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Apple Bodemer, MD

After finishing Medical School and Dermatology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bodemer completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She was the first Dermatologist to be board certified in both Dermatology and Integrative Medicine and currently is the only Dermatologist to serve on the Integrative Medicine Board. She has authored academic texts and curriculum and has spoken widely on a variety of topics related to Integrative Dermatology. She has always been drawn to exploring how lifestyle choices impact skin health and disease and feels that the most powerful role a physician can play is as an educator and guide, empowering people to get healthy and stay healthy.

Anne Kennard, DO

Anne Kennard is an obstetrician/gynecologist, integrative medicine physician, nutrition expert, herbalist and mom to a toddler. She is passionate about women's health in the body, mind, and spirit. She works as an OB/GYN and is the Director of Integrative Medicine and Physician Wellness Officer for Dignity Central Coast. She enjoys speaking and teaching on women's Integrative Medicine, Food as Medicine, and herbal medicine topics around the country, and her first book is expected in July 2019. Find her online at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a> and @dr_anne_kennard (IG) and @drannekennard (FB).

Ankmalika Gupta, MD FACAAI FAAAAI

"Treat everyone like family" - this is the philosophy that Malika Gupta, M.D., F.A.A.P. practices daily as she interacts with patients. A daughter of two physicians, medicine has always surrounded Dr. Gupta&rsquo;s life and the idea of being able to have a positive impact on people&rsquo;s life was what attracted her to the profession. <p>As an allergist and immunologist for Hoag Medical Group, Dr. Gupta welcomes both children and adult patients. Some of the common conditions she treats include food allergies, asthma, eczema, hay fever, sinusitis, drug allergies, hives, and primary immunodeficiency diseases. Due to the fact that this field is rapidly evolving, Dr. Gupta makes it her priority to stay up to date on the latest research and clinical advances. Her goal is to increase awareness of primary immunodeficiencies and diagnose them early as well as treat patients quickly and effectively in order to improve their quality of life.</p> <p>After graduating medical school, Dr. Gupta completed her Pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and then proceeded with two Allergy &amp; Immunology fellowships. The first at Starship&rsquo;s Children&rsquo;s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand a tertiary care and referral center for the country&rsquo;s food allergic and primary immunodeficiencient children. She was then trained in both Pediatric and Adult Allergy &amp; Immunology at the University of California, Irvine, in Irvine, California. As a Southern California native, Dr. Gupta considers Hoag her home and is thrilled to serve her local community and provide the best in patient care.</p> <p>During her free time, she enjoys international travel, swimming, and paddle boarding.</p>

Joseph Alban, MS LAc

Joseph Alban is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. He holds a masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Touro College. He has trained with leading Traditional Chinese Medicine dermatologists in China, Europe, and the United States. He is one of the few acupuncturists to be awarded a training grant in alternative medicine research from the National Institutes of Health which he completed in the Pediatric Immunology Department of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Joseph has a thriving acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice in New York City focused on treating skin conditions and improving health holistically. He is passionate about making acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine accessible to his patients and the public. You can find more about his practice at

Jason Derico, ND

Doctor Jason Derico attended Utah State University for his undergraduate education and the National University of Natural Medicine for his medical degree. He completed internship in Naturopathic Dermatology and a family practice residency. He has completed additional training in Naturopathic Dermatology and Aesthetics. Doctor Derico's practice specializes in naturopathic medicine, aesthetics, and optimization of health through nutrition.

Judith Hong, MD

Dr. Judith Hong is a board-certified dermatologist at a private practice in Santa Rosa, California. After completing medical school and residency training at UCSF, she moved to Sonoma County and developed an interest in meditation, qigong, and reiki practices. She is a certified reiki-teacher master and enjoys doing reiki for friends, colleagues, and patients.

Peter Lio, MD

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and his Dermatology training at Harvard where he served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and has spoken nationally and internationally about atopic dermatitis, as well as alternative medicine.

Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pacific Skin Institute</a>. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

Rajani Katta, MD

Dr. Rajani Katta is a board-certified dermatologist, the author of seven books, and a member of the clinical faculty of both the Baylor College of Medicine and the McGovern Medical School. She is the author of numerous medical journal articles on the link between skin and diet and allergic reactions of the skin.&nbsp; <p>Her latest book,&nbsp;<em data-stringify-type="italic"><a class="c-link" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-sk="tooltip_parent">Glow: The Dermatologist's Guide to a Whole Foods Younger Skin Diet</a></em>, provides an evidence-based and practical approach to eating for younger skin. She maintains a blog at&nbsp;<a class="c-link" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-sk="tooltip_parent"></a>.</p>

Sheila Farhang, MD

Dr. Sheila Farhang is originally from Texas where she attended the University of Texas for her undergraduate and medical degrees. She is a dermatologist and a Mohs and cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Farhang's interest includes cutaneous oncology surgery and cosmetics. Dr. Farhang strives to provide a well-rounded and integrative dermatologic approach for her patients. She has published several articles and textbook chapters on various topics in dermatology. She enjoys writing, being a past columnist for Cutis, current contributor for Dermveda, LearnSkin and reviewer for several high impact Dermatology journals. In her free time, Dr. Farhang&nbsp;enjoys both practicing and teaching yoga, traveling (previously lived in Madrid and Bali), and photography.

Samantha Sharp, MD

Dr. Samantha Sharp grew up in Reno, Nev. She is a proud graduate of the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health residency in 2012 and the UW Integrative Medicine Fellowship in 2014. After completing her fellowship, she spent three months driving across the United States and six months working as a locum tenens in New Zealand with her family in tow. As a family doctor, her medical interests are broad, but her specific passions include care for all ages, transgender medicine and treating headaches. Her integrative medicine interests include medical hypnosis, osteopathic manipulation, nutrition and herbs and supplements. Dr. Sharp feels strongly that vaccines are the best way to protect the public health of our global community and recommends them to all patients.

Tedd Neenan

Tedd Neenan retired from the NY dance scene in 1984. He then embarked on his present journey creating fragrances, opening Aroma Workshop in 1993, embracing Aromatherapy, inaugurating and teaching a course in Olfactory Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. <p>And now assisting health professionals compound novel skin and hair products.</p>