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Craig P. Tanio, MD, FACP, IFMCP

Dr. Tanio is trained in internal medicine and functional medicine. His clinical practice is focused on helping patients reverse chronic conditions including cognitive decline, early Alzheimer’s, prevention of cognitive decline, MS, autoimmune disorders, and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) from biotoxins including mold and Lyme. He is also an active participant in the “Bredesen Brain Board,” which is a Mastermind Group of only twelve leading clinicians personally chosen by Dr. Bredesen for the work they are doing in brain health. Dr. Tanio is the only Shoemaker Certified Practitioner in the State of Florida.

He received a M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and did his internal medical residency and general internal medicine fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also appointed Chief Medical Resident. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He practiced urban medicine in the 90’s in Baltimore Medical System, an innovative group of federally qualified community health centers focused on high-risk Medicare and Medicaid patients in inner-city Baltimore. He also practiced medicine with an innovative medical group focused on inner-city Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions.

In 2002, Craig first became interested in functional medicine when he worked with the leadership of the Bravewell Collaborative, a philanthropy group dedicated to accelerating the diffusion of integrative medicine into academic medical centers. He has trained with a number of leaders in integrative and functional medicine including Chris Kresser (Kresser Institute, ADAPT Program & ancestral health), Dr. Dale Bredesen (Apollo Health, Recode and The Bredesen Protocol for Alzheimer’s / dementia), Ritchie Shoemaker (CIRS protocol), the Terry Wahls Protocol® and is a Certified practitioner with the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Dr. Tanio is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and holds additional faculty appointments at Jefferson Medical College. He was asked in 2012 by the Secretary of Health in Maryland to Chair the Maryland Health Care Commission, the state regulatory authority responsible for quality outcomes, and primary care in Maryland, which he did for five years. He tries to practice what he preaches in regards to a healthy lifestyle and enjoys traveling, reading, mountaineering, paddle boarding, and surfing.


ReCODE and the Bredesen Protocol™
Shoemaker Protocol
Terry Wahls Protocol®.
Early-onset Alzheimer's
Cognitive decline
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).
Brain Health
Reversal of Chronic Conditions
Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
Multiple sclerosis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism
Sjögren’s syndrome


I have been personally practicing a paleo and ancestral health lifestyle since 2006 when I was pushed to go on statins by my personal physicians. After further exploration, I switched to a low inflammatory diet, checked my lipoprotein profiles, saw my cardiac CT calcium score was zero.

I am keen on building healthy communities.


Fellow, American College of Physicians
Adapt Level 1, Kresser Institute
Institute of Functional Medicine