David Perlmutter

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David Perlmutter, M.D.
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ResidenceUnited States
FieldsMedicine, Neurology
Alma materLafayette College, University of Miami School of Medicine
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David Perlmutter, M.D.
David Perlmutter 2013-10-02.png
ResidenceUnited States
FieldsMedicine, Neurology
Alma materLafayette College, University of Miami School of Medicine

David Perlmutter is a Naples, Florida based American author.[1][2][3] He is the president of the Perlmutter Health Center.[4] Perlmutter is the author of health books and is known for advocating a functional and holistic approach toward treating brain disorders.[2][5][6][7] Perlmutter is also a frequent contributor to publications such as the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and Mind Body Green.[8][9][10] Perlmutter's book has received criticism for perceived "hyperbole" and misrepresentation of data.[11]

Epidemiologist Dr. David Katz, founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, has criticized Grain Brain, saying "Perlmutter is way ahead of any justifiable conclusion" and that many of its claims are "wildly preposterous". [12]

Perlmutter wrote the book Grain Brain, released September, 2013 in which he addresses nutritional and lifestyle influences and their impact on neurological disordersis which became a New York Times bestseller. [13][14]

Perlmutter serves as a medical advisor for The Dr. Oz Show, and lectures at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Harvard University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Columbia University. [15] His contributions to medical literature include publications appearing in the Journal of Neurosurgery, the Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology.[16][17][18][19]

Perlmutter is the Editor-in-Chief of Brain and Gut.[20]

Perlmutter has received awards for his approaches to neurological disorders including the 2002 Linus Pauling Award, 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association (the "leading representative of the dietary supplement industry" [21]) Clinician of the Year Award, and 2010 Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition.[22][23][24]



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  16. ^ "Journal of Neurosurgery articles". Thejns.org. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  17. ^ ""Hidden" Disks and Computerized Tomography : Southern Medical Journal". Journals.lww.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  18. ^ Perlmutter, D., Functional Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Disease. Journal of Applied Nutrition, 51 (1): 3-13, 1999
  19. ^ "JAMA Network | JAMA Neurology | Spinal Myoclonus Associated With HTLV III/LAV Infection". Archneur.jamanetwork.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
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