The Institute of Plant Based Medicine(IOPBM) was founded and developed in the Spring of 2020 by Dr. Angie Sadeghi along with Dr. Danielle Belardo, James and Dahlia Marin, Dr. Vanessa Mendez, Dr. Melissa Mondala, and Dr. Micah Yu. Our team realized that there is a gap in connecting medical knowledge with nutritional knowledge in the healthcare world. We as individual practitioners realized that a plant based approach was the best for our patients and to be able to consult different specialties under one group would solidify our patient’s health.

The Institute of Plant Based Medicine is the first multi-specialty plant based clinic in the world.

EXECUTIVE TEAM


Dr. Angie Sadeghi, MD

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

“Historically, medical practitioners have overlooked the power of lifestyle and nutrition in disease prevention. My goal is to empower my patients to incorporate healthy lifestyle habits and evidence-based medical therapies to ensure long and vigorous lives.”


Dr. Micah Yu, MD, MHA

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

“Optimizing the immune system begins with lifestyle medicine."

James Marin, RD

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

“You cannot have a healthy body without a healthy environment.”

DIRECTORS:

Dr. Danielle Belardo, MD

Director of Cardiology 

Dr. Vanessa Mendez, MD

Director of Telemedicine

Dr. Melissa Mondala, MD

Director of Direct Primary Care and Membership

Dr. Angie Sadeghi, MD

Director of Gastroenterology

Dr. Micah Yu, MD, MHA

Director of Rheumatology

Dahlia Marin, RD

 Director of Dietetics and Wellness

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