On June 22, Maryland-based Healthy Directions announced that Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a board-certified cardiologist specializing in integrative medicine, died "following a brief illness." According to Sinatra's Wikipedia page, he was born on Oct. 15, 1946.
His Wikipedia page also states "Sinatra graduated from New York’s Albany Medical College with an MD in 1972, and earned his certification in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1975. He was board-certified by the American College of Cardiology and was a fellow of the American College of Cardiology since 1977. He had certifications from the Massachusetts Society for Bioenergetic Analysis (1992) and the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (2000). He had certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (1998), which is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Medical Association."
Sinatra's team at Healthy Directions released the following statement regarding his passing:
"Dr. Stephen Sinatra was a true pioneer in integrative cardiology, combining the best of traditional and alternative medicine in ways that broke new ground and transformed lives. His vast knowledge of cardiology, nutrition and mind-body therapies fueled his passion for healing hearts and, most importantly, inspiring hope. He was a brilliant physician and accomplished researcher who was also caring, empathetic, and generous with his time and talents.
"We were honored to have Dr. Sinatra as part of the Healthy Directions family for more than 25 years. He was not only a valued colleague, but a dear friend who truly felt like part of the family. But while we grieve his passing, Dr. Sinatra’s mission doesn’t end here, and our team is as committed as ever to carrying on his important work.
"We will continue to serve you with information, knowledge, and advice to keep your heart—and entire body—healthy. We will continue to deliver nutritional supplements you can count on, built on the foundation of Dr. Sinatra’s groundbreaking research and formulated to his exacting standards. And, just as Dr. Sinatra did, we will cheer on your successes as you improve your own health.
"Dr. Sinatra spoke frequently about the healing power of maintaining a positive outlook—and the importance of practicing gratitude. We are incredibly grateful to have had the chance to work with and learn from such an inspirational man, and so thankful for the opportunity to continue his mission in the years ahead."