Hector LopezMD, CSCS, FAAPMR, FISSN
Dr. Lopez is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with concentration in spine, sports and musculoskeletal medicine. He also has post-graduate training and research experience in applied nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, endocrinology & metabolism, and exercise physiology. An active researcher, speaker, author, and clinician, he is recognized internationally for uniquely integrating the best available methods and staying on the very forefront in the fields of sports medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, regenerative medicine, exercise, and nutritional science. Prior to focusing his career on the nutra-biosciences, natural products, dietary supplements, medical foods/beverages and nutrition industries, Dr. Lopez’s clinical career began as a founding partner and director of multiple integrative orthopedic, spine, and sports medicine facilities. He is currently a principal partner and chief medical officer of The Center for Applied Health Sciences–a inter-disciplinary clinical research organization that validates and substantiates the safety and efficacy with a focus on elevating the science of dietary supplements/ ingredients, natural products and medical foods. Dr. Lopez is also co-founder of Supplement Safety Solutions, LLC. (SSS), a Nutravigilance, quality assurance, medical monitoring, adverse event and regulatory compliance consulting company. In addition, he is a consultant to professional athletes (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, UEFA/FIFA Soccer) and to the nutritional supplement industry as key opinion leader, product developer, research advocate, and safety and regulatory expert. He has also recently launched a new intellectual property discovery, incubation, and IP development company whose goal it is to bring novel, bioactive compounds to the dietary supplement and natural products space grounded in science and safety.