Mark Hyman, MD, is a practicing family physician, a nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of holistic health and Functional Medicine. Dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform health care, he and his team work every day to empower people, organizations, and communities to heal their bodies and minds, and improve our social and economic resilience.
Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Hyman is also founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and a medical editor for the Huffington Post. He has been a regular medical contributor on many television shows, including CBS This Morning, The Today Show, The View, The Dr. Oz Show, and CNN.
Mark Hyman has testified before both the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has consulted with the Surgeon General on diabetes prevention, and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness.
Hyman also works with fellow leaders in his field to help people and communities thrive. With Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen, he created The Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative that helped The Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds. With Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Hyman crafted and helped introduce the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 to the United States Senate to provide for reimbursement of lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. And with Tim Ryan in 2015, helped introduce the ENRICH Act into Congress to fund nutrition in medical education.
Mark Hyman also played a substantial role in the 2014 documentary produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, Fed Up, which addresses childhood obesity. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award, The Nantucket Project Award, and was inducted in the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame.