I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr. Kharrazian for many years and have repeatedly been amazed at his ability to fearlessly think outside of the box.  His intensely creative mind allows him to explore entirely new avenues of understanding about how we become ill and what it takes to get well again.  Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize winner and one of the forerunners of Functional Medicine, has been quoted as saying that “Research is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.”  As the quintessential clinician-researcher, Dr. Kharrazian is clearly following in Dr. Szent-Gyorgi’s footsteps.

Boulder Wellcare
Faculty, Institute for Functional Medicine
Editor, Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Robert Rountree, MD

Dr. Kharrazian is one of those people who when you first hear him speak, you realize something refreshingly special is happening. What I mean is, he can take complex, evidence-based material from research and break it down to practical application with a clarity rarely experienced! I have had the honor of teaching Functional Medicine with Datis at Loma Linda University School of Medicine for the past 5 years where I have witnessed first hand Dr. Kharrazian stir intrigue and critical thinking in the minds of budding physicians. The legacy of root cause medicine is served best when practitioners like Dr. Kharrazian are willing to dig deep in the evidence and ask the hard questions as to why things are and why it matters. This movement needs the humble confidence that is evident in the service Datis gives to his colleagues, students, and community each day.

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Faculty, Department of Family Medicine 

Mark E. Holthouse, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM, ABoIM, ABFP

I first met Dr. Kharrazian when he was a student in my class. I was impressed with how bright he was and knew back then that he would make a significant impact as a practicing clinician. I just did not realize how much of an impact he would have in shaping today’s paradigm shift in whole-person systems-based medicine. A classic example of “the student has become the master” and then some. A triple threat as a successful clinician, researcher, and educator, Dr. Kharrazian’s contributions have earned him a reputation as an international leader in lifestyle and functional medicine.

President, Southern California University of Health Sciences

John Scaringe, DC, EdD

Dr. Kharrazian’s educational seminars are extremely practical. The science is presented in a logical fashion and can be quickly assimilated to any practice the next day. My practice has realized a surge of much healthier and happier patients who were given alternative treatment options to mainstream pharmaceutical models. The growth of new patients was noted as well. I have been able to immediately implement the protocols of treatment discussed at the seminars. Since attending Dr. Kharrazians seminars and viewing his webinars my practice took a much more integrative approach to illness. I rarely use pharmaceutical prescription medications and found that patients are thankful to be given choices. I found the education to be top notch, ahead of most conventional medical educational programs. All protocols are supported by old as well as current research. The presented information is supported with so much research, in fact, that any attendee will be at ease adapting the treatment models to any practice.

Medical Director, Bay Medical Center

Katarzyna Ostrzenska, MD

I have known and worked with Dr. Kharrazian for more than a decade. During this time, I have seen him change the landscape of healthcare with how we evaluate and care for patients. His persistence to gain knowledge and disseminate information to the public is one of his greatest strengths. His ability to integrate functional medicine, immunology and neurology is second to none. He has been a pioneer in holistic health and has been teaching practitioners how to more effectively care for their patients. Through his best-selling books, educational seminars, presentations, clinical work, and being adjunct faculty, he has impacted lives far reaching. Individuals like Dr. Datis Kharrazian come around once in a lifetime. I could not be more honored to learn from Dr. Kharrazian and consider him to be a wonderful mentor. I sincerely believe that the Kharrazian Institute will continue to evolve health care.

Director, Integrated Health Systems and Integrated Brain Centers

Shane Steadman, DC, DACNB, DCBCN, CNS

Dr. Kharrazian is an outstanding, thoughtful, practical clinician’s clinician.  He is in a rare group of doctors that can make the difficult understandable to people at all levels of training and at all ages. He helps uncover the hidden imbalances and implements treatment plans which help build resilience and brings balance which has restored health and function to many.  He is at the highest level of teacher, clinician, and mentor.

Faculty, Institute for Functional Medicine

Michael Stone, MD

Dr. Datis Kharrazian is one of the original pioneers of holistic medicine. His groundbreaking work set the stage for many advances in integrative medicine. There is no researcher in the world more qualified than Dr. Kharrazian to provide the most accurate and reliable health information, based on his research and extensive clinical experience with complex patients. For years he has been guiding people to solve their thyroid and brain issues when no one else could help them. I trust all the content that he has made available and will continue to follow with interest his ongoing discoveries.

Author, The Paleovedic Diet

Akil Palanisamy, MD

When we look at the study of medicine, Dr. Kharrazian has joined the pioneers and lead educators in advancing our approaches to healthcare and disease.  His diverse background as an educator, researcher, writer, and physician provides a dynamic platform for educating others.  I have witnessed the impact of his teachings.  I have deep respect for his passion for the advancement in functional medicine and functional neurology within their communities.

Dean of Lincoln College of Post-professional, Graduate and Continuing Education at National University of Health Sciences

Jenna Glenn, DC, ND, MS

Dr. Kharrazian is a healer, educator, and researcher. He is present with you, has a keen sense of observation, utilizes his vast knowledge of physiology, understands how systems in the body both interact and affect one another and brings cutting edge research to his work. I have been fortunate to experience Dr. Kharrazian as a researcher and educator. He is truly one of the greatest teachers of our time.

Inaugural Vice-President of Bastyr University in San Diego

Moira Fitzpatrick, PhD, ND

Through almost forty years of medical conferences I’ve found only a handful of speakers, scientists, educators who can adapt their innovative research and thinking to the clinical pearls we hope to take away for Monday morning. Dr. Kharrazian is one of them. His lectures are compelling and clinically valuable, filling in some of the voids left behind in our traditional medical education. I leave his presentations with more synaptic connections than I came in with. First and foremost though, every patient I treat benefits from Dr. Kharrazian’s knowledge and teaching.

Adjunct Faculty & Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Conferences
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

David Blyweiss, MD