Certified Gerson Practitioners

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Certified Gerson Practitioners are fully trained by the Gerson Institute to practice the Gerson Therapy. All certified Gerson practitioners have completed both Module I and Module II of our Practitioner Training Program.

The Gerson Institute carefully evaluates its certified practitioners to ensure that they are providing the true Gerson Therapy, and that they provide exemplary care for their patients. Unfortunately there are several doctors that use the Gerson name who did not take the practitioner training modules or do not provide true Gerson care, so we cannot certify them or recommend them for patients seeking treatment on the Gerson Therapy. If you are considering pursuing the Gerson Therapy with a practitioner who is not listed on this website, please contact the Gerson Institute first to ensure that they are certified to practice the Gerson Therapy.

A Gerson Practitioner will provide guidance on an out-patient basis. It is recommended to have in-person office visits (for at least the first consultation, and as often as possible for follow-up visits), although in some cases they will provide long-distance consultation services by phone or Skype. The Gerson Practitioner will request medical records and current lab work and do a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for them to guide on the Gerson Therapy.

Patients should work with their practitioner for the duration of their time on the Gerson Therapy. For a serious condition such as cancer, patients will typically need to be on the Gerson Therapy for a minimum of two years.


Dr. Miven Donato, DPT, DC

Dr. Donato is the head clinical instructor for the Gerson Practitioner training program. He may assign your case to one of the interns/residents that he supervises (please see list of interns/residents below). This is a good opportunity to have additional input from qualified practitioners.

If you are interested in being considered for practitioner guidance by Dr. Donato or one of his interns/residents, please download the three files below.

Make sure to review the fee schedule, read and sign the Eligibility form and complete the Medical History form. Return the Eligibility and Medical history form via email to [email protected] or fax to 888-972-3985.

Once the requested forms above are submitted, you will be notified within 2-3 days regarding your acceptance.

Note: Most consults are via online video conference. Dr. Donato offers no in-office consultations and you must have internet access in order to work with Dr. Donato.

Haz clic aqui para obtener la version de los formularios en español:

Vidya Krishnamurthy, MD

Alpharetta, Georgia
Phone: (770) 346-0132
Alternate number: (470) 375-8125

Dr. Krishnamurthy requires that all patients come to her office for at least one in-person appointment

Dr. Zarin Azar, MD

San Diego, California

Currently on leave and not taking new patients at this time.

Gerson Residents:

The practitioner-in-training in this class level has completed the first year of internship and has successfully passed the clinical competency level to move to the Gerson Resident status. At the end of the residency year in Module II, the resident will complete the final Clinical Competency exam to be eligible for the Certification examination process. These residents receive patient referrals through Dr. Miven Donato, our certified Gerson practitioner and head clinical instructor for Module II. Please see his contact information above for a referral.

-Annie Juneau, ND – Canada, Quebec
-Henry McGrath, ND – United Kingdom
-Nicolae Lungulescu, MD – Romania

Gerson Interns:

The following is the official list of the interns in our Gerson Institute Supervised Module II training. If you do not find the name of a practitioner here or on our Certified Practitioner list, they are not endorsed by the Gerson Institute. These interns receive patient referrals through Dr. Miven Donato, our certified Gerson practitioner and head clinical instructor for Module II. Please see his contact information above for a referral.

North America:

-Jessica Peatross, MD – California
-Daijing Wang, Li.Ac. – California
-Sarah Wilde, Li.Ac. – Florida
-Andrea Lum, Li.Ac. – Illinois
-David Emerson, MD – Maryland
-Linda Chow, OMD – Nevada
-Daniel Silverstein, MD – New York


-Clint Capehart (Guanchang Qian), OMD – China
-Rocio Rojas, MD – Colombia
-Didier Fernandes, RN – India/Portugal
-Alessandro Nicolosi, MD – Italy
-Andre Williams, MD – Jamaica
-Rita D. Schroth, MD – Peru
-Maria Boronat, MD – Spain
-Hakim Josef, MD – Taiwan
-Daniela Densley, MD – United Kingdom
-Jorge Pires, RN – United Kingdom

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