CCMS Directory

Find a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist near you.

Healthcare professionals who carry the CCMS designation have undergone extensive training in Culinary Medicine including over 60 contact hours and a rigorous certification exam.  These professionals can help you get healthy and stay healthy and have a broad understanding of Culinary Medicine that can help you live longer and live better.

Certified on April 17, 2018.

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Phoenix, AZ
Catherine Wisner, PhD, FNP-BC, CCMS

Certified September 14, 2020.

Dr. Catherine Wisner is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Culinary Medicine Specialist. She is dedicated to educating individuals and health care professionals on the role of healthy eating for health promotion and disease management. Culinary medicine is a new evidence-based field in medicine that blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine. Its aim is to help people reach good personal medical decisions about accessing and eating high-quality meals that help prevent and treat disease and restore well-being. Dr. Wisner educates individuals and health care professionals on the application of the principles of Culinary Medicine.

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Bethesda, MD

Certified April 17, 2018.

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San Francisco, CA
Christina van Hilst, APRN, CCMS

Certified December 16, 2020.

Christina currently works in the ICU at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. In addition to patient care she has been actively involved in several PI/QI projects including a recent effort to bring a progressive mobility protocol to the ICU in order to reduce both length of stay and the incidence of ICU delirium. While working at Fort Belvoir she has received several Ace Awards for Excellence in patient care. Throughout her nursing career she has worked to bring evidence to the bedside to improve patient outcomes and quality of care. Another example of this was a project exploring nursing attitudes and barriers to oral care in intubated patients with follow-up education and interventions that helped reduce the incidence of VAPs in a Trauma ICU. Christina is a second career nurse and is able to draw on her background in oceanography when applying research principles to nursing. She graduated at the top of her class with a BSN from Georgetown University, Sum Cum Laude, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is also a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and holds a CCRN certification from them. Christina is a student member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is currently pursuing a DNP at George Mason University where she plans to investigate non-medical factors affecting care delivery and patient concordance in underserved, high utilizers of health care. She will graduate in 2016 and plans work both clinically seeing patients and also as a community leader promoting change in the healthcare system. While at GMU she has served on the executive board of the Doctoral Student Organization for three years and has worked to bring doctoral students and faculty together to form partnerships in research and evidence based practice. When she isn’t working or studying, Christina likes to spend time outside with her daughter blowing bubbles and riding bikes.

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WVU Medicine
Briarwood Professional Park
1001 Sushruta Drive
Martinsburg, WV

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.

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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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(503) 813-2000
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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

Clinical Services
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
Dorothea Holley, RN, CCMS

Certified December 22, 2020.

Dorothea is a Resisteted Nurse with thirty five years of experience in her field. Dorothea has worked in Med Surg, Wound Care, Infection Control, Family Medicine, Director of Nursing, and at present is the Diet Educator within a family practice. Dorothea's most recent accomplishement is her certification as a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS).

Interest: Nutrition, Cooking, and Educating others on the connection between diet and the disease process.

Dr Robert Ellis, DO, PhD, FACP, CCMS

Dr Robert Ellis, DO, PhD, FACP is a board-certified medical oncologist. He works for Northwest Permanente Medical Group as a medical oncologist and director of the Integrative Oncology program. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and Elson Floyd School of Medicine of Washington State University where he teaches lifestyle medicine.

About me

I am originally from Chicago. After a 24 year Army career, my wife and I decided to settle in the Pacific Northwest. I am a second generation osteopathic oncologist, having the unusual grace of having a grandmother who was a physician. Her experience and knowledge fueled my interest caring for cancer patients. After receiving a PhD in immunology, I decided that my true love was to care for patients.
About my practice

I approach the care of patients with malignant disorders in an integrative way, focusing on the least toxic way of controlling or reversing the condition. Attention to lifestyle factors such as nutrition, stress, and toxic occupational, personal and environmental exposures are foundational to healing the patient with cancer. Judicious use of chemotherapy and radiation to gain control of the tumor may be needed and can be incorporated into a holistic program of both anti-cancer fighting strategies and life supportive technologies such as meditation, stress reduction, nutrition and body based approaches such as osteopathic manipulativetherapies and massage therapy.

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Longview, WA | Vancouver, OR
Elizabeth Kaiser, MD, CCMS

Certified November 16, 2019.

About Me
Making a positive difference in people's lives inspires me to practice medicine despite its tremendous challenges and responsibilities.

I obtained my medical degree from the School of Medicine at the University of the Philippines, where I am originally from. I completed two residencies in Loma Linda University School of Medicine: one residency was in preventative medicine/public health and the other was in occupational medicine.

For 15 years, I provided quality care and compassion to injured workers with emphasis on workplace injury and illness prevention. I’m hoping to utilize my preventive medicine training, particularly culinary medicine, in the next phase of my career.

My goal is to provide quality care and compassion, to enable the injured worker to achieve his or her best level of performance.

Hobbies and interests
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and meeting people. In addition to English, I speak Tagalog.

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Emily Gray, APRN, CCMS

Certified November 16, 2019.

Postgraduate Education

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, Union University

Board Certification

Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave.
Memphis, TN
Emily Monfiletto, RD, CCMS

Certified on April 17, 2017.

Emily is a Registered Dietitian and a graduate of both Davidson College, with a degree in Anthropology, and most recently The Ohio State University with a degree in Medical Dietetics. Emily has been employed as a Registered Dietitian for 5 years with Ohio Health McConnell Heart Health Center working as an outpatient dietitian. With experience working in long term care before coming to the McConnell Heart Health Center, Emily works within multiple disciplines throughout the facility including Diabetes Education, Weight Management, Corporate Wellness and Cardiac Rehab. With interest in more experiential nutrition education, Emily and fellow colleagues have created a “Healthy Bites” program promoting more hands on recipe tasting and cooking demos in the Cardiac Rehab setting, with goals to expose patients to new ingredients and to encourage making more meals at home. Emily, with a recent certification in Culinary Medicine, hopes to combine her interests and expertise to better help the patient population that she is working with.

Interests: Nutrition, athletics, travel, and cooking.

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Houston, TX
Emily Wesolowski, MD, CCMS

Certified November 16, 2019.

I grew up in Vermont and completed my residency training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Eager to start my career back in New England, I moved to Maine and joined InterMed. I currently live in Freeport with my young family, where we enjoy our access to the outdoors. We love the mountains, ocean, and everything in between - particularly the Portland restaurants!

I was drawn to pursue my culinary medicine certificate as an extension of my clinical interests; pediatric obesity, guiding families in healthy lifestyle choices and supporting independence and autonomy in teenagers. Being part of the CCMS family allows me to better serve my patients who are seeking improved health through sustainable lifestyle interventions.

I live in Freeport, ME with my husband and 4 young children.

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(207) 846-9602
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(207) 523-8596
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259 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME
Emma Billington, MD, CCMS

Certified November 2, 2019.

Emma Billington is a board certified internist and endocrinologist. Originally from Vancouver, she completed her medical training, including a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology, at the University of Calgary. In 2015, she relocated to New Zealand to complete an Osteoporosis fellowship at the University of Auckland. Since 2016, she has practiced in Calgary, Alberta, as a member of the Division of Endocrinology and the Dr. David Hanley Osteoporosis Centre. She recently received a research grant to develop a culinary medicine intervention to optimize bone health.

While Dr. Billington’s clinical practice and her research focus primarily on bone health, she is passionate about improving accessibility to good nutrition and culinary skills for everyone.

When she’s not in the clinic, the lab, or the kitchen, you’ll find her running along the river, buried in a good book, or working on her debut novel.

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(403) 955-8328
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(403) 955-8249
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Richmond Road Diagnostic & Treatment Centre
1820 Richmond Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2T 5C7

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