Dr. Mark Hyman
Mark Hyman, M.D., has devoted his life to helping others discover optimal health and address the root causes of chronic disease through the power of functional medicine. Dr. Hyman is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator and advocate in the fields of functional medicine and nutrition. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the head of strategy and innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a 13-time New York Times bestselling author and board president for clinical affairs for the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Dr. Hyman is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, “The Doctor’s Farmacy.” Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor of several television shows and networks, including “CBS This Morning,” “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “The View” and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
In his work to change policy for the betterment of public health, Dr. Hyman has testified on functional medicine before the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform. He has consulted with the surgeon general on diabetes prevention and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.
Additionally, Dr. Hyman has presented at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters, Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues, TEDMED and TEDx. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award and the Nantucket Project Award. Dr. Hyman received the Christian Book of the Year Award for his work on the Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative, created with Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen, that helped the Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds.
Dr. Hyman inducted into the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame. With Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Michael Roizen, he crafted and helped introduce to the Senate the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009, which promotes reimbursement for lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. In 2015, along with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, he helped introduce into Congress the ENRICH Act to fund nutrition in medical education.
Dr. Hyman plays a substantial role in the major 2014 film “Fed Up,” produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, which addresses childhood obesity. Please join him in celebrating the power of food as medicine at www.drhyman.com, follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and listen to his podcast, “The Doctor’s Farmacy,” for conversations that matter relating to health, wellness, food and politics.