Farshad (Shad) Fani Marvasti is an accomplished physician and medical educator with expertise in disease prevention and Integrative Medicine. As a practicing physician who is focused on prevention and wellness, Shad advocates for the use of food as medicine and actively teaches his patients to buy and prepare healthy meals with food prescriptions as a standard part of treating their medical conditions. Acting to transform medical education, Shad is redesigning the 4-year medical school curriculum for future doctors in all specialty fields to expand beyond medications and procedures to include nutrition and evidence-based therapies to prevent disease and maintain health throughout the lifespan. His goal is to empower his patients with the tools and knowledge they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Shad attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his clinical training at the Stanford School of Medicine, and subsequently served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. He is certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Integrative Medicine.