Dr. Melina is an internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only a several hundred practicing in the United States). She specializes exclusively in nutrition for weight loss, disease prevention and treatment. A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital. In 2005, Dr. Melina hosted a program on the Discovery Network’s FIT TV titled “Fit TV’s Diet Doctor” and for the past 10 years she served as the diet and fitness expert for CNNhealth.com. She is the immediate past president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and maintains a small private practice in Los Angeles.
She has authored four books, The No-Time-to-Lose-Diet, The Calendar Diet, The Doctor on Demand Diet, and her most recent book, Spice Up, Slim Down, of which 100% of the profits benefit Action Against Hunger to support childhood malnutrition globally. Dr. Melina is a frequently interviewed by national publications on nutrition and weight loss related topics has appeared dozens of times on numerous national television programs including Live with Kelly & Ryan, The Doctor’s, Dr. Oz, CNN, Fox Business, and more. She is a highly sought after public speaker and lectures throughout the country on nutrition for weight loss and optimal health.