MedChefs was founded to help people improve their health by changing the way they eat. By applying the latest medically based nutrition and cardiology research, MedChefs dramatically simplifies the process of meal planning and preparation for its users. Unlike other web sites that focus solely on weight loss, nutritional products, or meal planning, Medchefs designs delicious recipes and tailors menus to implement the American Heart Association guidelines while customizing the meal plan according to the user’s dietary preferences. Studies show that adhering to such a meal plan will help prevent or better manage common diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity. A customized grocery list that serves as a ticket to healthy eating is always just a click away. As a result, users can prevent or better manage diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity while enjoying healthy, tasty meals.
MedChefs partners with caregivers, such as physicians and nutritionists, as well as with health-based businesses, corporate human resources departments, and employee benefits providers. The company is privately held and based in Oakland, California.
Thomas Gregory Quinn, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Director and Founder
Thomas Gregory Quinn, MD is an interventional cardiologist with a large multispecialty group in California. He received, both, his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and his medical degree from the University of California, Davis. His specialty training was conducted at Stanford in cardiology and the Center for Disease Prevention. Although Dr. Quinn is an interventional cardiologist he believes the most effective intervention is prevention. As a result, he has served on the advisory panel for the Institute of Heart Math, an innovative leading organization in the field of stress reduction. He lectures regularly on the topic of cardiovascular disease prevention. For over two decades he has provided comprehensive cardiovascular care to thousands of patients in a large and diverse metropolitan community. By bridging science and technology with the goal of making a healthy lifestyle easily achievable for all, Dr. Quinn created the MedChefs concept. To implement the vision he assembled an expert team and serves as CEO. Further -more, he has taken to heart the messages he passionately conveys to his patients. He has participated in numerous triathlon competitions and in his 50s, successfully completed his first ironman.
Stephen Raskin, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. Raskin is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. For more than 2 years, Dr. Raskin is the Director of the Alameda Lipid Clinic. He is a mentor at the University of California, Berkeley Combined Medical School program.
Dr. Raskin has focused his career during the past decade on the evaluation and treatment of atherosclerosis. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography as well as a Testamur, National Board of Echocardiography, Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography. He serves on AHA Councils on Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis and Clinical Cardiology. As past president of Heart to Heart, An International Children and Adult Medical All iance (NGO) from 2 1-2 9, he has fostered not only positive humanitarian goals but has brought expertise in the realm of preventive cardiology to colleagues in the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Raskin earned his undergraduate degree at City University of New York’s Queens College. His M.D. was earned at the Medical College of Wisconsin and he performed his Internship and Residency at Boston City Hospital.
Daphna K. Dror, Ph.D., R.D., Chief Nutrition Officer
Daphna Dror is a registered dietitian with a doctorate in nutrition. Aside from her experience practicing clinical dietetics, Dr. Dror has specialized in international and community nutrition, conducting field research in both developing and developed countries. Dr. Dror has been involved with back-ground research and design for diverse nutrition and public health projects supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, HarvestPlus, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Dr. Dror is intrigued by the double burden of malnutrition, in which nutrient deficiencies existing simultane- ously with overweight and obesity. She is passionate about tackling this paradox through mindful nutrition modification and lifestyle change. In her spare time, Dr. Dror enjoys being in nature and experimenting in the kitchen with healthy and flavorful cuisines from around the world.