Wednesday, Feb. 8
Speaker: Dr. Colleen Tenan, internal medicine physician at Westmed Medical Group
Talking points: Heart health education and tips, how to prevent cardiovascular disease
Biography: Dr. Colleen Tenan works at Westmed Medical Group as an internal medicine physician. She completed her residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, where she received specialized training in primary care and outpatient medicine. In addition to the management of chronic conditions, Tenan is board certified in obesity medicine. Her additional interests include preventive medicine, women’s health and LGBTQ health care. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Speaker: Dr. Melissa Sundermann, lifestyle medicine physician at Canyon Ranch
Talking Points: Interactive meditation and chair yoga practices
Biography: Dr. Melissa Sundermann is a plant-based physician double board certified in both internal medicine and lifestyle medicine and has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. She has been featured in several lifestyle medicine articles and podcasts as well as an invited speaker for health/medical national conferences. She strongly believes in fostering a partnership with her patients and helping to guide them toward a healing pathway through self-care using lifestyle medicine principles. Her seven pillars of health include a whole-food/plant-based diet, daily movement, restorative sleep, avoidance of risky behaviors (such as tobacco, excessive alcohol, drug use), stress management, social connection and daily exposure to nature and fresh air.
Friday, Feb. 17
Speaker: Dr. Ana Krieger, medical director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Talking Points: Tips for falling and staying asleep, sleep hygiene, how sleep affects your overall health
Biography: Dr. Ana Krieger is the medical director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a board-certified specialist in sleep medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Over the past 25 years, Krieger has been actively involved in providing comprehensive patient care in sleep medicine, managing the Center for Sleep Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, a group practice that evaluates more than 1,000 patients each month in New York City. She is also actively involved in medical and subspecialty education and research. As a clinician scientist, Krieger is the principal investigator in collaborative multidisciplinary research projects in sleep medicine and has published extensively in the field. Krieger is an active lecturer, regularly contributing to media efforts aiming at improving sleep health in the population.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Speaker: Dr. Richard Chung, section chief of adolescent and young adult medicine, Duke University Hospital
Talking Points: Impact of screens and social media on teens, how screen time affects social anxiety and mental health
Biography: Dr. Richard Chung is the section chief of adolescent and young adult medicine at Duke University Medical Center and is a professor of internal medicine and pediatrics. He also serves as the medical director of the Duke Center for Eating Disorders and is board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine and adolescent medicine. Chung’s clinical and research interests center on preventive and chronic disease care of adolescents and young adults. He has research and clinical experience in understanding ways to improve adolescent health through behavioral change, particularly in the context of chronic illness. As part of these efforts, Chung helps lead efforts at Duke to improve transitional care for adolescents with special health care needs. Finally, Chung oversees the medical care of patients within the Duke Center for Eating Disorders and supports research efforts within the center.