WEBINAR FACULTY
WORKSHOP/PRACTICUM FACULTY

TONY LAMAS MD, Facc, FAHA, FESC
TACT: Connective Silos of Scientific Information

TACT: Initial Results & Proposal for TACT II

Dr. Gervasio Lamas is the Chairman of Medicine and Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He also
originated and served as study chair for the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), a $30 million trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health - a study with results that yielded national headlines and the finding that environmental pollutants are a modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease, particularly in patients with diabetes. Somehow, he has found the time to design a follow-up study.

 
W.A. "BUTCH" SHRADER, MD

Dr. Shrader has taught IV Therapy with nutrients for the AAEM since 1992 and IV chelation for ACAM since 2007. Dr. Shrader has written The Definitive Guide for Intravenous Therapy with Nutrients, available from the ACAM Bookstore. He also developed LDA Immunotherapy in the United States, a unique type of immunotherapy used to treat allergy, anaphylaxis to foods and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Shrader oversees the use of LDA in this country and trains physicians and naturopaths in the US and Canada to use it.
 


     

DOROTHY MERRITT, MD
Environmental Cardiology: Heavy Metals
(Lead, Arsenic, Mercury & Cadmium)


Dr. Dorothy F. Merritt has practiced medicine for 30 years. Dr. Merritt graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1984. She practices medicine in Texas City, TX and specializes in Internal Medicine. Merritt was a TACT trial Principal investigator and was named one of the Top 20 alternative med docs by AIHIMA IN 2014.

 
DOROTHY MERRITT, MD
Adult Lead Toxicity and Chelation

Dr. Dorothy F. Merritt has practiced medicine for 30 years. Dr. Merritt graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1984. She practices medicine in Texas City, TX and specializes in Internal Medicine. Merritt was a TACT trial Principal investigator and was named one of the Top 20 alternative med docs by AIHIMA IN 2014.

         

DAVID QUIG, PhD
The Biochemistry of Detoxification
Evaluation of Toxic Metal Exposure & Net Retention

David Quig received his BS and MS degrees in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. For the past 19 years David has served as the Vice President of Scientific Support for Doctor’s Data, Inc. He has focused on toxic metals, methylation and amino acid metabolism, the clinical application of the biochemistry of endogenous detoxification, and the influence of the gastrointestinal microbiome on health and sustained adverse conditions.

 
DAVID QUIG, PhD
What About the Zebras: Other Potentially Toxic Elements in Clinical Practice

David Quig received his BS and MS degrees in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. For the past 19 years David has served as the Vice President of Scientific Support for Doctor’s Data, Inc. He has focused on toxic metals, methylation and amino acid metabolism, the clinical application of the biochemistry of endogenous detoxification, and the influence of the gastrointestinal microbiome on health and sustained adverse conditions.

         

WALTER CRINNION, ND
Nutrition & Supportive Therapies

Walter J. Crinnion ND graduated with the first class at what is now, Bastyr University (then called the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine) in Seattle, Washington in 1982. With over 30 years of medical practice, he is considered one of the foremost experts in the field of environmental medicine. He started the environmental medicine classes at Bastyr University, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM).
 
LYN PATRICK, ND
Lead Toxicity: Exposure and Assessment

Lyn Patrick graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 and has been in private pratice in Arizona and Colorado since. She has been practicing Environmental Medicine since 2001. Dr. Patrick is currently a faculty member of the Postgraduate Certification Course on Environmental Medicine through Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, a year-long continuing medical education training program for standard physicians as well as licensed naturopathic doctors. Dr. Patrick
has been a consultant to the ACAM Board and former faculty for the Beginning and Advanced Chelation Pre-Conferences. She is currently Medical Director for Progressive Medical Education.

         

JEFFREY MORRISON, MD
Toxic Metals, Cardiovascular Disease and EDTA Chelation Therapy

Trained and board certified as a family practitioner, Dr. Morrison opened The Morrison Center over 10 years ago to help patients optimize their health and overcome disease through integrative medicine and nutrition.

Since then, he has become well known for his ability to alleviate symptoms from unknown causes and for treating and reversing the effects of degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, high blood pressure, hormone imbalance, obesity, diabetes, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and many other ailments.

 
RUSSELL JAFFE, MD, PhD, CCN, FRSM, Fellow - Health Studies Collegium
Nutrients and Detoxification


Russ Jaffe is Founder and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC (PIH, www.PERQUE.com) a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions that speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring. Dr. Jaffe has more than 40 years of experience contributing to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. His focus is on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes and he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject. He received his B.S., MD and Ph.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine, completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health and remained on the permanent senior staff before pursuing other interests, including starting the Health Studies Collegium think tank. Dr. Jaffe is board certified in Clinical Pathology and in Chemical Pathology. Dr Jaffe was honored as an International Scientist of 2003 by the IBC, Oxford, England, UK for his lifetime contributions to clinical medicine, biochemistry, immunology, methodology, and integrative health policy.

 

ROY HEILBRON, MD
TACT & Diabetes: What You Need to Know for the Examination & Clinical Applications


One of the original National Institute of Health researchers for the TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) study, Roy Heilbron, MD is an award winning board certified cardiologist (2009), board certified in internal medicine (1993), board certified in nuclear cardiology (1998), a Diplomat in Cardiovascular Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, a certified chelation therapist, former Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine, and current Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

 
JOHN L. KUCERA, MD
The Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Pediatric Lead Toxicity


Dr. Kucera graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at Denver in 1984. He works in Colorado Springs, CO and 1 other location and specializes in Family Medicine. Dr. Kucera is affiliated with Memorial Hospital University Of Colorado Health.


 

 


 

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