Donna Antarr, M.D.
Dr. Antarr has always had a passionate interest in both science and helping people feel healthy and strong naturally. A graduate of the New York City High School of Performing Arts as a ballet major, she continued as a professional ballet dancer throughout college and medical school. Dr. Antarr graduated from Hunter College in New York City summa cum laude with a BA in honors curriculum. She took all the required classes for the food science and registered dietitian program, but chose instead to apply to medical school. She turned down acceptance to Harvard and Johns Hopkins, the top two medical schools in the country, in favor of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD School of Medicine). UCSD School of Medicine is also one of the country's top medical schools, and has the added benefits of a physically active culture and healthy, outdoors lifestyle.
After graduation and post-graduate training she began practice in San Diego. A then radical idea, she focused on a more preventative approach to health: Preventative and Rejuvenation Medicine. This included educating her patients in proper diet, physical activity, and the correct use of nutritional supplements. While in practice, she completed a Master of Exercise Physiology degree, became a Certified Exercise Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine, and was invited and joined the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She later completed a three-year residency in Psychiatry at UCSD, which added the mind-body connection to her practice.
Dr. Antarr has also served as the only female physician on the medical advisory board of a billion-dollar health and wellness company. Using the 'feeling great weight' concept her practice embodied, she performed a pre-clinical trial for their natural weight loss product. As Vice President of Product Training and Development for a nutrition company, she published original research on stem cell nutrition.
Dr. Antarr is a highly sought after public speaker. She has captivated audiences as large as several thousand people and has been featured as both a guest speaker at countless seminars and conferences worldwide. Her medical expertise spans a wide range of topics related to naturally achieving a state of wellbeing, and rejuvenating the mind and body.