John La Puma, MD, FACP
The Santa Barbara Institute for Medical Nutrition and Healthy Weight
2403 Castillo Street, Suite 205
Santa Barbara CA 93105
John La Puma, M.D., F.A.C.P. is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, a nutrition expert and a professionally trained chef. He is Medical Director of the Santa Barbara Institute for Medical Nutrition and Healthy Weight, a division of CHEF Clinic(R) (Cooking, Healthy Eating and Fitness). He has pioneered the Executive Program for Weight Loss, and the Cholesterol-Lowering Food as Medicine Program, both highly effective and nationally recognized.
Formerly a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Dr. La Puma was the first physician in the U.S. to undertake and complete a postgraduate fellowship in medical ethics, and is an expert in informed consent. Founding Editor of Alternative Medicine Alert, the leading independent evidence-based newsletter covering dietary supplements and herbal supplements, Dr. La Puma also taught the first Nutrition and Cooking Course for Medical Students in the U.S., at SUNY in 2003. He has appeared on major network (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, PBS) and cable (CNN) outlets nationwide. The New England Journal of Medicine, the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have published his work. USA Today, Prevention, Mens Journal, Diversion, Health, Self, Shape, Vogue, Eating Well, Better Homes and Gardens, Parade, Womens Day and Newsweek Magazines among others have featured his work.
Dr. La Puma is co-author of the New York Times best-seller The RealAge Diet (signed copies of this book are available on www.drjohnlapuma.com: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat and Cooking the RealAge Way: Turn Back Your Biological Clock, both published by HarperCollins, with Dr. Michael Roizen. RealAge has been featured on Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America, Today, CBN Breakfast Club, Donny and Marie and hundreds of other national shows, and over 100 national magazines, including O, Time, McCalls, Cosmopolitan and Mademoiselle. Named “One of America’s Top Physicians” by the Consumers’ Research Council and a “Secret Weapon” by the Wall Street Journal both in 2003, Dr. La Puma maintains an active national medical practice with patients nationwide by referral, focusing on weight control and nutrition based in Santa Barbara, California. Contact Dr. La Puma.