Advisory Board of Directors OLD

Christopher M. Palmer, M.D.

McLean Hospital Title:
  • Director, Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Christopher M. Palmer, MD, received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed his internship and psychiatry residency at McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He is currently the director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Eric Charles Westman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

My research interest is disease prevention. Because smoking and obesity are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in modern society, my research involves clinical trials examining new therapies for smoking cessation and obesity.

I serve as Medical Director of the Duke Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research, in collaboration with Jed Rose in the Department of Psychiatry. I am course coordinator for a Fourth-Year Medical Student Elective on the Medical Management of Obesity, and I am a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program.

I belong to the Society of General Internal Medicine, the Society for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research, NAASO: The Obesity Society, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. I am also on the Editorial Board of Nutrition & Metabolism.

Jay Lombard, M.D.

Behavioral Neurology

Dr. Jay Lombard, is a Behavioral Neurologist seeing patients at Spectrum Neuroscience.  He is also co-founder of Genomind, a precision medicine company for psychiatry and mental health.

Prior to co-founding Genomind, Dr Lombard served as chief of Neurology at Bronx Lebanon Hospital between 2007-2011. He was also the head of the stroke division at the medical center, and has previously held academic medical appointments at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Lombard served as chief of Neurology at Westchester Square Medical Center from 1995-2000, and at the Brain Behavior Center in Rockland County, NY, from 2000-2007, where he specialized in patients with intractable neurological and psychiatric disorders. He has been honored as one of the top Neurologists in NY. More recently, Dr. Lombard has held the position as Chief Medical Officer for the Cure Batten’s Disease Foundation. In this capacity, Dr. Lombard helped lead a team of researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to develop the first human intrathecal gene trial for Batten’s disease approved by the FDA.

Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD

Beth Zupec-Kania is a world-renowned ketogenic expert, clinician, and speaker. She is a registered and certified dietitian and nutritionist.

For over 25 years, she has coached medical professionals, patients and families through safe and effective use of nutritional ketosis for neurological disorders, certain cancers and other metabolic based conditions that require careful formulation and laboratory surveillance.

Alongside her private practice, she is the primary consultant for the Charlie Foundation. Her work is about health and hope.

Denise Potter, RDN, CSP, CDE

Denise has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for 29 years. For the past 12 years she has focused on Ketogenic Medical Nutrition Therapy. She strives to provide client-centered, personalized therapy, counseling, and education. Denise has a passion for helping underserved populations benefit from the ketogenic diet.