CCMS Directory

Sailaja Reddy, MD, CCMS
Internal Medicine Specialist
Compass Medical
Felicia Yu, MD, CCMS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences
UCLA

Felicia Yu, M.D., is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. Originally from Birmingham, AL, she obtained her B.A. in Art History from Dartmouth College and M.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her internship and residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, CA. In addition, she completed a two-year East-West Primary Care fellowship at the UCLA Center for East West Medicine.

Much like her appreciation for the marriage of apparent opposites: the arts and medicine, she was drawn to the integrative approach of the East-West philosophy of utilizing various treatment modalities with the goal of optimizing quality of life through balance. She is currently involved in helping to build a patient-centered medical home at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. Her professional interests include East-West nutrition and culinary medicine, preventive medicine, and educating patients on the different approaches to healing.

Nick Wilkins, PharmD, CCMS
Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast

Certified on July 31, 2018.

Susan Warner, MD, CCMS
Memphis, TN
SeasonedMD

Certified on July 8, 2016.
SUSAN W. WARNER, M.D. is a board certified pathologist with Pathology Group of the Midsouth and Trumbull Laboratories. She was initially certified as a Culinary Medicine Specialist in association with the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane School of Medicine. Dr. Warner’s goal is to teach others how diet can influence health and how to make healthy food taste delicious in a plant forward manner, so she has also graduated from culinary school to become a professionally trained chef.  In 2016, she helped to establish the culinary medicine program at the University of Tennessee for medical students and the Culinary Medicine Advisory Board and program at Church Health Wellness in Memphis.  Currently she volunteers to teach medical residents and holds an Assistant Clinical Professor appointment with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Warner believes in the importance of giving back to the community and is a long time community volunteer serving on various non-profit boards.  Since discovering the Culinary Medicine program at GCCM in 2013 at her husband’s Tulane Medical School reunion, her passion has been to take Culinary Medicine to her community and to spread the desire to live a healthy life to Memphis. So, in addition to her medical practice and volunteer work with the Church Health and University of Tennessee Culinary Medicine programs, she has just launched “SeasonedMD:  Food is health, medicine, and life.  Share it with the ones you love."®

Michigan State University

Certified on July 31, 2018.

Charleston, WV
VA

Certified on January 3, 2017.

Anne VanBeber, RD, CCMS
Arlington, TX
Nutritional Science Faculty Member
Texas Christian University
http://www.nutrition.tcu.edu

Certified on August 1, 2016.

Dr. Anne VanBeber, a Nutritional Sciences faculty member at Texas Christian University (TCU) since 1992, has served as department chair since 1998. She received a BS from Texas Tech University and earned the MS and PhD from Texas Woman’s University. A Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Dr. VanBeber was named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015. Current TCU teaching responsibilities include Food Preparation, Meal Management, Gourmet Foods, Food and Culture, and Veganism and Sustainability. Dr. VanBeber was named an Outstanding Dietetics Educator by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2001 and was honored by TCU with the Dean’s Teaching Award for significant and meritorious achievement in teaching in 2009.

Dr. VanBeber was instrumental in bringing the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine program to Fort Worth in 2014 where she has subsequently enhanced the nutrition training of medical and allied health students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center for the past five years. An accomplished author, Dr. VanBeber has published over 30 refereed articles in professional journals, 13 articles in professional newsletters/magazines, and five chapters in reference books. She has conducted numerous presentations at state and national professional meetings and enjoys presenting food and nutrition-related programs to community and public organizations. Dr. VanBeber is a sought-after nutrition expert who has been quoted in Today’s Dietitian, Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, Yoga Journal, Arthritis Today, Family Circle, Woman’s Health, Fitness, Oxygen, Looking Good Now, She Knows Low Carb, and Fort Worth Texas magazines as well as in other electronic and print media.

Interests: Cooking, gardening, traveling, nature, reading, family, expanding my comfort zone.

Jessica Szpak, PA, CCMS
Oregon, WI
Dean

Certified on September 26, 2017.

Natalie Taft, RD, CCMS
East Carolina University School of Medicine

Certified on September 26, 2017.

Linda Smith, MD, CCMS
Pacific Grove, CA
Doctors on Duty

Certified on September 26, 2017

I currently work at Doctors on Duty in Seaside, California. While this is an urgent care clinic we do also serve as a primary care provider for many of our patients. Over the last several years I have been struck by how many patients would benefit from an improved diet and exercise plan. I find it much more rewarding to help a patient help themselves than to prescribe a drug. Obviously, diet and exercise alone are not always the answer, but they are a good place to start. I also enjoy hiking, playing tennis, working with wood and making Temari balls.