Joel M. Evans, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN and international lecturer, is the Director of The Center for Functional Medicine in Ridgefield, CT. He is also the Chief of Medical Affairs for the Institute for Functional Medicine, having served as Senior Advisor to Amy Mack, the CEO of IFM for two years. He continues to serve as the external lead of IFM Advanced Practice Module in Hormone Health since its inception in 2011. Dr. Evans has been a practitioner of mind/body medicine since his initial training with Jim Gordon, MD, and the Center for Mind/Body Medicine, in 1997. He has since worked with the FDNY after 9/11, mental health practitioners in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and has taught health practitioners worldwide as a member of the Senior Faculty of the Center for Mind/Body Medicine. He recently joined their Board of Directors in July 2023.
He has a special interest in Breast Cancer, and, as the Medical Director of the Keep A Breast Foundation, brings the latest information on cancer risk assessment and prevention to his patients. Dr. Evans also helped create a clinical study at Columbia University Medical Center on the use of the herb black cohosh in breast cancer, which was presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists and later published in their journal.
Having pursued his interests in mind/body medicine, spirituality, metaphysics, and personal transformation for many years, Dr. Evans is dedicated to sharing this wisdom with others to help bring health and happiness into their lives.