Robert Abbott, MD

Rob Abbott, M.D. is the medical director for Resilient Roots: Functional and Evolutionary Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed his family medicine internship with VCU-Shenandoah Valley in Front Royal, Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, is a Kresser Institute ADAPT Level 1 clinician, and an AIP Certified Coach. He is currently the medical advisor at Autoimmune Wellness conducting collaborative research with founders Angie Alt and Mickey Trescott. He approaches medicine from an evolutionary and functional perspective and practices what he calls “spiritually focused and evolutionarily informed functional medicine.”

He is an active clinician researcher having recently published a pilot study in April 2019 entitled: Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet as Part of a Multi-disciplinary, Supported Lifestyle Intervention for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. He is actively involved in two other research projects that include another pilot intervention examining the efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) as part of a multi-disciplinary, supported lifestyle intervention for eczema and psoriasis as well as an examination of the efficacy of an online, self-paced multifaceted dietary and lifestyle intervention for major depressive disorder.

In his clinical practice, he specializes in the treatment of individuals with autoimmune disease, cancer and gastrointestinal disorders in addition to treating individuals with chronic complex disease. He utilizes innovative clinical practice models that leverage the skills of nutritionists and health coaches alongside ancestrally informed functional medicine, all in an effort to provide an experience of truly integrated and collaborative care.

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