EPIC Conference Speakers

A stellar lineup of speakers for the EPIC Conference

MARK C. HOUSTON, MD, MS, MSc, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, ABAARM, FAARM, DABC

MARK C. HOUSTON, MD, MS, MSc, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, ABAARM, FAARM, DABC

Dr. Mark Houston, is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, TN. He also directs cardiovascular education modules for A4M/MMI in the US and serves as a Clinical Instructor at George Washington University. A renown cardiologist, he holds a BA in chemistry and math from Rhodes College, and an MD from Vanderbilt Medical School, where he graduated with highest honors. After completing his medical training at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), he served as Chief Resident at Vanderbilt, earning the Hillman Best Teacher Award.

Dr. Houston is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Science. Formerly he taught at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was an Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida. Dr. Houston has earned four board certifications, including internal medicine and cardiology, and holds two Masters of Science degrees in Human Nutrition and Metabolic Medicine.

Dr. Houston has four board certifications by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) (FASH-Fellow), the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM, FAARM) and American Board of Cardiology (ABC) Certification in Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease (DABC).

Recognized as a top physician in cardiovascular medicine, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, Dr. Houston has received multiple accolades from prestigious organizations, such as the US Consumer Reserach Council, USA Today, and the National Consumer Advisory Board.

With over 10,000 national and international lectures and 250 published articles and scientific abstracts, Dr. Houston is a prolific author, educator, clinician, and researcher.

Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC

Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC

Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist and founder of Natural Heart Doctor,  his heart health practice and online informational website. Trained as a conventional cardiologist, he spent ten years performing angiograms, pacemakers, and other cardiac procedures in the biggest group in Arizona, In 20XX, Dr. Wolfson was introduced to Heather Reed, DC who opened his eyes to holistic health and “root cause” medicine.  

Dr. Wolfson then changed course and opened his Natural Heart Doctor practice in 2012 to offer patients the ultimate in holistic cardiovascular care.

Dr. Wolfson is a best-selling author, international speaker and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, NBC and featured in the USA Today, NY Times and the Washington Post. He was recognized as one of the Top 50 Functional Medicine Doctors, Phoenix Top Doc, and 5x Top Holistic MD.  

In 2007, Dr. Jack married Dr. Heather and together they have 4 children, born at home, unvaxxed, unmedicated and un-mainstreamed-schooled.

Jennifer Stagg, ND

Jennifer Stagg, ND

Dr. Jennifer Stagg is a practicing naturopathic physician, and the founder and current medical director of Whole Health Wellness Center in Connecticut. She is the author of The Bitter Prescription and Unzip Your Genes and is routinely featured as an expert guest in the media. Dr. Stagg’s areas of clinical expertise include digestive health, mental health, weight loss resistance and nutrition, healthy aging, nutrigenomics, and metabolic and endocrine disorders. She has always been passionate about science and health and started out as a doctoral student in Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. Dr. Stagg is the former director of the USDA Agricultural Research Service Medicinal Botanical Program at Mountain State University and medical editor for the Journal of Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants. A sought after speaker, Dr. Stagg has been frequently interviewed, having appeared on all major networks, and also serves on scientific advisory boards, as a medical educator, and an industry advisor. She maintains an active travel schedule educating other healthcare providers on innovative strategies for patient care.

Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DACBN

Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DACBN

Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson is a thought leader in functional medicine, with an emphasis on hormones, nutrition, digestion, and intimacy. She’s a doc who walks her talk.

For years she was ill with cancers and serious health issues. While writing one of the first breakthrough books on endocrine disruption (Hormone Deception, McGraw-Hill), she discovered she was a victim of the very phenomena she was explaining to the public. Once she knew why and what was wrong, she could then formulate her own medication and nutrients to stop the tumor madness successfully. Thus, Berkson not only connects-the-dots of science, but also offers hope. Once you find the root cause of the illness, an informed practitioner can usually create natural effective answers.

Berkson got invited to be a distinguished hormone scholar at a world-renowned estrogen think tank at Tulane University (Center for Bioenvironmental Research) because she wrote one of the first breakthrough books on endocrine disruption (Hormone Deception McGraw-Hill 2000).

Dr. Berkson wrote the first gut-nutrition-spirituality book, Healthy Digestion the Natural Way, a best seller (Wiley & Sons 2002)

Dr. Berkson has taught re-licensing seminars to professionals (MDs, pharmacists, chiropractors, NDs, acupuncturists, nutritionists) and formulated the first female nutraceutical line for physicians in the U.S. and now Biotic’s first female line (Receptor Detox, Hormone Balance & Protect).

Berkson is often a keynote at prestigious medical and pharmaceutical symposium.

Berkson is credited with the in-depth knowledge of Estrogen Vindication and has an eBook on Hormones for Breast Cancer Survivors at DrLindseyBerkson.com.

Berkson and Dr. J.V. Wright hold a patent on bioidentical hormones and she holds another collaborative patent on a drug for dialysis and diabetic patients. She has collaborated and published research on dialysis and nutrition with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Berkson hosted the Dr. Berkson’s Best Health Radio Show. She is a fellow of the prestigious research institute, the Health Science Collegium.

Berkson consults with people and physicians internationally and specializes in complex cases. She pioneered the concept of “green pregnancies” and the “unappreciated role of hormones and the gut”.

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., MPH, MS spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center in a level 1 trauma center and then 28-years as an Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist. She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Anti-Aging/Precision Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a master’s degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. Dr. Smith is in private practice and is the senior partner for The Center For Precision Medicine with offices in Michigan and Florida. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines and has hosted two of her own radio shows. Dr. Smith was one of the featured physicians on the PBS series “The Embrace of Aging,” as well as the on-line medical series “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” and “Regain Your Brain,” Dr. Pamela Smith is the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine and is the past co-director of the master’s program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at The Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. She is the author of fourteen best-selling books. Her book: “What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and So Much More” was published 2020. Her best seller, “Max Your Immunity,” was released in late 2021. Her newest book, “What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones “ (2nd) was released in the spring. Her book, “Maximize Your Male Hormones,” has just been released, and her newest book, “What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders & What To Do About Them” will be released this winter.