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Chef Dr. Mike Fenster    

Cardiologist, Professor, Chef, Author & Storyteller

Michael S. Fenster, MD, better known as Chef Dr. Mike, is only one of a handful of physicians worldwide to hold both culinary and medical degrees. He is the only Interventional Cardiologist, Professional Chef, and Professor of Culinary Medicine in the world. He is also the only cardiologist with joint academic appointments in both the Medical and Culinary Arts.

The Culinary Medicine course offered at The University of Montana is the first of its kind in the country. Through such courses, speaking events, articles, books, personal outreach, and television and other media appearances, Chef Dr. Mike has become the voice of Culinary Medicine. His message empowers people to take control of their health, wellness, and happiness through a positive relationship with food.

Chef Dr. Mike offers an inspirational pathway to people all over the globe. By combining his culinary talents with cutting-edge medical expertise and evidence-based insights, he forges an approach to healthy living beyond mere nutrition or fad diets. His practice is built upon re-examining our relationship with food and by extension our relationship with each other, society, and the planet.

With his unique set of qualifications, there is no one better equipped to challenge the epidemic of fad nutrition, misinformation, and profiteering. His path takes us on a journey of fusion that returns us to our roots with a sensible and sustainable approach to eating that is founded on modern, evidence-based science. Chef Dr. Mike’s mission is to help each of us re-engage, re-forge, and re-connect our personal relationship with the food we eat. In the quality of our own food experiences lie the keys to our own health, wellness, and happiness. Won’t you take a seat at the table, it is a far richer feast than you ever imagined?

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