Robert approaches medical education as an opportunity to choreograph a dance involving the learner and the content. On the larger stage of the Functional Medicine ecosystem, that same approach is applied to IFM’s relationships with all of its stakeholders. Functional Medicine is, after all, a movement. Robert oversees IFM’s Medical Education team and participates in IFM’s strategic planning.
Prior to joining the IFM team in 2015, Robert’s perspective was shaped by 26 years of primary care clinical experience in Latino community health centers and 16 years in academic medicine, including curriculum and faculty development. Years of Functional Medicine clinical experience in both underserved and cash-based practices ground him in the entire spectrum of IFM’s intended reach.Outside of IFM, Robert might be found contemplating the nature of philosophy, the philosophy of poetry, or the poetry of nature.