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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 Chief of Medical Affairs at IFM, and was the co-director of the IFM Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery: Patient Care in a Pandemic course on COVID-19. He has led the IFM response to post-acute COVID-19 and has co-authored two published papers on the pandemic. Since its inception in 2011, he has served as the external lead of IFM’s Hormone Advanced Practice Module and is also the Director of The Center for Functional Medicine in Ridgefield, CT.

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).