Dr. Datis Kharrazian is a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research focuses on toxicology, neuroimmunology, and autoimmunity.
He is an associate clinical professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has contributed significantly to the field of functional neurology as an educator, author, and researcher. He has developed functional neurology postgraduate programs, protocols, books, examination forms, and questionnaires that are being been used by thousands of health care professionals.
His peers at the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR) recognized him with a Clinical Trailblazer award in 2013 and a Researcher of the Year award in 2016 for his contributions to the field of functional neurology. He has received numerous other accolades for the development of functional medicine programs.
Dr. Kharrazian has taught neuroscience and human brain dissection at Bastyr University California and is an adjunct professor at National University of Health Sciences, where he has developed a 300-hour post-graduate program in functional neurology. He has developed a 30-part Neuroendocrine-Immune Series and a Mastering Brain Chemistry course that has been taught to thousands of health care professionals throughout the country and is approved by the University of Bridgeport Postgraduate Department.
Dr. Kharrazian is also a faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and supports program development in functional medicine, functional neurology, neurological physical examination, and neurology diagnostic applications to brain-based disorders. The IFM provides physicians with continuing medical education credits required for physician re-licensure, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education in the United States.
Dr. Kharrazian is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a diplomate of the Board of Nutrition Specialists, a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, and a diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. He earned a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences, and a Doctorate of Health Science focused on health care research from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Kharrazian completed his post-doctorate research training as a global clinical scholar at Harvard Medical School and is an alumni member of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. He has continued his post-doctorate training in the Master of Medical Science degree in Clinical Investigation research residential program at Harvard Medical School and received his appointment as a Harvard Medical School Research fellow.
He has published several scientific papers in the fields of nutrition, neurology, autoimmunity, toxicology. He is currently conducting research in autoimmune molecular mimicry and environmentally induced immune reactivity.
He is on the scientific editorial board for the Journal of Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics and Alternative Medicine Therapies in Health and Medicine. He is also a requested scientific reviewer for several scientific journals, including the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research and Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology.
In addition to his work in functional neurology, Dr. Kharrazian has written numerous papers, manuals, and clinical educational material for blood chemistry analysis, hormone and endocrine analysis, complex immunology testing, gastrointestinal analysis, and functional medicine. He has trained a team of doctors to teach his practice models throughout the United States. Dr. Kharrazian’s approach and clinical model are taught at more than 200 locations annually.
Dr. Kharrazian is the author of the best selling book, Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests are Normal?, which led to the development of the largest Facebook Hashimoto’s community (Hashimoto’s 411) and a non-profit patient advocacy group (Hashimoto’s Awareness) that supports thyroid patients from around the world.
He is also the author of Why Isn’t My Brain Working? a well-reviewed and exhaustively referenced book that explains the many metabolic influences on brain health and how to address them. He created the popular online course Save Your Brain: The Six Week Brain Rescue Plan to support the book.
Dr. Kharrazian serves on the Nutrition Leaders Council. This is an entity that directly contributes to the Accreditation Council for Nutrition Professional Education, ACNPE (University Nutrition Program Accreditation), Board for Nutrition Specialists, BCNS, (Credentialing Body and Advocacy), and the American Nutrition Association, ANA (Educational and Advocacy Organization).
Dr. Kharrazian has been a consultant to the nutrition industry and has formulated more 100 products that are used by health care professionals. He also serves as a consultant to Cyrex Laboratory, where he provides expert clinical opinion in the development of complex immunology profiles.
Dr. Kharrazian has a private practice for patients from all over the world seeking non-pharmaceutical alternatives to manage chronic conditions through diet, nutrition, neurological rehabilitative exercises, and lifestyle applications. His practice has a two-year waiting list and is limited to patients suffering from chronic conditions. Most of Dr. Kharrazian’s patients are referred from other doctors and health care professionals, both nationally and internationally.
As an educator, researcher, and clinician, Dr. Kharrazian has blended together his scientific and clinical research into effective concepts and applications for complex health disorders. These applications are used by thousands of health care professionals and patients.
Why Isn’t My Brain Working?