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Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD

Board President of Clinical Affairs, IFM Board of Directors

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Mark Hyman, MD, is a world famous, nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author on health and well-being and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is Head of Strategy and Innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, board member of The Institute for Functional Medicine, and a medical editor for The Huffington Post. He has also been a regular medical contributor to CNN and many television shows including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Katie, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Hyman works with individuals and organizations as well as policy makers and influencers. He has testified before both the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has consulted with the Surgeon General on diabetes prevention and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. In addition, Dr. Hyman has worked with President Clinton, presenting at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award, the Nantucket Project Award, and the Christian Book of the Year Award (for The Daniel Plan), and he was inducted into the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame.

Dr. Hyman works with fellow leaders in his field to help people and communities thrive. With Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen, he created The Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative that helped members of the Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds. He is an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show and is on the board of Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps, which tackles the obesity epidemic by educating American students about nutrition. With Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Hyman crafted and helped introduce the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 to the United States Senate to provide for reimbursement of lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. With Tim Ryan in 2015, he helped introduce the ENRICH Act into Congress to fund nutrition in medical education. Dr. Hyman played a substantial role in a major film produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric in 2014 called Fed Up, which addresses childhood obesity. Please join him in helping us all take back our health at drhyman.com and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Dr. Hyman believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform health care. Dr. Hyman and his team work every day to empower people, organizations, and communities to heal their bodies and minds and improve our social and economic resilience.