Dr. Christian Renna is a nationally recognized expert in the field of contemporary preventive medicine. Originally from New York, Dr. Renna graduated cum laude from the University of Texas system in biology and chemistry. After working as a biochemist under the Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr. Phillip Levine, Dr. Renna earned his medical degree in Osteopathic medicine cum laude from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He completed a residency in family medicine and practiced for many years caring for tens of thousands of patients.
He chose Osteopathic and family medicine because of its outstanding orientation toward integrated care and the emphasis placed on evaluating and treating the whole person rather than the disease or disorder residing within. He established a highly successful medical practice and maintained the admiration of his patients and the respect of his peers. Dr. Renna served as Chairman of the Department of Family Practice and Emergency Medicine at DFW Medical Center for more than ten years. He was the youngest physician to hold the prestigious position of Chief of Staff at that hospital and held faculty positions at two medical colleges. Following 12 years of dedicated service to his family medicine patients Dr. Renna turned his attention toward the underlying causes of disease and focused on Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Renna was uncomfortable waiting for a patient to develop the symptoms of disease and treating those symptoms without getting to the origins of the disease. Dr. Renna saw this as a limited approach that led to unnecessary pain and suffering. He pursued formal study and educated himself in the areas that have become the basis of his clinical preventive programs. These areas included nutrition, metabolism, immune function, hormone regulation, mind/brain/body relationships, behavioral medicine, and the principles of DNA expression, which serve at the molecular level to create either health or disease. These disciplines are the foundation of LifeSpan medicine's programs.
With expertise in these areas, Dr. Renna earned a reputation as a leading authority in the burgeoning field of anti-aging medicine. He created unique diagnostic protocols and treatment programs to identify disease vulnerability and each client's potential for optimal health and function. His programs have set a new standard in the pursuit of optimal health. Dr. Renna's innovative approach delivers health care to its rightful orientation of preventing loss and avoiding disease.
For more than a decade, he has served some of the nation's most recognized and accomplished individuals. His reputation has made him a popular speaker and authority on the subjects of Preventive Medicine, Peak Performance and Healthy Aging. His book, Balance Your Brain, Balance Your Life reveals his appreciation of the hierarchal constructs that rule each person's body. This publication has given him the opportunity to communicate his understandings to a larger group of people. Dr. Renna lectures to audiences across the United States and abroad. Some of the organizations in which he participates include the AOA, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group and the New York Academy of Science.