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MEET OUR TEAM
Healthline’s medical reviewers ensure that our content is accurate, current, and user-focused. Along with extensive experience in a variety of medical specialties, they bring added perspective due to their backgrounds in clinical practice, research, and patient advocacy.
Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He graduated from University of California, San Francisco. He works at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and is an associate professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco. He has researched the epidemilogy and management of tuberculosis in high burden countries and published over 70 articles related to tuberculosis and other lung diseases in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Cattamanchi enjoys travelling, scuba diving, and backpacking.
Alan Carter, PharmD
Dr. Alan Carter is a clinical pharmacist with interests in medical research, pharmacy practice and medication therapy management. He graduated from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy. He is currently a research pharmacist manager, clinical pharmacy specialist, and adjunct clinical assistant professor of pharmacy. Dr. Carter has published 15 journal articles, performs medical journal peer review, and serves on many professional committees and boards. He enjoys gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities to provide a healthy work-life balance.
Dr. Alana Biggers is an internal medicine physician. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where she specializes in internal medicine. She also has a master’s of public health in chronic disease epidemiology. In her spare time, Dr. Biggers likes to share healthy living tips with followers on Twitter through @Doc_prevention.
Brenda B. Spriggs
MD, MPH, FACP
Dr. Brenda Spriggs is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and rheumatology. She graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently a clinical professor emerita at UCSF. She is the co-author of several scientific papers on systemic lupus erythematosus and Reiter’s disease, and is a highly sought-after lecturer for health and scientific forums. She is also the co-author of the book Focus On YOUR BEST HEALTH: Smart Guide to the Health Care You Deserve.
Bridget M. Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology
Bridget Wilson is a nurse practitioner. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently a nurse practitioner in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. She incorporates yoga, fitness walking, hiking, and a plant-based organic diet into her lifestyle.
RN, CCRN, CPN
Carissa Stephens is a pediatric nurse. She graduated from the School of Nursing, Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has worked most of her career in a pediatric Level I trauma center. She is currently a nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit. Carissa has a special expertise in the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She practices yoga every day and she enjoys the outdoors and live music with her family.
Dr. Catherine Hannan is a plastic surgeon. She graduated from Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC. She has been working at the VA Hospital since 2011 and in 2014 became Chief of the Plastic Surgery division. She is also an assistant professor in plastic surgery with Georgetown School of Medicine. Dr. Hannan’s practice focuses on general reconstruction; skin cancer, breast surgery and reconstruction, wound care and limb preservation.
Pharmacology, Ophthalmology, Public Health, Oncology, Immunology, Exercise Physiology
Christina Chun is an oncology trials activation manager. She graduated from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland with her master's of public health in epidemiology and biostatistics. Chun is interested in cancer research and living a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Christine Frank is a general dentist. She graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois. She currently practices in Elmwood Park Illinois and is a dental consultant for an insurance carrier. She has worked for a county health department screening low income elementary school children.
Women's Health, Dermatology
Dr. Cynthia Cobb is a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health, aesthetics and cosmetics, and skin care. She graduated from Chatham University in 2009. Dr. Cobb is a faculty member at Walden University and is also the founder and owner of the medical spa Allure Enhancement Center. She has also had numerous publications over the years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, swimming, gardening, do-it-yourself projects, traveling, and shopping.
MS, NASM-CPT, NASE Level II-CSS
Naturopathy, Health Coach, Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Exercise Physiology
Daniel Bubnis is a nationally certified personal trainer and a faculty instructor at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Bubnis graduated with his master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion in 2016 from California University of Pennsylvania. His specialties include exercise science, health promotion, wellness, and fitness. Bubnis has developed exercise programs for older adults with chronic health conditions and for adults with fibromyalgia and other pain syndromes. His interests include strength training, genealogy, forestry history and preservation, and gardening.
PhD, RN, CRNA
Dr. Deborah Weatherspoon is an advanced practice nurse. She graduated with a PhD from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is currently a university nursing educator and has authored multiple publications. She has also presented at national and international levels about medical and leadership issues. She enjoys walking, reading, traveling to new places, and spending time with her family.
PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, COI
Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Cardiology
Dr. Debra Sullivan is a nurse educator. She graduated from the University of Nevada with a PhD. She is currently a university nursing educator. Dr. Sullivan’s expertise includes cardiology, psoriasis/dermatology, pediatrics, and alternative medicine. She enjoys daily walks, reading, family, and cooking.
Debra Rose Wilson
PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT
Herbal Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Dr. Debra Rose Wilson is an associate professor and holistic healthcare practitioner. She graduated from Walden University with a PhD. She teaches graduate-level psychology and nursing courses. Her expertise also includes obstetrics and breastfeeding. Dr. Wilson is the managing editor of a peer-reviewed international journal. She enjoys being with her Tibetan terrier, Maggie.
Psychology, Psychiatry, Public Health, Social Work, Women's Health
Dr. Dillon Browne is a clinical psychologist at Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital (UCSF). He completed his PhD in psychology at the University of Toronto and has written numerous articles in the domains of children’s mental health, human development, and family studies. Dillon enjoys playing the guitar and piano, cycling, and fitness.
Elaine K. Luo
Dr. Elaine Luo is a board-certified internal medicine physician. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She has experience in utilization management and has worked as a hospitalist and an outpatient primary care provider. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Dr. Euna Chi is an internal medicine physician. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine, where she specializes in internal medicine. She takes care of adults in inpatient and outpatient settings and stays involved in medical education. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and looking forward to summertime in Chicago.
Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
Dr. Graham Rogers is an internal medicine physician. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently a hospitalist at South Central Regional Medical Center, director of St Joseph's Hospice, and director of Laurelwood Transitional Care. He is a former adjunct professor at William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine and served as medical director of a girls’ home for mentally handicapped women for 10 years.
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Therapy
Dr. Gregory Minnis is a physical therapist with an interest in orthopedic manual therapy. He graduated from the University of St. Augustine in Florida with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. His work experience includes orthopedic physical therapy, sports medicine, neurological rehab, advanced assessment and treatment of running injuries, and advanced treatment of the pelvic complex, spine, and extremities. He loves spending time outdoors biking, skiing, and surfing.
E. Hanh Le
Dr. Elaine Hanh Le is a medical doctor specializing in family medicine. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Le is currently a clinical and product management consultant. She is interested in traveling the world.
Helen Chen has a master's in public health with expertise in cancer, HIV and AIDS, and epidemiology. She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles. She has been involved in coordinating national and international research studies. As a young breast cancer survivor, she is an advocate for breast cancer prevention. She is a spokesperson for Bay Area Young Survivors, a recruiter for The Legacy Girls Study, and a facilitator for CanCan Health. In her spare time, Helen can be found at the beach with her 2-year-old pup or backpacking though the high sierras of California.
Exercise Physiology, Health Coach
Janna Young is a life coach and pilates personal trainer for Seek to Find, LLC. She specializes in fitness, exercise, coaching, and mind, body, and spirit wellness. Young graduated from the University of Hawaii with a master's of public health degree in epidemiology. Her personal interests include traveling, socially and environmentally responsible living, and community building.
Jason C. Baker
Diabetes and Metabolism, Endocrinology
Dr. Jason Baker is an endocrinologist. He graduated from Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an assistant professor of clinical medicine and attending endocrinologist at Cornell Medical College in New York. Dr. Baker, who himself has type 1 diabetes, has interests that include the impact of diabetes on international health, prevention of type 1 diabetes, and disease management through education and lifestyle interventions. Dr. Baker was named International Endocrinologist of the Year by the Metro New York Association of Diabetes Educators.
Dr. Jeanne Morrison is a nurse educator and chair of the MSN program at Walden University. She graduated from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her clinical expertise is in critical care, nephrology, and orthopedics. She has presented at local, national, and international healthcare conferences. In her free time, she is an avid equestrian who shows and competes nationally.
Immunology, Infectious Disease
Dr. Jill Seladi-Schulman is a manager for clinical trials. She specializes in microbiology and infectious disease. In 2014, she graduated from Emory University with her doctorate in microbiology and molecular genetics. Dr. Seladi-Schulman has publications in peer-reviewed journals and has had her work featured on the cover of the Journal of Virology. Dr. Seladi-Schulman is an avid reader with interests in medical writing and communication. She also enjoys writing fiction for fun.
Dr. Judith Marcin is a family physician. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been a graduate medical educator for the past 15 years at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago. When she is not writing or reading, she enjoys traveling in search of the best wildlife adventure.
Neuropathy, Health Coach
Karen Cross is a family nurse practitioner, naturopath, and expert health coach in Hashimoto's and thyroid disease. She graduated from Maryland University in 1997 and Trinity School of Natural Health in 2013. Karen is the owner and operator of The Hashimoto’s Solution, an eight-week program to help heal a patient’s Hashimoto's disease. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, decorating, and being in nature.
Dr. Karen Gill is a pediatrician. She graduated from the University of Southern California. Her expertise includes breast-feeding, nutrition, obesity prevention, and childhood sleep and behavior issues. She has served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was a clinical preceptor with the University of California, Davis, teaching students in the physician assistant program. She now practices at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center, serving the Latino residents of the Mission district in San Francisco.
Lauren Maeda is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist, specializing in the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In 2006, Dr. Maeda graduated from Stanford Medical School. She maintains an active clinical practice in her role as clinical assistant professor at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California. In her spare time, Dr. Maeda enjoys spending time with her family.
Dr. Marina Basina is an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2, diabetes technology, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. She graduated from Second Moscow Medical University in 1987 and completed her endocrinology fellowship at Stanford University in 2003. Dr. Basina is currently a clinical associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also on the medical advisory board of Carb DM and Beyond Type 1 and is a medical director of inpatient diabetes at Stanford Hospital. In her spare time, Dr. Basina enjoys hiking and reading.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Michael Weber is an OB/GYN. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi. He has been a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist for over 20 years. He has also served as a clinical instructor and adjunct professor for the schools of medicine at the University of Mississippi and William Carey University. He enjoys working outdoors and playing his guitar in his free time.
Dr. Modern Weng did his residency and fellowship training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Tufts affiliate, and Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard affiliate. He’s a primary care physician at One Medical Group in San Jose and he’s also adjunct faculty at his alma mater Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoys bicycling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Dr. Nancy Choi is a clinical instructor specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is also the chief resident of internal medicine at University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Dr. Choi graduated from University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine and is currently working on her master's of public health degree. She enjoys trying new foods and traveling in her spare time.
Natalie Butler, RD, LD, is a foodie at heart and passionate about helping people discover the power of nourishing, real food. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and completed her dietetic internship through Marywood University. She’s a corporate dietitian for Apple Inc. and also manages her own private practice, Nutrition by Natalie. She specializes in weight management, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances, inflammatory diseases, gut health, and functional nutrition. Her happy places are her kitchen and organic garden, and she loves teaching her two kids how to cook, garden, be active, and enjoy a healthy life.
RD, LD, ACSM EP-C
Diabetes and Metabolism, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Medical Genetics, Homeopathy, Health Coach, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics
Natalie Olsen is a registered dietitian and wellness coordinator specializing in nutrition, fitness, exercise physiology, and disease management and prevention. Olsen graduated from Black Hills State University in 2008.
Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics (Labor & Delivery), Midwifery and Doula
Rachel Liberto is a registered nurse. She graduated from New York University in NY. She has experience in maternal child health and has worked in labor and delivery, postpartum and the special care nursery. She also has extensive experience in providing lactation support. Before becoming a nurse, she worked as a birth doula for women delivering at home and in the hospital setting.
Dr. Ricky Chen speciality is Neuro-Oncology. He graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University. His primary interest is in advancing the treatment and care of patients who have primary brain cancers as well as other cancers that involve the brain including metastatic disease from other cancers. His interests span the wide spectrum of diseases that affect the neurological system, including epilepsy and treatments for refractory seizure disorders. He is committed to providing quality information to patients and their caregivers in an understandable format, and also in ensuring the highest quality in our medical literature.
Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Sara Minnis MS, CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Massachusetts. Sara completed her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ithaca College in 2009. Clinical interests include speech-language, voice and swallowing disorders, stroke, brain injury, head and neck cancer, and FEES Procedure.
Dr. Sarah Taylor is dermatologist. She studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and completed her residency at National Naval Medical Center. She has practiced at Eisenhower Army Medical Center since 2010. Dr. Taylor is interested in graduate medical education and has authored several articles. She has also served as the chief of dermatology at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. In her spare time, Dr. Taylor enjoys running, reading, cooking, gardening, and keeping up with her three young children.
Dr. Han is a neurological surgeon. He graduated from the a University of California, San Francisco. He is a Fellow/Clinical Instructor at UCSF in the department of neurological surgery. His interests include surgical neuro-oncology, clinical trials and quality improvement in surgery.
Dr. Stacy Sampson is a board-certified family medicine physician. She graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa. She has experience in utilization management and hospital medicine and is a volunteer physician at a free clinic. She likes to spend time with her family and is a hobbyist musician.
Dr. Suzanne Falck is an internal medicine physician. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. She is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where she specializes in internal medicine. Her clinical practice involves seeing patients with varying medical issues, from diabetes to psychiatric complaints. She also researches the safe use of opiates in the hospital, health literacy in the clinic, and drug name confusion. She has three young children and enjoys puzzles, baking, and exercise.
Timothy J. Legg
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
Dr. Timothy Legg is a geriatric and family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. He graduated from Touro College, New York with a doctorate in health sciences, and from California State University, Irvine with a doctorate of psychology. He’s currently a university nursing educator. He’s certified in addiction counseling and health education, and is also an AIDS-certified registered nurse and certified in public health. Tim is a vegetarian, and in his free time, he’s also an avid weight lifter and jogger.
Dr. William Morrison is an orthopedic surgeon with over 35 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has had academic appointments to Michigan State University and University of Mississippi. His interests are in total joint reconstruction and trauma. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis.
Healthline’s team of medical advisors provide invaluable insights that help us refine processes and better understand our users' needs. They’re instrumental in our work to present health information in the most useful and engaging format.
Dr. Nancy Carteron is a rheumatologist and immunologist. She graduated from John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She is an associate clinical professor in medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. She also has a private practice in rheumatology and autoimmune disease at the California Pacific Medical Center. She is cofounder of HealthWell Foundation and is the medical and scientific advisory board chair and editor of the Sjogren’s Quarterly (www.sjogrens.org). She enjoys time in Napa Valley with her family and serving as a catechist.
MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP
Patricia Geraghty is a nurse practitioner specializing in women's health. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco. She practices in California and teaches graduate nursing education programs. She speaks nationally on topics pertinent to women’s health across the lifespan.Patricia enjoys hiking in the Bay Area hills.
Susan J. Bliss
Dr. Sue Bliss is a registered pharmacist. She studied pharmacy at Oregon State University in Corvallis, later adding an MBA. She has practiced in long-term care, community pharmacy, and physicians’ offices for 25 years, and has written for patients and professionals for more than a decade. Sue enjoys hiking, swimming, golf, gardening, and tackling home improvement projects in her spare time.
Thomas Dean Chiampas
PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Dr. Thomas D. Chiampas is a clinical pharmacist. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a clinical assistant professor and clinical pharmacist at UIC, where he works in HIV and AIDS clinics. He also participates in patient educational opportunities via Size now Advisory Board meetings. He is an avid Chicago sports fan, appreciates all genres of music, and enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen.
Past Medical Advisors
Alex You, MD, MBA, MHA - Emergency Medicine
Andrea Ho, PharmD, MS - Pharmacology
Aninda Das, MD, MPH, FAAP - Pediatric Infectious Disease Subspecialist, Pediatrics
Beth Holloway, RN, MEd
Brando Smith DDS - Dentistry-General
George Krucik, MD, MBA - Internal Medicine, Information Technology
Jane Namkung, MD - Plastic Surgery
Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB - Obstetrics
Katie Mena, MD - Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Kimberly Dishman, MSN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB - Women's Health
Laura Marusinec, MD - Pediatrics-Dermatology, Pediatrics-Critical Care
Mark LaFlamme, MD
Michael de Jesus, MD - Gastroenterology
Modern Weng, DO - Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
Monica Bien, PA-C
Nicole Galan, RN - Fertility, Women's Health
Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE - Dietetics, Certified Diabetes Educator, Exercise Physiology
Steve Kim, MD - Family Medicine
Tyler Walker, MD