Faculty

About the Faculty

Daniel Monti, MD, MBA

Ellen and Ron Caplan Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences. CEO, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Jefferson Health. Enterprise Senior Vice President, Thomas Jefferson University. Director, Executive Great Life Health program

Anthony Bazzan, MD

Medical Director, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Jefferson Health, and lead physician for the Institute’s Functional Medicine and Hormonal Balance Programs. Clinical Assistant Professor of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and Internal Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Dr. Bazzan specializes in men’s health, geriatric medicine, cancer care, and natural and bioidentical hormonal treatments.

Madeleine Becker MD, MA, FACLP

Director of Graduate Medical Education and Associate Director, Integrative Medicine Fellowship. Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Becker specializes in consultation and integrative psychiatry, psychiatric care of the medically ill and women's mental health care.

Richard J. Dittrich, DO, MBA, FACOG

Director of Regenerative and Hormonal Therapies at the Marcus Institute Integrative Health-Jefferson Health and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Integrative Health and Nutritional Sciences.

Dr. Dittrich has over 30 years of experience as a wellness expert in women’s health, hormonal therapies, and aesthetics.

Sara Gottfried, MD

Director of the Precision Medicine Program at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health-Jefferson Health and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences.

Dr. Gottfried has developed novel clinical programs that are highly personalized with a focus on scientific wellness and grounded in deep phenotyping of the gene/environment interface. 

Reina Marino, MD 

Clinician Leader, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Instructor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Marino specializes in preventive medicine, allergy and environmental illness, as well as customizing diet and nutrition programs for a wide range of illness and wellness populations.

Bernardo Merizalde, MD

Integrative Psychiatrist at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health- Jefferson Health and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences. 

Dr. Merizalde is an international expert in medical hypnosis and is also one of the country’s leading homeopathic practitioners. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

Andrew Newberg, MD

Director of Research and Director of PET/MRI Imaging Program, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Jefferson Health. Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and Department of Radiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Birgit Rakel, MD

Program Director, Integrative Medicine Fellowship, Director of the Women’s Health Program, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Assistant Professor, Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Rakel specializes in functional medicine for women and men as well as micronutrient therapies.

Diane Reibel, PhD

Director, the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at the Marcus Institute. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and Department of Physiology

Marie Stoner, MEd

Clinical Psychologist at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health-Jefferson Health.

Ms. Stoner has more than 40 years of clinical practice has focused on mind-body medicine with an emphasis on stress physiology, brain health, and cognitive enhancement.

Anna Tobia, PhD

Clinical Psychologist at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health-Jefferson Health and Instructor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences,.

Dr. Tobia is a health psychology expert and an Advanced Certified practitioner of the Neuro Emotional Technique (NET). She is the lead NET therapist in the Marcus Institute’s clinical trials on traumatic stress and chronic pain. 

George Zabrecky, DC, MD

Academic Director of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health-Jefferson Health and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences.

Dr. Zabrecky has created paradigm-changing research protocols that have led to landmark publications and educational programs.