Education

  • University of Bridgeport, 2016
    • College of Naturopathic Medicine – Summa cum laude as valedictorian Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  • University of Bridgeport, 2016 Acupuncture Institute – Summa cum laude
    • Masters of Science in Acupuncture
  • New York University, 2011
    • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Studies – Cum laude

Professional Experience

  • New York University
    • Steinhardt Dept. of Nutrition and Food Studies January 2017-Current
      • Instructor for Complementary and Alternative Nutrition Therapies graduate masters course at NYU Steinhardt
  • Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine
    • Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist April 2017 – Current
    • Male health and urology expert providing integrative and holistic healthcare to patients utilizing clinical nutrition, lifestyle modifications, botanical medicine, personalized medicine, genomic and microbiome analysis and physical medicine modalities.
  • NYU Smilow Integrative and Functional Urology Center
    • Intern – Dr. Geovanni Espinosa ND, L.Ac August 2011 – Current
  • Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine
    • Student clinician – Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, ND – August 2014 – May 2016
      • Provided health care to patients utilizing naturopathic medicine, nutritional consulting, physical medicine, acupuncture, generative medicine and botanical medicine.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Dietetic Department Volunteer – December 2010 – August 2011

Publications and Book Chapters

  • Espinosa G, Esposito R, Kazzazi A, Djavan B. Vitamin D and benign prostatic hyperplasia — a review. Can J Urol. 2013;20:6820-6825.
  • Healing in Urology: Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative
    Therapies. Editors: Dr. Geovanni Espinosa, Dr. Bilal Chughtai MD, and Dr. Amy Stein DPT. Author of chapter: “Naturopathic Medicine.”
  • Integrative Sexual Medicine: First author of Chapter Five: “Mid-life and beyond male hormonal status – andropause and its effect on sexual health.” Publisher: Oxford University Press. Publication date: Mid-2017
  • Integrative Sexual Medicine: Co-Author of Chapter Eleven: “Exercise and Sexual Dysfunction.” Publisher: Oxford University Press. Publication date: Mid-2017
  • Lead author – Module for the Board of Certified and Nutrition Specialists: Male Sexual Health Module
  • Pending Publication: Espinosa G, Esposito R. Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer – a review. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
  • University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine Doctorate Thesis: Integrative Medicine in the Treatment and Management of Hypogonadic Men – 2016.

Appointments in Review Boards

  • 2016 – Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal – Peer reviewer

Honors

  • Summa cum laude – University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Valedictorian – University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Summa cum laude – University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute
  • Golden Needle Award in Clinical Excellence – University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute
  • New York University Founder’s Day Award – 2012
  • New York University Florence Canepi Scholar – 2008-2011
  • Generoso Pope Foundation – Anthony J. Pope Scholar 2007

Professional Memberships

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Licensure

  • Naturopathic Medical License, Connecticut, License number: 000575
  • Acupuncture License, New York, License Number: 005880

Certifications

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioners (IFMCP), expected 2017 Certified in Opus 23 – Nutrigenomic analysis utilizing 23andMe raw data
  • Clean Needle Technique (CNT) Certification by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)

Conferences

  • New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Conference October 2013-2016

Additional Teaching Experience

  • Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) Designer/Educator of online men’s sexual health module
    • Developed a curriculum and designed lessons for a men’s sexual heath module utilized by physicians and healthcare providers in preparation for the Certified Examination for Nutrition Specialist.
  • University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine September 2013 – May 2016
    • One-on-one Instructor: Provided one-on-one tutoring to first year naturopathic medical students in their biochemistry course.
  • Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine September 2015 – May 2016
    Nutrigenomic Instructor

    • Trained and mentored fellow physicians and healthcare providers in utilizing and interpreting 23andMe data using Opus 23 with further instruction in nutrition, genomics and clinical application.
    • Opus23.com
  • NYU CaPLESS Retreat with Dr. Geovanni Espinosa Seasonal 2012 –Current
    • CaPLESS Coach

 

Lectures

  • New York University, Steinhardt School
    May 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
    Guest Lecturer at Alumni Event to the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
  • Diocese of Bridgeport
    April 2015 – The role of diet on chronic disease
    Audience: Low socioeconomic population, individuals with diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases
  • Bridgeport Library
    September 2015 – The use of food in the prevention of upper respiratory infection Audience: Low socioeconomic population, individuals with diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases