Stephanie is an Emergency Medicine physician, Assistant Residency Program Director, Ultrasound Director, and adjunct faculty at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine; her career has embodied her life’s philosophy “teach and help others.”
As her career in medicine evolved and her passion for fitness and nutrition blossomed, she realized that western medical training has a gaping hole in it. There is zero emphasis nor education on the role of regular exercise and proper nutrition on the maintenance of health and its role in treating/preventing chronic medical problems such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and strokes. We are entering an era where we are sicker than our grandparents, and the obvious reason is the terrible western diet and its sedentary lifestyles. With an emphasis on convenient, highly processed food with high caloric density and limited nutritional value, we have become a nation of overweight and undernourished.
Stephanie’s career now takes a new direction: beyond teaching medicine and treating others, her medical armamentarium now includes showing patients, medical students, and residents how their diet and activity level directly impact their medical problems. Through nutrition training, she has now been given the proper tools to show others how they can take control of their health through proper diet and exercise.
When Stephanie is not working or running around with her kids, she can be found at the local CrossFit gym. Beyond that she enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, swimming, spartan races, and lots of family time.