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Medical Advisory Board

Medical Advisory Board

Funding Aging Research

Vincent C. Giampapa, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Terry Grossman, M.D.

Lord Lee-Benner, M.C., F.A.C.E.

Philip Lee Miller, M.D.

Gary Null, Ph.D.

Karlis Conrad Ullis, M.D.

Julian Whitaker, M.D.

Vincent C. Giampapa, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Giampapa is Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was one of the first board-certified anti aging physicians. He was also co-founder of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and first president of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Giampapa was the recipient of the first Science and Technology award by the A4M for the development of the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) software program that analyzed multiple biomarkers of aging. He has published five books on anti-aging medicine including the only textbook for physicians on age-management and anti aging medicine. He currently practices as an internationally known plastic and cosmetic surgeon, and is the owner/director of The Plastic Surgery Center Internationale with offices in Montclair, NJ and New York City.

Dr. Giampapa was founder and Chief Science Officer of Optigenex Inc., a publicly traded company focusing on development of naturally sourced compounds for DNA repair in humans. He was also the founder and Chief Science Officer of Suracell, Inc., a company focusing on genetic testing to create the world's first personalized genetic health program to mimic calorie restriction in an intracellular capacity. He created the "First" anti-aging food supplement in 1988.

Dr. Giampapa has filed over 20 U.S. patents and is presently focusing his research on stem cell therapy (VSEL) technology for regenerative medicine and age-management protocols, as well as developing the Echelon Biomatrix™ - an advanced AI software program to analyze multiple biomarkers of aging for his Executiv Health Program Patients. This software may also be used as a means of evaluating age management protocols and individual product effectiveness on human aging. Dr. Giampapa has published his most recent theory of aging - the MULTIPLE DNA DAMAGE THEORY - asserting that changes in DNA damage levels cause decline in gene expression, as well as stem cell function, as humans' age.

Dr. Giampapa received his MD and general surgery training from Mount Sinai Medical School and Hospital. He completed his postdoctoral training in Microsurgery and Transplantation Surgery at NYU Medical Center and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his BA in Molecular Biology, Physiology and Psychology at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

His present research is focused on stem cell use in surgery, as well as its application for anti-aging therapy. He continues his present stem cell research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey.

He presently consults and serves on the Science Advisory Board for NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE: NBS). He is a past consultant to various other biotech companies, as well as to NASA for the design of the robotic space shuttle arm.

Dr. Giampapa has been featured on CNN Anderson Cooper, FOX 5, Geraldo Rivera, CBS, and many other television shows for his expertise in anti-aging, as well as the latest techniques in plastic surgery.

Gary Null, Ph.D.

Time magazine called him “The New Mr. Natural.” My Generation magazine dubbed him one of the top health gurus in the United States. For over three decades, Gary Null has been one of the foremost advocates of alternative medicine and natural healing. A multi award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Null has written over 60 books on nutrition, self-empowerment and public health issues, including his most recent, Power Aging.

His syndicated public radio show, Natural Living with Gary Null, earned 21 Silver Microphone Awards and is the longest-running, continuously aired health program in America (27years). Currently, The Gary Null Show can be heard on the #1 Internet talk radio showVoiceAmerica. In addition, he can be heard in Los Angeles onSomething’s Happening with Roy of Hollywood on KPFK.

Lastly,Dr. Null can be heard on Sunday evenings on the Health Radio Network The Gary Null Show is an on-air health forum featuring knowledgeable guests and well-researched scientific information that is presented objectively and in layperson’s terms.

Gary Null holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition and public health science. He has been a consistent voice on how to live a longer, more vital life through work that embraces the body, mind and spirit. Gary believes that much of what our society accepts as inevitable markers of aging are actually manifestations of a preventable disease process. Gary’s philosophy has influenced countless Americans to achieve a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Get Healthy Now! and The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.

As the senior editor and lead investigator for the “Caveat Emptor” plus host of ABC Radio Network and WABC radio, Gary Null captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of people who saw that he was unafraid to address controversial issues involving public health and alternative health practices in this country. As a reporter, Gary conducted more than 100 major investigations into issues such as AIDS, chronic fatigue, heart disease, cancer, diet and exercise, stress management, arthritis, vaccines, and allergies. Television programs such as 20/20 and 60 Minutes have used his material.

As a documentary filmmaker, Gary has achieved critical acclaim. He’s produced over 20 films and videos on health and nutrition topics,

Additionally, Gary Null’s special programs, such as Kiss Your Fat Goodbye, Get Fit Now and Seven Steps to Perfect Health, are regularly featured during Public Television fundraising drives, spurring strong viewer contributions whenever broadcast.

Gary Null was a founder and director of health and nutrition certificate programs at Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Arts. He was also the founder of the National Health Resources Council and the Nutrition Institute of America, where he has also served as a Director of Nutrition.

As an athlete, Gary has trained thousands of marathon runners and walkers through his Natural Living Walking and Running Club. He is a TAC Master Champion athlete and twice MAC Track and Field Masters Athlete of the Year.

Gary Null has been featured in numerous publications, including The Daily News, Time, People, Fitness, Time Out, and Vegetarian Times. Throughout the years, he has garnered much recognitionfor his dedication, advocacy and in-depth coverage of vital health issues, receiving the Truth inJournalism Award for Investigative Reporting and The Human Rights Award from the CitizensCommission on Human Rights. His scholarly and academic papers have been published in such journals as The Townsend Letter for Doctors, The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition.

Lord Lee-Benner, M.D. F.A.C.E.

Dr. Lee-Benner began private practice in 1972, after residency training in neurosurgery, radiology, neurology and psychiatry. He initially worked with seniors who were bed-ridden which gave him a sense of the helplessness and frustration that comes with old age and frailty. For the more than thirty-five years, he has pioneered in the field of "Clinical Age Management."

When Dr. Lee-Benner became acquainted with the free-radical damage theory of aging(Harman, 1956), he theorized the free-radical connection to aging was also the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s diseaseas wellas other neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s, ALS and Multiple Sclerosis, as well as atherosclerosis, immune decline of aging and cancer.

During his career as a practicing physician, he became one of the first doctors to use nutritional medicine and emphasize the use of essential nutrients to control free-radical damage.

As a neurologist and psychiatrist in the 1970’s, many of his patients were challenging diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas, requiring him to master the skills of clinical endocrinology. He hypothesized the Growth Hormone Theory of Aging and wrote the first textbook on anti-aging treatment in 1974.

As an established pioneer in the field, he has been on the teaching staff as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania for 9 years; published numerous scientific articles and two textbooks which have been used in medical school curricula throughout the country as well as a book for the general public; taught hundreds of physicians his techniques and has been an invited speaker and participant in many national and international meetings.

In addition to his clinical practice, he has continued to maintain an active interest in science devoted to the latest in biomedical research, and in real interventions he can apply to benefit his patients; earned over 200 hours each year in continuing education credits and has been conducting ongoing drug trials as a principal investigator for the Pharmacia-UpJohn Pharmaceutical Company’s FDA approved study for human growth hormone.To view Dr. Lee-Benner's elegant presentation in which he discusses reasons why we age, and some possible solutions to extend human life span, please click on the following link:

Philip Lee Miller, M.D.

Dr. Miller is Founder and Medical Director of Los Gatos Longevity Institute and has been in medical practice for over 34 years.

He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1968 (Centennial Class) with a degree in Biochemistry, later graduated from the School of Medicine at UC San Diego in 1972 with an MD degree in the school's first (charter) graduating class, and went on to pursue further training in Neurology at UC Davis. He has been ABEM Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and is now a Diplomat of the ABAAM Board.

More recently, Dr. Miller has become a leader in non-traditional medicine with a close one-year association with Dr. Julian Whitaker of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California.

He is currently a charter member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and has passed the first-ever Board Exams in Anti-Aging Medicine in December 1997 and December 1998, qualifying him as Board Certified by the ABAAM Board (American Board on Anti-Aging Medicine).

He holds distinctive memberships in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), European Academy for Quality of Life and Longevity (EAQUALL), the American College for the Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), (past) American Academy of Neurology (AAN), as well as the Santa Clara Medical Society, and the California Medical Association (CMA).

Dr. Miller has co-authored a major addition to the Anti-Aging Medicine literature The Life Extension Revolution: the New Science of Growing Older without Aging released on May 17, 2005. He is also Editor-in-Chief for a new, distinct, and topical Longevity Newsletter to be premiering in the Summer of 2006. Other major projects are in process.

Terry Grossman, M.D.

Terry Grossman, M.D. is the founder and medical director of Frontier Medical Institute in Denver, Colorado, where his longevity medical practice attracts patients from around the country and the world. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1968 and the University of Florida School of Medicine in 1979. He initially spent 15 years working as a community family doctor in the Colorado mountains before undertaking the study of nutritional and anti-aging medicine in 1994.

In 1995 he opened Frontier Medical Institute in Denver, which quickly grew into one of the largest complementary medical centers in the country. He is a member and board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as well as the American Holistic Medical Association. He is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Aging Association. His special field of interest is nutritional medicine (the treatment of illness with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and natural hormones) and anti-aging medicine.

Dr. Grossman is a widely sought lecturer on longevity medicine throughout the United States and has presented keynote addresses at medical seminars throughout the U.S. as well as in Japan, South Korea and South Africa. He is the author of the Baby Boomers’ Guide to Living Forever (2000) and the coauthor with Ray Kurzweil of Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever (2004.He is also the author of numerous papers published in both peer-reviewed medical journals and lay publications.

Karlis Conrad Ullis, M.D.

Dr. Ullis currently serves as Medical Director of the Sports Medicine, Preventive & Anti-Aging-Medical Group in Santa Monica, CA. He was associated with the UCLA School of Medicine from 1970-2003 where he was Associate Professor and Sports Medicine Physician. He served on the UCLA Advisory Committee and was Sports Medicine Physician for the 1984 XXIII Summer Olympic Games.

Dr. Ullis was Head Team Doctor for the El Salvador and Sierra Leone Olympic Teams in 1988-XXIV Summer Olympic Games; Head Team Doctor for the Latvian Olympic Team in 1992-XVI Winter Olympic Games, the 1992-XXV Summer Olympic Games and the 1994-XVII Winter Olympic Games. He also served as 1994-XVII Winter Olympic Games Physician for the Latvian National Track Team at the World Track & Field Championships.

From 1996-2004, Dr. Ullis was Co-director for the Anti-Aging Course for Professionals, Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group and served on the Life Extension Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board since 1997. Since 1998, he sat on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rejuvenation Research.

Dr. Ullis authored four popular books, appeared on many national and local TV and some international interviews; presented in numerous seminars, made presentations around the world on longevity, exercise and sports medicine; and has numerous publications to his credit.

Julian Whitaker, M.D.

JULIAN WHITAKER, MD, graduated from Dartmouth College and received his medical training at Emory University Medical School. He is a member of the American Medical Association and is board certified in anti-aging medicine. A popular speaker and lecturer, Dr. Whitaker is the author of 10 books, including Reversing Heart Disease and Reversing Diabetes, and the author of the widely-read monthly newsletter, Health & Healing. He is also a tireless crusader against abuses by the FDA and a champion for medical freedom.

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