Address: Austin, TX

Certified on January 3, 2017.

Anatole Karpovs, MD, CCMS
Address: Lake Charles, LA

Certified on November 30, 2017.

Angela Fals, MD, CCMS
1801 Lee Road
Suite 307
Winter Park, FL

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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Anita Ramsetty, MD, CCMS
Address: Charleston, SC

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.

Barry Breaux, MD, CCMS
Address: Fremont Center
3200 Kearney Street
Building 1, 2nd Floor
Fremont, CA

Certified July 19, 2019

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(510) 490-1222
Basma Faris, MD, CCMS
Address: Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care – Tribeca
40 Worth Street, Suite 402
New York, NY

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) 962-3400
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(646) 962-0130
Beth Dollinger, MD, CCMS
Address: Horseheads, NY

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.

Brett Linzer, MD, CCMS

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


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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Address: San Francisco, CA

Certified April 17, 2018.

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Address: Ottaquechee Health Center
32 Pleasant Street
Woodstock, Vermont

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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David Lipps, MD, CCMS
Address: 8008 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA

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.

Deb Koehn, MD, CCMS
Address: Richmond, VA

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.

Debbie Cardell, MD, CCMS
Address: San Antonio, TX

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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Address: 90267

Certified November 11, 2020

Address: 5940 Ulali Dr
Keizer, OR

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.

How I thrive

My spouse and I met during the 2 years I worked and studied abroad in Germany after college, and he has been very supportive as we juggled two careers and raised two children. We were active in our children’s schools and remain dedicated to our community and to being environmentally conscious. I value time to be with friends and to nurture my family, and also try to practice what I preach in terms of exercise and diet. The Pacific Northwest is a treasure for hiking, snowshoeing, and exploring, providing quieter times to balance my busy lifestyle. I love books, films, music, and travel, not only for fun but also to learn something new.

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Dina Schaper, DO, CCMS
Address: 1464 Jefferson St N
Lewisburg, WV

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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Dr Robert Ellis, DO, PhD, FACP, CCMS
Address: Longview, WA | Vancouver, OR

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.

Elizabeth Kaiser, MD, CCMS
Address: 95119

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.

Emily Wesolowski, MD, CCMS
Address: 259 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME

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
Emma Billington, MD, CCMS
Address: Richmond Road Diagnostic & Treatment Centre
1820 Richmond Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2T 5C7

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