Certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP)
Medical School: McGill University Faculty of Medicine (1987)
Residency: Brown University Family Medicine Residency Program (1990)
Masters in Public Health: UC Berkeley (1995)
Preventive Medicine Residency: UC Berkeley (1996)
I attend IFM Annual Conferences and the monthly meetings of the Bay Area Functional Medicine Group. I also read updates on a daily basis by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.
In 2015, I was a presenter at the Annual International Conference for the Institute for Functional Medicine, specifically on the topic of MTHFR and how we use genetic information to optimize patients' methylation.
I wrote a chapter in the 2015 textbook Integrative Treatments for Depression. The chapter title is "Mood-Related Effect of Medications Prescribed for Non-Psychiatric Indications."
Frequent discussions and study of the medical research literature are a central aspect of the practice of functional medicine. Recent discoveries in epigenetics and nutrigenomics have revolutionized what medicine can offer.
I am on the Scientific Advisory Board for Moms Advocating Sustainability, and a member of the Marin County Integrated Pest Management Committee.