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Our MHS 2022 Speakers

Each year at Metabolic Health Summit®, we bring you cutting edge research and applications of ketosis and metabolic therapies from progressive medical professionals, forward-thinking academics, and innovative thought leaders from across the globe. Learn the latest science on cancer, neurological health, metabolic disorders, human performance, and so much more from our world class presenters. Watch all recorded presentations from MHS 2022 with a virtual ticket by clicking the button below. Recorded content will be available to view through October of 2022 and CME credit is available. Don't miss this important information!

Rhonda Patrick, PhD

Keynote Speaker

FoundMyFitness

Dr. Patrick completed her graduate research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she investigated the link between mitochondrial metabolism, apoptosis, and cancer. As a postdoctoral fellow at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, she investigated the effects of micronutrient inadequacies on metabolism, inflammation, DNA damage, and aging and whether supplementation can reverse the damage. Dr. Patrick has a gift and passion for translating complex scientific topics into actionable insights. She's dedicated to the pursuit of longevity and optimal health—and shares the latest research on nutrition, aging, and disease prevention with her audience at FoundMyFitness.

Jong Rho, MD

Keynote Speaker

University of California, San Diego

Dr. Rho is a Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, and Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology at the Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. His main research interests are the mechanisms underlying the anti-seizure and neuroprotective effects of metabolism-based treatments such as the ketogenic diet. His research activities have been sponsored by research grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Brain Canada, and a variety of intramural and extramural public and private sector sources.

Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, MD

Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, MD

The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Kyeremanteng is the department head of critical care at The Ottawa Hospital where he cares for the sickest of sick patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). As a researcher, he is interested in using ICU resources more efficiently with cost-effectiveness, dignity, and justice in mind while seeking solutions to improve healthcare delivery and practitioner wellness. During the COVID 19 Pandemic Dr. Kyeremanteng created ‘Solving Wellness’ a virtual health and wellness platform for health care professionals. ‘Solving Wellness’ has been helping address health care burnout and providing health, fitness and self-care for its members.

Elaine Hsiao, PhD

Elaine Hsiao, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Hsiao is a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA, where her laboratory investigates how changes in the immune system and resident microbes of the body impact the brain and behavior.

Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

Diet Doctor

Dr. Eenfeldt is a medical doctor specializing in family medicine and the founder and CEO of Diet Doctor, the largest low-carb website in the world that aims to provide unbiased and evidence-based information, as well as free and inspiring tools to help improve health.

Shebani Sethi Dalai, MD

Shebani Sethi, MD

Stanford University

Dr. Sethi is double board-certified in obesity medicine and psychiatry. She is the founding director of Stanford Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic, and her research focuses on optimizing brain health by integrating low carb nutrition and through the treatment of metabolic dysfunction.

Eric Kossoff, MD

Eric Kossoff, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Kossoff is a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. Currently the Medical Director of the Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Center at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kossoff is one of the world experts on ketogenic dietary therapy for neurologic disorders.

Jaime Seeman, MD

Jaime Seeman, MD

University of Arizona

Dr. Seeman is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, ketogenic nutrition specialist, and Fellow in Integrative Medicine. Her passion for fitness, preventative medicine, and ketogenic therapy extends from her own life into her medical practice and beyond through education and outreach.

Dale Bredesen, MD

Dale Bredesen, MD

Buck Institute and UCLA

Dr. Bredesen is the Founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and Director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA. He is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and NYT best-selling author.

Robert Lustig, MD

University of California San Francisco

Dr. Lustig is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and a Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition and one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry.

Tommy Wood, MD, PhD

Tommy Wood, MD, PhD

University of Washington

Dr. Wood is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research program focuses on the physiological and metabolic responses to brain injury, factors associated with brain health and function across the lifespan, and methods with which to track health, performance, and longevity in both elite athletes and the general population.

Lucia Aronica, PhD

Lucia Aronica, PhD

Stanford University

Dr. Aronica is a lecturer at the Stanford Prevention and Research Center and Genomics R&D Lead at Metagenics Inc. Her research and teaching focus on how diet can change gene expression, and how we can use this information to design personalized lifestyle interventions for optimal health and longevity.

Satchin Panda, PhD

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Dr. Panda is a professor at the Salk Institute where his research focuses on the circadian regulation of behavior, physiology and metabolism in model organisms and in humans. He discovered a blue-light sensing cell type in the retina entrains our master circadian clock, affects mood, and regulates the production of sleep hormone melatonin. He has performed pivotal work demonstrating that maintaining a daily feeding-fasting cycle (time-restricted feeding) can prevent and reverse metabolic diseases.

Bret Scher, MD

Bret Scher, MD

Diet Doctor

Dr. Scher is a board certified cardiologist and lipidologist helping reframe the message of health and prevention as the medical director at DietDoctor.com and in his telemedicine cardiology practice at www.LowCarbCardiologist.com.

Barbara Gower, PhD

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Gower is a Professor of Nutrition Sciences in the Division of Physiology and Metabolism at UAB. Her research interests are related to obesity and energy metabolism, with an emphasis on insulin secretion/action and the role of the endocrine system in chronic metabolic disease and cancer.  

Glen House, MD

Glen House, MD

Washington State University

Dr. House is the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Program at Providence - St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, an affiliate of Washington State University Medical School. His research focuses on the role of metabolic syndrome and nutrition in spinal cord injury and longevity.

Jethro Hu, MD

Jethro Hu, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Hu is a neuro-oncologist and brain cancer researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is involved in on-going clinical research exploring the use of the ketogenic diet in combination with standard of care for patients with glioblastoma.

Allison Hull, DO

Florida Medical Clinic

Dr. Allison Hull, DO is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. She specializes in preventative medicine with a primary goal of preventing heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, and empowering patients through education and leadership on how to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. She is also the Medical Director and Creator of ‘Well-Being: A Tribe Planted with Purpose'.

Nel Syed, PhD

Nel Syed, PhD

Imperial College London

Dr. Syed is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London. Her research program utilizes translational studies on brain tumors to identify deranged metabolic pathways and novel therapeutic strategies.

Susan Masino, PhD

Susan Masino, PhD

Trinity College

Dr. Masino is a Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College. Her neuroscience research focuses on brain metabolism, brain health, and disorders such as epilepsy, autism and pain.

Christopher Palmer, MD

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a psychiatrist and researcher working at the interface of metabolism and mental health and has been pioneering the use of the medical ketogenic diet in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

LJ Amaral, MS, RD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

LJ Amaral is a Clinical Research Dietitian and board-certified specialist in oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center where she studies dietary interventions as an adjunct to standard of care treatment in glioblastoma and mixed CNS malignancies. She also writes and reviews diet and cancer-related protocols within the Center for Integrated Research in Cancer and Lifestyle (CIRCL).

Jack Feldman, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Feldman is a distinguished Professor of Neurobiology at UCLA. By identifying and characterizing brain sites critical for neural control of breathing, including the preBötzinger Complex and the retrotrapezoid nucleus, Dr. Feldman revolutionized our understanding of basic physiological processes controlled by the brain. More recently Feldman and colleagues have investigated mechanisms by which changes in breathing pattern, e.g., breathing practice, can affect emotion and cognition. Feldman's work continues to illuminate how the brain controls breathing, paving the way for more clinically relevant discoveries of mechanisms underlying respiratory-related diseases, and the positive effects of breathing practice on emotion.

Colin Champ, MD

Colin Champ, MD

Duke University

Dr. Champ is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Duke University. His research interests include modulating metabolism through diet, exercise, and pharmaceutical agents to help improve overall health and potentially cancer-specific outcomes in patients treated for breast cancer and lymphoma.

Miles Sullivan

Metabolic Therapy Patient

Six years ago, Mr. Sullivan was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused focal seizures that progressed in intensity after surgical resection of the tumor and a partial temporal lobectomy. He began using the ketogenic diet to help manage his debilitating seizures and is now celebrating over 2 years being seizure free. He hopes to help others discover the powerful therapeutic potential of ketogenic metabolic therapy.  

Peter Lindholm, MD, PhD

University of California San Diego

Peter Lindholm, MD, PhD is Professor and the Gurnee Endowed Chair of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California San Diego. His research interest is in the field of diving and hyperbaric medicine with focus on the pathophysiology of breath-hold diving and immersion pulmonary edema, and more recently, the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on acute covid-19 and post covid conditions. 

Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS

Dietary Therapies, LLC

Miriam Kalamian is a nutrition consultant, educator, and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies. She holds a Master’s in Education from Smith College and a Master’s in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University. Her current work is focused on building collaborations that will lead to the development and dissemination of best-practice guidelines.

Audra Wilford

MaxLove Project

After their son Max was diagnosed with brain cancer at 4-years old, Audra and Justin Wilford founded MaxLove Project (MLP), a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to increase the quality of life and reduce health risks for all children surviving cancer, both in treatment and beyond. MLP empowers families fighting childhood cancers and related life-threatening conditions with quality of life care, “fierce foods” culinary medicine, whole-body wellness resources, education and research. The non-profit believe that true health starts when families are empowered to be active partners in their child’s healing.

Christin Kehoe

Metabolic Therapy Patient

Ms. Kehoe is a patient at McLean Hospital who works successfully with Dr. Chris Palmer to implement the ketogenic diet as a form of psychiatric therapy. Over the course of 3 years, she lost almost 100 pounds, reduced her medication by half, and eliminated her psychotic symptoms. She is now an aspiring UX Designer with a background in teaching and design. She comes to this conference to share a message of hope: there is life after diagnosis.

Beth Zupec-Kania, RD, CD

The Charlie Foundation

Beth began her career as a hospital dietitian where she established a ketogenic diet therapy clinic for pediatric epilepsy and has been a private consultant since 2006. She consults globally for people on low-carb and ketogenic diets. She’s authored numerous consumer and professional keto education guides, has co-organized four global ketogenic symposia, trained thousands of medical professionals and has and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals. Beth is the architect of KetoDietCalculator and a consultant to The Charlie Foundation.

Partner Presenters

Jim Howard

CEO, Readout Health

Howard is CEO of Readout Health, the company that makes the breath ketone meter Biosense, and is a 27-year MedTech executive focused on value creation with novel approaches to patient care. Jim came to Readout as CEO from his EIR position at BioGenerator, and is a co-founder and initial CEO of SentiAR, the first AR platform for interventional procedures. Jim is passionate about behavioral changes in chronic diseases, putting healthcare in the hands of patients. He has an MBA from the University of Missouri-St.Louis and remains active in collaborations with Washington University researchers.

Jeremy Malecha

Founder, Biocanic

Jeremy Malecha is the CEO and co-founder of Biocanic with over 20+ years of medical and software related experience. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in addition to 6 patents in non-linear signal processing for medical applications. Across his 10+ year career at ResMed he also held senior leadership roles overseeing global product management across the product portfolio, and was the lead person behind the conceptualization and launch of the AirSolutions ecosystem.

Dorian Greenow

Founder, Keto-Mojo

Dorian Greenow is the Founder of Keto-Mojo. After a transformational personal experience with the ketogenic diet, Dorian and his wife Gemma launched Keto-Mojo, offering the first affordable, accurate blood glucose and ketone testing meter with a lifetime guarantee. The Greenows also founded The Ketogenic Foundation, a 501(c)(3)non-profit public charity, which fosters Ketogenic Education, Medical Research, and Information Sharing for the benefit of improving the health of humankind.

Andrew, Koutnik, PhD

Research Scientist, IHMC

Dr. Koutnik is a Research Scientist at Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) investigating the key phenotypes and biological pathways which help elite operators improve resilience and healthspan under extreme stressors across the Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Office of Naval Research Undersea Medicine efforts. Dr. Koutnik is also a Type-1 Diabetic patient and his research extends to investigating the key modifiable lifestyle contributors which improve disease outcomes in those with diabetes.  

Latt Mansor, DPhil

Research Lead, HVMN

Dr. Latt Mansor is the Research Lead of HVMN and oversees all of the research efforts and collaborations of the company with universities and research institutions, and he is currently the principal investigator of the Phase II SOCOM STTR award held by HVMN. Dr. Mansor holds a DPhil from University of Oxford and focused his research in the metabolism of type 2 diabetic heart in hypoxia.

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Metabolic Health Summit Organizers

Victoria Field

Victoria Field

Metabolic Health Initiative

Victoria is the co-founder of Metabolic Health Initiative (MHI), a science education organization that hosts the international scientific conference, Metabolic Health Summit. MHI has a mission to revolutionize science and medicine by refocusing attention on the importance of nutrition and metabolism in treating disease, extending life, and improving human performance.

Angela Poff, PhD

Angela Poff, PhD

University of South Florida

Dr. Poff is a Research Associate in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida, Co-Founder of Metabolic Health Initiative, and Co-Host of Metabolic Health Summit. Her research focuses on the development and testing of novel non-toxic, metabolic-targeted therapies for cancer and neurological diseases.

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD

University of South Florida

Dr. D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida, a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), and Co-Host of Metabolic Health Summit. His laboratory develops & tests metabolic-based strategies for targeting seizure disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.