Our Medical Expert Board

Board-certified physicians review our content to ensure medical accuracy.

Our board-certified physicians review our content to ensure  it is medically accurate.

The Medical Expert Board is comprised of board-certified physicians and health care professionals who work with Health.com’s editorial team to ensure our articles and content is medically accurate, relevant, and up-to-date.

These experts share our mission to inform and empower you with accurate, empathetic, and actionable health information so you can make the best choice for your health.

Meet our members:

Emergency Medicine

Kimberly Brown
Kimberly Brown, MD, MPH
Emergency Medicine Physician

Kimberly Brown, MD, MPH, is an emergency medicine physician in Memphis, Tennessee, and also serves as a telemedicine physician. She is a best-selling author, national speaker, and co-host on The Real Rx podcast. 

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Jordana Haber Hazan, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician

Jordana Haber, MD, MACM, is an emergency physician at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where she serves as director of Clinical Education and Simulation for the residency program.

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Michael Menna, DO
Emergency Medicine Physician

Michael Menna, DO, is currently an attending emergency medicine physician at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, with nearly 10 years of experience.

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Endocrinology

Isabel Casimiro
Isabel Casimiro, MD
Endocrinologist

Isabel Casimiro, MD, PhD, is an endocrinologist and instructor at the University of Chicago. Her special interests include diabetes, lipid disorders, obesity, and transgender medicine.

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Family Medicine

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Rochelle Collins, DO
Family Medicine Physician

Rochelle Collins, DO, is a board-certified family medicine physician and assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Quinnipiac University.

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Jason DelCollo, DO
Attending Physician

Jason DelCollo, DO, is a board-certified medicine physician and associate faculty member at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. DelCollo is board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Elizabeth Molina Ortiz, MD, MPH
Family Medicine Physician

Elizabeth I. Molina Ortiz, MD, MPH, is a board-certified family medicine and primary care physician with Atrius Health.

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Jennifer Pollard Ruiz
Jennifer Pollard Ruiz, MD
Family Medicine Physician

Jennifer Pollard Ruiz, MD, is a family medicine physician and experienced medical writer. She has practiced primary care for over 20 years in the public, private, and government sectors.

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Sameena Zahoor, MD
Primary Care Physician

Sameena M. Zahoor, MD, is a practicing family medicine specialist in the Michigan area. She also volunteers at the Hope Clinic, which provides free primary medical care to uninsured and under-insured patients.

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Infectious Disease

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Ronald Lubelchek, MD
Infectious Diseases Physician

Ronald Lubelchek, MD, is an infectious disease specialist in Chicago, Illinois.

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Internal Medicine

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Anju Goel, MD, MPH
Physician, Public Health Consultant

Anju Goel, MD, MPH, is a public health consultant and internist with over 10 years of experience addressing communicable disease, health policy, health promotion, and disaster preparedness within the California public health system.

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Jane Kim
Jane Kim, MD
Internal Medicine Physician

Jane Kim, MD, is currently a medical editor and writer. She also consults on digital content for physician medical education.

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Isaac O. Opole, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine Physician

Isaac O. Opole, MD, PhD, FACP, is an internal medicine physician specializing in general and geriatric and hospital medicine at the Kansas University Medical Center. He has been practicing medicine and educating and mentoring medical students and residents for over 20 years.

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Keri Peterson
Keri Peterson, MD
Internal Medicine Physician

Keri Peterson, MD, is an internal medicine physician with a focus on aging well at her private practice in Manhattan. She is affiliated with several nearby hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Kashif J. Piracha
Kashif J. Piracha, MD
Internal Medicine Physician

Kashif J. Piracha, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is a practicing physician at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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Jenny Sweigard, MD
Internal Medicine Physician

Jenny Sweigard, MD, is an internal medicine physician practicing general and critical care medicine at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and other hospitals in the North Carolina area.

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Cristian Zanartu
Cristian Zanartu, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine Physician

Cristian Zanartu, MD, MPH, is an internal medicine physician specializing in supportive and palliative care. He has worked for more than seven years at two cancer centers in New York City in addition to working in primary care.

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Nutrition

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Ashley Baumohl, MPH, RD
Surgical Dietitian

Ashley Baumohl, MPH, RD, is a surgical dietitian at Lenox Hill Hospital. Her area of expertise include medical nutrition therapy for patients with head, neck, stomach, intestinal cancers, and acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions.

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Hans Jonathan Purtell, MS, RD, CDN
Registered Dietitian

Jonathan Purtell, MS, RDN, CDN, is a registered dietitian at Lenox Hill Hospital. His primary interests include surgical and neurosurgical intensive care, orthopedic, obese/post-bariatric, and gastrointestinal patients.

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Surgery

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David Hampton, MD
Surgeon, Assistant Professor

David Hampton, MD, MEng, FACS, is a general surgeon specializing in trauma and acute care surgery as well as surgical critical care. He is an assistant professor of trauma and acute care surgery at the University of Chicago.

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