We plan on bringing in other like-minded healthcare professionals to contribute to this site to provide their perspective on preserving health.
A word from “Dr. Jenny”
My primary inspiration has, and always will be, my patients! I have seen some of them start a plant based diet or delve into other lifestyle changes, only to be discouraged by a lack of guidance. My hope is that this will be a space where you can come for *real* and long-term wellness.
I grew up around science. My father was a well-known microbiologist, and I spent many a school day off and summer afternoon hanging out in his lab playing with petri dishes and bunsen burners. I suppose I was destined to end up where I am today — a physician — board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. I do have a special interest in preventative medicine, particularly diet and lifestyle based “medication” rather than pharmaceutical medication. Of course, I do prescribe medications when absolutely necessary, but I always tell my patients- my goal is to make you medicine free! There is nothing I like better than to STOP pills. Crazy to hear a doctor say that, right?
For those that want to know my professional training and experience, I was born in Durham, North Carolina and raised in Columbia, Maryland. I earned my medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2008. I completed my residency training in Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Rainbow Babies Hospital in Cleveland and University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. I was awarded the American Society for Clinical Pathology Honor Award, as well as honors in Internal Medicine and Surgical Clerkships. In 2012, I was honored as Outstanding Primary Care Physician by the University of Maryland, Department of Pediatrics. I have also worked at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and am currently at the St. Agnes Hospital (click here my official web page), both in Baltimore.
I am board-certified doctor in Internal Medicine and also in Pediatrics, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians. I specialize in infectious diseases and preventive medicine.
Ajoy adds a few more words…
This whole endeavor came to us in the form of a husband-wife collaboration. While I was researching latest findings in medicine that showed long-term health benefits, I’d ask Jenny if she had seen any evidence in her practice. When she’d confirm, we’d chalk that finding to be explored further. We later noticed that we were not discovering anything new. The only thing we were adding was the very latest in medical research that should be practiced for the benefit of patients. We therefore, are standing on the shoulders of giants and passing on the torch of their knowledge to you.
I am a Medical Researcher. I studied Pathology, the study of diseases, particularly infectious diseases at the University of Maryland and studied Epidemiology, the study of how these diseases spread, at The Johns Hopkins University. Till recently, I was working as the head of marketing of inventions and technologies at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). I was privileged to bear witness to some medical technologies decades before the public ever got to use them. My hope is that I can use what I have learned, in helping you get better and stay better. I have had the privilege of working with, and learning from scientist-colleagues and lay people alike. My goal is to inspire even one individual that gets encouraged by what we advocate. For those interested, my story of transformation is here.
For anyone interested in my professional career, I have over thirty years of experience in biotechnology, particularly the FDA regulated in-vitro diagnostics industry, clinical trials and scale-up manufacturing. I was appointed by the Obama administration’s Office of Science and Policy to lead an effort in finding ways to open up federal lab datasets including technologies, intellectual properties and other governmental resources. At present I am the Head of Marketing at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before NIH I was VP, Business Development at Guardian Scientific, where I conducted clinical trails and transferred diagnostic technologies to Cote d’Ivore, Cameroon, Japan, China, India and The Philippines. Prior to that, I was a Systems Scientist at Becton Dickinson and developed robotic software and immunochemistry for diagnosing pregnancy, anemia, endocrine functions and tuberculosis.
I have authored three patents in the field of medical diagnostics. I have authored several papers on topics ranging from infectious diseases to computer models for analyzing clinical data. I have been invited to speak to EU MPs at the European Parliament in Brussels regarding intellectual property and innovation in the biotechnology industry. I have founded three companies (two biotech and one IT-related), in Maryland, U.S.A., Sydney, Australia and Mumbai, India.