David Perlmutter MD


David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM – Board-Certified Neurologist

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. After completing residency training in Neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida where he serves as Medical Director of the Perlmutter Health Center and the Perlmutter Hyperbaric Center.

Dr. Perlmutter serves as Adjunct Instructor at the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Harvard University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Columbia University.


Dr. Perlmutter has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in such journals as The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology. He is the author of: BrainRecovery.com: Powerful Therapy for Challenging Brain Disorders, The Better Brain Book (Putnam Publishers),  Raise a Smarter Child By Kindergarten (Morgan Road Books), Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment (Hay House Publishers), as well as the international bestsellers Grain Brain, Grain Brain Cookbook, and Brain Maker (Little, Brown and Co.) Dr. Perlmutter is also the author of the Fall 2016 release Grain Brain For Life (Little, Brown and Co.).

Media Appearances

Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, The Faith Daniels Program, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, The Oprah Show, The Dr Oz Show  and The CBS Early Show.


Dr. Perlmutter is also the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders; the National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American College of Nutrition, and most recently the 2019 Global Leadership Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.

Areas of Expertise

Preventive Medicine and Neurology

  • Alzheimer’s Prevention
  • Dementia Prevention
  • Parkinson’s Prevention
  • Multiple Sclerosis Prevention
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • ADHD treatment
  • Gluten Allergy
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Brain Fog

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