I am pleased to announce I have recently been appointed Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
The university was founded in 1905 and provides an excellent education to 4,000 students in medicine, nursing, and public health at its Southern California location. The university is currently conducting research in more than 40 departments, including in nutrition and preventive medicine. It has several hospitals in Southern California that provide excellent medical care to the surrounding communities.
Loma Linda University is in one of the world’s “Blue Zones,” areas where people live the longest. Loma Linda mirrors the surrounding community’s value placed on a healthy diet and lifestyle, which has been shown to influence longevity.
The medical school has a very strong public health and preventive medicine department that includes a four-year combined residency program in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
I am very proud to be teaching a functional medicine program to fourth-year medical students. Loma Linda University is one of only two medical schools in the country that offers a functional medicine program.
It is an honor to be part of an outstanding institution that is leading the way in lifestyle medicine, diet, nutrition, and functional medicine. I believe they are laying the foundation for a future of functional medicine education and training in medical schools.