IPI Precision Medicine for Psychiatry Fellowship
October 2021 – July 2022
Precision medicine is the next frontier of medicine and data-driven wellness. Deep phenotyping of patients with mental health challenges has arrived. We no longer have to settle for one-size-fits-all. Uplevel to using the very latest advances in testing, technology and analytics, thereby allowing you to aggregate dense data to deeply understand a patient’s genetic, environmental and lifestyle interaction so that you can get faster and more durable results for wellness, optimization, and longevity.
To reserve your seat, click the button below. Spaces are limited due to the advanced nature of the learning material. We have reserved 50 spaces from each integrative fellowship cohort, totaling 100 spaces for the program.
Join us in the first generation of precision psychiatric providers who are setting the new standard for optimization of patients’ performance, productivity, mental acuity, and wellness throughout the lifespan.
Building upon the principles of integrative and functional medicine approaches, the precision medicine approach and toolkit allow for the highest level of empowerment and optimization in the critical attributes of mental and physical well-being.
Optimize metabolism through precision nutrition protocols and advanced data collection for a more consistent, steady, and constant supply of energy
Increase the bandwidth of emotional regulation and vibrancy for more consistent states of tranquility with genetic susceptibility-based interventions
Improve attention, focus, and productivity through anti-inflammatory, detoxification and oxidative stress protocols
You can only take your patient as far as you yourself can go. Learn behavior-based interventions that stick
Prevent cognitive decline and optimize brain health throughout the lifespan integrating advanced nutrigenomics with other “biohacking” interventions
Raise homeostatic set points to meet life’s greatest challenges by fine-tuning gut, immune, hormonal, cardiovascular, neurological, social, and spiritual networks
This is your chance to become a masterful integrative healthcare provider, learning from the leading experts in integrative psychiatry, so you too can become a leader in this field while you position yourself as the go-to-resource in your community for cutting-edge psychiatric care.
Who should Join the IPI Precision Medicine for Psychiatry Fellowship?
Designed for alumni of the IPI Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship and similarly-trained professionals, the Precision Medicine for Psychiatry Fellowship starts where the integrative fellowship leaves off. Precision medicine is the next step for the provider who wants to take a deep scientific dive into the precise genetic, environmental and lifestyle interactions that lead to mental illness, developing a highly informed data-driven treatment plan for the best likelihood of success. In 100 years, medical providers will likely look back at the era of imprecision medicine, or medicine for the average, as archaic.
This program is definitely for you if:
What You’ll Learn
Here’s what to expect during the IPI Precision Medicine for Psychiatry Fellowship
The precision psychiatric provider thinks in terms of networks that contribute to pre-illness, illness, health, wellness, and vitality. Learn about precision medicine, network theory, lesser-known pathways that block healing such as the cell danger response, and the power of N-of-1 intervention trials for the most advanced healing framework ever utilized in mental healthcare.
You will also gain confidence with an updated set of laboratory tests and wearables for a more systematic and efficacious approach to attaining individual patient goals, including:
Sara Gottfried, MD is the Director of the Precision Medicine Program at the Marcus Institute for Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University. She is a pioneer in the precision medicine movement with over 20 years of integrative, functional, and precision medicine experience and is literally helping define the field. Learn from her and other leaders on the forefront of this emerging field of medicine.
Sara Gottfried, MD
Sara Gottfried, MD is a board-certified physician, researcher, and educator. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and MIT, and completed residency at UCSF. Dr. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker and the author of four New York Times bestselling books…
Meet some of our faculty of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute
Throughout all of your studies you will be supported by a faculty of world-renowned leaders in integrative psychiatry. Discover the authorities you will be learning from.
Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman, MD, has devoted his life to helping others discover optimal health and address the root causes of chronic disease through the power of Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the fields of Functional Medicine and nutrition. Through his work to change policy for the betterment of public health, Dr. Hyman has testified before the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine…
David Perlmutter, MD
Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals…
George M. Slavich, PhD
Dr. Slavich is a leading expert in the conceptualization, assessment, and management of life stress, and in psychological and biological mechanisms linking stress with poor mental and physical health. He developed the first online system for assessing lifetime stress exposure; formulated the first fully integrated, multi-level theory of depression; and is helping pioneer a new field of research called human social genomics, which is revealing how social experiences reach deep inside the body to affect the human genome…
Jeffry Bland, PhD
Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than five decades focused on the improvement of human health. He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model…
Yael Joffe, PhD
In the rapidly-evolving discipline of nutrigenomics, Yael is globally acknowledged as a leading expert in the field. She is a highly sought-after speaker, has co-authored two books, ‘It’s Not Just Your Genes’ and ‘Genes To Plate’, and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals…
Kara Fitzgerald, ND
Kara Fitzgerald, ND, received her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first Counsel on Naturopathic Medicine-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry…
Patrick Hanaway, MD
Patrick Hanaway, MD, is a board certified family physician trained at Washington University. Dr. Hanaway served on the executive committee for the American Board of Integrative Medicine and is past president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. For the past 20 years, he has worked with his wife in clinical practice…
Ben Lynch, ND
Dr. Ben Lynch is the best-selling author of Dirty Genes and President of Seeking Health, a company that helps educate both the public and health professionals on how to overcome genetic dysfunction. He received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and three sons…
Carrie Jones, ND
Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed a 2-year residency in women’s health, hormones, and endocrinology…
Myles Spar, MD
Myles Spar, MD is a leading authority in Integrative Men’s Health as an author, teacher, researcher, TED talk speaker, contributor to Men’s Journal and the L.A. Times, expert on Dr. Oz and The Doctors TV shows and a faculty member of University of Arizona. His focus has always been about empowering men to achieve their goals through greater health…
Casey Means, MD
Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools…
Austin Perlmutter, MD
Austin Perlmutter, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, New York Times bestselling author, educator and consultant. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His focus is on helping identify and resolve the biological basis for “stuckness” in the body and brain…
Mary Rondeau, ND
Mary Rondeau ND, is a registered naturopathic doctor, functional medicine specialist and registered herbalist. She has been involved in naturopathic medicine functional medicine since 2005. Her interest in plants and natural healing stemmed from upbringing in the mountains learning about folk remedies with her mother as a child…
Crystalin Montgomery, ND
Dr. Montgomery is a MN Board Registered Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist, and currently sees patients virtually for naturopathic and functional medicine care. She also sees patients for acupuncture at the University of Minnesota Physicians Psychiatry Clinics (Behavioral Health Clinic for Families and St. Louis Park Psychiatry Clinic)…
Tara Scott, MD
Dr. Scott has been in front of an audience since she was the president of speech team in high school. This evolved in educating the community on hormone therapy, having taught doctors in five continents about an integrative approach. With over 20 years’ experience practicing OB/GYN…
Marvin Singh, MD
Dr. Marvin Singh practices as an integrative gastroenterologist in San Diego, California, is a diplomate of the American board of integrative medicine, board certified internist and gastroenterologist. Dr. Singh was trained by Dr. Andrew Weil, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine…
Kat Toups, MD
Kat Toups, MD is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (the highest honor bestowed by the APA), Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and previously boarded in Geriatric Psychiatry. She is also a Certified Practitioner with the Institute for Functional Medicine…
Sahar Swidan, PharmD
Dr. Swidan is board certified and an advanced fellow in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She is an internationally renowned speaker in the areas of pain management, headaches, and HRT. She has authored several book chapters, articles, and patient education material…
Mijail Serruya, MD, PhD
Dr. Serruya is a PhD-trained neuroscientist and a board-certified neurologist. He earned his undergraduate, graduate neuroscience and medical degrees at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a Fulbright scholar. He completed his neurology residency training and cognitive neurology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania…
Daniel VanDorn, PharmD
Dr. VanDorn earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy while concurrently optimizing novel stem-cell disease models and genetic assay technology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, work that has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. He has served in a wide range of health care settings including the Armed Forces…
Will Van Derveer, MD
Will Van Derveer, MD, Co-Founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute, spent the last 20 years innovating and testing a comprehensive approach to addressing psychiatric challenges which transcends the conventional model he learned in medical school at Vanderbilt University and residency at University of Colorado….
Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC
Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC is the Co-founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. He has practiced integrative psychotherapy for over a decade. After years of treating highly complex patients, as well as a personal journey of overcoming complex mood-related issues, he turned toward integrative psychiatric practices as a key component to understanding the healing process…
Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
IPI is in the accreditation process which will enable participants upon approval in the precision medicine program to earn credits for continued education.
Upon approval medical providers will be eligible for CME for up to 130 hours of Category 1 (CME) credits from the precision medicine program.
In addition, the program satisfies all requirements of maintaining certification as an IPI Integrative Psychiatric Provider.
*Please note that this program is not available for NBCC credit.
What You’ll Get
The IPI Precision Medicine for Psychiatry Fellowship Program has been designed to be a highly engaging mostly online experience of 130 hours of learning, allowing participants to weave this new knowledge into their current integrative psychiatry base.
Every conference, webinar and live event is recorded in your online library, and readily available should your schedule not permit you to attend a certain session. In addition, you will have access to your online library for two years after the program ends.
Online Pre-Training Modules
This 30 hour series, available to you as soon as you register, is designed to get you up-to-speed on the foundations of nutritional psychiatry and how to think like a precision medicine doctor
Online Intensive I
Online Intensive October 1, 2021 will be 7 hours of kick-off material of small groups and highly-engaging talks by expert faculty
Online Weekly Lectures
Ten months of regular weekly lectures and panel discussions to guide you in becoming a precision medicine expert
Online Intensive II
Online Intensive February 11, 2021 will be 7 hours of mid-program material. A mid-program intensive is important with the advanced material
Zoom Clinical Rounds
In order to enhance case-based learning in precision medicine, there are twice as many clinical rounds as the integrative psychiatry fellowship. Ten months of regular weekly group mentorship with senior faculty members with both faculty and fellows presenting cases.
Online Intensive III
Online Intensive July 29, 2021 will be 7 hours of more advanced topics and graduation ceremony.
In order to practice as a precision psychiatric provider with confidence and expertise, the IPI Precision Medicine for Psychiatry Fellowship revolves around competencies in 12 core areas.
Module 1: Nutritional Psychiatry
Diets / Micronutrients / Methylation / Mitochondrial Dysfunction / Precision Nutrition / Mental Health Protocols
Discover the expansive realm of nutritional interventions for mental health. You’ll widen your knowledge base to provide personalized nutritional plans, elimination/challenge diets, and genetic susceptibility food-based interventions. You’ll understand the health effects of the complex interplay among genetics, microbiome, gut, and brain. You’ll develop a firm foundation for individualizing what to eat and how to eat to promote health based on the individual.
Module 2: Genomics & Biomarkers
Genetic Testing You Can Trust / N-of-1 Trials / Omics / Frameworks / Precision Psychiatry Evaluation
Twenty years ago the practice of genomics and biomarkers in psychiatric evaluation was in its infancy. Now, utilizing the latest advances in testing and analytics, personalizing a treatment plan based on molecular drivers (i.e., from genomics and biomarkers) is possible, and proven to improve outcomes. You’ll learn what to look for in genetic testing and how to combine it with functional testing so that you understand how a gene is expressed. You’ll get introduced to N-of-1 studies for clinical care, and begin learning how to assimilate large amounts of data into a personalized treatment plan to get the most effective results for patients.
Module 3: Environmental Network
Epigenetics / Exposome / Biological Age / Social Genomics / Healthspan
If DNA is like the hardware of your computer, then the epigenome is the software that tells the genes when, where, and how to work. You’ll learn about nutrition, behavior, and the aging process that influences epigenetics, the selective turning on and off of gene expression, and how you can now yield important scientific wellness metrics related to biological aging. You’ll also learn how to assess and measure the exposome, which is the sum of all the exposures of an individual. You’ll discover new scientific wellness measures that help to define the gold standard of health, including the readily-available clinical labs that assess biological age versus chronological age.
Module 4: Cellular Network
Neurotransmission / Inflammation / Detoxification / Oxidative Stress
Cellular network theory and clinical-based interventions can sometimes feel overwhelming to learn about and difficult to translate into practice. Through an engaging case-based learning format, get the most leverage out of interventions for oxidative stress, detoxification, methylation, inflammation, and neurotransmitter pathways.
Module 5: Brain Network
Addiction / Alzheimer’s / Migraines / Brain Immune System / Prevention
The brain network controls metabolism and many other functions that impact mental and physical health. The tools of precision medicine are available to help us to detect root causes of cognitive decline years before disease manifests. Preventing cognitive decline and brain function through a multi-systemic approach is the most effective way to fight off this pandemic of illness. Learn the latest dementia prevention protocols, cognitive decline, and other aspects of health brain functioning.
Module 6: HPATGG Network
Cortisol Diurnal Patterns / Women’s Hormones / Men’s Hormones / Breast Health
Many psychiatric providers feel apprehensive about hormone therapy, and at the same time hormonal health is paramount to mood and energy regulation in the brain network. Get comfortable with estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, and testosterone therapies to optimize the hormonal gateway to mental health. Learn how to approach hormone therapy safely and responsibly by integrating genomics with laboratory testing.
Module 7: Metabolism Network
Metabolic Flexibility / Nutrigenomics / Continuous Glucose Monitoring / Weight Management
Metabolic function has been greatly overlooked in the practice of medicine, especially within the specialty of psychiatry. The efficient processing of the right nutrients based on demand, known as metabolic flexibility, is paramount to maintaining mental and physical health. Get acquainted with the power of continuous glucose monitoring and nutrigenomics for personalized food-based interventions that improves insulin and glucose pathways and optimizes cognitive function.
Module 8: Gut/Immune Network
Inflammatory Cascades / Rechallenge Diets / Intestinal Permeability / Metabolic Detoxification / Food Reactions
Building off the principles of the integrative fellowship, advance your knowledge base in fine-tuning gut health and healthy immune modulation. Dive deeper into intestinal permeability and course correcting inflammatory cascades throughout different systems in the body.
Module 9: Pattern Recognition
Clusters / Weight Loss Resistance / PCOS / Low Testosterone / Sexual Dysfunction
Pattern recognition is a foundational principle for the precision psychiatric provider. Gain confidence in recognizing symptom clusters and the deeper origins of these clusters throughout the physical body. This is where you dive deeper into understanding the role of multi-omic data in the network of the body. Additionally, get up-to-date on the role that weight plays in mental health and how to work with weight loss resistance.
Module 10: Deep Phenotyping
Autoimmune Disease / Trauma / Pre-diabetes / Case Studies
At the heart of precision medicine intervention is the ability to generate a deep phenotype, or the set of observable characteristics of an individual that result from the interaction of genes with the environment. In Precision Medicine, the collection of the patient’s narrative together with multi-omic data provide actionable insights. Through an exploration into dozens of cases presented by faculty, you will learn about the art and science of deep phenotyping. The deeper you go, the more you know.
Module 11: Brain Health Optimization
Memory / Attention / TBI / Neuroinflammation / Nootropics
As psychiatry turns its lens from only treating pathological states to facilitating optimal states, brain health is one of the most foundational aspects of living a vibrant life. By downregulating activated neuroinflammatory processes and synchronizing networks that aid memory, focus and attention, the precision psychiatric provider can guide patients to a level of mental acuity and behavior that most people never attain.
Module 12: Resilience
Immune Resilience / Gut Resilience / Hormone Resilience / Brain Resilience / Trauma Resilience
What better offering could you give a patient than helping increase their resilience? As trauma research blossomed in the last couple of decades, it became very clear that high degrees of resilience is essential to overcoming challenges in the face of adversity and maintaining health over the life span. Learn new frameworks and interventions to keep enhancing patients’ resilience for the best possible outcomes.
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