Joel M. Evans, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN and international lecturer, is the Director of The Center for Functional Medicine in Stamford, CT. He is also the Chief Medical Officer of HealthPointe Solutions, which focuses on the use of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. He continues to serve as the “external lead” of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Advanced Practice Module in Hormone Health since its inception in 2011 and is a Co-Creator of the recently launched IFM course on COVID-19, entitled Resistance, Resilience and Repair: Patient Care in a Pandemic and leads its Post-Covid Initiative. Dr. Evans is a Senior Advisor to Amy Mack, the CEO of IFM and has co-authored two recently published papers on the pandemic and is currently working on a third.
Dr. Evans was honored to speak at the United Nations on the topic of Prenatal Origins of Violence, and he serves as UN Representative and Chief Medical Advisor for OMAEP – World Organization of Prenatal Education Associations and is the Medical Director and Advisory Board member of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. His book on the holistic approach to pregnancy, The Whole Pregnancy Handbook, has received widespread critical acclaim and media attention.
He has a special interest in Breast Cancer, and, as the Medical Director of the Keep A Breast Foundation, brings the latest information on cancer risk assessment and prevention to his patients. Dr. Evans also helped create a clinical study at Columbia University Medical Center on the use of the herb black cohosh in breast cancer, which was presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists and later published in their journal.
Having pursued studies in spirituality, metaphysics, and personal transformation for many years, Dr. Evans has recently created a core curriculum designed to share ancient spiritual wisdom with others to help bring health and happiness into their lives.