Parker Clinical Rounds with Dr. John Umhau: Food as Medicine

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For over 20 years Dr. Umhau was a senior clinical investigator at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health, (NIH). As a Commander in the United States Public Health Service, he also served as Clinical Director for an Indian Health Service Hospital in Whiteriver, Arizona, and as a Medical Officer in the Division of Psychiatric Products of the FDA. His scientific interest in nutritional neuroscience is informed by decades of clinical experience, and he has a private telemedicine practice focusing on treatment of alcohol use disorder with medications and diet to eliminate craving. He has published more than forty peer-reviewed scientific articles and is on the medical review board of Verywell Mind, a popular online resource. He is the immediate past president of the Academy of Medicine of Washington, District of Columbia.

Dr. Umhau completed a residency in Clinical Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins and is board-certified in both Addiction Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He received a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, a Medical Degree from Wake Forest, an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Physician Executive.