Dr. Colin Zhu is a board-certified physician in family practice and lifestyle medicine. Passionate about the intersection of medicine, food, and nutrition, Dr. Zhu trained as a chef and health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition following the completion of his medical degree. To share his unique blend of medical knowledge with a wider audience, Dr. Zhu launched TheChefDoc in 2017, an online wellness and lifestyle education platform that has been featured in several publications.

Dr. Zhu is an international speaker, author of Thrive Medicine: How To Cultivate Your Desires and Elevate Your Life, and the host of the podcast, Thrive Bites. A member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Board of Directors, Dr. Zhu currently works and resides in Southern California with his cat Naruto.

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