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Dr. Michael D. Seidman, MD - ViSalus SciencesDr. Michael D. Seidman, M.D.

Michael D. Seidman, MD attained both his B.S. in Human Nutrition and M.D. from the University of Michigan. After a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery he completed a fellowship in Otologic/Neurotologic and Skull Base Surgery at the Ear Research Foundation in Florida. Dr. Seidman is the Director-Division of Otologic;/ Neurotologic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Director of Otolaryngology Research Laboratory, the Co-Director of the Tinnitus Center, and the Chair of the Center for Integrative Medicine and a past President of the Michigan Otolaryngology Society. He is Co-Editor for the International Tinnitus Journal, the Associate Editor for the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Journal, and is on the Editorial Review Board for seven major Otolaryngology Journals and the American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Additionally, he has been appointed to the State Medical Board of Audiology, the Scientific or Advisory Board of the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People Inc., the Life Extension Foundation, IntraEar, the Ear Research Foundation, Arches Company, Auris Medical, the American Tinnitus Association, Gel Tech, BASF, and WebMD. He also serves as a consultant for many professional athletes, and is an advisor for several teams in the NHL, NFL, and the ABA.

Dr. Seidman is an active scientist and has had funding from the National Institutes of Health for over 20 years, and other major institutions. He is considered by his peers as an expert on the molecular basis of aging, noise induced hearing loss, otologic/neurotologic-skull base surgery, all aspects of ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery, tinnitus, herbal therapies, nutrition/antioxidants and their relationship to health, sports and aging.

Dr. Seidman lectures around the world on such topics; has more than 90 major publications, numerous awards, the recipient of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Clinical Practitioner Excellence Award (given to one Otolaryngologist each year) and has received two patents, one on a supplement that positively effects age-related hearing loss and a second one that is able to determine an individuals “molecular age”. Additionally, he has multiple patents pending on aging, mitochondrial function endurance enhancement, and surgical tools and techniques. He has long been interested in supplementation and began developing novel combinations of supplements in 1981.

Steven A. Witherly, PhD - ViSalus SciencesSteven A. Witherly, Ph.D.

Steven A. Witherly, Ph.D. is a leading expert in the field of food science, nutrition, and product formulation. Dr. Witherly holds a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University, and both his M.S. in Food Science and a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of California at Davis.

Dr. Witherly is an esteemed member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Los Angeles Chapter, Institute of Food Technologists - Sensory Division, Sigma Xi Research Society, the Gerontological Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, American Institute of Wine and Food and the American Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition. Has lectured at USC School of Pharmacy, University of California at Northridge, University of California at Long Beach, and University of California at Davis, and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Food Science for Chapman College in Orange County. He also holds the honor of having been named National IFT (International Food Technologists) Scientific Lecturer for 96-2001. His extensive career includes high-level product development positions at many world recognized food and health companies creating a variety of top national and international brands. Dr. Witherly is also a published author and speaker on the science of food.

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