CCMS Directory

Konrad Nau, MD, CCMS
Address: New Castle, CO

Certified on September 26, 2017.

MEDICAL EDUCATION
M.D.: West Virginia University School of Medicine
RESIDENCY
West Virginia University School of Medicine
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine & Geriatric Medicine
AWARDS/BACKGROUND
The Governor’s Distinguished West Virginian Award
Preceptor of the Year Award for WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program
Dean’s Community Service Award
Previously: Dean for the WVU School of Medicine Eastern Division, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for University Healthcare Physicians (UHP)

PERSONAL INTERESTS
Hiking, fishing, skiing, ice climbing, biking and spending time with my family

Kristi Artz, MD, CCMS

Certified on April 17, 2017.

For over 10 years Dr. Kristi Artz has been a practicing emergency medicine physician in the northeast and midwest US as well as overseas in New Zealand. Her work in the emergency room has provided a bird’s-eye view of a society burdened by chronic illness as a result of poor nutrition and lifestyle factors. By practicing scientifically supported nutritional and lifestyle medicine, she hopes to be part of a paradigm shift whereby patients can regain control of their lives and achieve optimal health.

Dr. Artz holds certificates in Plant Based Nutrition and Culinary Medicine from both Cornell and Tulane Universities. She has mentored with Dr. Joel Fuhrman who is a pioneer in the field of plant-based nutrition and has published both “Eat to Live” and “Super Immunity.” She received her BS in Biology from the University of Michigan, her MD from Wayne State School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as Chief Resident. She is a professional member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and lead Culinary Medicine physician at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters. You can connect with her for lifestyle and nutritional evaluation via virtual visits at Answer Health On Demand.

Interests: Iyengar yoga, plant based cooking, farmer's markets, worldwide travel, digital health, and telemedicine.

Kristin Keskey, MD, CCMS
Address: Superior Township, MI

Certified on September 29, 2016.

Kyla Pepper, MD, CCMS
Address: Salem, OR

Certified on July 31, 2018.

Laura Micek-Galinat, MD, CCMS

Certified on January 3, 2017.

Dr. Laura Micek-Galinat is board-certified in family and integrative medicine with more than 30 years of clinical experience. She is Assistant Director of RWJB Somerset Family Practice and Associate Professor, Clinical Family Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Micek-Galinat is a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She was trained by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, becoming one of the first 100 physicians nationwide board certified in the field of integrative medicine. She recently became one of the first 10 health professionals to receive certification as a Culinary Medicine Specialist from The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La.

She has served as a speaker for community health education programs throughout Central New Jersey as well as professional educational events for state and national organizations such as the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Interests: Teaching about healthy lifestyles, cooking, mind-body medicine, and outdoor activities.

Leah Sarris, RD, LDN, CCMS
Address: New Orleans, LA
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Linda Smith, MD, CCMS
Address: Seaside, CA

Certified on September 26, 2017.

I currently work at Doctors on Duty in Seaside, California. While this is an urgent care clinic we do also serve as a primary care provider for many of our patients. Over the last several years I have been struck by how many patients would benefit from an improved diet and exercise plan. I find it much more rewarding to help a patient help themselves than to prescribe a drug. Obviously, diet and exercise alone are not always the answer, but they are a good place to start. I also enjoy hiking, playing tennis, working with wood and making Temari balls.

Lisa Dorfman, RD, CCMS
Address: Miami, FL

Certified on July 31, 2018.

Known as The Running Nutritionist®, award winning integrative sports & performance nutritionist Lisa Dorfman is leader to industry, academia, the public & press for more than three decades. Lisa has built a global practice, consulting to Olympian, professional, collegiate, & teenage athletes. She was the US Sailing Olympic and Paralympics Team Nutritionist for the ‘08 Beijing Olympics and Nutrition Expert for Zumba® Plate program. She is a Licensed Nutritionist, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Board Certified Professional Counselor, Certified USAT & USAT&F Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Certified Horticulturist, Certified Chef & Fellow of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Lisa has worked with more than 15 hospitals & medical center food service departments and spent nearly a decade working with the law enforcement system as the designated dietitian for the Federal Correctional System. As a culinary educator, Lisa was Director of the Graduate program in Nutrition for Health & Human Performance at The University of Miami, Culinary Nutrition instructor at Johnson & Wales University, and Miami Culinary Institute’s Enthusiast Series Program, and taught Kids Cooking classes, ages 3-8 for The Real Food Academy.

The author of 8 books and numerous book chapters, Lisa is a sought after media spokesperson participating in dozens of TV, radio, print, media tours, representing companies and trade groups. She served as a National Media Spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and has appeared on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America Health, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN and has been featured in hundreds of publications including: USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Food & Wine, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health & Runners World magazines.

In her spare time, Lisa is a competitive runner and triathlete who has competed in more than 34 marathons (PR 2:52:32), Ironman USA Lake Placid, and hundreds of running and multisport races. In 2004, she competed for the United States on Team USA at the World Long Distance Duathlon Championships. Lisa resides in Miami, Florida with her husband Bob of 38 years and is the mom of 3 children.

Recent Awards
‘18 Scholarship, Southern Peanut Growers, Women Chef’s & Restauranteurs (WCR)
’17 Homina PAN US Arepa Recipe Competition Finalist
‘17 National Excellence in Practice Award, DIFM, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

CREDENTIALS

Licensed Dietitian/ Nutritionist (LD/N)
Licensed/Board Certified Professional Counselor (LMHC)
Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS)
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (FAND)
(RD) Registered Dietitian - CDR, American Dietetic Association-1985-(CSSD)
Board Certified in Sports Dietetics- CDR
American Dietetic Association-2006-
Licensed Mental Health Counselor-State of Florida-1988-
Board Certified in Professional Counseling (APA)
Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
Certified ISAK certified anthropometrist (ISAK)
Certified USAT&F and USA Triathlon coach
Certified US Swimming Level 1 & 2 Masters Coach
FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP)
ServSafe® Certified Food Production Manager
Certified Chef, Miami Culinary Institute
Certified Bartender—40 hr. course
Certified Reiki Practitioner
FSMA Produce Safety Certified, Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)

Professional culinary memberships include:
American Culinary Federation (ACF) –National Conference Speaker, N. Orleans, ‘18
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) (‘18 IACP Judge—Cookbook Awards)
Women Chef’s and Restauranteurs (WCR)
United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA)
National Restaurant Association (NRA)
Research Chef’s Association (RCA)
Food & Culinary Professionals (FCP) of Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND)
James Beard Foundation (JBF)Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Mark Adorjan, MD, CCMS
Address: Appleton, WI

Board Certified in 2003 in Family Medicine, Dr. Adorjan earned his medical degree from the University Medical School of Debrecen in Hungary. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center and his three-year Family Medicine residency at the South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York.

Professional interests include all aspects of family medicine with an emphasis on adult care and wellness. Dr. Adorjan has a special interest and training in dermatology and skin-related issues and performs many dermatologic procedures. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, The Wisconsin Academy of Family Medicine and the Wisconsin Medical Society.

Dr. Adorjan has spent over five years as an attending physician providing inpatient and outpatient care in Northeast Wisconsin. In 2007, he was honored for quality care by the American Diabetes Association.

An avid outdoorsman and traveler, Dr. Adorjan enjoys biking, hiking, jogging, and swimming. He and his wife have three children.

Matt Morris, MD, CCMS
Address: 7085 C Avenue NE Suite 7
Cedar Rapids, IA
52402

Certified on November 30, 2017.

While growing up in a rural Oklahoma community, Dr. Morris considers himself fortunate to have recognized his enthusiasm for science at a young age while working in his father’s veterinary clinic. It was not until he shadowed his community Family Physician however, that he realized his excitement for practicing medicine as a “human” doctor.

During this early experience, he became increasingly interested in not only how to treat infections or common illnesses, but in why it was that these illnesses occurred in the first place.

Following his completion of Medical School at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, he attended University of Iowa’s Family Medicine Residency where he received an additional one year’s training in Psychiatry.

It was through a deepening desire the help those suffering with excess weight gain that Dr. Morris began his pursuit to obtain further training in Weight Loss Medicine and Culinary Medicine. As the trunk of a tree has many branches, so too does weight gain lead to many common diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, joint pain, and even some forms of cancer to name a few.

Upon completing an Obesity Medicine Board Certification and Culinary Medicine Certification, along with his continued primary care experience, Dr. Morris is excited to have an opportunity to work with patients to now reverse and prevent these common diseases.

It is with an ever growing enthusiasm that Dr. Morris has opened Rudimentary Health, a clinical practice complete with its very own Culinary Medicine Teaching Kitchen, dedicated solely to the principles for effective and sustainable weight loss.

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Business Phone Number:
319-826-1122
Mayssoun Elchoufi, MD, CCMS
Address: Augusta, GA

Certified on July 31, 2018.

Business Phone Number:
706-829-9906
Melanie McMinn, MD, CCMS
Address: Charlotte, NC

Certified on April 17, 2017.

Dr. Melanie McMinn received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Chemistry from Duke University in 2002. She attended medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine. She then moved her family to Charlotte, and completed her internal medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in 2011. Dr. McMinn was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) in April, 2018.

Dr. McMinn is an internist at Proactive Health in Charlotte, NC. This practice is an innovative, team-based primary care model. With the assistance of technology, the Proactive Health team empowers patients to take control of their own health, and partners with them to inspire healthy living. She is also a Certified Hypertension Clinician by the American Society for Hypertension. Dr. McMinn is licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Outside of her time at Proactive Health, Dr. McMinn provides healthcare for the homeless population of Charlotte at the Urban Ministries Center. She also serves as a Community Speaker as a member of the Task Force to End Chronic Homelessness in Mecklenburg County. She was the 2014 recipient of The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Nonprofit Leader Award, and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Charlotte. Because of her extensive civic engagement, she was also named to the 2016 class of Charlotte Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40.

Interests: How Mindfulness training rewires the brain and improves our responses to stress.

Melissa Streeter, MD, CCMS
Address: 121 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2700
Brunswick, ME
04011

Certified on April 17, 2017.

Business Phone Number:
(207) 721-8700
Melody Phillips, MD, CCMS
Address: Morgantown, WV

Certified on July 31, 2018.

Medical Specialties

Family Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine

Special Training

2016 - Fellowship - West Virginia University Family Med. Program
2015 - Residency - Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Education

2012 - Chicago Medical School - MD

Business Phone Number:
855-WVU-CARE
Milette Siler, RD, LD, CCMS
Address: Fort Worth, TX

Milette Siler has been involved with the Culinary Medicine project since 2014, when a collaboration between Moncrief Cancer Institute and Texas Christian University first brought the program to North Texas. Her career is focused upon advancing Culinary Medicine in both a professional student and community setting.

In the Professional Student arena, Milette serves as Culinary Medicine dietetic instructor for UT Southwestern’s medical school, bringing enhanced nutrition education to medical students, residents, and other health professionals. She also enjoys her continued partnership with Texas Christian University, working as an adjunct preceptor collaborating with dietetic interns to bring nutrition education to students at UNT Health Science Center.  In the Community setting, Milette teaches hands-on cooking classes for cancer survivor patients served at Moncrief Cancer Institute. Additionally, she networks with local food pantries and other organizations to bring Culinary Medicine to underserved populations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.nnMilette is an enthusiastic food scientist, and would like to take this opportunity to thank her husband and children for always being willing to try her kitchen “experiments” with a smile.

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Natalie Taft, RD, CCMS
Address: Greenville, NC

Certified on September 26, 2017.

Natalie Taft is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Nutrition from NC State University in Raleigh, NC. She completed her Dietetic Internship and earned her Master of Science in Nutrition from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC.

Natalie currently serves as the Registered Dietitian at the Pediatric Healthy Weight Research & Treatment Center at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Here she positively impacts the lives of youth and their families by providing medical nutrition therapy (MNT); collaborating with health care providers and community agencies; and supporting research related to childhood obesity prevention and treatment. Natalie has served as a Program Manager at the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education, a Registered Dietitian with Personalized Nutrition, Inc and as an instructor with the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program through NC State University, Cooperative Extension and the NC Division of Public Health.

Natalie has earned certificates of training in both Adult and Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Dietetics Registration. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an active member of the North Carolina Dietetic Association, serving on its Annual Meeting Planning Committee and as the Marketing Chair Apprentice, and served 3-year term as President of the Raleigh District Dietetic Association. Natalie received the 2011 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award from the North Carolina Dietetic Association.

Nathan Vaughan, MD, MBA, CCMS
Address: Marshall Health
1600 Medical Center Drive
Huntington, WV 25701
25701

Certified on January 3, 2017.

Dr. Vaughan has more than 35 years of experience in cardiology care, specializing in non-invasive, preventive and general cardiology. Vaughan’s practice also places a special emphasis on nutrition as it relates to heart disease and heart health, and he is a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist from the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Business Phone Number:
304-691-8500
Nguyen Lam, RD, CCMS
Address: New York, NY

Certified on September 26, 2017.

Address: Columbus, OH

Certified on September, 2017.

Nick Wilkins, PharmD, CCMS
Address: Charlotte, NC

Certified on July 31, 2018.

Dr. Wilkins joined Atrium Health in 1997 and has spent his entire career in ambulatory care. He currently serves as a director of pharmacy, managing ambulatory clinical pharmacy services and he still maintains a clinical practice. Special interests include administration, leadership and practice sustainability while clinical areas of interest include diabetes, anticoagulation, asthma, cardiac risk reduction and HIV. Dr. Wilkins is also certified in culinary medicine.