BioGenesis Scientific Advisory Board


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BioGenesis is proud to announce our Scientific Advisory Board for 2014.  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

Emily Gonzalez, ND
BioGenesis Technical Advisor (2012), CMO (2013 - )

Dr. Emily Gonzalez is the Chief Medical Officer for BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, Inc. She is a graduate of Stanford University (BA Human Biology 1994) and Bastyr University (ND 2007). Prior to becoming a doctor, she worked in research at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention in California, where she worked on improving public health through community projects in tobacco cessation and violence prevention. After becoming a doctor, she had an active clinical practice and worked as lead practitioner at an integrative pharmacy, helping to bring natural medicine to a wider community.

Executive Vice Chair: Scientific Advisory Board

David B. Wood, BSc, ND
Naturopathic Physician, Active Practice
BioGenesis Cofounder, VP, & CMO (2000-2012), Cofounder & CEO (2013 - )

Dr. Wood is the president and cofounder (1984-present) of Trinity Family Health Clinic, P.S. in Lynnwood, WA.
Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Washington (BSc microbiology 1977) and Bastyr University (ND 1983).
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, from 1994 until 2006, Dr. Wood hosted the weekly call-in radio
program "Health, Hope, and Healing" on AM 820 KGNW. Dr. Wood has also served on the WANP board as a
trustee (1989-1992) and been a health columnist for a local journal newspaper. In 2005, Dr. Wood was chosen to cohost the national television program "Doctor to Doctor," which aired weekly on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). He appeared on "Doctor to Doctor" from 2005 to 2007.

Vice Chair: Scientific Advisory Board
Alyssa C. DiRienzo, ND
Naturopathic Physician, Active Practice
Technical Advisor of Products/Formulations BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, Inc. (2003-Present)
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University (2003-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. Currently Dr. DiRienzo has a private practice in North Bend, Washington. In addition, she serves as adjunct clinical faculty for Bastyr University in Seattle. Dr. DiRienzo has been on-staff at BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, Inc. since 2003. As a technical advisor at 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, Clinical Instructor Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty Bastyr University 1996-present, Clinical Instructor of Sports Medicine Bastyr University 1997-present, Faculty Andrews University Department of Physical Therapy DPT program 2003-present, Teaching Faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine in the Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice CMW course (AFMCP), Curriculum Committee of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Author of Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness: Functional Exercise and Nutrition for Every Body 11/2004 Mountaineers Press, Physician Examiner for Manual Therapy Testing (Physical Therapists) North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Instructor for Physical Therapists on Medical Screening and Nutrition North American Seminars  1996-present.
Active Member: Scientific Advisory Board
Joseph Veltmann, PhD
PhD in Nutritional Sciences
Founder of the Institute for Individualized Medicine

Dr. Joseph Veltmann has been in the field of nutritional medicine for more than 30 years. He is the founder of the Institute for Individualized Medicine, which has been providing personalized medical information and lifestyle programs to individuals based on their genetic profiles since 2000. He has authored more than 40 scientific journal papers in Nutritional Bio-Chemistry, publishes in the lay press, and is the published extensively in the field of Nutritional Bio-Chemistry and is the recipient of many honors such as Diplomate, College of Clinical Nutrition, Fellow, American Association of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Veltmann began his career at Texas A&M in the Nutritional Sciences Department as an Assistant Professor.  He received his PhD. in Nutritional Sciences at University of Georgia (1984), his M.S. in Nutrition at University of Hawaii (1975) and his B.A. in Zoology-Physiology, Miami University (1970).

Active Member: Scientific Advisory Board
Joseph Wessels, ND
Naturopathic Physician, Active Practice

Dr. Wessels graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1976 and has been in private practice in Bellingham, Washington, since then. He has served on the boards of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. Currently he is a member of the house of delegates to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and adjunct faculty at Bastyr University.