PIH Academy Course 4
certification program puts personalized, functional, integrative care together for you in a 6-module virtual course, filled with engaging lectures and discussions, practice worthy clinical pearls and guidance from colleagues.

The 21st century has brought with it unprecedented challenges. Environmental effects of toxins, antinutrients, and viruses have resulted in decreased life expectancy, immune, and digestive health, along with diminished soil and air quality.

  • What could be missing in your healing journey?
  • What is inhibiting your innate tendency to thrive?
  • How can we achieve optimal wellness?

These questions and more will be addressed in the PIH Academy 2022 educational sessions.   

Using a ‘Physiology before Pharmacology’ approach, PIH Academy’s 4th year’s course will focus on overcoming 21st Century challenges and providing the opportunities and tools to decrease chronic illness and thrive—with healthier youthful vitality for all.

The agenda is crafted to meet the needs of the functional and integrative healthcare practitioner with an interest and focus on a robust healthspan. The experts concentrate on the different aspects of health including digestion, detoxification, bone and joint health, hormones, and the environmental influences of heavy metals and molds.


Participate in this course to increase your knowledge and enhance competence to…

  • Recognize 21st Century issues and challenges facing people of all ages.
  • Learn to address the causes of clinical conditions systematically, rather than by treating symptoms. Evoke the human healing response rather than fight with pathology.
  • Practice physiology before pharmacology as the foundation for sustainable, personalized healing and wellness.
  • Receive personalized proactive predictive primary prevention practice protocols.

Schedule Speakers/Topics

Susan Brown Ph.D / Healthy Bone 

Robin Rose DO / Gut Health and Long COVID

Mikhail Kogan MD / Healthful Longevity

Mark Su MD / Molds, Mycotoxins, and the Environment + Components of a Successful Virtual Practice

Lyn Patrick ND / Environmental Influence of Heavy Metals

Russell Jaffe MD, PhD. / Biological Detoxification for the 21st CenturyNature’s pHarmacy                                                                                                                   

Course 4 Speakers

Russell Jaffe, MD, Ph.D, CCN

Russ Jaffe is Founder and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC (PIH, www.PERQUE.com) a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions to speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring.

Lyn Patrick, ND

Lyn Patrick ND graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice as a state licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona and Colorado for 35 years.

Susan Brown, Ph.D

Susan E. Brown, Ph.D, is a medical anthropologist, a New York State Certified Nutritionist, and the author of Better Bones, Better Body — the first comprehensive look at natural bone health. She has more than 40 years of experience in clinical nutrition, bone health research, and lay and health professional education. She has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and health issues.

Robin Rose, DO

Dr. Robin Rose teaches you to proactively manage your health so you can look, feel and measure younger. She uses a range of methods including advanced genomic testing, wearable devices, and medical technology to slow the aging process of your DNA (biological age). Her practice focuses on resetting the health of the gut microbiome. 

Mikhail Kogan, MD

Dr. Kogan currently serves as medical director of the GW Center for Integrative Medicine and associate director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program. He is the founder and director  of the George Washington University Integrative Geriatrics Fellowship Track and the director of the Integrative Medicine Track program at the George Washington University School of Medicine. 

Mark Su, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Su is committed to finding a root cause for each individual’s condition or symptoms, applying functional medicine approaches and negotiating a sequence and combination of interventions best suited to the patient’s personal needs and preferences, including nutrition and other lifestyle modifications.

PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH) launched PIH Academy, led by Russell Jaffe with the goal of educating healthcare practitioners on Physiology First as the basis of functional medicine in practice. The Physiology First practice philosophy focuses on the processes and functions that create, sustain, and optimize life. It is an approach that looks at how the things we eat, drink, think and do impact us physiologically – either supporting or detracting from optimal function. Physiology First (before pharmacology) is at the core of proactive prevention and the practice of functional medicine.

Dr. Russell Jaffe

Russ Jaffe is Founder and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC, a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions to speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring.

Dr. Jaffe has more than 40 years of experience contributing to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. His focus is on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes and he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject.