Chef Dr. Mike
Michael S. Fenster, MD, FACC, FSCA&I, PEMBA; known to friends and fans simply as “Chef Dr. Mike,” is America’s only board-certified interventional cardiologist and professional chef. He currently holds faculty appointments at The Kansas Health Science Center (Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Culinary Medicine)); West Virginia University School of Medicine (Executive Faculty) and cross-faculty appointments at The University of Montana (College of Health, School of Public Health and Missoula College Culinary Arts Program). He currently teaches one of the country’s leading courses on Culinary Medicine at The University of Montana. He also serves on the editorial board of the academic journal, The Journal of Integrative Cardiology.
In addition to his clinical practice, he has a huge media footprint. He has had innumerable television appearances including The Doctors, and Fox National News where he has served as a national contributor. He has hosted a national radio show, Code Delicious with Dr. Mike featured on RadioMD and a sponsored weekly show, Journeys into Quantum Food available on iTunes. He has done countless lectures, cooking demonstrations, and presentations. Most recently, he did a breakout session, cooking demonstration, and keynote address for The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign in 2019.
He currently writes a regular column for Psychology Today and has authored several books including The Fallacy of The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It (Koehler Books, 2014), Ancient Eats: The Greeks and Vikings (Koehler Books, 2016) and Food Shaman: The Art of Quantum Food (Post Hill Press, June 2018) is his latest offering.
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