Saray Stancic, MD, What’s Missing From Medicine


Saray Stancic, MD, What’s Missing From Medicine
Saray Stancic, MD is a board-certified physician and the subject of the recent documentary film Code Blue. From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Stancic served as chief of infectious diseases at the Hudson Valley Veterans Administration Hospital in New York. During those years she treated hundreds of patients with viral hepatitis and HIV and directed the MOVE program, a federal VA initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles in veterans. She later joined the viral hepatology team at Roche and conducted clinical studies for new, more efficacious treatments for hepatitis infections. During these research years, she continued to see patients at the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital in New York City. In 2012, in response to her personal experiences as a multiple sclerosis patient as well as a veteran physician, Dr. Stancic founded one of the first lifestyle medicine practices in the country, where she created a distinct contemporary health-care model rooted in traditional medical principles. Dr. Stancic’s current practice focuses on educating and empowering patients to understand the importance of the personal lifestyle choices discussed in this book. She mentors medical students and residents and seeks to contribute to initiatives centered on redefining the health-care paradigm. She is a fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Visit her at

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