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The Gluten Summit

See & Hear Dr. Mark Houston


 We’ve gathered over 25 of the world’s experts and opinion-leaders on the topic of gluten-related disorders, nutrition and healthy living for a series of interviews taking place from November 11 – November 17, 2013.

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International Society of Integrative Metabolic and Functional Cardiovascular Medicine

Dear friends

It is with great excitement following the meeting in Scottsdale for IFM that we are moving forward on the structure and format of the International Society of Integrative Metabolic and Functional Cardiovascular Medicine (ISIMFC).

As we plan to have more cardiovascular specialists training in metabolic and functional medicine,
it is important to familiarize yourself with the Metabolic Cardiology training curriculum through A4M and University of South Florida. This course has 4 modules and modules 16A and 16B are both ongoing and available online now. They must be done before Modules 16 C (Tampa, FL October 12-14) and D (Las Vegas December 13-16) which will be available in the fall.

There is the opportunity now to sign up and pursue this training and certification and the detail and intensity of the training is unique in the world. Online courses and weekend training sessions with world class faculty including Mark Houston, MD, Pamela Smith, MD, Mimi Guarneri, MD, Joe Lamb MD, and Deanna Minich, PhD.

Please consider this curriculum and visit: to learn more.


Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Director Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Preventive Cardiology, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Founder, Scripps Integrative Medicine
Attending Cardiovascular Disease Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS
Co-Director, Master’s Program in Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine

American College for Advancement in Medicine

Dr. Houston was awarded the coveted Denham Harmon MD, PhD Award
at the recent ACAM annual meetingin San Diego on April 24, 2010
for his excellent research, publications and influence in the field
of Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Disease,
Hypertension and Dyslipidemia.

USA Today

Most Influential Doctor in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia.

Dr. Houston named one of America's Top Physicians in 2008 and 2009 - USA Today
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Consumers' Research Council of America

Consumers' Research Council of America names Dr. Houston
as one of their top physicians in Hypertension for 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Special Honors: Dr. Mark Houston

  1. J. William Hillman Award for Excellence in Teaching: Vanderbilt Medical School
  2. Harold Harper Award: ACAM 2002
  3. Integrative Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching July 2010: IFIM


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