Meet our Practitioners

David Leonardi, MD, ABAAM, CNS

David Leonardi, MD, ABAAM, CNS is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is residency trained in Emergency Medicine and was board certified in this field from 1980 through 2004. Dr. Leonardi left Emergency Medicine in 1986 to focus on disease prevention and has been practicing Vitality and Longevity Medicine exclusively since 1997. He is board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. His study, Hormone Modulation, Low Glycemic Nutrition and Exercise: Effects on Disease Risk and Quality of Life appeared in the Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine in 2002. Dr. Leonardi is the founder of the Leonardi Institute, offering the world’s most evidence-based and effective program to slow aging and prevent age-related diseases.

He is a professional member of the American Diabetes Association, the National Lipid Association and the American College of Nutrition. He is the co-author of the book: Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss, MCI: The Latest Science for Prevention and Treatment and is currently authoring a new book: No One Dies of Old Age: The Cycle-Breakers® Program for Vitality and Longevity. Dr. Leonardi has been a speaker for medical conferences both nationally and internationally. He is an international speaker in the field of Vitality and Longevity Medicine. Speaking engagements at physician seminars include the following:

Dr. Leonardi has also been a featured speaker for Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, Schwab Impact, and Edward Jones Advisor Leaders and Managing Partners conferences. In addition, he’s provided over 180 seminars for Vistage International organization of CEOs since 2007. Dr. Leonardi holds four patents for medical devices. His passion is the research in human chemistry. He views aging as a disease and is eager to learn everything possible to slow its progress.

Jennifer Wood, NP-C

Jennifer is a Family Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has an outstanding academic background, which includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Shippensburg University, an associate’s degree in nursing from Roxborough School of Nursing, and a master’s degree in nursing from Frontier University. Currently Jennifer is finishing her post-master’s degree as a certified clinical nutritionist. Jennifer began her career in health care when she was a teen, volunteering as a candy striper in her hometown hospital. Since that time she has had over 20 years’ experience in the nursing field in various aspects of patient care.

Prior to embarking on Vitality and Longevity Medicine, Jennifer spent many years in the geriatric field, where she was able to observe first hand the effects of the age-related diseases not only on the individual, but the entire family dynamic. Her work in palliative care and hospice allowed her to witness how environment, genetics and lifestyle can influence not only quality of life, but life expectancy. It was through these experiences that she became passionate about her pursuit of preventive care and the desire to educate others (Indeed, the word, “doctor” comes from the Latin “docere”, meaning “to teach”). Her passion lies in understanding the biochemistry of aging and helping others to make sense of their own path to wellness and vitality.

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