The National Fibromyalgia Association is honored to have these dedicated and well-respected healthcare professionals serving on our Medical Advisory Board:

Muhammad B. Yunus, MD, FACP, FACR, FRCP

Dr. Muhammad B. Yunus is a board certified rheumatologist and a retired professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP). He served the College of Medicine at Peoria as an educator, researcher, clinician and chairman of the musculoskeletal organ segment for more than 30 years.

Dr. Yunus is the author of 109 articles and 15 book chapters. He is an internationally known researcher and speaker on fibromyalgia and related conditions. Dr. Yunus and his collaborators published the first family study with HLA typing of Reiter’s syndrome, the first controlled study of the spectrum of clinical features of fibromyalgia, first controlled study of juvenile fibromyalgia, and the first genetic linkage analysis of multi-case families with fibromyalgia, among others.

He was also the first to propose the concept of overlapping syndromes including fibromyalgia, and he was the first to suggest that the common glue of these syndromes is central sensitization. The term central sensitivity syndromes, coined by Dr. Yunus, is now well accepted in the literature.

Dr. Yunus served on the editorial board of 10 international medical journals, and was the Guest Editor of Special Issues of two journals. He was a manuscript reviewer for innumerable international journals, including Arthritis & Rheumatology, Journal of Rheumatology, Annals of Internal Medicine and The New England Journal of Medicine.

He received the UICOMP Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching. He also received the Golden Apple Award and numerous Teaching Excellence Certificates for the Best Instructor in the Skeletal, Connective Tissue and Skin diseases segment.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology and the Royal College of Physicians in the UK.

Ginevra Liptan, MD

Ginevra Liptan, MD is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine. She has been an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, her articles about fibromyalgia have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals, and she is the recipient of a Gerlinger Foundation Research Award.

Dr. Liptan has extensive clinical, personal and research experience with this illness. She has a compassionate, knowledgeable approach utilizing cutting-edge treatments, effective alternative therapies and prescription medications. Learn more about her Four R’s Treatment Approach by clicking here.

Dr. Liptan’s newest book, The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You-and Your Doctor, can be purchased at amazon.com. You can also stay up-to-date with her writing and advocacy work as well as read her blog on her website drliptan.com.

Wiggy Saunders, MD

Dr. Saunders, known to his patients as Dr. Wiggy, is an Integrative Medicine Physician at Robinhood Integrative Health, which is a thriving practice with more than 14,000 patients. Focused on fixing the underlying cause of the problem vs. just covering up the symptoms, Dr. Wiggy is recognized nationally as an expert in thyroid conditions and hormone imbalances. He has been featured on “The Doctors” TV show discussing thyroid cancer. Clinically pursuing the role that toxins and infections play in chronic disease, he is a doctor and wellness consultant for multiple celebrities and CEOs. Dr. Saunders is married with two crazy boys.

 

If you are a healthcare professional interested in helping
the fibromyalgia community with a minimal commitment,
please consider joining our medical advisory board.

To find out more, please email us at nfa@fmaware.org.