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Our Seven Distinguished M.D.'s

Steven A. Brody, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven A. Brody, M.D., Ph.D. is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Medical Director of Lifespan Medical Institute in La Jolla and San Diego, CA.

Dr. Brody has extensive experience in endocrinology & metabolism, gynecology and anti-aging. He has treated cancer patients at Yale-New Haven hospital and has delivered hundreds of babies as Chief Resident in Ob-Gyn at Stanford medical center. Compassion has been emblematic of his attitude towards health and healing.

He is the only recognized M.D. in the U.S. who has been Board Certified in 4 areas:
Internal Medicine    (Yale-New Haven Hospital)
Endocrinology & Metabolism    (National Institutes of Health)
Obstetrics & Gynecology    (Stanford University School of Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility    (Baylor College of Medicine)

He has maintained Certification in Endocrine Medicine, and he is a Life Fellow of the Amer. College of Ob-Gyn. He served as Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSD for 12 years. He was the Medical Director of IVF at Alvarado hospital and a past Board member of the San Diego County Medical Society. As his infertility patients have gotten older, Dr. Brody has expanded his practice to treat disorders of menopause and andropause using traditional, integrative and complementary medicine.

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Dr. Brody served in the military as a Lieutenant Commander (surgeon) in the U.S. Public Health Service. He strives to share his medical knowledge with doctors, as well as those in need. He has lectured in many countries throughout the world, including the U.S., Peru, Colombia, Ukraine, Russia and Japan.

Dr. Brody co-authored "Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy" while at Stanford. As a researcher at Cambridge he wrote "Principles and Practice of Assisted Human Reproduction" with Professor Robert Edwards, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine. He is most proud of his son, David; and Katie, an attorney in London.

Dr. Brody is a medical specialist in: Infertility, Gynecology & IVF; Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, and Age Management Medicine.


I. Barken M.D.
Dr. Barken is certified by the American Board of Urology. Among other distinctions, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSD where he is involved in research projects. Dr. Barken had the honor of being invited to perform the first laser prostatectomy in China in 1992 and of teaching laser surgery in that country. Dr. Barken holds two U.S. patents in the field of computerized laser surgery and a third patent in the field of cryosurgery.

A natural and very humorous communicator, Dr. Barken hosted and produced Cox Cable's "Men and Male Medicine", a weekly television program. He has lectured extensively in the United States for cancer organizations, support groups and prostate cancer forums. He is always pleased to accept invitations to be a speaker.

Since 1989, he has served as the founder and facilitator of the San Diego prostate cancer Support Group, the first such group in San Diego and in the country. Six local PC-REF Support Groups are now up and running. Dr. Barken also served on the Medical Advisory Board of PAACT (Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatments) and the Board of ECPCP (Educational Council for prostate cancer Patients). In addition, Dr. Barken was one of the founding members on the Board of the National prostate cancer Coalition. During his two years of service, he also sat on the NPCC Scientific Committee with Dr. Andy Von Eschenbach, who is currently the head of the NCI (National Cancer Institute).


Marc Lewis, M.D.
Marc Lewis, M.D. is a physician trained in the specialty of anesthesiology. He is currently an anesthesiologist in private practice in San Diego.

Dr. Lewis is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his MD degree from the UCSD School of Medicine. He completed his residence at the University of Florida in Gainesville at Shands Hospital.

Dr. Lewis is Board Certified in Anesthesiology. His clinical practice is at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and UCSD-Shiley hospitals. His practice encompasses the broad range of anesthesiology. His specialty interests include outpatient surgery, pediatric anesthesiology, and pharmacology.


Kevin Rapeport, M.D.
Kevin B. Rapeport M.D. is a recognized leader in the practice of invasive and diagnostic cardiology group.

Dr. Rapeport received his medical school education at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He then trained at the prestigious Hammersmith Hospital in London. He then became senior cardiology Fellow at the San Francisco heart Institute.

Dr. Rapeport has held clinical appointments at New York Health Sciences Center, San Diego Rehabilitation Institute, and the State of California Department of Health Services. He is Staff Physician at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. In 2001 he was Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and New Technologies at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego, California. He is also served on the Investigational Review Board of the medical center, which oversees the rights of patients undergoing research studies.

Dr. Rapeport has been involved in numerous clinical investigations in cardiovascular medicine. He has presented lectures at academic centers internationally: from New York City to Wurzburg Germany. He has also published important clinical studies which have contributed to our understanding of heart disease.

Dr. Rapeport is Board Certified in internal medicine and the subspecialties of cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.


Robert Solomon, M.D.
Robert J. Solomon, M.D. received his Bachelor? degree from Clark University in Worcester Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general psychiatry in 1988 at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center-Westchester Division. He then completed his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine in 1992.

Dr. Solomon is Board Certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. He was a staff physician at San Luis Ray Hospital from 1992 to 1995 and served as Medical Director at the New Alternatives-Level 14-Adolescent Residential Treatment Program from 1997 to 2000.

Dr. Solomon has extensive experience in psychotherapy with adults, children and adolescents. He utilizes a Principle Based Approach to psychotherapy.


Gil Wilshire, M.D.
Dr. Wilshire is a Reproductive Endocrinologist with expertise in diabetes and metabolism. He has first-authored scientific research in such journals as Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Fertility and Sterility.

He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan and is M.D. from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He did his sub-specialty Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He also serves as the Medical Director of Technology Catalysts International Corporation.

Dr. Wilshire is passionate about controlled-carb nutrition from both a medical standpoint and personal experience. Since April 2002 he's followed a diet low in carbohydrate and to date lost 125 pounds of fat while increasing lean body mass through weight-training.


Mike Keller, M.D.
Founder of San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic in 1975, is board certified in Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the American College of Physicians. He has been active with the Arthritis Foundation and is a guest lecturer to medical staffs and to the public. He has been principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials.

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Steven A. Brody, M.D., Ph.D.
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