John La Puma, M.D., ChefMD

John La Puma, MD, FACP

John La Puma, MD, FACP

John La Puma, M.D., ChefMD, Author and Host of Lifetime’s “What’s Cookin’ with ChefMD?” will join Barbara Ficarra on the Health in 30™ Radio Show on Friday, April 25th live from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

About the Author:
JOHN LA PUMA, M.D., appears regularly on “What’s Cookin’ with ChefMD?” which can be seen on Health Corner, airing on Lifetime. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Cooking the RealAge Way and The RealAge Diet, and contributed recipes to the New York Times bestseller YOU: The Owner’s Manual. The first physician to teach cooking and nutrition in a U.S. medical school and graduate from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, he has cooked under star chef Rick Bayless in the four-star kitchens of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. Dr. La Puma is medical director for the Santa Barbara Institute for Medical Nutrition and Healthy Weight and still practices internal medicine, using the ChefMD concept to motivate his patients. Repeatedly named “One of America’s Top Physicians” by the Consumers’ Research Council, and called a “Secret Weapon” by The Wall Street Journal, Dr. La Puma was honored with the National Association of Medical Communicators 2007 “Award of Excellence”.

He is based in Santa Barbara, California. Visit his award-winning website,

ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine A Food Lover’s Road Map to Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Getting Really Healthy By John La Puma, M.D. and Rebecca Powell Marx is out now!

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