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John La Puma is an Italian-American internist, professionally trained cook and author.
Total Books: 8
La Puma was born in New York, received his undergraduate degree from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, earned an MD from Baylor College of Medicine and trained in internal medicine in Los Angeles. He completed the first U.S. postgraduate fellowship for physicians in medical ethics at the University of Chicago, became a Clinical Associate Professor there and founded the Center for Clinical Ethics, pioneering hospital clinical ethics consultation in the U.S. He later graduated from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, part of Le Cordon Bleu and became a Professor of Nutrition at Kendall CollegeSchool of Culinary Arts. He cooked with Chef Rick Bayless at Topolobampo in Chicago weekly for nearly four years before founding CHEF Clinic, a clinical Cooking, Healthy Eating and Fitness program to prevent and treat obesity, maintain weight loss and measurably promote wellness.
La Puma is co-founder of ChefMD, a health and media company, is founder of CHEF ClinicR and GlutenFreeQuiz for celiac disease screening. The first physician to teach cooking and nutrition in a U.S. medical school, he has authored over 250 original publications, book chapters, abstracts and books. His research interests include weight control, dietary supplement use, advance directives and medical ethics. His first book for the general public, written with Dr. Michael Roizen, RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat (April 2001) reached The New York Times Bestseller List. His cookbook is Cooking the RealAge Way (May 2003), co-authored with Dr. Roizen. Dr. La Puma contributed recipes to YOU: The Owner’s Manual (May 2005), co-authored by Drs. Roizen and Mehmet Oz. His most recent book is ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine (April 2008), which reached The New York Times Bestseller List in October 2008. In it, La Puma describes culinary medicine (the art of cooking integrated with the science of medicine) for 40 common health conditions. He practices medicine and nutrition in Santa Barbara, California.