Dr. Mike is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. Dr. Mike holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Mike’s academic background coupled with his broad range of experience from consulting with pharmaceutical and food companies, medical schools, top rated fitness facilities, professional athletes, and individual clients, gives him the unique ability to translate scientific findings into relevant, understandable, and actionable strategies that get results. As a scientist, his research has been published multiple times in the premiere clinical nutrition journal in the world, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Dr. Mike is the Director of Nutrition for PEAK Performance (#3 Best Gym in America) in New York City where he oversees the optimization of the nutrition and health of a range of clientele from professional athletes, to celebrities, to Fortune 500 executives. He is also a sought after continuing educator, speaking across the country to physicians, dietitians, nurses, and other health professionals on the most recent advances in the nutritional treatments for cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and weight loss.
Dr. Mike’s unique approach to scientifically derived, yet practical nutrition, has made him a well-known expert contributor to both national print publications and leading online fitness outlets. In addition to being an adjunct assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Mike serves on the Advisory Board for Men’s Health and SHAPE magazines as well as LIVESTRONG.com. He also writes the monthly “Ask The Nutrition Know-It-All” column for Men’s Health Magazine. Dr. Mike has authored two books, The 6 Pillars of Nutrition (2011), and Dr. Mike’s Ultimate Book of Smoothies (2015), and has served as the nutritionist for Men’s Health Book of Power Training (Rodale, 2007), Strength Training Cardio (Rodale, 2010), the Women’s Health Big Book of Abs (Rodale, 2012), the Men’s Health Big Book of Abs (Rodale, 2012), and Your Body Is Your Barbell (Rodale, 2014). He has also been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.
A Sample of Leading Publications that have featured Dr. Mike:
Dr. Mike has contributed to multiple scientific publications, including:
- Type and amount of dietary protein in the treatment of metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
- Effects of a DASH-like diet containing lean beef on vascular health.
- Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet study: effects on lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins.
- Effects of lifestyle interventions on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.
- Regiocontrolled synthesis of pyrrole-2-carboxaldehydes and 3-pyrrolin-2-ones from pyrrole Weinreb amides.
Dr. Mike currently lives in Rochester, NY with his wife Emily and four children.