I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Kharrazian for more than a decade and observing his professional growth and impact as a key opinion leader in the field of Functional Neurology. He is voracious in his pursuit of learning and skill development. His pursuit of post-graduate studies at Harvard in research methods has embellished his already significant expertise in systems medicine and its application to Functional Medicine. He has a unique skill in making complex information accessible to his students and patients alike which is a measure of an individual who is a master of his field. Dr. Kharrazian is a humble, quietly competent leader who leads by example and his presence. The Functional Medicine field is rapidly evolving, and it is through the work and leadership of a select group of professionals of which Dr. Kharrazian is a recognized leader that it is growing in both its adoption and successful application to the treatment of complex chronic diseases. It is truly a pleasure to call Dr. Kharrazian both a colleague and friend in our mutual advocacy in the development and application of Functional Medicine.

Co-Founder, Institute of Functional Medicine
President, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB

Dr. Datis Kharrazian is one of the top thought leaders within integrative and functional medicine. His passion for research and evidence-based medicine shines through in his writings as well as his lectures and educational programs. The clarity of his thinking and his integrity has led curriculum leaders at Harvard Medical School, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Bastyr University California to bring him to their institutions. His willingness to share his knowledge has endeared him to our graduates at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and to me as one of the founders of the educational programs at IFM. He is a mainstay of our IFM faculty.

Co-Founder, Institute of Functional Medicine

David Jones, MD

Dr. Kharrazian’s work represents the vanguard in our understanding of the role of lifestyle choices in charting the brain’s destiny. His highly effective educational outreach has opened the door for countless healthcare providers, allowing them to dramatically increase their effectiveness in treating and indeed preventing so many of the pernicious conditions that plague our modern society.

Author, #1 New York Times Bestselling book, Grain Brain and Brain Maker

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM

Dr. Kharrazian is a brilliant clinician educator that has inspired many as we learn the principles of Functional Medicine, myself included. He is superb at teaching clinicians the power of using functional medicine oriented history and physical examination to understand and then address the root causes of disease and health. Integrating the latest research and years of clinical experience, Dr. Kharrazian, is an international leader in Functional Medicine.

New York Times Best selling author of The Wahls Protocol – How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine
Clinical professor of Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

Terry Wahls, MD, IFMCP

When I first heard Dr. Kharrazian speak about a decade ago, I went up to him at the podium and asserted “You are the next Jeff Bland!” His deep understanding of the material, excellent review of the research and expert communication skills are very, very impressive. Since then, I have made a point of always attending his lectures at conference, reading his insightful research articles and seeking his insights when studying challenging issues, especially in the area of environmental medicine.

Founding President, Bastyr University
Editor-in-Chief, Integrative Medicine – A Clinician’s Journal

Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Dr. Datis Kharrazian is one of the most powerful clinicians of our time. From the lab to the clinic, he has studied, vetted, and applied his cutting edge science to heal patients all over the world. I consider him to be a foremost authority in a systems approach to recovery and wellness.

Author, New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own

Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM

Dr. Kharrazian has been a prominent educator and highly-respected clinician in the functional medicine community since the inception of functional medicine. He is an expert clinician and an innovator in this field.

Cleveland Clinic, Director of Center for Functional Medicine
Chairman, Institute for Functional Medicine
Ten-time, New York Times Best Selling Author

Mark Hyman, MD

Dr. Kharrazian is a highly respected Educator in the Institute for Functional Medicine community. His approach to teaching the principles of Functional Medicine consistently guides clinicians to discern the root causes of each individual’s clinical presentation. His prowess in teaching physical exam skills and practical, low cost, low risk interventions is valued by clinicians and patients alike. Dr. Datis Kharrazian is a quintessential Educator who raises the clinical and professional bar of Functional Medicine.

Executive Director of Medical Education, Institute for Functional Medicine

Robert Luby, MD

My practice has been greatly influenced by Dr. Kharrazian’s education. I gained the knowledge and confidence to be able to take on complicated chronic cases. I would not be able to have the success that I have with my patients without the information I gain from Dr. Kharrazian.One of the great things about Dr. Kharrazian’s teaching style is that he wants you to be able to take the information you learn at the seminar on Saturday and Sunday and apply it in practice on Monday. I have taken many seminars by many different doctors. Often the material is presented in such a way that you have to find time to study what you learned in order to apply it in practice. Dr. Kharrazian will take a topic and give an overview. He will then dive deep into the information and present the details and research. He will then follow that up with the take away points, clinical pearls, and explain how to immediately implement the information into practice.

I started out in practice as a straight chiropractor and using basic nutrition as an adjunct therapy. I had a desire to help my patients more than I was already helping them. I felt that I needed to further my education in the area of nutrition. I started attending many different seminars but nothing really clicked for me. The education was basic, anecdotal, and scientifically unsound. A friend of mine invited me to one of Dr. Kharrazian’s seminars back in 2006. It was at that point my practice was changed forever. Because of the education I received from Dr. Kharrazian, today I have a successful functional medicine practice filled with complicated, chronic patients. I could not do what I do without the knowledge I have gained from Dr. Kharrazian.

Director of Health Wise Clinical Nutrition

Mark Flannery, DC, MS, BS

So many in this field of study and education know that the body is a gorgeously integrated system.  Dr. Datis Kharrazian, however, has a level of understanding and commitment to this magnificent science that many of us deeply respect and secretly envy.  Accessing his teachings is a privilege.

Faculty, Institute for Functional Medicine

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD