Dr. Robynne Chutkan, FASGE (Founder & CEO)
Dr. Chutkan is an integrative gastroenterologist and the bestselling author of Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, and The Bloat Cure. Educated at Yale and Columbia, she’s been on the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital since 1997 and is the founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness, an integrative gastroenterology practice incorporating microbiome analysis and nutritional counseling as part of the therapeutic approach to digestive disorders. An avid runner, snowboarder, and yogi, she is passionate about helping her patients live not just longer lives, but dirtier ones!
Leslie Ann Berg, MSPH (Chief of Operations)
Leslie Ann received her BA from the University of Notre Dame and has a Master’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Johns Hopkins University. With over a decade of experience working in the health and wellness field as a nutritionist, health writer, and project manager, Leslie Ann is the backbone of the Gutbliss team, overseeing operations as well as the strategic mission of Gutbliss Rx, and authoring much of the content on the site. As a certified yoga teacher and personal trainer, she is an avid believer in integrative methods to treat and heal the body.
Samira Rezahi, CNA (Social Media Manager)
Samira graduated from Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and is a Maryland Board Certified Nursing Assistant. Specializing in customer relationship management, Samira has 7 years of experience in the medical field. She is the office manager at the Digestive Center for Wellness overseeing all patient relations and initiatives, as well as the social media manager for Gutbliss Rx. Samira believes in nutrition and exercise as transformative tools in living and loving life.
Jillian Ross (Gutbliss Medical Intern)
Jillian is a second year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine passionate about health and wellness and has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University. Prior to medical school, Jillian worked as a healthcare consultant in New York City, specializing in international healthcare development projects in emerging markets. Jillian is the Gutbliss Medical Intern where she assists in conducting research, writing articles, and helping the overall team as needed. She is a classically trained flautist, avid yogi, and world traveler. She plans to pursue gastroenterology as her medical speciality.