Peggy Bandy, MD, CCMS
Address: 1431 N Western Ave # 406
Chicago, IL

Certified May 18, 2018.

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(312) 633-5841
Rajani Katta, MD, CCMS
Address: Katta Dermatology
6750 West Loop South
Suite 695
Bellaire, TX 77401

Certified May 23, 2018.

Dr. Katta currently serves on the Voluntary Clinical Faculty of both the Baylor College of Medicine and the McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Houston.

She is an award-winning educator and has authored a total of 7 books and over 80 medical journal articles and book chapters on diet and dermatology, allergic reactions of the skin, and medical education.

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(281) 501 – 3150
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(832) 810 – 0072
Rana Assfoura, MD, CCMS
Address: Le Bonheur Outpatient Center
51 N. Dunlap St., 4th Floor
Memphis, TN

Certified July 19, 2019.

Medical School: University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Residency: Children’s Hospital, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center

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Richmond S. Doxey, MD, CCMS
Address: Sugar House Health Center
1280 E. Stringham Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT  84106

Certified November 7, 2018.

Richmond Scott Doxey, MD, CCMS, is a physician at the Sugarhouse Clinic in Salt Lake City. As an internist and culinary medicine specialist, his interests include the influence of food patterns and other lifestyle factors on chronic illness, and how to harness the power of lifestyle changes to prevent and treat chronic illness.

He has given several presentations and workshops at local, regional and national meetings on the Mediterranean Diet and its impact on chronic illness.

Dr. Doxey received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, majoring in Molecular Biology. He attended medical school and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by Internal Medicine residency at the University of Washington – Boise program in Boise, Idaho. He stayed on as a chief resident for an additional year. He completed his board certification in Internal Medicine followed by Culinary Medicine Specialist certification. In addition to serving as chief resident, he also served on the Recruiting Committee and the Critical Care Committee at the Boise VA. He is currently a member of the ACP, and the Society for General Internal Medicine.

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Address: NOMS Internal Medicine
2500 W. Strub Road Suite 230
Sandusky, OH 44870


Certified November 7, 2018.

Undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University in 1982
Doctor Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University College Osteopathic Medicine 1986
Internal Medicine Residency Akron General Medical Center
Former Director NOMS Medical Fitness Center
Former Director Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Firelands Regional Medical Center
Former Director Dietetics Firelands Regional Medical Center
Clinical Professor and Master Teacher Ohio University Heritage College Osteopathic Medicine
Associated with world renowned Culinary Vegetable Institute/ Chef’s Garden, Huron, Ohio
Incorporating Nutrition into daily practice for over 25 years and reinvigorated by the Tulane Culinary Medicine program.
Interests include ethnic based diet plans

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Robin Kilpatrick, MD, CCMS
Address: Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Endocrinology
5428 Odonovan Drive, Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Certified on September 26, 2017.

Robin E. Kilpatrick received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She then completed her internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. Dr. Kilpatrick is Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She specializes in the treatment of conditions and diseases of the endocrine system, but concentrates her practice mostly to thyroid and parathyroid disease.

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Rosemarie Cannarella Lorenzetti, MD, MPH, CCMS
Address: Harpers Ferry Family Medicine
171 Taylor Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Certified December, 2017.

Associate Dean Student Services, Eastern Division, West Virginia University
Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Rosemarie (Rosie) Cannarella Lorenzetti is the Associate Dean of Student Services, West Virginia University and a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the WVU-Eastern Campus. A physician with over 37 years experience, she has been involved in teaching Family Medicine residents and medical students for over 30 years. In June 1994, she started a Rural Family Residency Program with another physician at the location of her general practice. In May 2000, while practicing full time as a physician, she earned her MPH degree from WVU School of Public Health and served as Health officer of Jefferson County, WV from 2000-2008.

In 2013, she and several other faculty started a Culinary Medicine program for the third year medical students on Eastern Campus after receiving an educational grant from the Dean. Five faculty members developed a program called MedCHEFS (Medical student Curriculum in Heathy eating, Exercise and Food Science). They collaborated with a local chef and culinary program at a community college, and began monthly cooking and food prep classes to all the third year students on the regional campus. After 2 yrs, those cooking classes and nutrition education spread to the main campus and other state regional campus for 3rdyear medical students. She also helped the medical students to begin a Culinary Interest group for the health Science Students on the main campus.

In 2016 she created a new separate track at WVU Medical School. The Culinary and Lifestyle Medicine Track was approved by LCME in 2017. Currently, 27 students are enrolled in years 1, 2 and 3 that are getting enhanced education in Food as Nutrition, and other pillars of health – such as adequate physical activity, stress management and restorative sleep.

She is actively involved at the Community level in both research and service, teaching cooking classes at the local Food Pantry, and leading projects involving patient group visits, community cooking demos and work with the local food pantry. She has presented extensively at state and national education group conferences about Culinary Medicine and various medical conditions benefiting from a nutritious eating plan. Her special interests are obesity and the metabolic syndrome and sees patients at the WVU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health working specifically with patients to follow a lower carb Mediterranean Diet for weight loss and reversal of metabolic syndrome. She also has a primary care practice at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine.

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304-596-6319 (Ext. 56319)
Sailaja Kandra Reddy, MD, IFMCP, ABoIM, ABOM, CCMS
Address: RootHealthMD
463 Worcester Road, Suite 103
Framingham, MA 01701 US

Certified May 18, 2018.

Dr. Sailaja Reddy educates, supports, treats and transforms people’s lives by getting to the root cause of illness using the best of science and nature. Her approach is personalized where you are treated as the unique individual you are. Dr. Reddy is functional and integrative medicine specialist, is a founder of RootHealthMD in Framingham, Mass, focusing on reversal of chronic diseases and supports the development of vibrant longevity. Dr. Reddy is also weight management specialist, and applies functional approach to help successful weight loss. She did her residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and received advanced training in obesity medicine, Integrative medicine and culinary medicine. She is a certified physician through IFM

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Sarita Golikeri, MD, CCMS
Address: Williamsburg Geriatrics & Lifestyle Medicine
4125 Ironbound Road
Suite 201
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Certified on April 17, 2017.

Dr. Sarita Golikeri is a board certified family and geriatric medicine physician practicing at TPMG Colonial Family Medicine in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Golikeri is also the Medical Director at Brookdale Senior Living Community in Williamsburg and regularly collaborates with TPMG Nutrition and Diabetes educators to provide cooking classes and demonstrations to ensure better health in the kitchen.

Dr. Golikeri earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Chicago and her medical degree at St. George’s University in Grenada. After medical school, Dr. Golikeri returned to her home state of New Jersey to complete her family medicine residency at Somerset Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

The primary focus of Dr. Golikeri’s clinical practice is to help patients live healthy lifestyles through weight management and nutrition. In complement to this focus, she takes a special interest in geriatric medicine and preventive care in the young and the young at heart, as well as the treatment of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, dementia, high cholesterol, asthma and obesity. Dr. Golikeri’s motto is, “It is better to prevent trouble than to treat it.”

Dr. Golikeri is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and is most recently certified in Culinary Medicine through the Tulane School of Medicine Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine. As a culinary medicine specialist, Dr. Golikeri consults with patients on the management and prevention of conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol through diet and nutrition. She also sees patients who are struggling to lose weight and those who are experiencing difficulty maintaining a healthy weight.

Interests: geriatric medicine and educating patients on achieving healthy, active lifestyles through weight management and nutrition.

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(757) 659-6286
Stacy Sattovia, MD, CCMS
Address: 701 N First
Springfield, IL

Certified April 6, 2019.

Medical School: SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA – Internal Medicine

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Susan Warner, MD, CCMS
Address: Memphis, TN

Certified on July 8, 2016.

SUSAN W. WARNER, M.D. is a board certified pathologist with Pathology Group of the Midsouth and Trumbull Laboratories. She was initially certified as a Culinary Medicine Specialist in association with the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane School of Medicine. Dr. Warner’s goal is to teach others how diet can influence health and how to make healthy food taste delicious in a plant forward manner, so she has also graduated from culinary school to become a professionally trained chef.

In 2016, she helped to establish the culinary medicine program at the University of Tennessee for medical students and the Culinary Medicine Advisory Board and program at Church Health Wellness in Memphis. Currently she volunteers to teach medical residents and holds an Assistant Clinical Professor appointment with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Warner believes in the importance of giving back to the community and is a long time community volunteer serving on various non-profit boards. Since discovering the Culinary Medicine program at GCCM in 2013 at her husband’s Tulane Medical School reunion, her passion has been to take Culinary Medicine to her community and to spread the desire to live a healthy life to Memphis. So, in addition to her medical practice and volunteer work with the Church Health and University of Tennessee Culinary Medicine programs, she has just launched “SeasonedMD:  Food is health, medicine, and life. Share it with the ones you love.”®

Suwarna Tilak, MD, CCMS
Address: Doctors Inlet Pediatrics & Primary Care
10175 Fortune Parkway – unit 402
Jacksonville, FL

Certified December 27, 2020.

Suwarna Tilak is a board-certified Pediatrician.

Medical School: Govt. Medical College – Amritsar, Punjab
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit , MI
Residency: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis , MN

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Tatiana Pestana, MD, MPH, CCMS
Address: 3100 Coral Hills Drive
Suite 201
Coral Springs, FL 33071

Certified on September 29, 2016.

Tatiana A. Pestana, MD, MPH is a community physician who practices internal medicine and pediatrics. Her background is in public health, and her special interests include preventive and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Pestana has earned her certification as a Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS), which arms her with the nutritional and culinary skills to help her patients improve their health by improving the quality of their diet, using more fruits and vegetables and decreasing processed and animal-based products. She also encourages improved health by increasing physical activity and employing better methods of stress control.

Terry Simpson, MD, CCMS
Address: Affiliated Surgical Associates, P.C.
3661 Las Posas Rd # G162
Camarillo, CA 93010

Certified on April 17, 2017.

When it comes to food, Dr. Simpson is an advocate of getting the best product and cooking it. His flavor for fruits and vegetables came from his backyard (in Ketchikan, Alaska) and mother’s table. Terry’s mom, his first teacher in the kitchen, used Alaskan fresh fish, berries from their yard and root vegetables “like a scientist in a lab.”

His blog and podcast called is devoted to teaching healthy living – and many times debunking popular myths about what is healthy and what is a fad.

If you don’t know how to cook, you are at the mercy of the worst cooks, be it a restaurant, or re-heating processed food – none of which will help you stay healthy.

Some of Dr. Simpson’s favorite recipes are found on this site – they are the ones he teaches to his patients on a daily basis.

Dr. Simpson started his career doing molecular research and virology – with DNA engineering.

As an Alaskan Native (of Athabascan descent) he serves on several boards and has helped transform health of all Alaska Natives. He is currently on the Southcentral Foundation – a primary care foundation that has provided a model of health care for the nation. Those transformations led to the prestigious 2011 Malcom Baldridge award for healthcare and then in 2017 they were received the Baldridge award again, the only healthcare agency in the world to win it twice. He is also a member of the Joint Operating Board for the Alaska Native Medical Center. For his work Dr. Simpson received the National Indian Health Board 2013 Area Impact award.

Dr. Simpson received his undergraduate, graduate, and medical degree from The University of Chicago. He did his surgical residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, in Seattle. He did his culinary medicine training at the Goldring Institute at Tulane in New Orleans.

Dr. Simpson practices at two Center of Excellence Hospitals, St. Johns Regional Hospital in Oxnard, California, and Community Medical Center in Ventura, California.

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Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS

Certified January 1, 2016.

Timothy S. Harlan practices internal medicine at the George Washington University and the is driving force behind the Health meets Food Culinary Medicine Curriculum. His love of food began as a teenager working in the restaurant business. Starting as a dishwasher, he worked his way up to managing his first restaurant by the age of eighteen and owning his first restaurant at twenty-two. After operating Le Petit Café as a chef/owner, he closed the restaurant to return to school. Dr. Harlan originally intended to pursue a degree in hotel and restaurant management, but events led him toward medicine and the decision to become a physician.

After finishing an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, Dr. Harlan went on to study medicine at Emory University. Working as a caterer throughout school, he continued to be involved with food and cooking but noticed a lack of knowledge in the medical field around food, eating healthy, and eating well. Neither patients nor health care providers understood much about a healthy diet. Patients, it seemed, were usually told not what they could eat but rather, what they could not eat.

In medical school, Dr. Harlan wrote It’s Heartly Fare, a food manual for patients with cardiovascular disease. Since then he has published numerous books focusing on translating evidence based diet and nutrition information for the lay public. He is publisher of the popular website where information from the Mediterranean diet literature is translated in a practical way for the American kitchen.

He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University and the Director of the George Washington University Culinary Medicine Program. Until 2019 he served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Services at Tulane University School of Medicine and is still the Executive Director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, the first of its kind teaching kitchen operated by a medical school. The center offers an innovative program teaching medical students about diet and lifestyle that bridges the gap between the basic sciences, clinical medicine, the community, and culinary education. Medical students work side-by-side in the kitchen with culinary students to teach each other, and most importantly, teach the community and patients how to return to their kitchens and transform their health.

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Traci Stevenson, DO, CCMS
Address: 141 Riverview Dr
Vallejo, CA 94589

Certified on September 26, 2017.

Dr. Traci Stevenson ( provides the tools you need to build the healthy life you want. This community is an Alliance of friends committed to having fun while feeling good. Your ‘go to’ place to get the latest health and medical Information explained, and actually understand it, from the doctor you trust. It’s where you’ll find the Motivation to do the hard work. From on-line courses and in-person workshops to personalized consultations we help you apply aim and get results. This is an educational forum currently in development. Personalized functional medicine consultations will be available in the future.

Trang Le, MD, CCMS
Address: Center for Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
2305 N. Parham Road, Suite 1
Richmond, VA 23229

Certified on July 31, 2018.

Le graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University, followed by fellowships in Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology also at VCU. Her particular areas of interest include: transition of patients with diabetes from pediatric to adult care, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, and the development of collaborative care models incorporating interdisciplinary team members and diabetes technologies aimed towards improved chronic disease management.

Dr. Le is a member of The Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. She is also a certified culinary medicine specialist and an Associate Director of Telehealth at VCU.

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Valerie Johnson, MD, CCMS
Address: 3333 Massillon Road,, Suite 102
Akron, Ohio

Certified November 13, 2018.

Dr. Valerie Johnson is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Ohio State Medical Board. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Toledo, received her Doctor of Medicine from Medical College of Ohio and completed her internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is also a certified Culinary Medicine Specialist and a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and American Medical Women’s Association.

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(330) 926-3235
Address: 8181 Communications Pkwy, Ste C
Plano, TX

Certified December 17, 2020.

Vimal Ramjee, MD, FACC, CCMS
Address: Heart Institute
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN

Certified September 14, 2020.

Dr. Ramjee is a Senior Staff Cardiologist and the Director of the Cardiovascular CT program at the Chattanooga Heart Institute with Memorial Hospital. He is quintuple board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology), Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac CT, and Internal Medicine. He specializes in cardiovascular imaging, general cardiology, and structural imaging. He has been featured in FOX News, NBC WRCB Morning Show, and writes about emerging cardiovascular technology as the featured Tech Talk Columnist for Cardiovascular Business magazine.

He obtained his undergraduate degree in neurobiology and behavioral science at Emory University. Dr. Ramjee completed his medical training at top-tiered, nationally ranked medical institutions. He graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and completed internal medicine residency at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Following this, he trained in cardiology and cardiovascular disease at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), as well as advanced cardiac CT imaging at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Ramjee has been awarded grants from the National Institute of Health and American Heart Association for his impactful work on heart disease. He has several lead author peer-reviewed publications in high-impact medical journals. His work spans from the role of the immune system in recovery from heart attacks, to how specific cholesterol biomarkers may be leveraged to help prevent heart disease. For his scientific contributions, he has been recognized with several nationally competitive awards including the Young Investigator Awards from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He is also a winner of the Young Investigator’s Forum at Northwestern University for his groundbreaking work revealing an important role of immune T-cells in repairing heart muscle after a heart attack.

Dr. Ramjee lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, two children, and rescue dog. In his free time, he loves to exercise, spend time with his family, travel, and give back to the community. He is on the Board of Directors for Siskin Hospital. He formerly served as the Service Director for Young Professionals of Chattanooga, and the Board for Outcomes (Smarter Students Stronger Families team) with the City of Chattanooga. Dr. Ramjee takes special interest in efforts to improve community health.

Business Phone Number:
(423) 697-2000