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 May 18, 2018.
Felicia Yu, M.D., is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. Originally from Birmingham, AL, she obtained her B.A. in Art History from Dartmouth College and M.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her internship and residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, CA. In addition, she completed a two-year East-West Primary Care fellowship at the UCLA Center for East West Medicine.
Much like her appreciation for the marriage of apparent opposites: the arts and medicine, she was drawn to the integrative approach of the East-West philosophy of utilizing various treatment modalities with the goal of optimizing quality of life through balance. She is currently involved in helping to build a patient-centered medical home at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. Her professional interests include East-West nutrition and culinary medicine, preventive medicine, and educating patients on the different approaches to healing.
Certified on April 17, 2017.
Dr. Frank Caligiuri received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Drake University and completed his residency training at Iowa Methodist Medical Center before entering academia. He spent 10 years in academia, most recently as an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Caligiuri is board certified in pharmacotherapy and is a certified culinary medicine specialist. He currently works as a clinical pharmacist and precepts the Critical Care rotation. Dr. Caligiuri's areas of interest are infectious disease, cardiology and critical care.
Certified November 10, 2019.
Dr. Gina Glass is board-certified in Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She believes a collaborative relationship is key to maintaining good health. Prior to joining R-Health, Dr. Glass was the Program Director at Inspira Family Medicine Residency Program in Woodbury, NJ. She recently completed the requirements for the Culinary Medicine Specialist Certification Program to integrate her passion for cooking with her dedication to promoting healthy lifestyles.
4921 Parkview Place Suite 6C
Saint Louis, MO
Certified April 6, 2019.
Specialty: Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
Certified September 14, 2020.
Hema Alur-Kundargi is a native of Pune, India. She came to the United States in 1986.
Hema loves to cook. She developed a passion for cooking under the firm guidance of her talented mother. In her cooking shows, news & magazine articles and classes, she simplifies Indian cuisine and aims to remove the myths and mysteries associated with it.
Ms. Kundargi currently produces, edits and hosts an award-winning cooking show called "Indian Vegetarian Gourmet," that simplifies and demystifies Indian cooking. It is aired on the Cupertino Public Access channel.
Hema writes a food column for Cupertino's citywide newsletter, Cupertino Scene, and West coast Indian magazine India Currents. She has also written for the San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Times, Sunset Magazine, India West, and the national Indian magazine Veerashaiva. She volunteers her time to create heart healthy recipes for the South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View.
Hema is also dedicated to building cultural awareness about Indian customs and traditions. She has constantly pursued to enrich her community through the arts, food, dance, music and fashion shows. As a Fine Arts Commissioner of the City of Cupertino for eight years, Ms. Kundargi has promoted children's art and art in public places. She was also instrumental in launching Cupertino's annual Indian holiday celebration, "Diwali - Festival of Lights."
Hema Kundargi has conducted several Sari shows, "Oh what a Wrap", at the Cupertino Library to educate the public about the history and draping styles of Indian costumes. She has hosted "Dances of India" programs for the Cupertino Senior Center.
Ms. Alur-Kundargi also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cupertino Library Foundation.
Ms. Kundargi's public access cooking show has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2001 and 2004 national Hometown Video Festival Award--presented to creative programs that address community needs and develop diverse community involvement. Her cooking show has also won the 1998 and 1999 Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) awards.
Hema received the 2004 CREST - Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken, an award given to volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the city of Cupertino. In 2006, she was awarded the coveted KQED Bay Area Local Hero Award for her leadership and commitment to community service as a 17-year resident of Cupertino. In 2007, Santa Clara County supervisor Liz Kniss selected Hema as one of the the 2007 Asian American Hero Star awards for "her role in educating the public about Indian culture and bridging the cultural differences in the community".
Certified November 17, 2017.
Holly Hill RDN, CD, CCMS is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. She works in corporate wellness with an emphasis in nutrition education and counseling. Holly also provides recipe development, nutrition analysis, and food safety consultation services. She is training to be a specialist in non-IgE food sensitivity treatment and therapy and pursuing a certificate of training in culinary genomics.
Holly received her BS in dietetics and completed her Dietetic Internship through Brigham Young University in Utah.
Holly sits on the advisory board for the Culinary Medicine Specialist Certification through Health meets Food. She also serves on the Communications Committee of the Nutrition Education for the Public Dietetics Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
When not busy pursuing her work and interest in culinary nutrition education or raising her five children, Holly enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, and cooking. She shares culinary nutrition information and recipes on Instagram @hollyhilldietitian.
8th floor suite 124
Certified September 14, 2020.
Director, UT Southwestern Culinary Medicine Program
Dr. Jaclyn Albin treats patients of all ages and trained in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She joined the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2014 where she practices primary care in the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Clinic. Dr. Albin also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program.
She is passionate about nutrition, lifestyle, and other environmental influences on health, and she teaches her patients, students, and residents to prioritize these areas. She also studies the impact of childhood adverse experiences, often known as toxic stress, on adult health. Dr. Albin loves blending her love of nutrition and wellness with cooking, growing a garden, traveling, and spending time with her husband and children.
Dr. Albin launched UTSW’s Culinary Medicine Program and serves as the Director, working to teach nutrition through hands-on cooking classes to medical students, residents, healthcare professionals, and the community using the Health meets Food courseware.
Certified November 16, 2019
Ms. Jan Dowell joined the Benedictine University Nutrition Department as an adjunct instructor in 2008. She is the owner of Dowell Nutrition Communications, LLC, providing sports nutrition services to teams and athletes, as well as continuing education programs for professional organizations. In addition, Jan works as a Wellness Dietitian for two hospitals in the Chicago area. Ms. Dowell earned a Masters in Health Education from Governors State University and a Masters in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics from Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School. Ms. Dowell is an active marathon runner and Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, complementing her Board Certification as a Specialist in Sport Dietetics (CSSD).
865 Northern Blvd Ste 102
Great Neck, NY
Certified December 4, 2020
Jennifer Rajkumar, MD is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the Center for Weight Management at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She completed medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. She completed residency in family medicine at the VCU/Riverside Health System in Newport News, VA. She then worked as a primary care provider before transitioning to non-surgical weight management. Currently Dr. Rajkumar helps oversee residency and medical education in obesity medicine and assists with obesity medicine fellowship training, in addition to providing patients with tools to achieve a healthier weight primarily through a Whole Foods Plant Based program, supplemented with healthy stress management, sleep hygiene, and physical movement.
Dr. Rajkumar is board certified in Family Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and is most recently certified in Culinary Medicine through the Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist Board.
Certified March 25, 2019.
The Wellness Kitchenista, Jessica DeLuise, MHS, PA-C, CCMS, is a seasoned medical practioner, culinary medicine specialist, TV chef and wellness entrepreneur.
Jessica’s mission is to make the road to wellness fun, easy to follow, budget friendly, and delicious! Jessica holds a Masters degree in Health Science from Drexel University and certification in Culinary Medicine from Tulane University’s acclaimed Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine. She has more than eleven years of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant.
Jessica’s passion for culinary medicine is rooted in her own life experience. As a teen and young adult, Jessica suffered from unexplained episodes of syncope (fainting), complex migraines, GERD, esophageal ulcers, and other intrusive health symptoms. At this time in her life, Jessica felt confused and frustrated with lack of guidance, prescription pushing, and cold bedside manner of many practitioners she visited with. As Jessica empowered herself and transformed her diet, she began to learned which foods triggered her symptoms. Now, due to her lifestyle and dietary modification, she is able to live symptom-free. While this isn’t the case for everyone, lifestyle and food, Jessica believes, can have a considerable impact.
Inspired by her own experience, Jessica has made it her mission to bring to the forefront the potentially transformative benefits of food and life balance. Whether with patients, in front of an audience, or engaging with her social media following, Jessica can be counted on to demystify facts and science behind the food and share delicious meal ideas.
Jessica is the host of “Eat Your Way to Wellness”, a cooking and lifestyle program streaming on Amazon Prime. You can also spot Jessica on one of her frequent TV appearances, including the Dr. Oz Show, Insider, Fox 29, and many others. She is a brand ambassador for several trusted national and local brands, including OXO, Calphalon, Tropical Fruit Box, Mooala, Hungry Harvest, and more.
Certified November 7, 2018.
I have had the pleasure of working with The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine (GCCM) program since early 2014 through a partnership between Texas Christian University and Moncrief Cancer Institute. As a clinical dietitian, I never felt at ease in a hospital, and became increasingly frustrated that people’s diets were rarely the starting point for their journey back to good health. My childhood experiences, and love of cooking and eating healthy food, inspired me to become a chef (Le Cordon Bleu), and then pursue my masters in Nutrition. After graduating, I struggled to find a business that did what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it, and I quickly realized there were no RDNs in my area who were also classically trained chefs. It just made sense to start my own business to fulfill my desire to help others learn healthy cooking to manage an illness, or condition, in a one-on-one training style.
That desire sparked Culinary Cures, a one-on-one culinary business that allows me to bring personal nutrition education and culinary coaching experiences to my clients’ home kitchens. Meeting people where they are is comforting for those in need, and it is much easier to do that in their familiar surroundings. I also teach cooking classes (8-10 participants) that revolve around many of the modules presented by GCCM. Culinary Medicine has helped me to use evidenced-based science to discuss health and nutrition with my clients and others interested in culinary dietetics. In addition to running Culinary Cures, I teach a Culinary Modifications class and act as the Culinology Liaison for Texas Woman’s University.
In my free time, I enjoy daily CrossFit classes, cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with my husband of thirty-four years, my four kids, three grandchildren, and three dogs.
401 N. 11th Street
Certified November 11, 2020.
Currently practicing clinical dermatology part-time in at VCUHS. Co-director of multi-disciplinary clinic for treatment of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. Co-instructor for 4th year medical student elective in culinary medicine. My background includes private practice dermatology, clinical academic dermatology, and laboratory based investigations in immunology and cutaneous biology.
Certified November 16, 2019.
Dr. Joni Orazio originates from New Orleans. She graduated from the University of New Orleans then completed her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1989. She completed a General Psychiatry residency at Alton Ochsner Foundation then returned to Louisiana State University School of Medicine to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, serving as Chief Resident. During her fellowship, she received the AMA- Burrough’s Wellcome Leadership award and the APA Mead Johnson Fellowship Award.
Upon completing training in 1994, Dr. Orazio relocated to Lafayette, LA. The primary focus of her work has been in the outpatient setting providing personal, caring and individualized treatment. Dr. Orazio has worked with partial hospital programs designed for patients with resistant mental illness, integrated intensive outpatient programs for children and adolescents, and consultation services in the general hospital setting. For the last 8 years she has exclusively dedicated her time to private practice in the outpatient setting for toddlers, children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Orazio is board certified in General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She treats an array of conditions including ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders including Depression and Bipolar Disorders, Women’s Mental Health Issues, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Disruptive Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and Downs Syndrome.
Services provided include extensive psychiatric evaluation that is tailored to the patient’s individual psychiatric and medical needs, and may include further psychiatric testing, information gathering from schools, parents, or other significant sources, laboratories studies, and radiological studies. Additional evaluations or testing may be recommended, including genetic testing for developmental abnormalities or for metabolic/pharmacokinetic issues regarding medication usage, specific neurological testing, or consultations with specialty physicians. Dr. Orazio provides medication management through follow-up appointments with established patients. In addition, she collaborates closely with a patient’s counselor and provides individual, family, and team services with the patient’s mental health team. Dr. Orazio works closely with her patients, their family members, and other providers including physicians, psychologists, social workers, teachers, school administrative personal, licensed professional counselors, community agencies, occupational and speech therapists, and nutritionists. She ensures a collaborative relationship with her patients and other providers in an effort to promote optimal outcomes and personalized care.
1656 Riverchase Blvd Ste 3400
Rock Hill, SC
Certified November 16, 2019.
Certified December 7, 2020
Growing up in both China and UK, I was fortunate to immerse myself in the distinctive cultures of both East and West. Hearing stories, learning languages, and sharing the universal love of food are some of my favorite things to do when I meet people with diverse backgrounds. My passion for making personal connections compelled me to give up a prior career in engineering after I graduated with a bachelor degree in computer science from the George Washington University, and to stay at the university and pursue a doctorate in medicine instead. I later trained in the diverse city of San Francisco, at the internal medicine residency program at Kaiser Permanente. Now I am practicing primary care at Kaiser Permanente after returning to the DC metro area.
I firmly believe that being a good physician requires one to practice the craft of science as well as to walk the path of humanity. As a primary care physician, I want to be there for my patients when they are sick. But more importantly, I want to be there to make sure my patients stay healthy. Healthy eating plays a key role in maintaining good health. Healthy food should not taste bland or monotone. In fact, it should be just as delicious and diverse as the food of the world. If you are wondering how, I am happy to show you a thing or two.
Certified May 23, 2018.
Mid Coast Medical Group