Founder of CHEF Clinic®
John La Puma M.D. is board-certified in internal medicine, a professionally trained chef and urban organic farmer. Founder of CHEF Clinic®, a national medical practice, Dr. La Puma is formerly a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and Professor of Nutrition at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, and serves on the advisory board of the Tulane University School of Medicine Center for Culinary Medicine. Read More >
TEDx: Make yourself better with what you eat
TEDMED: Culinary Medicine in Action
"The feedback from our audience of executives is off-the-chart; you were perfect."
“Our community parents were spell-bound by your inspiring presentation, and so were the teachers! We especially loved the herb plants, the garden data, and the easy-to-use ways that the right food and nature help kids create better focus.”
"Absolutely terrific Life after 50 program!"
"You are the godfather of culinary medicine, and our clinicians from all over the U.S. were writing down every water-cooler nature therapy fact you gave. You’re starting a new field in medicine–again! Thank you a thousand times.”
“Simply brilliant talk on nature therapy and a green rx to our international audience of scholars: please come back and give us more inspiration and wisdom!”
“The women loved your session…and I would love to have you come back. You sold out all your books!”
"Through the culinary wizardry of Dr. La Puma, not even your taste buds will know that you’re eating ‘good for you’ food. You can live well, and long, with his guidance.”
“Dr. La Puma brings to your table a rare combination of medical experience and culinary skills. Your health and meals will both benefit.”