BioImmersion Medical Director Dr. George J. Kessler, DO, is an attending physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University campus and at Beth Israel Medical Center, a consultant at the Hospital for special Surgery, a clinical instructor in medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and the Mount Siani College of Medicine, and a clinical assistant professor at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Kessler received his DO from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Long Island University. Dr. Kessler is a diplomate and member of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Dr. Kessler’s honors include an Excellence in Teaching Award from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and recognition as a “Top Doctor in New York” by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals.
He has a private practice in holistic general medicine, complementary medicine, and non-pharmacological pain management in New York City.
Dr. Artemis Morris, ND
Dr. Artemis Morris is a Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, professor of nutrition, researcher, author, and public speaker. Artemis is the academic director of the Integrative Health and Healing Program at The Graduate Institute () and professor of nutrition at The Human Nutrition Institute at University of Bridgeport, where she also taught nutrition for the Naturopathic Medical School. She completed her Naturopathic Doctorate and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and has been in practice for over 18 years. Dr. Artemis is the medical director and founder of Artemis Wellness Center, LLC an integrative wellness center that focuses on women’s health and wellness. Artemis has served as the director of the natural health center at Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford, the largest geriatric healthcare center in CT where she did research on acupuncture and pain management. Dr. Artemis has been researching the Mediterranean Diet and plants of Crete since 2005 and lectures at medical conferences on The Mediterranean diet and other natural health topics. Dr Artemis Morris authored the book with Molly Rossiter on The Anti-Inflammation Diet for Dummies. Her practice philosophy is inspired by the quote from Paracelsus that states, “The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start fromnature with an open mind.”
Dr. Marcellus Walker, MD
BioImmersion advisor Dr. Marcellus Walker, MD, is the Clinical Lead Physician of Brooklyn’s Brownsville Multiservice Family Health Center and the Medical Director of the Eastern District of New York Counseling Services. He also has a wealth of management experience as the medical director of two substance abuse centers in downtown Brooklyn.
Dr. Walker is board certified in Internal Medicine AAHIVM. Dr. Walker received his medical degree from the University of Illinois as well as a master’s degree in applied psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Dr. Walker has a deep interest in and understanding of integrative medicine. He served as the Director of Integrative Medicine at the Brownsville Multiservice Family Health Center.
He completed a training program in Chinese herbal medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist, trained in multiple forms of acupuncture, including French Energetics, Chinese Scalp, Yamamoto Scalp, Japanese, Korean Hand, Tora Hara.
Christina Walker, RN, MA
Christina Walker, RN is a seasoned nurse and administrator with extensive patient care and administrative experience in both hospitals and clinics. She specializes in perioperative services administration and quality improvement, and has a reputation for developing harmonious and collaborative teams, for improving interdisciplinary and interdepartmental processes and systems that significantly improve patient care and safety.
Ms. Walker has worked at some of New York’s largest and most prestigious hospitals and medical practices. Over the course of her career she has focused on stress management, receiving certification from the Christine Schenk School of Applied Energy-Body Management and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Ms. Walker received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of New York at Stonybrook and a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from New York University.
Donald R. Yance Jr., CN, MH, RH (AHG), SFO
Donnie Yance is a Clinical Master Herbalist and Certified Nutritionist renowned for his extraordinary knowledge and deep understanding of the healing properties of plants and nutrition. He is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. He is also professed as a Secular Franciscan, which equips him with the breadth and wisdom to touch on the spiritual aspects of healing.
Donnie conducts his clinical practice at the Mederi Centre for Natural Healing in Ashland, OR utilizing his unique integrative model known as the Eclectic Triphasicä Medical System, which he evolved over more than twenty years of successful patient care. He is the Founder and President of the Mederi Foundation, a not-for-profit organization for professional education and clinical research in holistic medicine and integrative oncology. He is also the President and Formulator of Natura Health Products, a line of advanced botanical and nutritional products for health care practitioners.
Donnie is an avid researcher and lectures nationally on his pioneering work in the field of botanical and nutritional medicine. He is the author of Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer and Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism: Elite Herbs and Natural Compounds for Mastering Stress, Aging and Chronic Disease. He publishes a weekly blog at www.donnieyance.com.