Our Experts

At Canyon Ranch, you have the unique opportunity to meet with experts in medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, life management, spirituality and other wellness specialties – all in one nurturing, stress-free environment.

Our specialists represent the best in innovative and traditional disciplines from around the world. And they work together on your behalf. So, don’t be surprised if physician refers you to a nutritionist or recommends yoga. Here you’re treated as a whole person by an integrative team that puts you first.

Our teams of physicians, registered nurses and specialists 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 experts 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.

Stephen Brewer
Stephen Brewer, MD
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Param Dedhia, M.D.
Param Dedhia, MD
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Diane Downing, M.D.
Diane Downing, MD
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Nicola Finley, M.D.
Nicola Finley, MD
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Carol Revak
Carol Revak, NMD, DIPLAc
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Marta Vergara, LAC
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Michael Buchwald, DC
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Renee Kishbaugh, DC
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Sue Kagel, RN, BSN, HNB-BC, CHTP/I
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Sandra Fox
Sandra Fox, RN, BSN, CHTP
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Taylor Wade
Taylor Wade, MS, LAT, ATC
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Maria DelliVeneri
Maria DelliVeneri, MS, ATC
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Jim Sieveke
James Sieveke, PT, DPT
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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. They are able to inspire guests to get moving and keep moving.

Mike Siemens, M.S.
Mike Siemens, MS
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Michael Hewitt, Ph.D.
Michael Hewitt, PHD
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Eric Alikpala, M.S.
Eric Alikpala, MS
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Steven L. Gratkins, M.S.
Steven L. Gratkins, MS
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Lorey Pro
Lorey Pro, MS
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Patrick Sims
Patrick Sims, MS
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Mary Stauder
Mary Stauder, 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.

Amy Hawthorne
Amy Hawthorne, MS, LMFT
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Karen McIntyre, MSW, LCSW
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John Shukwit, M.A., L.P.C.
John Shukwit, MA, LPC
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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 for concerns such as: healthy weight loss, preventing or managing chronic disease, eating for energy, eating well while on the road, and feeding healthy families.

Lisa L. Powell, M.S., R.D.N.
Lisa L. Powell, MS, RDN
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Deborah Straub, M.S., R.D.N.
Deborah Straub, MS, RDN
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Kasey J Brixius, M.S., R.D.N.
Kasey J Brixius, MS, RDN
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Yael Greenblatt
Yael V Greenblatt, MS, RDN
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Meghan Skiba

Meghan Skiba, MS, RDN
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Kiely Wilkins

Kiely Wilkins, MS, RDN
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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. From developing and creating healthy, gourmet cuisine made from the freshest ingredients to helping you explore your personal dietary needs and address your wellness concerns – from blood sugar levels to 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 after you return home.
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 this 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.

Stephanie Ludwig, Ph.D., M.A., M.Div.
Stephanie Ludwig, PHD, MA, MDiv
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Julie Haber, M.Div
Julie Haber, MDiv
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Pamela Dintaman, M.Div., BCC
Pamela Dintaman, MDiv, BCC
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Danita Noland
Danita Noland
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Tryshe Dhevney
Tryshe Dhevney
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