Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, is a teacher, author, and internationally sought-after lecturer in Functional Medicine. She is faculty at The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and in the fellowship program in Metabolic Medicine at Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). After obtaining her BA degree in biology, she went on to finish a master’s in public health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the UC San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 23 years. Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in Functional Medicine, she was the medical director of a nonprofit organization that catered to the underserved. She recently authored a chapter on diabetes in the Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine textbook. Other publications include Townsend Letter, Guide to Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, Saúde Actual, and the Border Health Journal. She is currently very active in her Saudade Certification Program, in mentoring other health providers, and in her health retreats in Azores, her homeland. Keep up with her activities at drtrindade.com.