Wellness Workdays medical advisory board is instrumental in supporting our wellness programs and providing insight to the latest trends in health and wellness.
Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, FNSCA, FACSM
Pediatrics, Strength & Conditioning
Dr. Avery Faigenbaum is a Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As a leading researcher and practitioner in the field of pediatric exercise science, he has developed successful strength and conditioning programs for school-age youth and has authored over 120 scientific publications, 25 book chapters and eight books including Youth Strength Training and Progressive Plyometrics for Kids.
Dr. Joel Schwartz, FACOG
Dr. Joel Schwartz is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynceology and is a director of the school’s maternal-fetal medicine program and medical director of the fetal anomaly program. He is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Adept at all aspects of treating the high-risk pregnant woman, Dr. Schwartz has a particular interest in intrauterine growth retardation, diabetes, prematurity and the effects of altitude in pregnancy. His research work has been published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and been presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Prior to teaching at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Schwartz was a physician at Desert Perinatal Associates where he focused on maternal-fetal medicine; an assistant clinical professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; a clinical instructor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; and an attending physician at both Denver Health and St. Anthony Central Hospital in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
An undergraduate of Cornell University, Dr. Schwartz received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and subsequently became fellowship trained in maternal fetal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Schwartz was a basketball coach at Cornell University. He has run several marathons, including the Boston and New York City marathons, and is married with three daughters.
Dr. Michael Wein, FACA
Asthma, Allergy & Immunology
Dr. Michael Wein, is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and also by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors in Biology from Brown University and completed postgraduate training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, then served as a Fellow in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he studied immunology. He has served as President of the State of Florida Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Society and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology for over a decade. Currently he is on the medical school faculty and teaches medical students at the Port St Lucie / Fort Pierce campus of the Florida State University School of Medicine and also works as Chief of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. He is frequently asked to consult on the well known Physician’s Letter/Prescriber’s Letter and is the author of the chapter on allergy in the 2005 and 2006 editions of the well-known medical textbook Conn’s Current Therapy. He has served as a speaker or consultant for several Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical industry and has published in several scientific journals including European Respiratory Journal, Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, American Journal of Respiratory Cell Biology, Journal of Immunology. Currently he is collaborating with researchers at FSU to study the molecular mechanisms of food allergy. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Allergy.
Dr. Wayne Wescott
FItness, Exercise, Physiology
Dr. Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., directs the Fitness Research Programs at Quincy College in Quincy, MA, where he also developed the Exercise Science Major. He has been a strength training consultant for the United States Navy, the American Council on Exercise, the YMCA of the USA, and Nautilus. He is an editorial advisor/reviewer for many publications, including The Physician and Sportsmedicine, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, Prevention, Shape, and On-Site Fitness magazines, and has authored 24 books and textbooks on strength training. Dr. Westcott serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Council on Active Aging and the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. He was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Alumni Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania State University.