Michael S. Fenster, MD, FACC, FSCA&I, PEMBA; known to friends and fans simply as “Dr. Mike,” is America’s culinary interventionalist. He is a board-certified interventional cardiologist and professional chef. He currently holds faculty cross appointments at The University of Montana College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences as well as The Missoula College Culinary Arts Program of the Department of Business Technology. In addition to his clinical practice, he hosts a weekly national radio show, Code Delicious with Dr. Mike on RadioMD with podcasts available there, iheart radio, and iTunes. In 2016, Dr. Mike served as a national spokesperson for the NET Fusion disease awareness initiative. This unbranded program, sponsored by Novartis, was designed to help patients with carcinoid syndrome better understand how certain types of food break down in the body and impact their symptoms so they can make educated nutritional decisions.
Dr. Mike has appeared as an expert guest on many national radio and television programs; including The Doctors, Fox Business News, and Fox National News; where he serves as a national contributor. He has taught and explored the relationship between food and health through international workshops, seminars, lectures and cooking demonstrations. As the teacher of the teachers, he has run accredited educational programs for physicians and chefs alike. He currently writes a regular column for Psychology Today and has authored several books; Eating Well; Living Better: A Grassroots Gourmet Guide to Good Health and Great Food (Littlefield and Roman, 2012), and The Fallacy of The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It (Koehler Books, 2014). Ancient Eats: Age-old wisdom for modern health ((Volume I: The Greeks and Vikings); Koehler Books, October 2016) is his latest endeavor.
He spends his free time between wandering the beautiful Montana mountains and the Florida Gulf; where he passively pursues his dream of a simple, pirate’s life. He can be found on Twitter @ChefDrMike, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChefDrMike/ and at www.ChefDrMike.com. He can be reached at info@ChefDrMike.com.