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Dr. Gundry’s Credentials

Education

Yale University cum laude graduate, with special honors in Human Biological and Social Evolution

Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine

Completed residencies in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan

Served as a clinical associate at the National Institutes of Health

Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London

Affiliations

Former Professor and Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Served on the Board of Directors, American Society of Artificial Internal Organs

Founding board member and treasurer, International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

Two successive terms as President of the Board of Directors, American Heart Association, Desert Division

Current medical director, International Heart & Lung Institute, Palm Springs, CA

Founder and current director, the Center for Restorative Medicine, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA

Honors

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; the American College of Cardiology; the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the College of Chest Physicians.

One of only 500 Fellows of the American Surgical Association.

Dr. Gundry in the operating room

Experience

  • Joined his colleague, Leonard Bailey, to perform more infant and pediatric heart transplants than anyone else in the world.

     

  • Pioneered the science of interspecies heart and tissue transplants, and kept a baboon alive with a transplanted pig heart for 28 days – a record for this type of surgery.

  • One of the first twenty surgeons to test the implantable left ventricular assist device, a type of artificial heart.

  • Operated in more than 30 countries, including charitable missions to China, India, and Zimbabwe.

  • As consultant to Computer Motion, was one of the first surgeons to receive FDA approval for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

  • Consultant to self-improvement guru Tony Robbins, Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin, and Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward.

Inventions

The Gundry Retrograde Cardioplegia Cannula, the world’s most widely used device for preventing cell damage during open heart surgery.

The Gundry Lateral Tunnel, a “living” tissue that can rebuild parts of the heart in children with severe genetic heart defects.

The Skoosh Venous Cannula, the world’s most widely-used data and fluid transfer tube for minimally-invasive heart surgery.

The pioneer of the Gundry Ministernomy, a now-widespread method for minimally-invasive heart valve repair.

The Gundry Retrograde Cardioplegia Cannula

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Publications

Author of more than 300 chapters, articles, and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals on surgery, immunology, genetics, nutrition, and lipid investigations.

Author of The Plant Paradox, which topped the New York Times Bestseller list for 13 consecutive weeks and sparked a “lectin-free diet” movement all across the world.

Author of The Plant Paradox, which topped the New York Times Bestseller list for 13 consecutive weeks and sparked a “lectin-free diet” movement all across the world.

Author of the best-selling Three Rivers Press book Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline

Author of the New York Times bestseller, The Plant Paradox Cookbook, which offers plenty of lectin-free recipes to make eating “The Gundry Way” easier — and tastier — than ever.

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Where to Find Me

I’m the Director and Founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute as well as the Center for Restorative Medicine in both Palm Springs, CA and Santa Barbara, CA. 

I work six days a week at these offices, where I love helping patients take control of their health.

There’s currently a year-long waitlist to schedule a doctor’s appointment with me in person. But the good news is, you can easily stay up-to-date on my best tips, tricks, and breakthroughs for free through my popular email newsletter and growing social media channels.

Find me on social media and let’s keep in touch. With that said, I’d like to thank you for your time. Here’s to having the health, happiness, and longevity you deserve!

Always looking out for you,

Steven Gundry, MD

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