Prior to joining IFM in 2015, Dr. Robert Luby spent 26 years as a board-certified family physician providing primary care in Latino community health centers, successfully applying the Functional Medicine model in these under-resourced settings. After also spending 16 of those years in academic medicine honing his skills in curriculum development and faculty training, he has taken over the reins of IFM’s Medical Education Department. Past teaching affiliations include Harvard, UMass, Tufts, Boston U, and the University of Vermont medical schools. Dr. Luby holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Dartmouth, and received his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was board certified in holistic medicine in 2002, and in 2013 joined the first class of IFM Certified Practitioners.
Outside of IFM, Robert might be found contemplating the nature of philosophy, the philosophy of poetry, or the poetry of nature.