances. To date, Dr. Taylor has provided over 500 hours of continuing medical education on integrative, functional and anti-aging medicine. To hear Dr. Eldred B. Taylor interview Click here.

Ava Bell-Taylor, M.D., a board certified psychiatrist, is a co-founder and Executive Director of the American Functional Medicine Association. Dr. Bell-Taylor completed an internship in family practice at Floyd Medical Center. She then completed a residency in psychiatry at Emory University. Dr. Bell-Taylor specializes in functional medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement with special emphasis on how the hormone disorders, nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins contribute to psychiatric disorders. She is the co-author of Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? and The Stress Connection. Dr. Bell-Taylor is the director for Maximum Health Enterprises, and Creative Medical Solutions, which provides CME, and practice management services for healthcare providers. To hear Dr. Ava Bell-Taylor interview Click here.

Dr. David Zava has devoted his 40 year professional career to exploring the role of hormones in aging and disease. After completing his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Tennessee in 1974, Dr. Zava spent much of his time doing basic research on hormones and breast cancer in Texas, Switzerland, California and Oregon. He is a pioneer and expert on functional medicine laboratory testing. Dr. Zava is a leading authority on identifying hormonal imbalances that can lead to debilitating symptoms, diminished quality of life, and increased risk for cancers and many of the diseases of aging, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and senile dementia. He is actively engaged in hormone research studies with Universities, Government (NIH, CDC) and Military agencies, private physicians, and Professional Sports teams. In addition to his innovations in clinical laboratory testing and development, and numerous scientific publications over the past 40 years, Dr. Zava coauthored a landmark book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer: How Hormone Balance Can Help Save Your Life. In this book Dr. Zava and coauthors describe how breast cancer can be caused by hormonal imbalances that occur naturally as we age, but can be prevented if the types of hormonal imbalances are identified with testing and restored to optimal healthy levels with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and improved lifestyle (diet, exercise, stress reduction). To hear Dr. David Zava interview Click here.

Denis Wilson, M.D. is a leading medical expert on thyroid disorders. He developed the concept of Wilson's Temperature Syndrome. As a result of his clinical research and findings, Dr. Wilson developed the WT3 protocol for Wilson's Temperature Syndrome and originated sustained release T3. He is the author of Wilson's Temperature Syndrome; A Reversible Low Temperature Problem, Doctors Manual for Wilson's Temperature Syndrome, and the recently released Evidence-based Approach to Restoring Thyroid Health. To hear Dr. Denis Wilson interview Click here.

Dr. Nathan Bryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport where he was the recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research. Dr. Bryan pursued his post-doctoral training as a Kirschstein Fellow at Boston University School of Medicine at the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute. He has been involved in nitric oxide research for the past 15 years and has made many seminal discoveries in the field. These discoveries and findings have transformed diagnosis and treatment of many chronic diseases associated with nitric oxide insufficiency. Dr. Bryan is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. To hear Dr. Bryan interview interview Click here.

Dr. Nathan Goodyear is the founder, co-owner, and lead physician at Seasons in Farragut, Tennessee. His passion for wellness began with his own 100 pound post-football career weight loss. He is dedicated to offering the latest advancements in traditional medicine with the most holistic approach to treatment possible. Dr. Goodyear received his Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA and Doctor of Medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. He is Board Certified in Gynecology and is a Fellowship-Trained Metabolic Specialist (Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine). He was the Chief Resident in Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dr. Goodyear is a partner and lead physician of Seasons Primary Care, Seasons Wellness Clinic, and Seasons The Spa in Ruston, LA and is a partner of Spring Media USA and Impact HealthCare Solutions, both located in Ruston, LA. He is the author of the book, Manboob Nation: An Integrative Medical Model To Low Testosterone. To hear Dr. Nathan Goodyear interview Click here.

Dr. James Andry is Assistant Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine and president of Andry Medical Services. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years. He is a leader in the fields of personalized and preventative family medical care, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and hormonal/behavioral weight management. Dr. Andry holds dual board certifications. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Andry serves on the Board of Directors as a Trustee of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, a world-wide organization dedicated to the medical treatment of the obese and overweight. To hear Dr. James Andry interview Click here.

Dr. Donese Worden is an Arizona based physician and global health educator. She is renowned for identifying and helping to bring unique healing modalities and therapies from abroad to the United States. Dr. Donese is a highly regarded expert in enzyme therapy, regenerative injection therapies, and bioenergetic medicine. As a sought after CME speaker, Dr. Worden has lectured for the American Academy of Pain Management, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, ICIM, IPC, AOCPMR, ANMA, NANP, and various medical schools including U of A, ASU, Berkeley, SCNM and major U.S. hospitals. She appears frequently on TV and radio shows and news spots as a popular guest. To hear Dr. Donese Worden interview Click here.

Dr. Barry Goldstein’s musical experience spans many styles and genres including co-producing the Grammy Award winning track " 69 Freedom Special with Les Paul for Best Rock Instrumental in 2005 to sharing his relaxation series “Ambiology” and working with Monroe Institute. This series is being used globally as well as individually in hospitals, hospices, wellness centers, veterinary medicine, and individual practices. Barry has presented the latest musical studies at Grand Rounds and several medical conferences providing valuable information on utilizing music and mindfulness techniques to assist patients and doctors on improving quality of treatment. He has worked with N.Y. Times Best Selling Authors, Wayne Dyer, Gregg Braden, Shirley Maclaine, Neale Donald Walsh, and many more utilizing music as a tool to enhance their work and center their audiences. Major Universities are conducting a research study on utilizing the benefits of Barry’s Music. Barry is the author of the book ‘The Secret Language of The Heart”. To hear Dr. Barry Goldstein interview Click here.

Dr. Martin Kwok completed his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia. Then he went on to receive his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Kwok holds a naturopathic physician license and a doctor of traditional Chinese Medicine license. Dr. Kwok area of expertise focuses on hypercoagluation conditions, cardiovascular conditions, cancer care, and hyperthyroid issues. He is on the Board of Directors and Secretary of National Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Kwok has also served as Board of Director from British Columbia Naturopathic Association and Osteoporosis Society of BC. To hear Dr. Martin Kwok Agostino interview Click here.

Dr. Matthew Pratt-Hyatt received his Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. He has trained under Dr. Paul Hollenberg, a prominent researcher on drug metabolism and Dr. Curtis Klaassen, one of the world's leading toxicologists. Dr. Pratt-Hyatt has over a dozen publications in well-known research journals such as PNAS and Cell Metabolism. He is currently the Associate Laboratory Director at The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas. He area of expertise focuses on diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial disorders, neurological diseases, chronic immune diseases, and more. Dr. Pratt-Hyatt specializes in developing tools that examine factors at the interface between genetics and toxicology. His current work is bringing new insight into how genes and toxicants interact and how that may to lead to mental health disorders, chronic health issues, and metabolism disorders. To hear Dr. Matthew Pratt-Hyatt Agostino interview Click here.

Dr. Dominic D'Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). The primary focus of his research is developing and testing metabolic-based therapies, including ketogenic diets, ketone esters, and natural and synthetic molecules to target cancer-specific metabolic processes. His research explores the use of these therapies for a broad range of disorders linked pathophysiologically to metabolic dysregulation, including neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations. To hear Dr. Dominic D'Agostino interview Click here.

Dr. James Oschman is one of the first academic scientists to investigate the research basis for complementary and alternative therapies. He has published 33 full-length scientific articles in some of the world's leading peer-reviewed academic journals, 64 invited articles in various alternative and complementary therapy journals, 6 books, and 3 United States patents. Dr. Oschman has degrees in biophysics and biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked in major research labs around the world and has served as President of the New England School of Acupuncture and as President of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. He has received a variety of awards for his work, including Distinguished Service Awards from the Rolf Institute and from the International Fascia Research Congress, and a Founder's Award from National Foundation for Alternative Medicine. Dr. Oschman continues his research and writing related to energy medicine in Dover, New Hampshire, where he is President of Nature's Own Research Association. He has presented lectures and workshops on energy medicine in about 25 countries. Jim recently published the second edition of his popular Energy Medicine: The Scientific basis (Elsevier, 2015). To hear Dr. James L. Oschman Agostino interview Click here.

Dr. David Taggart received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin -Madison. His research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of gene regulation, genome replication, and the development of novel anticancer and antiviral pro-drugs. He is currently the Director of Proteomics Research of MorNoCo, Inc. To hear Dr. David Taggart interview Click here.

Dr. Mikhail Kogan is the Medical Director of the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine. Born in Moscow in what was then the Soviet Union. Dr. Kogan emigrated with his family while still in his teen years, first to Israel and then to the United States, where he obtained his medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He followed a Primary Care and Social Medicine Track Residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, and a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. He later joined the faculty at George Washington as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. In addition to multiple research and teaching responsibilities at the GW Medical Center, Dr. Kogan currently serves as Associate Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program and provides geriatric consultations at George Washington University Hospital. His commitment to the importance of integrating different healing modalities with modern-day Western medicine has led him to become a founding board member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, the director of the George Washington University Integrative Geriatrics Fellowship, co-director of the Integrative Medicine Track program at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and a part-time faculty member of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, and GW Center for Aging, Health and Humanities. To hear Dr. Mikhail Kogan Agostino interview Click here.

Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried received his Ph.D. in genetics and biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He also holds a Master's degree in Genetics from Illinois State University. Thomas Seyfried served with distinction in the United States Army's First Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War and received numerous medals and commendations. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine and then served on the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Neurology. Other awards and honors have come from such diverse organizations as the American Oil Chemists Society, the National Institutes of Health, The American Society for Neurochemistry, and the Ketogenic Diet Special Interest Group of the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Seyfried previously served as Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association and presently serves on several editorial boards, including those for Nutrition & Metabolism, Neurochemical Research, the Journal of Lipid Research, and ASN Neuro, where he is a Senior Editor. Dr. Seyfried has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and is the author of the book "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer." To hear Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried Agostino interview Click here.

Dr. Russell M. Jaffe is a pioneers of integrative and regenerative medicine. Since inventing the world's s first single step amplified (ELISA) procedure in 1984, a process for measuring and monitoring all delayed allergies, Dr. Jaffe has continually sought new ways to help speed the transition from our current healthcare system's s symptom reactive model to a more functionally integrated, effective and compassionate system. To hear Dr. Russell Jaffe interview Click here.

Philip Getson, D.O. is a Board Certified Family Physician in practice since 1976 in New Jersey. He is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and has lectured extensively on the subject. To hear Dr. Phillip Geston interview Click here.

Dr. Dennis Harper, DC is an instrumental leader in the State of Idaho's s Chiropractic profession. He has molded the laws, standards, and policies in his region and continues to contribute to the advancement of healthcare on a national level. Embracing his practice of more than 35 years, Dr. Harper has treated more than 19,000 patients. Implementing his proprietary Restoration Treatment, he has performed more than 20,000 Ozone/Vitamin injection treatments in the last 6 years. To hear Dr. Dennis Harper interview Click here.