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Dr. Robert Graham

Robert E. Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP, Chef is the Co–Founder of FRESH Medicine. Dr.
Graham is a Harvard trained physician, board certified in both Internal and Integrative
Medicine, a public health scientist, TED speaker, food activist and Chef. Dr. Graham received his
medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center and
completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. He earned a Masters of
Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health while completing three fellowships in
General Internal Medicine, Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies and Medical
Education at Harvard Medical School. One of less than twenty doctor/chefs worldwide, he
obtained his culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute.

A Swami once said, “Dr. Graham will tell you what to eat to be healthy, (he prescribes food), but

also how to grow it and how to cook it.” -Swami Ramananda.

Dr. Graham a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine has prescribed “food as medicine” for
over 10 years, has taught over 500 healthcare workers, mostly doctors, how to cook whole food
plant-based meals, created the first edible rooftop garden on a hospital in NYC and is the
founder of FRESH Med, an integrative health and wellness center. FRESH is an acronym for their
five ingredients for health: Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep and Happiness.
When not seeing patients, he trades his white lab coat for chef’s whites with the goal of
expanding his toolkit both for use as a healthcare provider and as an advocate for a new model
of integrative, “food-first” lifestyle-focused healthcare, called Culinary Medicine. He is currently
writing his first book, A FRESH Recipe to Health.

Dr. Graham is an international speaker and has appeared on NBC Today Show, Fox, ABC, CBS
News, NY1 and is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, SHAPE, TIME, Daily
News, NY Post, MindBodyGreen, FoodTank, Washington Post, SHAPE, Men’s Health, Yahoo
News and WebMD.