Nutra BioGenesis Scientific Advisory Board


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Nutra BioGenesis is proud to announce our Scientific Advisory Board for 2014. Nutra BioGenesis has partnered with successful doctors of integrity who have a passion to heal, teach and continue to expand their knowledge in the arena of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). BioGenesis’s Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of doctors that have extensive clinical experience and use BioGenesis products in their practices. The primary goal of the Scientific Advisory Board is to accumulate clinically relevant data with individual case studies of BioGenesis products in clinical practice.

As part of our commitment to provide clinically effective products to our healthcare providers, we would like to introduce our Scientific Advisory Board for 2014:

Chair: Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Christine Toomasi, ND
Active ND License in VT
Chief Medical Officer Pioneer Nutritional Formulas, AllVia, Oakmont Labs and CompliMed (2014-present)
Pioneer Nutritional Formulas, Brand Manager (2012-2014)
Emerson Ecologics, Medical Educator/Regulatory Affairs Manager (2009-2012)

Dr. Christine Toomasi is Chief Medical Officer and Director for Pioneer Nutritional Formulas, AllVia, Oakmont Labs and CompliMed. Her passion for integrative medicine began with her studies in biology, chemistry and health education at Plymouth State University where she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Minor in Business Management. Upon graduation, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada. While pursuing her degree, Dr. Toomasi traveled to Kenya for an externship treating patients primarily through the use of Homeopathic medicine. Previously, as a regulatory and promotional compliance expert at Emerson Ecologics, she performed supplier audits, developed standard operating procedures, and consulted with heathcare professionals. In her current role as CMO and Director, Dr. Toomasi provides medical and scientific guidance to Pioneer Nutritional Formulas, AllVia, Oakmont Labs and CompliMed, where she oversees product development and education advancement. Dr. Toomasi in an active member of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists and maintains an active license in Naturopathic Medicine in Vermont.

Co-Chair: Scientific Advisory Board
Brandy Webb, ND
Nutra BioGenesis Director & CMO (February 2015 - present)
Director, Sage Natural Health & Fertility (2008 - 2015)
Medical Advisor, DiagnosTechs (2011 - 2014)
Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr University (2009 - 2011)

Dr. Brandy Webb received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2007. Upon graduation, Dr. Webb accepted a clinical residency and teaching fellowship at Bastyr University and its affiliated teaching clinic; she then went on to teach basic science and clinical courses at the university. She has served as a medical advisor for a specialty laboratory and as an independent clinical consultant to providers, all while maintaining a private practice. As Nutra BioGenesis' CMO and Director, Dr. Webb currently oversees product formulation and development, as well as brand and education advancement.

Active Member: Scientific Advisory Board
Alyssa C. DiRienzo, ND
Naturopathic Physician, Active Practice
Technical Advisor of Products/Formulations BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, Inc. (2003 - 2014)
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University (2003 - 2013)
Clinical Consultant Nutra BioGenesis (2014 - Present)

Dr. DiRienzo is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, where she completed a residency in general family medicine. Following graduation, Dr. DiRienzo pursued a year of post-doctoral study in women's health through the Institute of Women's Health and Integrative Medicine. She served as adjunct clinical faculty for Bastyr University in Seattle for 10 years. Dr. DiRienzo also served as technical advisor at BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, Inc. from 2003 - 2014. Currently Dr. DiRienzo has a private practice in North Bend, Washington, and as a clinical consultant at Nutra BioGenesis, Dr. DiRienzo assists practitioners by providing technical support and information.

Active Member: Scientific Advisory Board
David Musnick, MD
Clinical Practice of Orthopedic, Sports Medicine and Functional Internal Medicine in Bellevue, WA.

MD University of California San Francisco 1986, Internal Medicine Residency Virginia Mason Medical Center 1989, Fellowship in Sports Medicine The Sports Medicine Clinic, Seattle 1990, Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, Certified in Functional Medicine, Clinical Instructor Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center, Clinical Instructor of Sports Medicine Bastyr University 1997-present, Teaching Faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine Author of Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness: Functional Exercise and Nutrition for Every Body 11/2004 Mountaineers Press, Practice of Functional Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine in Bellevue WA. with Proficiency in Prolotherapy, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Low Level Laser Therapy and Functional Medicine.

Active Member: Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Nicole Ortiz, ND
Naturopathic Physician, Active Practice
Owner/CEO and practicing Doctor at Live Well Clinic La Quinta, CA (2009 - current)
Member Scientific Advisory Board (2014-present)

Dr. Nicole Ortiz is the co-founder of Live Well Clinic, where she functions as a primary care Naturopathic doctor with a focus on preventative cardiovascular health and regenerative injection techniques for orthopedic, esthetic and chronic disease applications. She is one of the leading doctors practicing stem cell therapy. Dr. Ortiz received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She divides her professional focus between seeing patients, lecturing, and pursuing entrepreneurial systems to make natural medicine accessible, understood and utilized throughout our nation.

Dr. Ortiz was awarded the title 'Entrepreneur of the Year' by Palm Springs Life, 40 Under 40 of the Coachella Valley the 'Distinguished Woman of the Year' for the 42nd assembly district. She has also been featured in Suzanne Sommer's book, "Knockout", and on The American Health Journal PBS specials. She lectures both locally and nationally on integrative cardiovascular and metabolic health. In addition, she sits on the board of Nutra BioGenesis and as visionary council for the American Heart Association.

Dr. Ortiz believes that the path to wellness is best discovered by creating a partnership in the healing process, removing the obstacles to health, and supporting the body's innate wisdom to heal.