Dr. Amen is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist, television producer and nine-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach and San Francisco, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta and New York City. The Washington Post reported that, “By almost any measure, Dr. Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America.”
Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest award they give members, and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, he also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.
Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen is also one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church’s “Daniel Plan,” a 52 week program to get the world healthy through religious organizations.
Dr. Amen is married to Tana, the father of four children, grandfather to Elias, Julian, Angelina, Emmy and Liam. He is an avid table tennis player.
William Davis, M.D. – Keynote Speaker
Dr. William Davis is a Milwaukee-based American cardiologist and the author of Wheat Belly, a New York Times bestseller. He currently serves as Medical Director of the heart disease prevention and reversal program, Track Your Plaque, an international meeting-of-the-minds to generate a collective effort to find better solutions to the source of heart attack and heart disease.
Larry Dossey, M.D.
Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician of internal medicine. Dr. Dossey has published numerous articles and is the author of nine books, including the New York Times best-seller, Healing Words: The Power of Prayer & The Practice of Medicine. He is the former Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most widely subscribed-to journal in its field. The primary quality of all of Dr. Dossey's work is scientific legitimacy, with an insistent focus on "what the data shows." As a result, his colleagues in medical schools and hospitals all over the country trust him, honor his message, and continually invite him to share his insights with them. He has lectured all over the world, including major medical schools and hospitals in the United States --Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, the Universities of Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic. In 2013, Larry Dossey received the prestigious Visionary Award that honors a pioneer whose visionary ideas have shaped integrative healthcare and the medical profession.
Dave Johnson, M.D.
Dr. Dave is a successful board-certified cardiologist residing in West Michigan. He has contributed to the development of many highly successful cardiac care programs in West Michigan. In 2010, Dr. Dave completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine founded by Dr. Andrew Weil. He has witnessed the transformative impact of looking deeper than just at the signs and symptoms of heart disease in order to address the root cause of disease.
Gervasio Lamas, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FESC
Dr. Lamas is the Chairman of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Lamas received his B.A. in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College and his M.D. with honors (AOA) from New York University. He completed his Internship and Residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he later served as Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Lamas relocated to South Florida in 1993, when he became Chief of Cardiology at Mount Sinai and later served as the hospital's Director of Cardiovascular Research and Academic Affairs.
In January 2009, Dr. Lamas became Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai and Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His academic interests include the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. During the last decade, he has enrolled thousands of patients in more than a dozen U.S. and international trials in order to improve cardiac care and prevent death and disability from heart disease.
Most recently, Dr. Lamas tested chelation therapy, an alternative medicine to remove heavy metal impurities and pollutants from the body, and found that it reduced the risk of heart attacks and death, particularly in patients with diabetes. Although controversial, the results have generated a lot of interest, as it is a truly new way to prevent the complications of diabetes.
He lives with his wife Isabel in Key Biscayne and maintains active clinical practices in Mount Sinai, Hialeah, Coral Gables, and Key Biscayne.
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D
Brian Luke Seaward is a renowned and respected international expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing, and corporate health promotion. He is respected throughout the international community as an accomplished teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, author, award-winning filmmaker, visionary, and mentor. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward, a TEDx speaker, can be found quoted in PBS specials, college graduation speeches, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, and keynote addresses all over the world. His corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble, Conoco Oil, Motorola, Quaker Oats, John Deere, BP-Amoco, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Maxtor-Seagate, Organic Valley Dairy, US ARMY, and many others. Dr. Seaward has authored more than fourteen books, including the classic best-sellers,Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, The Art of Calm, and Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backwards, as well as the top-selling college textbook, Managing Stress (7e). To learn more about Dr. Seaward, visit www.brianlukeseaward.com.
Pamela Smith, M.D.
Dr. Smith spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center. She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. She will speak about memory loss and its effect on the heart.
Lee McKinley, M.D., FACP, HeartMath
Lee is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and certified in both Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He has practiced and taught medical students and residents at the bedside for over 30 years. His academic interests include the application of diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound, population health management and the use of HeartMath techniques for the non-drug based care of autonomic nervous system disorders. Lee has been a national speaker for the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and was invited to participate in the Institute of Medicine Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public.
About HeartMath HeartMath is a new technology that has broad-based applications in stress reduction, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. HeartMath techniques have been proven to facilitate rapid, profound, and enduring improvements in a wide variety of conditions. The HeartMath system is a scientifically validated way to reduce stress, and more importantly, to transform the negative emotional and physiological effects that occur when you experience feelings of stress or a stressful event.
Carol Ritberger, Ph.D
Carol Ritberger is a radio host and an innovative leader in the fields of personality behavioral psychology and behavioral medicine. She is the author of the books What Color Is Your Personality? Love…What’s Personality Got to Do with It? Managing People…What’s Personality Got to Do with It? and Healing Happens with Your Help...Understanding the Hidden Meaning behind Illness. All of her books have received international acclaim and are published in numerous languages. Her books, What Color Is Your Personality? and Managing People…What’s Personality Got to Do With It? are used as educational text books throughout the world both at high school and university levels.
Carol’s education includes Personality Behavioral Psychology, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Psychoneurobiology. She holds a PhD in Theology. She has been teaching since 1981 that the key to creating healthy, mutually beneficial relationships and creating good health lies in understanding personality.