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Joel M. Evans, MD

Joel M. Evans, MD

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Joel M. Evans, MD, a board certified OB/GYN and international lecturer, is the director of The Center for Functional Medicine in Stamford, CT. He is also the director of curriculum development for the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and is chief medical officer of HealthPointe Solutions, which focuses on the use of artificial intelligence in health care. He continues to serve as the external lead of IFM’s Hormone Advanced Practice Module since its inception in 2011, and was recently appointed, along with Patrick Hanaway, MD, as senior advisor to Amy Mack, the CEO of IFM. He is a member of the IFM COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force, has co-authored two recently published papers on the pandemic, and is currently working on a third.

Dr. Evans was honored to speak at the United Nations on the topic of Prenatal Origins of Violence, and he serves as UN representative and chief medical advisor for OMAEP (World Organization of Prenatal Education Associations) and as medical director of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. His book on the holistic approach to pregnancy, The Whole Pregnancy Handbook, has received widespread critical acclaim and media attention.

He has a special interest in breast cancer, and, as the medical director of the Keep A Breast Foundation, brings the latest information on cancer risk assessment and prevention to his patients. Dr. Evans also helped create a clinical study at Columbia University Medical Center on the use of the herb black cohosh in breast cancer, which was presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists and later published in their journal.

Having pursued studies in spirituality, metaphysics, and personal transformation for many years, Dr. Evans has recently created a core curriculum designed to share ancient spiritual wisdom with others to help bring health and happiness into their lives. Feel free to reach out to Dr. Evans with any questions or comments via email (joel@thecffm.com).