Welcome to Chef in Medicine! If you’re looking for a place to find trustworthy, evidence-based nutrition and health information combined with cooking tutorials so that you can create delicious, healthy food, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Hauser is the physician-chef at CIM and your expert guide on a journey to a happier, healthier life. For too long, healthy food has gotten a bad rap. Here at CIM, we don’t tolerate bad-tasting food. Everything you’ll find here is unapologetically delicious AND healthy. Our goal is to help you learn about nutrition, health, and disease prevention while improving your cooking and kitchen time management skills, so that you can create healthy meals. At Chef in Medicine, you’ll find posts, articles, video tutorials and step-by-step recipes to get you started; cookbooks, eBooks and meal-planning tools are also in the works.
Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACLM, Chef
Is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency, the Zuckerman Fellows Program in Leadership & Public Service, and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree at Harvard, as well as a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Clinical Research and the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Stanford. She is a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu and a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine where she has also served on the Board of Directors and published the Culinary Medicine Curriculum—the first comprehensive, open-source culinary medicine curriculum for health professional training programs. As Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine, she teaches medical students nutrition, culinary medicine, and lifestyle medicine; she is also a teaching attending for internal medicine residents, psychiatry interns, medical students, and other trainees. At the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), Dr. Hauser practices obesity medicine via a series of group medical appointments she developed that are focused jointly on lifestyle and medical management of obesity; she also evaluates patients for bariatric surgery. Additionally, Dr. Hauser practices primary care-internal medicine and serves as teaching attending at both the VAPAHCS (General Medicine Clinic, Palo Alto, CA) and the San Mateo County Health System (Fair Oaks Health Center, Redwood City, CA). Her research, clinical, and community projects blend her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition, epidemiology, and culinary arts to focus on improving education and access to delicious, healthy food for medical professionals, patients, and the general public. Her research has been published in top medical and nutrition journals, such as JAMA and AJCN, and she has been interviewed about cooking and health by media organizations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, Stanford Medicine, and Harvard Health Publications. Read about Michelle’s unlikely journey into medicine.
Handles all things technical and likes to think of himself as the Chef in Medicine Digital Overlord. Repurposing and building upon his experiences in the corporate realm, he handles the design, layout, branding and business aspects of Chef in Medicine. In the non-digital world, he helps to keep the world clean shaven, working on the Gillette brand for P&G. You can usually find him on the trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains training for ultra marathons or racking up frequent flyer miles for the aforementioned big consumer products company. To follow his adventures, check him out on Instagram.
(aka. Jason Wimmert & Michelle Hauser) We are originally from the Midwest, met in Boston, and now consider the San Francisco Bay Area our home. Along the way, we picked up our two, adorable furry family members, Bandit (aka. Bandito Burrito) and Amira (aka. Meer Bear) and then welcomed our daughter, Sage, to the clan (she takes after her mom and LOVES to cook!). We are a nature-loving bunch and enjoy taking whatever opportunities we can to trail run, hike, and go to the beach.
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