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Our MHS 2022 Speakers

Over four immersive days, we'll 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...

Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, MD

Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, M.D.,

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 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.

Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

Andreas Eenfeldt, M.D.,

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 Dalai, M.D.,

Stanford University

Dr. Sethi Dalai 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.

Elaine Hsiao, PhD

Elaine Hsiao, Ph.D.,

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.

Glen House, MD

Glen House, M.D.,

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.

Colin Champ, MD

Colin Champ, M.D.,

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.

Eric Kossoff, MD

Eric Kossoff, M.D.,

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.

Dale Bredesen, MD

Dale Bredesen, M.D.,

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.

Jaime Seeman, MD

Jaime Seeman, M.D.,

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.

Susan Masino, PhD

Susan Masino, Ph.D.,

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.

Lucia Aronica, PhD

Lucia Aronica, Ph.D.,

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.

Tommy Wood, MD, PhD

Tommy Wood, M.D., Ph.D.,

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.

Bret Scher, MD

Bret Scher, M.D.,

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.

Jethro Hu, MD

Jethro Hu, M.D.,

University of California, Los Angeles

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.

Barbara Gower, Ph.D.,

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.  

Nel Syed, PhD

Nel Syed, Ph.D.,

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.

Robert Lustig, M.D.

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.

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'.

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).

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.

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.

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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.