The Levels Medical Advisory Board

The Levels Medical Advisory Board brings together key thought leaders, clinicians, and researchers in metabolic health.

The Levels Team

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The Levels Medical Advisory Board

Ben Bikman, PhD

Benjamin Bikman is the author of Why We Get Sick, which makes the case for insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction as the underlying cause of many of our modern health problems. He earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. 

Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and associate professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand the role of elevated insulin in regulating obesity and diabetes, including the relevance of ketones in mitochondrial function.

Dom D’Agostino, PhD

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He runs the website Keto Nutrition, and has been on over 200 podcasts talking about metabolic health.

He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests metabolic-based strategies for targeting CNS oxygen toxicity (seizures), epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, brain cancer and metastatic cancer.

The main focus of his lab over the last 12 years has investigating the anticonvulsant and neuroprotective mechanism of the ketogenic diet and ketone metabolite supplementation.  This approach can be used to treat a wide variety of pathologies linked pathophysiologically to metabolic dysregulation.  Other areas of interest include researching metabolic-based drugs for cancer.

He was a research investigator and crew member on NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO 22) and has a personal interest in environmental medicine and methods to enhance safety and physiological resilience in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations.

Molly Maloof, MD

Dr. Molly’s mission is to radically extend healthspan–the number of years free from disease or disability—and maximize human potential by promoting wellness lifestyles that generate optimal health. She is a lecturer within the Wellness Department of the Medical School at Stanford University where she created a course entitled, “Live Better Longer: Extending Healthspan to Lengthen Lifespan.” 

Shaping the future of healthcare in her pioneering Silicon Valley medical practice and work with leading companies, Dr. Molly Maloof is on the frontier of personalized medicine, medical technology, health optimization, and scientifically-based wellness endeavors. Since 2012, she has also worked as an advisor or consultant to more than 40 companies in the digital health, consumer health, and biotechnology industries needing help with clinical strategy, product development, clinical research and scientific marketing.

In her concierge practice, Dr. Molly provides health optimization and personalized medicine to high achieving entrepreneurs, investors, and technology executives in San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, as well as, award winning Hollywood actors and musicians. Unveiling the future of patient care with actionable insights on adopting the latest practices in personalized medicine, Dr. Molly challenges healthcare practitioners as well as industry influencers to re-think health and healthcare in order to reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and improve the human condition.

Esti Schabelman, MD

Esti Schabelman is a practicing and board certified Emergency Medicine physician in Maryland; he is the Chief Medical Officer of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, the largest community hospital in Maryland.

Dr. Schabelman is a recognized leader of Population Health initiatives  where he is invited to speak frequently on the topic of reducing high ED-utilizer costs and visits.

Dr. Schabelman serves on the clinical board of the Maryland State Health Information Exchange (CRISP), has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications regarding medical myths, and was named one of Baltimore Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2019.

He lives in the Baltimore suburbs with his wife and two children.