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Chris Masterjohn, PhD

Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. He was also an Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College.

Mark Hyman, MD

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The View, Katie, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Vanessa Wong, MD

Vanessa Wong, MD, graduated in 2004 with an MBBS before earning her specialist in psychiatry degree from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. She has 15 years of clinical experience and has published several articles in indexed journals.

Christina Graham, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Christina Graham, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, has been a nurse for 10 years, and a board-certified Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner for the last 5 years. As a healthcare professional at a large academic medical center, Christina works on the front lines of chronic disease management.

Will Welch, ADAPT-CFHC

Over the course of his career, Will Welch, A-CFHC, MS, BA, has had years of experience in academia and research. He ran a social and health psychology lab at UCLA; he was ABD PhD at Columbia Business School in their Organizational Behavior program, where he defended a dissertation proposal based on motivation research; he received an MS from the same program; and he’s headed employee survey and people analytics groups for large multinational companies.

Phyllis J Gee, MD, FACOG

Dr. Gee is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Gee has been actively involved in several hospitals and civic and community organizations throughout her career.

Jessica Montalvo, MD

Jessica Montalvo, MD, thought she would be an East Coast resident for life. After attending college at Harvard University and medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, settling down in New York City for residency seemed like the next step. That plan fell apart when she fell in love with the city of Chicago during her residency interviews. She was fortunate to match at Northwestern for internal medicine training, beginning a relationship with the institution and the city that is ongoing.

Sunjya Schweig, MD

Sunjya K. Schweig, MD, is an expert in complex chronic illnesses that require rigorous investigation and management. He has been studying, teaching, and practicing integrative and Functional Medicine for over 20 years.

Gerard Friedman, BS- Athletic Training, ATC- Certified Athletic Trainer, Personal Trainer

Gerard Friedman, MS, ATC, is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Personal Trainer, and Functional Health Coach candidate. Gerard holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and a master’s degree in exercise science and rehabilitation.

Ronald W. Torrance II, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Ronald W. Torrance II, DO, is a sports medicine-trained physician with a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and is involved in the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, CrossFit Health, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.

Tracey Long
Tracey Long, MPH, RDN

Tracey is a registered dietitian with specialty certification training in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy and The Bredesen Protocol to End Alzheimer’s. She owns a private practice, Big Picture Health LLC, in Hendersonville, NC, where she sees clients in person and using video and phone consultations. She takes a holistic and individualized approach to…

Laura Schoenfeld
Laura Beth Schoenfeld, RD, MPH

Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD is a licensed registered dietitian and women’s health expert trained in Functional Medical nutrition therapy. She has been a staff member for Chris Kresser since 2012, and is a former teaching assistant at the Kresser Institute, where she assisted in the creation of educational materials for both the practitioner and health…