Our Integrative Oncology Specialists
Carolyn F. Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT has 25 years of experience working in the field of oncology and nutrition. She received a Master of Science in Public Health in Nutritional Science from UCLA. She has extensive knowledge and experience counseling patients around wellness, nutrition, and physical activity as well as a wonderful understanding of the complex needs of patients with cancer. She has a long history of providing consultative educational sessions with patients on nutrition, supplements and how to improve one's wellness while getting cancer treatment and beyond. She has also worked with individuals in developing healthy diet and lifestyle for cancer prevention. She is caring and compassionate in her care of patients and their families.
Carolyn Katzin, MS, has written two books, The Cancer Nutrition Handbook and The Everything Cancer-Fighting Cookbook. She has been a member of the American Cancer Society National Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer Control Committee and co-Chair of the California Division Board of Directors Nominating and Development Committee.
Mary L. Hardy, MD, is the Medical Director for the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology an Associate Physician Diplomate in the Department of Medicine. She trained as an internist with over two decades of experience in guiding patients who are seeking to combine the conventional and complementary medicine.
She was the Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Dietary Supplement Research in Botanicals and the founding Medical Director of the Cedars-Sinai Integrative Medicine Program. Her previous clinical practice focuses on integrating the best of western conventional medicine with appropriate complementary therapies for a wide variety of patients, including people with cancer. She has a special interest in botanical medicine and has trained with scientists and herbalists all over the world including China, Peru, the Amazon, Kenya and South Africa.
Karen Duvall, MD, MPH, is well known to the Center as a speaker at Insights Into Cancer on the topic of nutrition. She has a background in clinical nutrition with a variety of populations, but has had a special interest in patients with cancer as well as women at risk for developing breast cancer.
Dr. Duvall is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Associate Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she trains residents in the field of preventive medicine. She is also involved in breast and prostate cancer prevention research and the associated debates on nutrition and supplements. She is a compassionate and caring physician who understands the needs of the whole patient.