Jun 29, 2021
In today’s episode Dr. Saray Stancic shares her remarkable story of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and how lifestyle medicine changed her life forever.
We talk about the importance of overcoming a victim mindset.
We talk about the disconnect happening in the medical field right now and how Dr. Stancic is working to make an impact on young medical professionals.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Dr. Stancic, is triple board-certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Lifestyle Medicine. She graduated from New Jersey Medical School in 1993 and after completing her fellowship, accepted the position as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Hudson Valley VA in New York. In later years, she served as Translational Medical Leader at Roche Pharmaceuticals where she led clinical trials in the field of viral hepatitis and HIV.
In 2012, she left her work in Infectious Diseases to fully dedicate her time to the field of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Stancic's interest in Lifestyle Medicine is rooted in her personal story as a patient living with multiple sclerosis. She is the founder of one of the first Lifestyle Medicine practices in the country, and mentors the Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
She seeks to spread the power of preventive Medicine on a global scale and bring needed change to how we train physicians. She is Producer of the documentary film; Code Blue, which made its global release on May 26th, 2020. Dr. Stancic released her first book on January 12th, 2021 entitled, What’s Missing from Medicine; Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness.
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