Dr. Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS

Founder, Institute for Functional Medicine

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years and is known as the father of functional medicine for his ability to synthesize complex scientific concepts in a manner that is both personable and accessible. With his wife, Susan Bland, MA, Dr. Bland founded The Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991, a nonprofit organization focused on educating healthcare practitioners on effective approaches to treating and preventing chronic disease. In 2012, Dr. Bland founded the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, WA that educates practitioners in using an individualized approach to care.