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Kristi Funk

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– Graduated with distinction in psychology from Stanford University in 1991
– Obtained medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine in 1996
– Was director and surgeon of the breast center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 7 years
– Opened the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills in 2009
– Partnered with Sheryl Crow to open the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center at Pink Lotus Breast Center in 2010

Breast cancer claims:
– Promotes a whole-food plant-based vegan diet
– States that dairy products increase the risk of breast cancer
– Argues that organic foods, berries, cruciferous vegetables, and bar soap can reduce breast cancer risk
– Claims about breast cancer criticized by Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia
– Accusations of spreading misinformation and misrepresenting scientific papers by David Gorski

Selected publications:
– “Breasts: The Owners Manual: Every Woman’s Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing Outcomes” (2019, with foreword by Sheryl Crow)

– Bach, Peter B., M.D. (September 11, 2013). A Pioneering Force. Town and Country
– Melton, Mary (September 10, 2013). Dr. Kristi Funk. Los Angeles Magazine
– Gorski, David. (2018). “Angelina Jolie’s surgeon peddles misinformation about…breast cancer!” Science-Based Medicine
– Dr. Kristi Funk.
– Jolie, Angelina (May 14, 2013). My Medical Choice. New York Times

– Sheryl Crow partnered with Kristi to open the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center at Pink Lotus Breast Center
– Funk’s claims about breast cancer have faced criticism for lack of solid evidence
– Accusations of promoting pseudoscientific views about detoxing
– Funk’s advice on using bar soap criticized as bizarre
– Accusations of overexaggerating the effects of dairy and meat as risk factors for breast cancer

Kristi Funk (Wikipedia)

Kristi Funk (née Pado, born September 22, 1969) is an American breast cancer surgeon known for her surgical treatment of celebrities Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow and her advocacy of whole-food plant-based nutrition.

Kristi Funk
Kristi Pado

(1969-09-22) September 22, 1969 (age 54)
Alma materStanford University (BA)
UC Davis (MD)
OccupationBreast cancer surgeon
Andy Funk
(m. 2007)
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