Our Experts

Our teams of physicians and registered nurses have unrivaled expertise in preventive medicine, integrative medicine and healthy lifestyle change. Their use of advanced diagnostics and exhaustive patient assessment is leading-edge, and they are uniquely experienced in working with experts in other healing disciplines to design personalized healthy living plans. Our physicians have the time to get to know guests’ health histories and concerns in detail, and to work with them collaboratively, as active participants in their own health care.

Mark Liponis, M.D.
Mark Liponis, MD
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Cynthia Geyer, M.D.
Cynthia Geyer, MD
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Tereza Hubkova, M.D.
Tereza Hubkova, MD
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Bettina Martin, M.D.
Bettina Martin, MD
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Exercise Physiology

The Canyon Ranch Exercise Physiology team includes some of the most gifted and highly qualified exercise experts anywhere. They have many additional certifications in areas such as Burdenko, aquatic therapy, McKenzie self-treatment and more. They are experts in advanced methods of assessment and training, and can design exercise regimens to fit anyone’s goals, preferences and limitations – inspiring guests to get moving and keep moving.

Richard Butler, M.S., U.S.P.T.A.
Richard Butler, MS, USPTA
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Heather Giordano, M.S.
Heather Giordano, MS
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Life Management

The Life Management team of caring licensed therapists has special expertise in helping people achieve their healthy living goals. They are experts in stress management, behavioral change, life transitions, life balance and relationships. They have a battery of innovative tools to help guests achieve insight, better health and greater happiness.

Jeffrey Rossman, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Rossman, PhD
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Sharon Alpert, M.A., L.I.C.S.W.
Sharon Alpert, MA, LICSW
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Jo Ann Levitt, M.A., R.N., H.T.P
Jo Ann Levitt, MA, RN, HTP
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Donna Jacobs, L.I.C.S.W.
Donna Jacobs, LICSW
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Canyon Ranch nutritionists all have either a master’s degree in their field, are registered dietitians, or have both qualifications. They have a profound understanding of the science of nutrition and stay current with new research findings. They have a passion for helping guests design practical, personalized nutritional strategies. Targeted concerns include healthy weight loss, preventing or managing chronic disease, eating for energy, eating well while on the road, and feeding healthy families.

Patricia Murphy, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.
Patricia Murphy, MS, CNS, LDN
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Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Judy Deutsch, MS, RD, LDN
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Jim Conzo, MS, CNS, LDN
Jim Conzo, MS, CNS, LDN
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The Canyon Ranch team of culinary professionals and dietitians combine their expertise in nutrition and dietetics to help you learn to live healthier every day through positive eating habits. They develop and create healthy cuisine made from the freshest ingredients. As you work with them to explore your personal dietary needs and address your wellness concerns – blood sugar levels, managing your metabolism, heart health, weight and more – these highly trained experts can help you eat well and feel your absolute best, both at the Ranch and long after you return home.

Marilyn Majchrzak, M.S., R.D.
Marilyn Majchrzak, MS, RD
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Jenny Flora, M.S.
Jenny Flora, MS
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Spiritual Wellness

Our Canyon Ranch spiritual wellness providers use transformative, mindful and sacred practices to enhance connection – such as spiritual guidance and dialogue, ritual and ceremony, affirmation, spiritual meditation and healing. Our spiritual wellness team will draw on Eastern and Western religious and spiritual traditions as needed to ensure the communication of universal wisdom.

Sarah Vulgamore, M.A, M.S., N.C.C.
Sarah Vulgamore, MA, MS, NCC
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Dan Marko
Dan Marko
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