John La Puma MD is a practicing physician, board-certified in internal medicine, and writes recipes on prescription slips, too.
A New York Times best-selling author twice, three of his books–ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine, Cooking the RealAge Way and The RealAge Diet–have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into 8 languages.
Dr. La Puma taught the first Nutrition and Cooking course for medical students in the US, at SUNY-Upstate with Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic, and the first Culinary Medicine clinical course for medical students in the US, at DMU.
Also a professionally trained chef, Dr. La Puma cooked with Chicago's Chef Rick Bayless at Topolobampo weekly for nearly four years. He co-hosted "Health Corner" for Lifetime TV with Leeza Gibbons and Joan Lunden and hosted "What's Cooking with ChefMD?" for over 100 episodes.
His “ChefMD Shorts” series can be seen on PBS Stations around the country through 2016, and his new “Refuel Minute” 13 episode series will be available on YouTube.com/drlapuma. The Wall Street Journal has called him a “Secret Weapon” against cholesterol and heart disease and Dr. La Puma has been honored with the American Medical Association/National Association of Medical Communicators “Award of Excellence”.
His new book, REFUEL, aims to change how men think about what they eat–as fuel too–and to help men become stronger, leaner and the best versions of themselves. He is based in and sees patients in Santa Barbara, California.