The MaxLove Project
Medical Advisory Board
The MaxLove Project Medical Advisory Board is composed of distinguished healthcare professionals who are dedicated to the cause empowering children and their families to fully thrive throughout cancer treatment and beyond. Board members are specialists in fields that range from molecular chemistry to pediatric oncology to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each member applies their expertise in the course of reviewing and advising on MaxLove Project's publications, resources, and strategic direction.
COLIN E. CHAMP, M.D., ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER
Dr. Champ is a radiation oncologist, cancer researcher, and health advocate. He is author of the blog, Caveman Doctor, and co-host of the podcast, Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor. His medical expertise in cancer and anticancer nutrition, alongside his commitment to integrative medicine, make him a perfect fit on the MaxLove Project medical advisory board. For a recent presentation on nutrition and cancer treatment given by Dr. Champ, go here.
DOMINIC D'AGOSTINO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MEDICINE, MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY, AND PHYSIOLOGY, MORSANI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Dr. D'Agostino is a pioneering researcher in the metabolic limitations of, and metabolic treatments for, cancer. An expert on the anticancer effects of carbohydrate restriction, Dr. D'Agostino has shown through his laboratory research that dietary changes can be powerful therapies. You can find D'Agostino blogging about his research and the emerging science of carbohydrate restriction at KetoNutrition.com.
EUGENE FINE, M.D., CLINICAL PROFESSOR, ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, YESHIVA UNIVERSITY
Dr. Fine is a radiologist and cancer researcher in New York City. He is the lead investigator in the largest human study of carbohydrate restriction as a cancer treatment. The results of the first phase of the study can be found here. And more information about this research study can be found here. His team's research is changing the way doctors and patients think about integrative nutritional therapies in cancer treatment.
TIFFANI GHERE, R.D., CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DIETITIAN, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY (CHOC)
Ms. Ghere has decades of clinical nutrition experience in Children's Hospital of Orange County--Mission Hospital's PICU, NICU and general pediatrics floors. Her commitment to whole-foods and outpatient nutritional care makes her a leader in the field of integrative pediatric nutrition. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and completed the Master’s program in Nutrition at Bastyr University, Seattle. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, a member of the Sapphire Nutrition Board, and a consultant to the Laguna Beach School District School Lunch Committee.
AGNES HORVATH, M.D., PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY(CHOC)
Dr. Horvath is an advocate of integrative oncology in the clinical setting. She has decades of experience in clinical pediatric oncology, from her native Hungary to her fellowships at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is deeply committed to helping patients and families in and beyond standard treatment by using non-toxic complimentary therapies such as nutrition, physical activity, and positive emotions.
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RUTH MCCARTY, L.AC., CO-FOUNDER, COMPLEMENTARY-INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY (CHOC)
Ms. McCarty is a leader in the field of integrative pediatric medicine. She is the co-founder of one of the only integrative pediatric medicine programs in the nation, and one of the few acupuncturists with inpatient hospital privileges. Thanks to Ms. McCarty, pediatric patients at CHOC are not only able to receive outpatient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but they are also able to receive acupuncture and therapeutic massage in their hospital rooms. Ms. McCarty is a true advocate of integrative medicine, as she helps her patients "integrate" the best of modern medicine and TCM. For more on her work at CHOC, go here.
BLAKELY PAGE, R.D., L.D., DIETITIAN, MAXLOVE PROJECT (ORANGE COUNTY) AND THE MARION HOPE CENTER (KANSAS CITY)
After graduating with a BS in Nutritional Sciences from Oklahoma State University, Ms. Page came to Kansas City for her dietetic internship. She worked as a clinical dietitian in three hospitals, the corporate world, and most recently a WIC (women, infants and children) clinic before transitioning to the world of clinical pediatric nutrition. Through her own personal post-graduate journey, Blakely began researching and re-learning the principles of healing nutrition. She now believes that real food, based on traditional, ancestral dietary patterns, is the answer to a variety of chronic and acute health problems. Blakely is a MaxLove Project dietitian who advises cancer-fighting families in our "Fierce Foods Academy." She is also a MaxLove Project blogger.
CATE SHANAHAN, M.D., board certified Family PhysiciaN (DENVER, CO)
Dr. Cate trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She practiced in Hawaii for ten years where she studied ethnobotany and her healthiest patient’s culinary habits. She is currently opening an office in Denver, CO,and consults for the LA Lakers.
VIOLET SHEN, M.D., CHIEF OF ONCOLOGY RESEARCH, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY(CHOC)
Dr. Shen plays a leading role in advancing pediatric integrative oncology. She brings decades of research and clinical experience in pediatric cancer treatment to the MaxLove Project Medical Advisory Board. Not only does she support CHOC's Complementary-Integrative Medicine Program in oncology, she has written and received approval for the first pediatric dietary protocol for brain tumor patients. Dr. Shen is a leader in the field of pediatric integrative oncology.
THOMAS SEYFRIED, PHD, PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, BOSTON COLLEGE
Dr. Seyfried is a pioneer in the theoretical and laboratory research in nutritional therapies for cancer treatment. His laboratory at Boston College has produced groundbreaking research in mice that has provided the rationale for larger human trials underway today. Dr. Seyfried's 2012 book, "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease" is a collection and a broader explanation of his research. His commitment to non-toxic, metabolic therapies for cancer is a very important asset to the MaxLove Project's Medical Advisory Board. More about his current research can be found here.
JACQUELINE WINKELMANN, M.D., CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY AT MISSION HOSPITAL
Dr. Winkelmann is a board certified pediatrician and a passionate advocate for better nutrition for kids in and out of the hospital. She studied at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her Residency in Pediatrics at Hope Children’s Hospital in Chicago. She has been on staff at CHOC Children’s and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital since 2001, where she has held many administrative positions. Currently, she is serving as Chief-of Staff Elect for CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.
JONAH YAKEL, D.C., CHIROPRACTER, FLOW PRACTITIONER, AUTHOR, AND PUBLIC HEALTH SPEAKER, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Dr. Yakel left a career in electrical engineering in 2002 to fulfill a lifelong passion for health, wellness, and helping others. In 2006, guided by a commitment to the body's innate intelligence and healing ability, he obtained his doctorate in chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic. His family practice includes a wide variety of people including newborns and children in need of an immune boost, parents seeking balance and stress relief, athletes gaining an edge in performance, and people experiencing and recovering from a multitude of health challenges. In addition to providing the best chiropractic care possible, Dr. Yakel writes, lectures, and teaches on natural health and healing. His website can be found here.