Our Medical Advisors

Our Medical Consultants

Integrative medicine thought-leaders, Dr. Marc Cohen, Dr. Daniel Friedland and Dr.Kenneth Pelletier served as SpaEvidence.com’s key medical consultants. They were critical in shaping the portal, selecting the databases, and ensuring that the information and research process “squared” with the medical establishment’s use of Evidence-Based Medicine.

Background on our Medical Consultants

Dr. Kenneth Pelletier is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine and at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco (UCSF). (Previously he served in the same capacity at the Stanford University School of Medicine.) At the University of Arizona, he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a collaborative research program between CHIP and 15 of the Fortune 500 corporations. He is also Chairman of the American Health Association; a Vice President with Healthtrac Incorporated; and medical and business consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Business Group on Health, the Federation of State Medical Boards and many major corporations. He has authored over 300 professional journal articles on behavioral medicine, disease management, worksite interventions, and alternative/integrative medicine.

Dr. Daniel Friedland is a renowned educator, keynote speaker, coach and consultant. He is board certified in Internal Medicine; a member of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine; and the author of Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice, one of the first books to find, evaluate, and apply medical literature searches to patient care (seminal, in that all doctors are now trained to make medical decisions this way). He has delivered over a thousand programs across the U.S. to physicians, allied healthcare professionals, the US Army and Navy, Fortune 500 companies and for Vistage, the leading global network of CEOs. He currently serves as the Medical Director for Barney & Barney (a leading California insurance brokerage) and on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He is President and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, which provides Seminars, Wellness Programs, Health Coaching, and Consulting.

Dr. Marc Cohen is a Professor of Complementary Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, where he directs the world’s first online Master of Wellness degree program and performs research into natural medicine and wellness. He is a global authority on holistic health and wellness approaches and he served as Co-Editor for the text, Understanding the Global Spa Industry. He serves as a Global Spa Summit Board Member.

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