Adrienne Law, DO, CCMS

Dr. Law is a dual board certified family physician through the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Her interest in preventative medicine and nutrition education started at a young age and has shaped her personally and professionally. Particularly, her experience with fueling and athletic performance as a young multisport athlete motivated her interest in learning how food affects health prior to medical school. She deferred her medical school acceptance to complete a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition at Columbia University. After obtaining her medical degree at Nova Southeastern University - Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at Franciscan St. James Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Law is currently working in urgent care in Kaiser Permanente Southern California and will be starting sports medicine fellowship in Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Fairfax, VA in July 2022. Her long term goal is to practice primary care sports medicine and to integrate culinary medicine into her practice to serve her athletes and the general population. In addition to culinary medicine, she has keen interests in osteopathic manipulative medicine, academic medicine, e-sports, running medicine, and military medicine. Her hobbies outside of work are making a mess in the kitchen, caring for her house trained rabbits named Panda and Mochi, shopping in local farmers markets, and competing in endurance sports.

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Certified on January 3, 2017.

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Austin, TX
Allison Jordan, MD, CCMS

Dr. Allison Jordan received her medical degree with Distinction in Research from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. During her training, she completed a year-long Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in the departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. After graduating from medical school she completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and served as Chief Resident in her 5th year of training. Dr. Jordan then attended the University of Pittsburgh where she completed her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and received a Certificate in Medical Education.

She has worked as an associate medical director at Hospice of Charleston in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a staff physician at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and an associate medical director at Hospice and Palliative CareCenter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and BJC Hospice. She is currently the medical director of palliative medicine services at Christian Hospital. In addition, Dr. Jordan is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Her research has been published in the Journal of Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, the American Journal of Palliative Medicine, and the Journal of Palliative Medicine. She has recently written two book chapters related to mental health and palliative care. She is the past-chair of the Psychosocial and Mental Health Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for 2017-2018. Dr. Jordan has an interest in clinical informatics and has completed training in Basic, Advanced, Analytics, and Healthy Planet (population health) as an Epic Physician Builder in 2019. Dr. Jordan’s diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer in December 2018 fueled her interest in wellness and she will be taking her culinary medicine certification exam in July 2021. In September, Dr. Jordan will be joining the tele-mental health team at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC where she will combine her interests in telemedicine, palliative care, psychiatry, and informatics to provide innovative care to our nation’s veterans.

When not caring for patients and families living with serious illness, Dr. Jordan enjoys cooking, baking, exercise, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Anatole Karpovs, MD, CCMS

Certified on November 30, 2017.

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Lake Charles, LA
Angela Fals, MD, CCMS

Certified November 10, 2019

Angela Fals, MD is a board certified pediatrician and obesity medicine physician who specializes in providing medically supervised weight management for children and adolescents. Dr. Fals earned her medical degree and completed her residency training in pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, respectively. Dr. Fals is both a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She combines her unique knowledge of pediatrics and weight management practices to offer children the most innovative and engaging options to control their weight and avoid a lifetime of obesity. Her multi-disciplinary approach combines medical therapies, counseling, education and physical fitness routines to teach children healthy habits they can carry into adulthood. Awards & Recognition 2016 President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition Community Leadership Award; 2013 Patient Experience Top Performer - 99th percentile in patient experience; 2012 - Recognition by the U.S. Surgeon General for the Healthy 100 Kids Weight and Wellness Program headed by Dr. Fals; 2011 Florida Congressman Webster Floor Speech, House of Representatives/ Congressional Record.

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1801 Lee Road
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Winter Park, FL
Anita Ramsetty, MD, CCMS

Certified on July 31, 2018.

After pursing Internal Medicine residency at University of Florida and subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Stanford University and Clinics I moved to MUSC in 2006. During my first years as an Attending I realised that my education in nutrition had been subpar, and an interaction with a patient suffering from food insecurity changed my path going forward. Since then I have pursued nutrition education on my own with a specific focus towards addressing them within the realm of food insecurity in my patients. Approximately half of my time is spent in teaching students with the hope of expanding their own nutrition education and their understanding of how that interacts with noted social determinants of health in their patients' lives.

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Charleston, SC
Barry Breaux, MD, CCMS

Certified July 19, 2019

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(510) 490-1222
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Fremont Center
3200 Kearney Street
Building 1, 2nd Floor
Fremont, CA
Basma Faris, MD, CCMS

Certified December 29, 2020.

Dr. Basma Faris is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Dr. Faris attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete a Masters of Science in Nutrition at Brooklyn College. She received her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo in 2009. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Faris began her career in healthcare as a Registered Dietitian. She worked with adults and children to manage chronic health conditions and obesity. She developed curricula for group nutrition interventions for children, pregnant women, and adults. As a resident she published a study on the impact of lifestyle intervention on pregnancy outcomes in obese pregnant women. She recently completed her Certification as a Culinary Medicine Specialist.

She currently practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC. Prior to joining Weill Cornell in 2018, she was an Attending at Lutheran Medical Center and Lutheran Family Health Centers, now NYU Langone Brooklyn. There she served as the medical student Clerkship Director, as well as Associate Residency Program Director and she led the peer review committee for the department.

Dr. Faris practices General Obstetrics and Gynecology and cares for women in all life stages. She cares for normal and high-risk pregnancies, benign gynecological conditions, contraception and family planning and minor gynecologic surgery. She imparts her nutrition knowledge as part of routine care. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Outside of work she enjoys cooking, knitting and being active with her family. Her North African & Mediterranean background influences her culinary perspective and lifestyle.

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(646) 962-0130
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Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care - Tribeca
40 Worth Street, Suite 402
New York, NY
Beth Dollinger, MD, CCMS

Certified on June 6, 2017.

I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a strong interest in nutrition as well as teaching. I graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and did a residency in orthopedic surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and then did a fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery. I have been in practice for 30 years.

For the past 5 years I have been an instructor for The Lake Erie College of Medicine, teaching both medical students and residents. In 2013 I decided to investigate teaching nutrition to medical students and licensed the curriculum from The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine and started a Healthy Kitchens Culinary Medicine Program here. The Arnot Ogden Medical Center is a community hospital in rural upstate New York. Since the inception of the program I have taught 90 medical students, 30 family practice residents, and have run many community modules. We have been involved with childrens' programming, a local bank as well as local industry and Catholic Charities.

Now that I am giving up the surgical portion of my practice I look forward to increasing the amount of teaching I can do. We are planning a program with Board of Cooperative Education as well as the local Medical Group. I received my Certification in Culinary Medicine last year. I am proud to say that I am the only orthopedic surgeon in the country with this certification.None of this would have been possible without the support of my husband and 3 grown daughters. My other interests are horseback riding, ballroom dancing, hiking, working out at the gym, and cooking.

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Horseheads, NY
Brett Linzer, MD, CCMS

Certified July 19, 2019.

Philosophy of care

“The role of the physician is changing. Today, patients are more informed and empowered. They want to partner with their physician. With that in mind, my goal is to be compassionate, flexible, and to treat the whole person. I enjoy caring for the whole family — from infants to older adults.”

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Dr. Linzer enjoys spending time with family, bicycling, hiking and swimming.

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ProHealth Medical Group Clinic Oconomowoc
1185 Corporate Center Drive
Oconomowoc, WI

Caren Vance, MD, CCMS

Dr. Vance has been with Castro Valley Pediatrics since 2000.

She has a BS in Psychology from UCLA. She received her medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency at Children's Hospital Oakland. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist in 2021.

While certifying for CCMS, Dr. Vance was awarded an American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH Planning grant with her colleague, Dr. Miriam Rhew of UBCP Bancroft Pediatrics. They are currently creating a pediatric program of mindset coaching, joyful movement, and kitchen competency to address pediatric obesity and accessibility of equitable health in the face of the ongoing limitations of the global pandemic.

She has two adult sons and in her spare time she relaxes by volunteering, traveling, cooking, lifting weights, hiking, alpine skiing, and reading.

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22290 Foothill Boulevard, Suite 1
Hayward, California

Certified April 17, 2018.

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San Francisco, CA

Certified December 12, 2020.

I am passionate about providing exceptional health care to children and adolescents, using a warm and child-friendly approach.

Medical School
MD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2003

Pediatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2006

Board Certification
Pediatrics, 2006

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Ottaquechee Health Center
32 Pleasant Street
Woodstock, Vermont
Claudia Venable, MD, CCMS

Dr. Venable certified November 21, 2020.

1976 – 1980 Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California MD June 1980

1980-1983 Intern and Resident in Pediatrics
The Children’s Service, Massachusetts
General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

1983-1986 Resident, Anesthesiology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Board Certified – American Board of Anesthesiology April 1991
Advanced Certification in Pain Management, American Board of Anesthesiology September 2010 – until 2020
Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist 2021

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Society of Pediatric Anesthesia

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Atlanta, GA
David Lipps, MD, CCMS

Certified November 7, 2018

David C. Lipps, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who has been in practice for over 30 years. He has worked with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group since 1996 and served as chief of neurology in Northern Virginia from 2010 to 2018. Dr. Lipps became a certified culinary medicine specialist after completing training at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University, in 2018. He currently serves on the clinical faculty for neurology at Penn State University College of Medicine. Dr. Lipps is an active trombonist and director of the Cardinal Brass Quintet. He also enjoys sailing, kayaking, and cooking at home with his wife, Audrey, in Reston, Virginia.

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8008 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA
Deb Koehn, MD, CCMS

Certified on July 31, 2018.

VCU began offering Culinary Medicine programming in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. The course is taught at the Health Brigade but moved to the new kitchens at the J. Sargent Reynolds Community College in the Spring or 2020.

Dr. Koehn leads the programming with other faculty including physicians, chefs and nutritionists as a 4th year elective. There are four cohorts per year with 8 to 10 students in each cohort as a one month block. Each week of the elective covers specific subject matter and is launched with a review of the USDA guidelines.

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Richmond, VA
Debbie Cardell, MD, CCMS

Certified May 18, 2018.

Dr. Cardell received her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and is board certified in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine in Oakland, California at the Alameda County Medical Center – Highland Campus. She spent the first part of her career (>10 years) as an educator and clinician at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where she taught and trained both medical students and residents. She is passionate about food as medicine and has received her Certification in Culinary Medicine.

Dr. Cardell loves spending time with her family, reading, learning, and trying new foods. Through her many years of clinical experience and teaching, Dr. Cardell has found that if given the right tools, reliable information, and time with a trusted physician, people can and will strive to make positive changes in their lives that lead to wellness.

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San Antonio, TX

Certified November 11, 2020

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Certified November 10, 2019.

About me

I was born in Minnesota into a long line of educators and nurses—and also into a family experiencing chronic illness. This set the stage for a career in health care, and I eventually completed medical school and a family medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the first patient-centered multispecialty group practice in the nation. This was an ideal place to hone the skills and values also inherent in Permanente Medicine.

About my practice

In 1990, I started with Kaiser Permanente in Salem as a comprehensive family practitioner with obstetrics, and evolved over the years to be a clinic-based clinician focused on internal medicine and women's health care. Because I feel strongly about the care experience of our members and want to support my colleagues, I have added administrative roles, the most recent of which is Primary Care Director of Operations. I strive to bring a positive and supportive attitude to my work and want to motivate my patients to be the best they can be through education, lifestyle, health maintenance, and preventive medicine practices. The specialty of family medicine has been the ideal way to accomplish this, with its emphasis on the whole person in the context of family, social, and environmental circumstances. I take a conscientious and open approach in all that I do and consider it an incredible privilege to be a part of each patient's journey.

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Dina Schaper, DO, CCMS

Certified December 22, 2020.

University of Kentucky, M.A., 1999; B.A. 1989 & 1985
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005

American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

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Family Practice
Pediatrics- 6 months and up
Women’s Health
Physicals-Sport, DHHR, DOT & CDL

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1464 Jefferson St N
Lewisburg, WV