Faculty Member

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Dan Kalish


Science Advisory Board Member, Designs for Health

Dan Kalish, DC, IFMCP is founder of The Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine. He has trained over 2,000 practitioners on building successful Telemedicine and Functional Medicine practices. Founded in 2006, The Kalish Institute teaches clinical application and patient communication techniques through a hands-on, case-based approach. Graduates of The Kalish Institute include practitioners ranging from Dr. Mercola's medical staff to Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic physicians. Dr. Kalish works closely on curriculum development with Richard S. Lord, PhD, the scientist that developed much of the laboratory testing in use today including the GI Effects and Organic Acids.

Dr. Kalish published a research study on The Kalish Method with Larry Bergstrom, Founder and Director of the Integrative Medicine Department, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, and Sue Cutshall, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY. The study, entitled “Evaluation of a Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Fatigue, Stress, and Digestive Issues in Women” analyzed the impact of treatments and protocols conducted by Dr. Kalish. He is the author of three books, “The Five Pillars to Building a Successful Practice,” “The Kalish Method: Healing the Body Mapping the Mind," and "Your Guide to Healthy Hormones," and he is frequently requested as a speaker for integrative medicine conferences across the United States.

In direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kalish has honed the focus of course offerings at The Kalish Institute to meet the growing practitioner demands for knowledge on best practices in transitioning to telemedicine. Dr. Kalish is an IFM Certified Practitioner, and holds a lead faculty position with the Institute for Functional Medicine Practice Implementation Program. Dr. Kalish has authored three books on Functional Medicine and is a notable speaker at Integrative Medicine conferences.