ILADS Board of Directors
B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni was trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Yale and at NIH. He has had pre- and post-doctoral Fellowships in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, and also at NIH where he was a Howard Hughes Research Scholar at LMB/DCBD/NCI and later, Senior Staff Fellow at LMMB/NHLBI/NIH. He is an expert in Translational Medicine, the science and art of advancing medical science safely and efficiently. He is a Fellow of the non-profit Think Lead Innovate Foundation and is a co-founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases. He is a Founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases to crowd-source medical solutions for complex conditions using existing knowledge, diagnostic methods, and therapies to meet patient needs immediately. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Galaxy Diagnostics, LLC. And, he was recently appointed to be a Board member of the Human-Kind Alliance. Dr. Mozayeni has held admitting privileges (since 1994) on the clinical staff of Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and an affiliate of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
Steven J. Bock, MD
Steven Bock, M.D. has been practicing integrative medicine for over 35 years. He attended New York Medical College and received his M.D. in 1971. He was Board Certified in Family Practice in 1977 and is certified in Acupuncture. Dr. Bock was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Rhinebeck Health Center. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Practice, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Acupuncture and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Bock’s medical practice merges traditional medicine with alternative and complementary medicine, combining the modalities of acupuncture, functional and nutritional medicine, homeopathy, herbal medicine and environmental medicine into an integrated medical model for optimal wellness.
Andrew Petersen, DO
Dr. Petersen is the founder of WholeHealth Medical Group, an integrated medical practice with offices in Provo and West Jordan, Utah. He received his medical degree from the University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and did residency at a Penn State program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. His first ten years of practice were focused on rural primary care and emergency medicine, before transitioning to integrative care of chronic diseases. Dr. Petersen is a board-certified family physician. He serves as a fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and has completed the A4M fellowship in stem cell therapy.
Crystal Barnwell, MD
Dr. Barnwell is an integrative physician. She is the Clinical Director at the Danio Group in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Barnwell completed an internship, then full residency training at the Emory University's Family Medicine Program, in Atlanta. She focuses her clinical expertise on the gut microbiome, autoimmune, neuro-degenerative and environmental challenges of clients with complex and chronic illnesses.
Leo J. Shea III, PhD
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Dr. Shea is Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute, a division of New York University Langone Health, where he is also a senior psychologist and co-director of the Family Therapy Training Program. Dr. Shea is President of Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment Services, with offices in New York City and Quincy, Massachusetts. His practice focuses on injuries and illnesses of the central nervous system, tick-borne diseases, forensic and medico-legal matters. Treatment modalities include individual cognitive remediation and psychotherapy, family and spousal therapy and executive life coaching. He was formally the Chairman Emeritus of the National Research Fund for Tick-borne Diseases, Inc. which funded scientific research at major medical and academic institutions.
Alexis Chesney, ND
Alexis Chesney ND, LAc is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist specializing in the treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Dr. Chesney earned a Masters in Science in acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Connecticut. She works with patients full-time at the integrative non-profit Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster, Vermont and has a small private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians (VANP), International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and a founding full member of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI). Dr. Chesney serves on the Board of Directors and as the Naturopathic Medicine Committee Chair for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She is the author of Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases released through Storey Publishing, and speaks on tick-borne diseases at conferences and in the media.
Casey Kelley, MD
Dr. Kelley is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician and a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Medicine. She received her MD from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. A founding member of the Academy of Integrative Health, she is also a member of ILADS and IFM and has completed the ILADS Physician Training Program. She is currently in private practice in Chicago. She is an Instructor of Family Medicine at Northwestern University of Feinberg School of Medicine and lectures nationally about Lyme disease.
Omar Morales, MD
Dr. Omar Morales was born in San Diego and lived in Tijuana until 2003. He studied at The University of Guadalajara, receiving a secondary degree in Transfusion Medicine with a focus on immunological diseases. He later moved to Puerto Vallarta where he developed a special interest in treating tropical diseases with a hematological approach. He is CEO and founder of Lyme Mexico Clinic which employs a multidisciplinary and integrative approach to address the challenges of Lyme disease. Additionally, Dr. Morales is currently Chair of the ILADS Latin America work group, on the advisory board of CA Spinal Rehab Clinic, oversees the Puerto Vallarta blood bank, serves as the Medical Sub-Director of the Biomedical Center, and is President/Co-Founder of Biomedical Cancer Institute. Dr. Morales is also an active researcher of the renowned Biomedical Center de Occidente and contributes to national and international publications.
Amy Offutt, MD
Dr. Offutt is the medical director and co-owner of Heart & Soul Integrative Health and Yoga which she co-founded with her husband, Brad, in 2007, located in Marble Falls, Texas. Her first seven years of practice were focused on rural family medicine and obstetrics after which she transitioned to approach the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases using integrative medicine. She completed medical school at The University ofTexas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Christus Health. She has completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and had a Master’s Degree in Integrative Medicine from George Washington University.
Christine L. Saba, PharmD, MD
Dr. Christine L. Saba is board certified in pediatrics and serves as an assistant clinical professor at George Washington Medical School and Georgetown University Medical Center. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1992 and did her internship and residency at Georgetown. Dr. Saba has been in solo practice since 2000, creating Saba Integrative Medicine in 2014 to focus on patients with chronic conditions or undiagnosed symptoms that require multimodal care. Her focus includes treatment of tick-borne illness and the sequela related to those infections. Before medical school, Dr. Saba received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer Southern School of Pharmacy. Serving as the first senior clinical pharmacist in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit, she developed research protocols for analyzing various pediatric medications. She also enhanced her research skills as a medical manager of cardiovascular protocols at Squibb Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Saba is particularly interested in enhancing patients’ quality of life and thus incorporates many treatment modalities, including homeopathy and herbs. She is certified to practice acupuncture, with training in the Japanese model.