doctors

DOCTOR EXPERTS WHO HAVE
CONTRIBUTED TO THIS SITE

Names are in alphabetical order by first name per category of specialty.

Audiology
Michael Stewart, PhD, Professor of Audiology, Department of Communication Disorders, Central Michigan University.

Rachel Raphael, M.A., CCC-A, an audiologist with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Rivka Strom, AuD, CCC-A, Director of Audiology, Advanced Hearing NY Inc.

Bariatrics
David Edelson, MD, board certified in internal and bariatric medicine, one of the top obesity experts in the U.S., and founder and medical director for thin-site.com and HealthBridge.

Richard Kelley, MD, author of “The Fitness Response,” and the “The Three-Hour Appetite.”

Cardiology
Adam Splaver, MD, an experienced cardiologist and Founding Partner/Medical Director of the cardiovascular division of NanoHealth Associates.

Alvaro Waissbluth, MD, an Ohio-based heart surgeon who’s board certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular diseases, and founder of Eat Tank, an educational nutrition initiative that provides simple tools and practical knowledge for better understanding food.

Charles C. Cummings, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute in Baltimore, MD.

Chester M. Hedgepeth, III, MD, PhD, Executive Chief of Cardiology at Care New England.

Cynthia Thaik, MD, cardiologist and author of “Your Vibrant Heart.”

David N. Smith, MD, Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute, Huntersville, NC.

Donna P. Denier, MD, F.A.C.C., Faculty Clinical Cardiologist at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY.

Elizabeth Klodas, MD, board certified cardiologist and co-founder of Step One Foods.

George Ruiz, MD, chief of cardiology at MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospitals, who specializes in the care of adults with advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease and heart disease during pregnancy.

Glenn Meininger, MD, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Services for the Baltimore region of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board certified in cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC, a practicing cardiologist in Arizona, author of The Paleo Cardiologist.

John M. Kennedy, MD, medical director of preventative cardiology and wellness at Marina del Rey Hospital.

Jonathan Fialkow, MD, board certified cardiologist and certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, whose experience includes being medical director of EKG, Stress Lab and Cardiac Rehabilitation for Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute.

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, a cardiologist at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

Larry Santora, MD, cardiologist, medical director of cardiac CT, and medical director of the Vascular and Wellness Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA, and author of “OC Cure for Heart Disease.”

Matthew Budoff, MD, Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac CT at the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Michael Hoosien, MD, MSc, a cardiac electrophysiologist with Piedmont Heart Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

Momina Mastoor, MD, a board certified cardiologist who runs the Structural Heart Clinic at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Monica Reynolds, MD, a cardiologist with ColumbiaDoctors Medical Group in White Plains, NY.

Nichole M. Polin, MD, FACC, Director, Cardio-Oncology Clinic, Ochsner Health System.

Norman E. Lepor, MD, a cardiologist, and Co-director, Cardiovascular Imaging, Westside Medical Imaging and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

Pam Marcovitz, MD, medical director of the Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center, at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

Pilar Stevens-Cohen, MD, FACC, Department of Cardiology, South Nassau Communities Hospital.

Renee P. Bullock-Palmer, MD, director of The Women’s Cardiac Center at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ.

Robert M. Davidson, MD, a cardiologist with the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Sameer Sayeed, MD, a cardiologist at ColumbiaDoctors of Somers, NY.

Simon Dixon, MD, chairman of cardiovascular medicine for Beaumont Health System in Michigan.

Stacy Mitchell Doyle, MD, resident physician of FoodTherapyMD and long-time advocate of plant-based nutritional protocols.

Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, Director, Women and Heart Disease, Heart and Vascular Institute, Lenox Hill Hospital, NY.

Teresa Caulin-Glaser, MD, Executive Director at McConnell Heart Health Center/Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Cardiology at Ohio State University.

Teri Dreher, RN, CCRN, an award-winning RN patient advocate and pioneer in the field of private patient advocacy.

William Davis, MD, cardiologist, author of the forthcoming book from Rodale, Wheat Belly; founder, the Track Your Plaque program for heart disease prevention and reversal.

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Allen Stewart, MD, Director, Aortic Surgery Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.

John A. Elefteriades, MD, a weight lifter himself, and William W.L. Glenn Professor of Surgery, and Director, Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CT.

Mark Pool, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon with Texas Health Dallas, and a member of Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgical Associates of Dallas, a Texas Health Physicians Group practice.

Michael Fiocco, MD, Chief of Open Heart Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, one of the nation’s top 50 heart hospitals.

Chiropractic
Jeffrey Langmaid, DC, chiropractor with Laser Spine Institute.

Tom Carpenter, DC, corrective exercise specialist, certified personal trainer and chiropractor, inventor of Stand Corrected™, a portable harness-like stretching tool that helps alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain.

Dentistry
Alireza Panahpour, DDS, author of “The Good Dentist.”

Brijesh Chandwani, DMD, BDS, Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain, with Connecticut & NY TMJ.

Cyndi Blalock, DDS, owner of Cardinal Dental in St. Peters, MO.

Donald R. Tanenbaum, DDS, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University, and author of “Doctor, Why Does My Face Still Ache.”

Gigi Meinecke, DMD, FAGD, member of the Academy of General Dentistry with a private practice in Potomac, MD.

Guy M. Hanson, DDS, MBA, MAGD.

Haissam Dahan, DMD, MSc, PhD, lecturer at Harvard and McGill University and owner of Ottawa TMJ & Sleep Apnea Clinic.

Idan Snapir, DDS, of the Dental Smile Center in Van Nuys, CA.

Jeffrey Haddad, DDS, of Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry in Rochester, MI.

Laurence (Larry) Grayhills, DMD, MS, MAGD, member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Ogbonna B. Bowden, DDS, Immediate Past President, Chicago Dental Society KHP, and with Woodlawn Dental Gallery in Chicago, IL.

Dermatology
Allison Arthur, MD, FAAD, board certified dermatologist with Sand Lake Dermatology Center in Orlando, FL. 

Andrea Cambio, MD, board certified dermatologic surgeon, and medical director of Cambio Dermatology in Florida.

Ben Behnam, MD, a board certified dermatologist from Dermatology & Hair Restoration Specialists in Santa Monica, CA.

Bobby Buka, MD, a leading dermatologist in New York City, the founder of Bobby Buka MD Dermatology, contributing Founder & Chief Science Officer of the First Aid Beauty skin care line, and author of “Buka’s Emergencies in Dermatology,” and the newly launched “Top 50 Dermatology Case Studies for Primary Care.”

Caroline A. Chang, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a board certified cosmetic and medical dermatologist with Dermatology Professionals, Inc.

David Rahimi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, and founder of Forever Young, Inc.

Dendy Engelman, MD, a board certified dermatologic surgeon, of Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery.

Erum Ilyas, MD, a board certified dermatologist who performs adult and pediatric medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer treatment at Montgomery Dermatology, LLC.

Estee Williams, MD, board-certified medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatologist who treats adult and pediatric patients, and is assistant clinical professor in dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant professor, dermatology and pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, medical director of the Dermatology Faculty Practice, NY.

George Hollenberg, MD, medical director of Acupath Laboratories. 

Glenn Kolansky, MD, board certified dermatologist in Red Bank, NJ.

Janet Prystowsky, MD, board certified dermatologist in New York, NY, with 25-plus years’ experience.

Jason R. Lupton, MD, board certified dermatologist practicing in the San Diego, CA area.

Jennifer Gordon, MD, who is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and practices at Westlake Dermatology in Austin, TX.

Joel Schlessinger, MD, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon with a private practice in Omaha, NE, and founder of LovelySkin.com.

Joshua L. Fox, MD, founder and director of Advanced Dermatology, P.C., of New York and New Jersey.

Judith Hellman, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Mt Sinai Hospital, NY. 

Kally Papantoniou, MD, FAAD, of Advanced Dermatology P.C.

Maria M. Tsoukas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dermatology Section, University of Chicago.

Michael Shapiro, MD, Medical Director and Founder of Vanguard Dermatology in NYC, NY.

Neal Schultz, MD, a dermatologist with a private practice in the NYC area, and founder of dermTV.com.

Neelam Vashi, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, and Founder and Director, Boston University Center for Ethnic Skin.

Nita Patel, MD, Medical Director of Advance Dermatology and Laser Medical Center in Marina Del Rey, CA.

Oanh Lauring, MD, chief of dermatology at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Rebecca Baxt, MD, a board certified dermatologist with Baxt CosMedical, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at NYU, and member of the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Rebecca Tung, MD, director of the dermatology division at Loyola University Health System, Chicago.

Robert Dorin, MD, NYC-based hair care expert and restoration specialist.

Sharyn Laughlin, MD, board certified dermatologist and co-founder of the CyberDERM line of sun protection products and medical director of Laserderm, a pioneering laser skin surgery clinic in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Steven Musick, MD, a board certified dermatologist who runs Musick Dermatology, LLC, in Swansea, IL.

Susan Weinkle, MD, president-elect of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Tess Mauricio, MD, FAAD, a leading board certified dermatologist from Stanford University Medical School and CEO of MBeautyClinic.com.

Diabetes Medicine
Alison Massey, RD, LDN, MS, registered dietitian and diabetes educator at the Center for Endocrinology, Mercy Medical Center of Baltimore.

Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, a dietitian at The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Lucille Hughes, RN, FAADE, director of diabetes education at Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, NY.

Medha Munshi, MD, especially for this article. Dr. Munshi is director of Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Programs, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Sheri Colberg, PhD, Professor Emerita, Exercise Science, Old Dominion University, founder of Diabetes Motion, and one of the world’s leading experts on diabetes and exercise.

Eating Disorders
Beth Rosenbaum, LCSW, Primary Therapist at The Renfrew Center, the country’s first residential treatment facility and largest network of eating disorder treatment facilities.

Linda Centeno, PhD, clinical psychologist, and assistant director of the Koch Center in NJ that specializes in eating disorder treatment.

Mehri Moore, MD, medical director of the Moore Center, the largest and most comprehensive eating disorders clinic in Washington State.

Tammy Holcomb, MS, EdS, LPC, Executive Director of CRC’s Carolina House for eating disorders, NC.

Electrophysiology
Andrea Natale, MD, cardiac electrophysiologist and executive medical director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center. 

Daniel P. Morin, MD, FACC, Director of Electrophysiology Research and Director of Cardiovascular Research for the Ochsner Health System. 

Frederick Ehlert, MD, cardiologist with the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing division at ColumbiaDoctors Eastside, NYC.

Lawrence Kanner, MD, Director, Electrophysiology/Arrhythmia Services, South Nassau Communities Hospital.

Paul Rogers, MD, PhD (Medical Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Clinic, Ochsner Health System).

Peter R. Kowey, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, Jefferson Medical College; Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Main Line Health System; and author of “Lethal Rhythm,” a medical mystery.

Emergency Medicine
Lance S. Burns, MD, emergency medicine specialist, of Legacy ER & Urgent Care, Frisco East location.

Rob Lapporte, MD, board certified in emergency medicine, of Legacy ER & Urgent Care, Coppell, Texas location.

Yvette McQueen, MD, emergency medicine physician and CEO of MedQueen LLC.

Endocrinology
Craig Stump, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences; Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, University of Arizona, Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System.

Kent Holtorf, MD, thyroidologist and founder of Holtorf Medical Group, with practices in California and about to open centers in multiple states throughout the country.

Exercise Science
Dani Singer, CPT, fitness director for Fit2Go Personal Training.

Fabio Comana, MA, MS, an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise, as well as an ACE- and ACSM-certified personal trainer.

Jennifer He, a NASM certified personal trainer based in New York City who specializes in women’s weight loss.

Juliet Deane, Elitefts staff member, Elitefts-sponsored figure athlete, personal trainer (NSCA) and co-owner of The Training Studio, NJ.

Steve Cotter, Director, International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF)

Gastroenterology
Akram Alashari, MD, abdominal surgeon and critical care physician, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Florida.

Benjamin Levy, MD, board certified gastroenterologist who provides clinical care to patients at Mount Sinai Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, and Sinai Medical Group Touhy Refugee Clinic.

Brian Lacy, MD, of Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center, who specializes in functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and is author of the book “Healing Heartburn.”

Carson Liu, MD, who specializes in treating upper gastrointestinal medical conditions, including GERD, and bariatric surgeries.

Caterina Oneto, MD, with Concorde Gastroenterology, and Clinical Assistant Professor within the NYU Division of Gastroenterology, and board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Daniel Motola, MD, a top board certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist providing same-day and next-day services in NYC with Gotham Medical Associates.

David D. Clarke, MD, President, Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (stressillness.com), Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus, Oregon Health & Science University, Faculty Associate, Arizona State University; and author of “They Can’t Find Anything Wrong.”

David Robbins, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Manhattan Endoscopy Center, NY.

Edward Brettholz, MD, with Concorde Gastroenterology, who is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Edward Cruz Paredez, MD, section chief of gastroenterology at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Franjo Vladic, MD, a board certified gastroenterologist with Center for Digestive Health and Endoscopy Center in Ohio.

Hugh Mai, MD, Director of Endoscopic Ultrasonography and Bariatric Endoscopy, Gastroenterology Division, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and LifeBridge Health.

Jay Desai, MD, who specializes in colonoscopy, upper endoscopy and consultative gastroenterology at New York Gastroenterology Associates in NYC, NY.

Jeffrey Fine, MD, chief of gastroenterology at the Medical Surgical Clinic of Irving; gastroenterologist at Star Medical Center in Plano and Las Colinas Medical Center.

John Covington, MD, gastroenterologist at the Center for Digestive Disease at MedStar Franklin Square.

John E. Pandolfino, MD, Director of the Esophageal Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology at Northwestern University.

John P. Geibel, MD, Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Jonathan Zinberg, MD, chief of gastroenterology at South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside, NY.

Larry Good, MD, in practice for 41 years and with a private practice in Lynbrook, NY.

Lauren Gerson, MD, board-certified gastroenterologist for California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Matilda N. Hagan, MD, inflammatory bowel disease specialist at The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, part of The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Maxwell Chait, MD, gastroenterologist at ColumbiaDoctors Medical Group in Westchester County, NY.

Mervyn D. Danilewitz, MD, FACG, AGAF, Chief of Gastroenterology, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

Michael Blume, MD, a gastroenterologist at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore.

Mitchell S. Cappell, MD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.

Ned Snyder, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston, Texas.

Neil Sengupta, MD, a general gastroenterologist and assistant professor at the University of Chicago, and Recipient of the Young G.I. Investigator grant by the G.I. Research Foundation.

Pankaj Vashi, MD, Lead National Medical Director, National Director, Gastroenterology/Nutrition/Metabolic Support, Cancer Centers Treatment of America.

Pejman Katiraei, DO, FAAP. He is an integrative physician who specializes in IBS.

Saad Habba, MD, an attending consultant physician (gastroenterologist) at Overlook Medical Center located in Summit, NJ, and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Sander R. Binderow, MD, FACS, FASCRS of Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery.

Saurabh (Seth) Sethi, MD, a Harvard University and Stanford University trained board-certified gastroenterologist practicing in the San Francisco bay area.

Stefano Guandalini, MD, Founder and Medical Director, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, and Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

Steven Fleisher, MD, a gastroenterologist at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore.

Whitney Jones, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville, and Founder, Colon Cancer Prevention Project.

Hand Surgery
Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, hand and upper limb surgeon and owner of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, FL.

Jonathan Oheb, MD, North Valley Orthopedic Institute, Chief of Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery; jonathanohebmd.com.

Head and Neck Surgery
Brandon Isaacson, MD, F.A.C.S., Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Hamid R. Djalilian, MD, Director of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, University of California, Irvine.

Imaging
Resham Mendi, MD, a renowned expert in the field of medical imaging, and the medical director of Bright Light Medical Imaging.

Internal and Family Medicine/DO
Arielle Levitan MD, board certified in internal medicine and co-founder of Vous Vitamin LLC and co-author of “The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health.” 

Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – Medical Advisory Board Member of the non-profit Nutritional Magnesium Association at www.nutritionalmagnesium.org.

Marc I. Leavey, MD, a primary care physician with 40-plus years of experience, who writes his blog, STRING OF MEDICAL PEARLS.

Dana S. Simpler, MD, an internal medicine physician with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, who specializes in helping patients treat disease, obesity and diabetes with diet and exercise.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD (internal medicine), medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers nationally, and author of “From Fatigued to Fantastic!”

Jenepher Piper, MSN, CRNP; family family practice nurse practitioner for Maryland Family Care for 18 years and a former nurse with Home Care Nurse for Johns Hopkins Home Care.

John Whyte, MD, board certified internist in Washington, DC, and author of “Is This Normal? The Essential Guide to Middle Age and Beyond.”

Karen M. Blitz-Shabbir, DO, Director, North Shore-LIJ’s Multiple Sclerosis Center in Great Neck, NY.

Kathryn Boling, MD, a board certified family medicine practitioner with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Mark Anderson, MD, DABFM, is a partner at Executive Medicine of Texas and hosts the nationally syndicated Staying Young Radio Show.

Morton Tavel, MD, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, and author of “Health Tips, Myths and Tricks: A Physician’s Advice.”

Richard Bezozo, MD and president of MoleSafe USA.

Steven Lamm, MD of internal medicine, who appears regularly as the house doctor on ABC’s “The View,” and author of “No Guts, No Glory.”

Susan L. Besser, MD, with Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, and Diplomate American Board of Obesity Medicine and board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Walter Gaman, MD, FABFM, author of several award-winning books including “Age to Perfection: How to Thrive to 100, Happy, Healthy, and Wise,” and a partner at Executive Medicine of Texas, a global leader in preventive and proactive health.

William Manger, MD, PhD, founder of the National Hypertension Association, professor emeritus at the New York School of Medicine, and author of the book, “Live Longer, Live Better: Avoid the Risks.”

Interventional Radiology
Darren Klass, MD, clinical instructor of interventional radiology at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Association.

Neurology
Anthony P. Geraci, MD, Founder and Director of neurOasis Neurology, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine.

Bonnie Gerecke, MD, director of the Neurology Center at Mercy in Baltimore; and board certified neurologist with a special interest in neuromuscular disorders, ALS and EMG.

Brian Loftus, MD, board certified neurologist in Bellaire, Texas, who specializes in migraine headaches and multiple sclerosis.

Carol Redillas, MD, a headache neurologist at the Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Daniel Kantor, MD, President-Elect of the Florida Society of Neurology (FSN) and Medical Director of Neurologique, an organization dedicated to patient care, research and education.

Howie Zheng, MD, a general neurologist with The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Karen M. Blitz-Shabbir, DO, Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Blitz-Shabbir is a neurologist who specializes in multiple sclerosis.

Kristina Lafaye, MD, board certified neurologist, assistant clinical professor of neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine, full time clinical staff and director of the neurophysiology lab at Ochsner Medical Center.

Mary Dombovy, Vice President, Unity Neurosciences, medical director of the Unity Spine Center in Rochester, NY.

Michael Cartwright, MD, a board certified neurologist at Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center in Winston Salem, NC.

Michael Sellman, MD, chief of neurology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Mitzi J. Williams, MD, a board certified neurologist and MS specialist at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, and clinical advisor for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Ravish Patwardhan, MD, nationally-renowned neurosurgeon and founder of Comprehensive Neurosurgery Network.

Neurosurgery
Adam Lipson, MD, board certified neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors, pituitary tumors and minimally invasive techniques for spinal surgery.

David Poulad, MD, a board certified neurosurgeon with IGEA Brain & Spine who practices in Union, NJ, whose special interests include the surgical treatment of brain tumors. 

Ezriel Kornel, MD, Neurosurgeon, Principal with Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York, Medical Director of the Institute for Neurosciences at Northern Westchester Hospital, host of “Back Talk Live,” the weekly medical Web TV show.

Farhan Siddiq, MD, Co-medical director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, and Texas Health Fort Worth endovascular neurosurgeon, Texas Health Fort Worth.

Ivan Mikolaenko, MD, a board certified neurologist with subspecialty certification in neurocritical care, Neurological Surgery, P.C., New York.

John M. Abrahams, MD, of Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York, and associate professor of neurosurgery at New York Medical College.

Kangmin Daniel Lee, MD, neurosurgeon at Southside Hospital in Bayshore, NY, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Hofstra-Northshore LIJ School of Medicine.

Nutrition/Dietetics
Nicole Kuhl, CCN, Director of Nutrition, and Health Coach at LifeSpan.

OB/GYN
Alyssa Dweck, MD, a full-time practicing OB/GYN at the Mount Kisco Medical Group in Westchester County, NY, and co-author of the book, “V is for Vagina.” 

Christine O’Connor, MD, FACOG, Director Adolescent Gynecology and Well Woman Care, Weinberg Center for Women’s Health, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. 

Corinne Bazella, OB/GYN with University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Gino Tutera, OB/GYN and specialist in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Hilary Morgan, PhD, CNM, Jacksonville University, Director, Nursing Doctoral Program.

Lindsay Appel, MD, an OBGYN with the Family Childbirth & Children’s Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN, NP, in private practice and cofounder of Women to Women Health Center, and author of the book, “Is It Me or My Hormones.”

Marlan Schwartz, MD, FACOG, robotic surgeon and chief of OB/GYN at Somerset Medical Center.

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine.

Mylaine Riobe, MD, founder of Riobe Integrative Medicine. Dr. Riobe, who’s board certified in OBGYN, is the author of “The Answer to Cancer.”

R. Mark Ellerkmann, MD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Randy Fink, MD, Director of the Center of Excellence for Obstetrics & Gynecology in Miami, FL.

Robert J. Echenberg, MD, founder of The Echenberg Institute for Pelvic & Sexual Pain, and co-author of “Secret Suffering: How Women’s Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships.”

Wendie Trubow, OBGYN at Visions Healthcare, Wellesley, MA.

Oncology – Gynecological
Anita Johnson, MD, FACS, Director of Breast Surgical Oncology at CTCA in Atlanta with over 18 years’ experience in oncology.

Diane Yamada, MD, Chief, Gynecologic Oncology, University of Chicago Medical Center.

Julian Schink, MD, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Medical Director of Gynecologic and Medical Oncology, Midwestern Regional Medical Center.

Justin Chura, MD, medical director of gynecological oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Lisa B. Bazzett, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

Steven Standiford, MD, chief of staff and chief of surgery at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Philadelphia).

Teresa P. Diaz-Montes, MD, of the Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Oncology – Medical/Misc.
Dennis Citrin, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center.

Jeffrey Long, MD, author of the New York Times Best Seller, “Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.” Dr. Long is a radiation oncologist in Houma, Louisiana.

Mark Levandovsky, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Preventive Medicine and Cancer Care. Dr. Levandovsky is a board certified internist and oncologist/hematologist in practice for over 17 years.

Michael Herman, MD, director of urologic oncology at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, NY.

Sean Cavanaugh, MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

Ophthalmology
Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, eye surgeon and founder of The Boxer Wachler Vision Institute.

Kaushal M. Kulkarni, MD, board certified ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmologist in private practice in San Diego, CA.

Orthopedic Surgery/Medicine
David Fisher, MD, Director of the Total Joint Center at the Indiana Orthopedic Hospital.

Edmond Cleeman, MD, Manhattan Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group, P.C., Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Knee & Shoulder Surgery.

Henry Boucher, MD, clinical instructor of Adult Reconstruction, Medstar Union Memorial Orthopaedics, Baltimore, MD.

Jeffrey A. Geller, MD, Associate Chief, Division of Hip & Knee Reconstruction; Director, Minimally Invasive Hip & Knee Replacements, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.

John-Paul H. Rue, MD, orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Kamala Littleton, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MS, FACS, FAAOS, a leading NY orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert.

Mark Galland, MD, orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina.

Marc W. Hungerford, MD, Chief of Orthopedics at Mercy Medical Center and Director of Joint Replacement and Reconstruction at Mercy.

Moshe Lewis, MD, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at California Pacific Medical Center – St. Luke’s Campus in the Department of Orthopedics.

Justin Tortolani, MD, from MedStar Union Memorial Hospital; orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist.

Reggie Alexander, MD, of OrthoCARE, which specializes in all elements of orthopedic medicine including foot, ankle, knee, hip and shoulder care.

Otolaryngology
C. Phillip Amoils, MD, chief of surgery at Sinus Center LA in Pacific Palisades, CA, and a board certified otolaryngologist.

Dale Rice, MD, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, Keck School of Medicine USC.

Gene Liu, MD, MMM, President, Chair, Department of Surgery; Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. 

Jamie A. Koufman, MD, Director of the Voice Institute of New York and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at the New York Medical College, and a leading authority on reflux disease.

Jordan S. Josephson, MD, ear, nose and throat specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, Author of Sinus Relief Now, Director of the New York Nasal and Sinus Center.

Stacey Silvers, MD, of Madison ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in NYC, who is board certified in otolaryngology.

Steven Y. Park, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College, and author of “Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired.”

Pain Management
Asim S. Aijaz, MD, of Austin Pain Associates in Austin, TX, who is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

Chad Gorman, MD, a board-certified physician in private practice in Charleston, SC, specializing in treating chronic pain of the spine and extremities.

Devin B. Peck, MD, of Austin Pain Associates (Austin, TX).

Neil B. Kirschen, MD, chief of pain management, Department of Anesthesiology at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York.

Pediatrics
Frank Barnhill, MD, board certified family physician practicing child and adult preventative care/ADHD-behavior medicine in upstate South Carolina.

Irene Tien, MD, a board-certified pediatric ER physician who can be reached at My Doctor Friend.

Joel Gator Warsh, MD, of GatorMD Functional and Integrative Pediatrics in Los Angeles, and part of the pediatric staff of Cedar Sinai Hospital.

Lisa Lewis, MD, a board certified pediatrician in Fort Worth, Texas, and author of “Feed the Baby Hummus (Pediatrician-Backed Secrets from Cultures Around the World).”

Rashmi Shetgiri, MD, MSHS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Plastic Surgery
Allen Gabriel, MD, board certified plastic surgeon with PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, WA.

Rola E. Eid, DO, FACOS, Medical Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Plastic Surgeon, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center.

Podiatry/Foot Care
Alan L. Bass, DPM, Medical Director, NEMO Capital Partners, LLC.

Bob Thompson, certified pedorthist, executive director of the Institute for Preventive Foot Health.

Peter D. Highlander, DPM, Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Director, Wound Reconstruction Center, The Bellevue Hospital, Bellevue OH.

Psychiatry
Carole Lieberman, MD, a forensic psychiatrist, expert on bullying and author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets. 

David Gutman, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Director of Psychopharmacology, ColumbiaDoctors Eastside.

David M. Reiss, MD, a psychiatrist from San Diego with extensive experience in PTSD, and interim medical director, Providence Behavioral Health Hospital (Holyoke, MA).

David Sack, MD, a psychiatrist specializing in addiction disorders, and CEO of Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and Los Angeles.

Marilyn Benoit, MD, who’s the Chief Clinical Officer and SVP of Clinical & Professional Affairs of Devereux, the largest not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization in America.

Peter Swanljung, MD, Psychiatrist and Medical Director of the General Adult Unit at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia.

Raymond L. Ownby, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Nova Southeastern University.

Psychology/Family Therapy/Relationships
Carleen Wray, executive director of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), which equips youth with information to take action to prevent and solve bullying issues.

Dr. John Huber, a clinical forensic psychologist and chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a nonprofit organization that brings positive change to the lives of those with mental illness. 

Dr. Robert Myers, creator of the Total Focus program at Legacy Publishing. Dr. Myers is a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and parents, specializing in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Gail Steketee, PhD, Dean and Professor, Boston University School of Social Work, and co-author of “Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things.” 

Gloria S. Rothenberg, PhD, clinical psychologist and school psychologist practicing on Long Island with over 25 years’ experience working with children and families.

Jamie M. Howard, PhD, clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents; head of the Child Mind Institute’s Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center trauma response group. 

Janet Lehman, MSW, co-creator of The Total Transformation Program; social worker who has worked as a case manager, therapist and program director for 22 years in traditional residential care and in group homes for troubled children.

Jessie Klein, PhD, MSW, assistant professor of sociology/criminal justice at Adelphi University, and author of The Bully Society: School Shootings, and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools.

Kyle Gillett, PhD, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and Executive Director and Founder of Solstice East and Asheville Academy for Girls.

Misty Rosier, licensed clinical mental health clinician, therapist at Elevations RTC, a co-ed adolescent treatment center.

Rona Novick, PhD, who developed the BRAVE bully prevention program; clinical psychologist and director of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Doctoral Program at Yeshiva University, NY.

Stacy Kaiser, Live Happy editor-at-large, and a southern California-based licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert with a special interest in the topic of bullying.

Tara Fishler, a conflict resolution specialist and founder of Customized Training Solutions in New York which provides conflict resolution, training and strategic management services.

Tina B. Tessina, a licensed psychotherapist in S. California with 30 years’ experience in counseling individuals and couples, and author of 13 books including “It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction.”

Pulmonology
Jose C. Yataco, MD, a board certified pulmonologist.

Rheumatology
Ali D. Askari, MD, Professor of Medicine – Case Western Reserve University; Chief, Division of Rheumatology – University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Director, Rheumatology – University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Nathan Wei, MD, a board-certified rheumatologist who specializes in regenerative medicine techniques for conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis.

Stuart M. Levine, MD, Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine, Rheumatology, Medical Faculty Practice, Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore.

Sleep Medicine
Joseph Krainin, MD, board certified neurologist and sleep doctor.

Michael Nolledo, MD, Director of the Institute for Sleep Medicine at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ.

Spine Surgery
Alfred O. Bonati, MD, owner of The Bonati Institute, a world leader in advanced spine surgery, Hudson, FL.

Charles Park, MD, Director of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Justin J. Park, MD, a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD, who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, laminectomies and spinal fusions, and is author of book, “Keys to an Amazing Life: Secrets of the Cervical Spine.” 

Michael Perry, MD, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Laser Spine Institute.

Stephen T. Onesti, MD, a neurosurgeon specializing in the spine, with Neurological Surgery P.C. of Long Island.

Sports Medicine
Charles J. Pelitera, assistant professor of kinesiology and coordinator of the Health/Wellness Program at Canisius College in NY; and owner of Pelitera Fitness Consultants, which specializes in athletic training, weight loss and strength training.

Dan Rootenberg, physical therapist, Co-Founder and President of SPEAR Physical Therapy in New York.

Darrin Bright, MD, who specializes in sports medicine and family medicine, of Max Sports Medicine in Columbus, OH. 

James Buenaventura, PT, DPT; Harbor City, CA who specializes in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine as well as home health.

Joseph Ciccone DPT, CSCS, Associate Director, Columbia Orthopaedics Sports Therapy, New York, New York.

Joseph J. Ruane, MD, Medical Director, McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Center, and Head Team Physician, Columbus Blue Jackets.

Urology
Andrew Stephenson, MD, urologist in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. 

Courtenay Moore, MD, urologist in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. 

Dana Rice, MD, a board certified urologist and creator of the UTI Tracker mobile app.

David H.C. King, MD, Medical Director, Urology Services, El Camino Hospital Los Gatos. These include a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Elizabeth Kavaler, MD, a board certified urologist with a private practice in New York City.

Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD, a board-certified urologist specializing in chronic testicular pain and infertility, and co-founder of Drive 4 Men’s Health.

Jonathan W. Simons, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, David H. Koch Chair.

Kenneth Peters, MD, chief of urology for Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.

Michael D. Lutz, MD, board certified urologist; Partner at Michigan Institute of Urology; President, MIU Men’s Health Foundation.

Michael Ingber, MD, board-certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, director of urogynecology for Saint Clare’s Health System in northern New Jersey.

Vascular Surgery/Medicine
Kevin Casey, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon out of San Diego, CA, whom I consulted with for this article.

Kurtis Kim, MD, a vascular surgeon at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Moji Gashti, MD, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Paul Lucas, MD, surgeon with the Vascular Center and director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore.

Steven Elias, MD, director of the Center for Vein Disease at Columbia University Medical Center.