Dr. Kohlstadt is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Class of 1993.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Maryland and as a Rotary Club International Scholar at Universität Tübingen, Germany in 1989.

Board-certified in General Preventive Medicine and with a graduate degree in epidemiology, Dr. Kohlstadt became convinced that nutrition is powerful and underutilized in preventing disease. She therefore focused her career on nutrition through fellowships at Johns Hopkins and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and as a bariatric physician with the Indian Health Service, Florida Orthopedic Institute and Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

Dr. Kohlstadt maintains that clinical advances emerge at the interface between research and regulation, where she has worked as an inaugural U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner’s Fellow, a local health officer, a congressional intern and a consulting physician with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Having practiced medicine on every continent including as station doctor in Antarctica, she is convinced that nutrition is much broader than health. “It is an expression of our inter-connectedness with the earth and future generations, with each other and those who have gone before us.”

Dr. Kohlstadt resides with her husband, Ellis Richman, and their children in Annapolis, Maryland.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Obesity, metabolic medicine, nutrition, healthcare, public health, FDA, vitamins, supplements, drug nutrient interactions, consulting, weight management, obesity, nutrients.
Personal Interests
Anthropology, historic homes, kayaking, teaching kids about science