Medical Advisory Board

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Florence Comite, MD

Florence-Comite-MDFlorence Comite is a noted Manhattan endocrinologist with previous 24-••year faculty tenure at Yale University School of Medicine, most recently as anAssociate Clinical Professor. Dr. Comite established herpractice, ComiteMD,in the emerging specialty area of precision age management medicine, which focuses on creating a customized "Health Porfolio" based upon an individual's unique factors, such as lifestyle and genetics, in conjunction with evidence-based medicine. She has been a leader in the evolution of this field, specifically targeting the prevention of disorders of aging such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as the impact of hormones and metabolism on all systems.

At ComiteMD,the clinical team centers on the health needs of men and women facing the challenges of aging: changes in sexual function, libido, energy, weight maintenance, muscle mass, bone density, DNA telomere length, hormones and metabolism. Of particular importance is her work in Andrology, specifically managing Andropause and the effects of aging in males, allowing them to keep their edge and regain their vitality. Using data gleaned from a comprehensive evaluation process identifying risk and pre-symptomatic disease, Dr. Comite designs personalized programs based on an individual's "Metabolic Blueprint" centered on optimizing metabolism via nutrition, supplements, exercise and hormones, as clinically indicated to prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. Individuals work with a clinical team, which includes an Exercise Physiologist who executes a metabolic analysis,such as a VO2 assessment, in addition to extensive lab tests, physical examination and diagnostic studies, such as a body composition and vascular endothelial measurement using an EndoPat device. Priorities are defined once the data is analyzed in partnership with the individual; relevant processes are put into action and progress is closely monitored through personalized service.

Dr. Comite graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 1976 with awards for original research and continued at Yale with a residency in Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology (multidisciplinary training incorporating Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology and Andrology) at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). She remained at NIH as a Senior Clinical Associate until 1984 and joined the Yale faculty in 1985, where she continued her clinical efforts and research focused on Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal function in men, women, and children.

From 1988 to 1998, Dr. Comite founded qnd directed Women's Health at Yale as an Associate Professor in Endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as well as Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Comite was a senior Clinical and Research Advisor to the NIH Offices of Alternative Medicine (OAM) and Research in Women's Health (ORWH). Dr Comite is a member of the Age Management Medicine Group, conference planning committee; and she has served on numerous advisory councils and committees with the NIH, the Egyptian Ministry of Health, the International Spa Association, and the Institute of Medicine.


Mache Seibel, MD

MacheSeibelMache Seibel, MD is a nationally known physician, thought leader and speaker on women's health and menopause, and founder of My Menopause Magazine and My Menopause Radio. Dr. Seibel has received multiple national awards for consumer education, and repeatedly voted into Best Doctors in America. Dr. Seibel spent 19 years at Harvard Medical School, and is a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has authored 14 books and over 200 scientific articles.

Karlene ChinQuee, MD, FACOG

Karlene-ChinQuee CMO, The ChinQuee Center for Health and Wellness, New York, NY
Founder, CEO, Heartbeats of the World, Inc, New York, NY

Dr. Karlene ChinQuee is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who practices Integrative Age Management and Preventive Medicine. She specializes in Age Management, Functional Medicine, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Nutrition and Fitness, Bioregulatory Medicine, Environmental Medicine and Bariatric Medicine.

Dr. ChinQuee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Fellowship-trained in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine. She has completed Physician Training & Certification in Age Management Medicine, jointly sponsored by CERF and the Foundation for Care Management (FCM).

Dr. ChinQuee studied mesotherapy and advanced aesthetic techniques in Paris, France with world-renowned experts, Dr. Jacques Le Coz, Alain Lajeunie, MD, MSc and Ghislaine Beilin, MD, author of many books on anti-aging, including the best seller The Light Which Rejuvenates Your Face. She is certified in biopuncture.

Dr. ChinQuee has been in private practice since 1990 and is an Attending Physician with privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital North Shore LIJ in New York City, and Chief Medical Officer of The ChinQuee Center for Health and Wellness on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. A graduate of Brown University and SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine, she trained in Internal Medicine; and in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Staten Island, New York where she received the “Intern of the Year” Award. In addition to engaging in private practice, Dr. ChinQuee currently serves on the Medical Advisory Council of the Endometriosis Foundation of America; The Legislation/Government Affairs Committee of the New York County Medical society; and the Legislative Committee of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and was recently appointed to the Executive Council of the New York Gynecological Society.

Prior to engaging in private practice, Dr. ChinQuee served as Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and was an Attending Physician at Harlem Hospital Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, working with high risk pregnancies and teen pregnancies. Dr. ChinQuee has served as Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Women’s Gynecologic & Health Services, and as Gynecologist, Barnard College Student Gynecologic & Health Services. She is a former appointee to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, by the Commissioner of Health, and a former Member of the American College of Ob-Gyn/Department of Health Joint Taskforce on OB/GYN Quality of Care. Dr. ChinQuee remains abreast of current discoveries in the field of Age Management Medicine so that she can bring cutting-edge solutions and protocols to her patients.

Dr. ChinQuee is an expert in women’s health and has lectured extensively on women’s health issues in the United States and abroad. She has frequently appeared as a medical expert on major television newscasts, including CBS, WPIX, ABC Eyewitness News, Fox News and USA Live; and was designated as one of New York City’s best doctors in Essence Magazine under “Caring and Capable Female Doctors in the U.S.” Profiled as Notable Healer…Holistic Hero in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine.

While in private practice, Dr. ChinQuee has been awarded the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. It recognizes distinguished Americans from various ethnic backgrounds who have made significant contributions to our nation’s heritage. The honorees are awarded for showing outstanding qualities in their personal and professional lives, yet maintaining the richness of their particular heritage. The award ceremony is held each May on Ellis Island. Honorees typically include U.S. Presidents, Nobel Prize winners, leaders in industry, and gifted artists, performers and athletes. The list of past recipients includes Presidents Reagan, Ford, Clinton, and George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Muhammad Ali, Joe DiMaggio, Barbara Walters, Donald Trump and Lee Iacocca.

In 2009, Dr. ChinQuee received the Shining Star Award from the Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology for excellence as a physician and for her humanitarian leadership of Heartbeats of the World. In 2010, Dr. ChinQuee received the prestigious Vice Chancellor Achievement Award from The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) for her high levels of achievement within the field of medicine and for her humanitarian efforts. Dr. ChinQuee has been nominated for the distinguished international 2012 Woman of Great Esteem (WGE) Emerald Award of Excellence for her outstanding contribution in the field of medicine.


Michelle P. Warren, MD

Michelle-P-Warren-MDDr. Michelle P. Warren earned her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She is board-certified in internal medicine, with a subspecialty in endocrinology and has trained in reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Warren is a Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner.

Dr. Warren is the founder and Medical Director of the Center for Menopause, Hormonal Disorders and Women’s Health since 1997. A pioneer in the effects of eating disorders and athletics on the menstrual cycle, Dr. Warren was the first to identify skeletal problems, including scoliosis and stress fractures that occur in young women as a result of menstrual irregularities. Over a lifetime of practice focusing on women's health, she has written numerous articles and textbook chapters and lectures and teaches extensively on menopause, oral contraceptives, anorexia nervosa, menstrual irregularities, amenorrhea in athletes, and osteoporosis. She offers individualized treatment for perimenopause and menopause. She has published a book on sports and hormones. She conducts clinical trials and medical research and has been named four times Best Doctor by NY Magazine as well as Best Doctor in America since 2004.

Dr. Natasha Turner

NatashaTurnerDr. Natasha Turner is North America’s leading naturopathic doctor and founder of the Clear Medicine Wellness Boutique in Toronto, Canada. Bright, energetic and practicing what she preaches, her goal is to inspire others to make positive lifestyle choices in order to enjoy healthier lives. Her passion for promoting wellness, fitness and integrated medicine makes her a sought-after speaker for corporations, the public and the education of other medical professionals. She was recently recognized by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as being a leader in her field. Dr. Turner is also the first Canadian Naturopath to be featured as a guest expert on The Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Turner’s first book, The Hormone Diet, became a #1 bestseller within one week of its release in the spring of 2009. The book is based on her successful clinical approach for creating hormonal balance to gain strength, lose fat and live younger longer. Her second book, The Supercharged Hormone Diet, became a #1 national bestseller on its first day of release in March 2011. Her third and most anticipated book, The Carb Sensitivity Program: Discover Which Carbs Will Curb Your Cravings, Control Your Appetite and Banish Belly Fat made the bestseller list the first week of its release in March 2012. Her work has been endorsed by New York Times bestselling authors, Suzanne Somers, Dr. William Davis and Dr. Christiane Northrup.

She regularly contributes to various magazines and television programs as a natural health expert. Shows like The Dr. Oz Show, Marilyn Denis, Canada AM, CP24, CTV News, Breakfast Television, Rogers TV, Shaw TV, CBC Radio, Mix 99 and more have used her expertise to educate audiences. Print publications include Self Magazine, Elle Magazine, Glow Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Health Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Vancouver Sun, Today’s Parent, Shape Magazine, Alive Magazine, Calgary Herald, Hamilton Spectator, Post City Magazine, The National Post, Metro Magazine, Tonic Magazine, Vista Magazine, Canadian Health & Lifestyle Magazine and several websites. Dr. Turner also writes a regular column for,, and

Dr. Mark Menolascino


Dr. Mark Menolascino has over 25 years of health care experience, he has completed Medical School at the University of Nebraska Medical Center then completed Internal Medicine Specialist Training Banner Health, Barrows and Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is one of very few physicians that is Board Certified as an Internal Medicine Specialist, Board Certified in Holistic Medicine as well as Board Certificated in Advanced Hormone Management and Anti-Aging Medicine.

He additionally has a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology and Immunology, and was a doctoral candidate in the Medical Scientist Program assisting with Clinical Trials of new medications as well as part of the Heart Disease Reversal Team with Dr. Dean Ornish. His medical knowledge is complemented by advanced training and clinical experience in Nutrition, Naturopathic, Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Medicine and Homeopathy.

Dr. Mark Menolascino has pursued extensive continuing education with over 2,000 Continuing education hours in Integrative Medicine including advanced Cardiovascular Therapies including Heart Disease Prevention, Medical Nutritional Therapy, Male and Female Hormone Bio-identical Therapy including advanced Thyroid and Adrenal Function, Detoxification, and Cancer Prevention.

He is a former Professional Athlete with over 10 years experience as a Personal Trainer, Strength Coach for the Husker Power Program as well as a Corporate Wellness Consultant.

Dr. Erika Schwartz

ErikaSchwartzDr. Erika Schwartz is a leading expert in the field of bioidentical hormone therapies, wellness and disease prevention.

After training at NYU, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and Kings County Hospital in NY, in internal medicine and critical care, Dr.Erika became Director of Emergency Medicine at a tertiary trauma center in NY at the age of 28. (Westchester Medical Center). Five years later in private practice of internal medicine she began to integrate preventive medicine, wellness and the use of bioidentical hormones into her protocols as well as developing a rapidly expanding patient advocacy platform.

She quickly became well respected and sought after as an educator of physicians and the public, with followers around the globe because of her fresh and highly successful approach to empower people to take responsibility for their own health to create better lives without fear of disease.

Dr. Erika has written four best-selling books, is quoted and bylined in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other major publications, she testified before Congress, hosted her own PBS pledge special, appeared on numerous programs including CBS News, Larry King Live, CNN, MSNBC, The View, Extra, NBC, Dr. Oz Sirius Satellite Radio Show and many others.

A consummate patient advocate and hormone expert with medical research articles and lectures around the globe, Dr. Schwartz is actively seeing patients in her NYC office and writes articles for five national publications on a regular basis.

Her passion for education and patient care permeates her entire body of work.

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

Stefanie-SacksStefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist who works hands-on with individuals and groups in transition to a healthier way of eating as a food counselor, nutrition educator and chef instructor. She has her Masters of Science in nutrition from Columbia University, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. Sacks is part of the nutrition faculty at the University of Bridgeport as well as the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Her weekly blog Stirring the Pot has expanded to radio on WPPB 88.3 FM, Hamptons NPR. Stefanie has multiple book contributions and often offers her expertise to print and online media. She is a frequent guest expert on local and national programs. Sacks lives on the Eastern End of Long Island with her husband and two boys. For more information, visit

Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D.

Mitchell-GaynorMitchell L. Gaynor, M.D. is Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology and Clinical Assistant, Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College, affiliated with Cornell University and New York Hospital. He has held the position of Director of Medical Oncology at The Strang Cancer Prevention Center where he still serves as a consultant. He is also former Medical Director and Director of Medical Oncology at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.He has served on the Executive Review Panel at the Department of Defense - Alternative Medicine for Breast Cancer Sector and the Smithsonian Institute"s Symposium on New Frontier in Breast Cancer and the Environment. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at hospitals, conferences and universities throughout America and abroad.

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