Robert E. Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP, is an accomplished leader in the fields of integrative, functional, and holistic medicine. He is also a public health scientist, a TED speaker, a food activist, and a trained chef. Dr. Graham is committed to his patients' health and wellness at Shift Wellness in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
Dr. Graham completed his Master's Degree in Public Health at The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in New York. Dr. Graham went on to finish his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side before pursuing fellowships in general internal medicine, complementary and integrative medical therapies, and medical education back at Harvard Medical School.
Alongside his wife, Julie Graham, Dr. Graham co-founded FRESH Medicine & FRESH MED U. FRESH Medicine is an integrative health and wellness center located at Shift Wellness. FRESH is an acronym for the five ingredients in their recipe to health: Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep, and Happiness. Dr. Graham is a "food fighter" and has prescribed "food as medicine" for over 15 years. He has personally taught over 500 healthcare workers how to cook whole food, plant-based meals. Dr. Graham also created the first edible rooftop garden at a hospital in NYC.
Dr. Graham is one of less than 20 doctor-chefs worldwide, having obtained his culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. When he's not seeing patients, Dr. Graham trades his white lab coat for his chef's whites. His goal is to expand his toolkit both for use as a healthcare provider and as an advocate for a new model of integrative, "food-first" healthcare called culinary medicine. When not traveling the world, cooking, or riding bikes, the Grahams are busy writing their first book, The FRESH 5: Your Recipe to Health.