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Robert Carson, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Dr. Robert Carson pursued his medical and graduate school training at Vanderbilt University. There he completed his pediatric, child neurology, and clinical neurophysiology fellowship training. Dr. Carson joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2011.
Alan Carter, PharmD
Scientific Advisor, Medical Reviewer, and Clinical Pharmacist
Adjunct Faculty, UMKC School of Pharmacy
An experienced PharmD who has served as Principal Investigator for NIH Drug Development Programs, directed business strategy for a regional pharmacy chain, conducted medical formulary development and medication therapy outcome evaluations, with extensive background in both community and hospital practice settings.
Key accomplishments include exploring alternate methods for analytical evaluation of insulin, chairing Statewide Disease Management Councils, establishing clinical pharmacy programs, provision of Continuing Medical Education, and supply chain pipeline and drug safety evaluation. Areas of focus include evaluation of medical products utilized in treating Diabetes, Neurologic, and Oncologic diseases. Author of seventeen peer-reviewed medical publications as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
He received both his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from UMKC.
Carolyn DeLucia, MD
Dr. Carolyn DeLucia has been in general OB/Gyn practice since 1992. She did her undergraduate studies at Rutgers College in New Jersey where she graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to medical school at New York Medical College followed by her internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. She has evolved her practice to gynecology and antiaging medicine. With her interest growing in preventative techniques she opened ViVa Rejuvenation center in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and VSpot Medispa in New York City. Dr DeLucia has recently expanded her attention to female sexual health and vaginal regenerative medicine.
She is a faculty member for the Cellular Medicine Association and for the American Aesthetic Association and the International Society of Regenerative Medicine. She has lectured in Madrid, Montecarlo, India, Dubai, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, San Francisco, and Dallas for these associations.
Molly Devine, RD, LD/N
Molly Devine, RD, entered the world of nutrition and health from a background as a personal chef, collegiate athlete, and lover of all things food. She believes that nutrition is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and integral to both disease prevention and intervention. As a certified functional nutrition specialist, Molly is an advocate for the use of cannabinoids as a safe and effective way to help her patients manage chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation and improve their quality of life.
She is the founder of Eat Your Keto, offering telemedicine nutrition therapy for her patients looking to achieve maximum benefit from the ketogenic lifestyle. She has been sited in publications such as Shape Magazine, Health.com, Popsugar, and Brides Magazine.
Molly received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences from North Carolina Central University and completed her Dietetic Internship through Meredith College. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University and is fluent in Spanish. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her family.
Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN
Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN, is one of the world’s foremost experts on using nutrition therapeutically to improve brain function, energy and mood. She lectures internationally and has been featured on numerous television programs such as CNN’s American Morning and media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Oprah magazine and Goop.com. Publisher’s Weekly said her awarding winning book, Cure Your Child With Food: The hidden connections between food and childhood ailments, (Workman 2013) was full of “fascinating and potentially life-changing advice”. Kelly has a master’s degree in nutrition and biology and is a licensed clinical nutritionist.
Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD
Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD is a Professor and Chair of Dermatology and serves as Residency Program Director, Director of Translational Research, and Director of the Supportive Oncodermatology Program in the Department of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with Distinction in Dermatologic Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship at New York Hospital Queens, and returned to Einstein for his Dermatology residency and was appointed Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Friedman joined the Einstein faculty after graduation from 2010-2015, during which time he was the Director of Dermatologic Research, Director of the Translational Research Fellowship, and the Associate Program Director.
Dr. Friedman is currently investigating novel nanotechnologies that allow for controlled and sustained delivery of a wide spectrum of physiologically and medicinally relevant molecules, with an emphasis on treating infectious diseases, accelerating wound healing, immune modulation, and correcting vascular dysfunction. He holds multiple patents derived from these investigations, and has published over 160 papers/chapters and 2 textbooks on both his research as well as a variety of clinical areas in dermatology with an emphasis on emerging medical therapies. He has received multiple awards such as the American Dermatologic Association Young Leader Award, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Award, the 2017 Elle Beauty Genius Award, the 2018 Journal of Drugs Innovations in Residency Teaching Award, the La Roche Posay North American Foundation Research award, and was added to the Washingtonian Top Doctors list in 2017.
Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests span the gamut of medical and pediatric dermatology, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, hair loss, wound healing, urticaria, blistering diseases, lupus, sarcoidosis, and skin cancer to name a few. He is a dermatology expert for healthguru.com, and hosts an online series titled “Ask an Expert” and the JDD Podcast “Ask the Investigator”. Dr. Friedman is also committed to resident and medical education. He currently serves as the deputy chair of the AAD Poster Task Force, is the Senior Editor of the Dermatology In-Review Online Workshop, Krazy Kodachromes, and Director of the Oakstone Institute’s Dermatology Board Review and Dermatology for Primary Care series.
Shilpa B. Reddy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Shilpa Reddy is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology. She received her doctorate from the University of Iowa in 2010, then completed her pediatric internship and child neurology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her care emphasis is pediatric epilepsy.
Olivia Rose, BSc, ND
In-house naturopathic doctor & product expert at vitarock.com; Patient liaison, senior clinical specialist at dicentra
Dr. Olivia Rose ND, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Guelph where she obtained a Bachelor of Science honors degree in nutritional and nutraceutical sciences. In 2006, she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Rose has built a thriving private practice; she has a special interest in digestive and immune health; infertility; weight loss; skin rejuvenation and chronic disease. Additionally, Dr. Rose is also the director of Fertility Acupuncture Services, a program that brings acupuncture to couples undergoing in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination to Toronto fertility clinics.
Dr. Rose is currently the Patient Liaison, Senior Clinical Specialist for dicentra Inc. and the in-house naturopathic doctor and product expert for Vitarock.com, an online wellness store for socially conscious consumers. She is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and serves as a board examiner for new graduates. With 12 years of clinical experience in evidenced-based naturopathic medicine, Dr. Rose’s expertise is regularly requested for television and print interviews, speaking engagements and as a writer and consultant for online and print publications.