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Michael Fenster

Michael S. Fenster, M.D., F.A.C.C., FSCA&I, PEMBA; known to his audiences as “Dr. Mike,” has combined his culinary talents with his medical expertise. The result is the Grassroots Gourmet™ approach to food and health: delicious food that fosters well-being through promoting metabolic health.

Dr. Mike is a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist. He has taught students, interns, residents and fellows as well as having served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the North East Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). In addition to addressing audiences from the lay public to peers at the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology meetings, among many others; he has participated in numerous clinical trials. He has published original cardiovascular research that has appeared in peer reviewed scientific and medical journals. As a result he has been asked participate on numerous medical advisory boards and participate in cardiovascular thought leader symposiums throughout the country. He recently graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University’s Physician’s Executive MBA program.

Dr. Mike’s culinary career began before he ever attended medical school. Starting as a dishwasher, he worked his way up to executive chef. Never one to rest on his laurels, Dr. Mike later co-managed an award winning restaurant and went back to school. He received his culinary degree in gourmet cooking and catering from Ashworth University where he graduated with honors. He was their alumni of the year in 2013.

Posts by Michael Fenster:

  • Podcast: The Fallacy of the Calorie

  • January 30th, 2015
    Listen Here: Dr. Mike Fenster, cardiologist, professional chef and martial artist. He’s author of The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why the Modern Western Diet Is Killing Us and How to Stop It. The Fallacy of the Calorie What [...]