Medical Advisory Board

Co-Founder and Medical Advisory Board Member

Ideal Protein Founder Dr. Tran

Dr. Tran Tien Chanh

Dr. Chanh was born October 2, 1958 in Vietnam. He arrived in France in October 1968. He studied high school at the Lycée Emmanuel Mounier, in Châtenay-Malabry near Paris. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, from Cochin Hospital in Port Royal, and from René Descarte University in Paris V.; he completed his thesis in April 1985, and was awarded a bronze medal for his dissertation on gastroenterology.

Medical Advisory Board Members

Ideal Protein’s Medical Advisory Board — comprised of medical doctors, cardiologists, chiropractors, and pharmacists — provides guidance to healthcare providers who share the same goal of helping reduce the obesity epidemic. Our Board is responsible for ensuring the efficacy and safety of the protocol and guides the evolution of the protocol to ensure the latest in scientific research in weight loss is reflected.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Linda Anegawa

Linda Anegawa, MD, FACP

Dr. Anegawa is a clinician, writer, and consultant dedicated to the treatment of metabolic and weight-related disease. She has extensive experience working with a variety of healthcare entities in developing weight loss and lifestyle medicine programs with a low-carb/ketogenic focus including the Ideal Protein method. Dr. Anegawa currently directs weight management services for the nationwide digital health firm PlushCare, where she also practices primary care. She previously founded the Obesity Medicine Clerkship for the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Anegawa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and completed residency at Stanford University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Her guide for patients entitled Not Another Keto Book: The Obesity Medicine Solution is scheduled for release on June 24, 2021.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Kelly Bagnell

Kelly G Bagnell, MD, FACOG

Dr. Bagnell is a practicing OB/GYN in Polson, Montana. She received her undergraduate degree from Carroll College in Helena Montana. She then obtained her doctorate degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She was inspired to become a female specialist so completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Michael P Ciell, R.Ph.

Michael Ciell is a 1989 Honors graduate from the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy, a registered pharmacist, and is also certified in geriatric pharmacy. He served as a community pharmacist for eleven years during which time he developed a keen interest in the pathophysiology of chronic diseases. In 2000 he became chief pharmacist for “ECKERD-ON-CALL” one of the largest 1-800 free drug information services in the country and supervised 4 pharmacists and 26 pharmacy technicians.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member David Jeremy Davidson

David Jeremy Davidson, MD

Dr. David Davidson, MD, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Lipidology, and Nuclear Cardiology. In 2014, he was recruited to NorthShore University HealthSystem to build a preventive cardiology program. Dr. Davidson’s expertise includes statin intolerance, cholesterol management, personalized medicine, cardiovascular wellness, weight loss and prevention of heart disease. He is involved in several clinical trials with a focus on cholesterol related medications.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Franklin Douglas

Franklin M Douglis, MD, ENT, Otolaryngology & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Douglis attended Brown University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree with honors in Human Biology. He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland and, after a Rotating Surgical Residency at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, he completed his Residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Paul Gordon

Paul J Gordon, MD, FACS

Dr. Paul Gordon is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Advocate Christ Medical Center. He specializes in adult cardiac surgery and thoracic malignancies. For the fast 7 years, he has also served as the Director of Thoracic Oncology Services. Dr. Gordon is board certified in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is a 1990 graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where he was elected to the AOA Honor Society. He then completed a general surgery residency followed by a cardiothoracic surgery residency at State University of New York.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member David Griffin

David D Griffin, MD, FACC

Dr. Griffin received his bachelors degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, he graduated from University of Arkansas Medical School. Dr. Griffin completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Cardiology including Level II training in Echocardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Ann Kuenker

Ann K Kuenker, DO


Dr. Kuenker is board certified in family practice and has been practicing in the Traverse City, Michigan area for nearly 30 years. She earned her BS degree from the University of Michigan and medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her family practice residency was completed at the Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Timothy Logemann

Dr. Timothy Logemann, MD, FACC, ABOM

Dr. Logemann, MD, started cardiology practice in 1992, first as an interventional cardiologist for 13 years, then a non-invasive cardiologist. The effects of the obesity epidemic and seeing the unifying diagnosis of obesity in most of his patients lead him to open an Ideal Protein clinic in 2012 and to pass the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2016. He now makes obesity treatment an essential part of his cardiology practice at Aspirus Cardiovascular Associates.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Matzner

Douglas G Matzner, DC, FIACA, Chiropractic

Dr. Douglas Matzner is a Board Certified and licensed Chiropractic Physician in Champaign, Illinois. He is a Fellow in the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture, past President of the Illinois Chiropractic Society, and was the Illinois Chiropractic Physician of the Year in 2010. Additionally, he serves with 5 Medical Doctors and a Doctor of Osteopathy on the Illinois Medical Licensing Board. Currently he is Vice Chair and Chair – designee. Dr. Matzner received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences in 1981. During the course of a 38-year clinical career Dr. Matzner provided wellness, nutritional, weight loss and prevention based services to over 10,000 patients.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Rai

Ashok Rai, MD, Pres & CEO, Prevea Health, AMGA Exec Board Member

Dr. Rai is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Prevea Health, a physician-led multispecialty group founded 20 years ago as a 50/50 partnership between physicians and two partnering Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Today, Prevea has grown to more than 1,700 people, including more than 400 physicians and advanced practice providers, who now work in partnership with six HSHS hospitals throughout Northeast and Western Wisconsin.

Ideal Protein Medical Advisory Board Member Patrick White

Patrick J. White, MPH – President


Patrick White is the President of MedAxiom, a Cardiovascular leadership organization representing 375 cardiovascular practices and over 7,000 cardiovascular physicians. Prior to joining MedAxiom in 2003, Pat spent 12 years as the CEO for Michigan Heart, a 36 physician cardiology practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also worked for 13 years with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit in various management positions including five years as the Administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine.

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