Community Advisory Board
Michael Rutman, M.D.
Michael N. Rutman, D.O. has been practicing medicine since 1980. He received his doctor of osteopathy degree from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1972. He served his internship specializing in Rotational at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and served his residency specializing in Internal Medicine at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. Dr Rutman is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, and Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California. He is an associate clinical professor, Internal medicine at College of Osteopathic Medicine of The Western University, Pomona. Dr. Rutman is on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital.
Christine Wood, M.D.
Christine Wood, M.D. is a practicing pediatrician in San Diego with special interests in preventive nutrition for children, the childhood obesity issue, and pediatric environmental health. She is the Chairperson for the Media and Marketing Domain for the Coalition on Children and Weight San Diego. She is also a co-investigator with San Diego State University Research Foundation with a 5-year grant on obesity prevention targeting 7 to 9 year olds. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and served her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She is a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at UCSD. Dr.Wood is currently on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
Larry Cross is a brilliant and incredibly generous volunteer for the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation as well as many other local charities. He has been donating his time and invaluable skills for many years. Larry has given testimonials at our lectures about his personal experience with heart disease. He is also a member of our Walk For Life Committee.
Allison Liu, RD, MS, CNSD
Allison Liu, M.S., R.D., C.N.S.D. has been working as a Dietician since 1990. She has a B.S. in Nutrition from Chung Shan Medical and Dental College in Taiwan and an M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She has served as a staff nutritionist at North General Hospital, New York City and Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. She is on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla where she not only coordinates daily department operations but also teaches cardiac classes and nutrition classes to new RN's and assesses patients' nutritional needs, and evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of nutrition interventions in various patient populations.