Melina B. Jampolis, MD is an internist and board-certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only several hundred practicing in the United States).
She is the past president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and has served on their board of directors for over a decade. Trained as an internist, for the past 20+ years she has specialized exclusively in nutrition for weight loss, disease prevention, and treatment. She is currently on the Board of Directors for The American Society of Nutrition, is Chief Nutrition Officer for BLK water, and her current clinical work focuses on the new and rapidly growing field of precision nutrition and nutrigenetics.
A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital, and became board-certified as a physician nutrition specialist in 2004.
Her successful new podcast Practically Healthy by Dr. Melina is available on all major podcasting platforms and features experts and celebrities from the worlds of professional sports, medicine, and fitness.
Spice Up, Slim Down, her fourth book, was released in December 2017, and 100% of the profits went to Action Against Hunger, a charity dedicated to fighting childhood malnutrition around the world. Spice up, Live Long is her fifth (and favorite) book, benefits No Kid Hungry with each sale.
Dr. Melina is a frequent guest on popular TV show Live with Kelly and Ryan and has appeared on the Today show, Access Hollywood Live, The Talk, numerous television and radio stations around the country, and in a myriad of magazines. She has an active practice in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and their two young sons.