About Dr. Masley

Steven Masley, MD, FAAFP, CNS, FACN, CCD

President, Masley Optimal Health Center

Steven Masley, M.D. is a board and fellow certified family physician and nutritionist, author, speaker, and award-winning patient educator. His research focuses on the impact of lifestyle choices on aging, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cognitive function, menopause, and weight control. His passion is empowering people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Masley is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, and he teaches programs at Eckerd College and the University of Tampa. In 2010, he received the physician Health Care Hero award by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Dr. Masley sees patients from across North America at Masley Optimal Health Center in St Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Masley completed college at Washington State University’s Honors Program, Medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, Internship and Residency in Family and Community Medicine with the University of Arizona in Tucson, his Fellowship in Family Medicine with the American Academy of Family Physicians, and his nutrition Fellowship with the American College of Nutrition.

Dr. Masley has published several health books, including Ten Years Younger, and numerous scientific articles. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Today Show, and over 200 media interviews. He has won numerous awards, including “Patient Educator of the Year” with the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine & the American Academy of Family Physicians, numerous research awards related to studies on nutrition, cardiovascular disease, and aging plus the 2011 Tampa Bay Physician Health Hero Award by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

For a Detailed CV on Dr. Masley, Please See Below:

Physician Work History:

May 2007 to Present

  • President, Masley OptimalHealthCenter
  • Medical Director, Ten Years Younger ProgramTM
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at theUniversityof  South Florida
  • Speaker for Lasting Leadership Executive program,EckerdCollege,St Petersburg,Florida
  • Speaker for Executive Leadership program,UniversityofTampa,Tampa,Florida

April 2004 to April 2007

  • Medical Director, Carillon Executive Health,St Petersburg,Floridawith Baycare Health System
  • Medical Director, Ten Years Younger—Younger, Trimmer, Fitter Program,CarillonWellnessCenter
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at theUniversityofSouth Florida
  • Nutrition and Longevity Researcher with the Morton PlantFloridaGeriatric Research Program and the American Heart Association
  • Published 3rd book, “Ten Years Younger” with Broadway of Random House, December 27th, 2006
  • Chair, Florida Academy of Family Physician’s Group Visit Task Force Committee

September 2001 to November 2003

  • Medical Director for the Pritikin Longevity Center®,Aventura,FL
  • Clinician, Educator, Researcher, Administrator, Cooking Demonstrations, PritikinCenter
  • Nutrition and Longevity Researcher with the Morton PlantFloridaGeriatric Research Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at the Universityof Miami

August 1999 to September 2001

  • Assistant Director of the Morton Plant Mease, Family Medicine Residency Program inClearwater,Florida
  • Nutrition and Longevity Researcher with the Morton PlantFloridaGeriatric Research Program
  • Co-chair of the Integrative Medicine Committee for BayCare (a seven hospital health care system)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at theUniversityofSouth FloridainTampa,Florida

May 1989 to May 1999

  • Physician with the Department of Family Medicine, Group Health Permanente,Olympia,Washington
  • Nutrition and Cardiac Prevention Committee Member, Group Health Cooperative ofPuget Sound
  • Clinical Instructor,UniversityofWashingtonSchoolofMedicine,Seattle,Washington

September 1988 to April 1989

  • Initially an educator and a clinician, finished as Acting Medical Director, International Medical Corp, Rural Afghan medic educational program, Peshawar, Pakistan

 

University: Washington State University, Honor’s Program. BA in Humanities, 1979
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine. MD, 1984
Specialty Training: University of Arizona, Family and Community Medicine: July 1985 to July 1988

Family Medicine Board Certified: 1988, 1994, 2000, 2007

Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP) 2003

  AmericanCollegeof Nutrition, Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) 2003

 

Additional Medical Training:
  • Three years clinical and teaching experience in 15 countries
  • Acupuncture Diploma, 1987, Hong Kong, with clinical training in Beijing
  • Functional Medicine Seminars: 1995 to present
  • Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD) 2002
   
Awards:
  • 2010, Physician Health Care Hero, Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2006, Florida Academy of Family Physician’s Physician Research Award
  • 2005, Best Medical Idea, Carillon Executive Health, Tampa Bay Magazine,
  • 2003 Florida Academy of Family Physician’s Physician Research Award
  • 2001 Florida Academy of Family Physician’s Physician Research Award
  • 2000 Recipient of the American Academy of Family Physician’s and Schering Plough’s Junior Researcher Award
  • 1998 Physician Winner, Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patient Education, by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine & the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • 1997 Patient Service Award, for outstanding service to patients at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
   
Administrative Activities:
  • President, Masley OptimalHealthCenter, Medical Director, Ten Years Younger
  • 2004 to 2007, Medical Director, Carillon Executive Health, St Anthony’s Health Care, with St Anthony’s/BayCare Health System, St Petersburg, Florida
  • 2001 to November 2003, Medical Director, The Pritikin Longevity Center
  • 1999 to 2001, Assistant Director, Family Practice Residency Program, Morton Plant Mease, Clearwater, Florida
  • 2000 to September 2001, Co-Chair, BayCare Integrative Medicine Collaboration Committee, Clearwater, Florida
  • 1997-1998, Group Health Nutrition Committee Member
  • 1996-1998, Group Health Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease Committee Member
  • 1995, Washington Academy of Family Physician’s Chapter President, Thurston-Mason County
  • 1994, Family Practice Cabinet Chair, Olympia District, Group Health Cooperative,Olympia,WA
  • 1994-1995, Family Practice Team Physician Chief, Olympia Group Health Coop.
  • 1992-1998, Olympia Lipid Guru and Olympia Heart Care Team member, Group Health Cooperative, Olympia, WA
  • 1990-1998, Washington American Family Physician (WAFP) Delegate

Medical Organizations

 

  • 1980 to present:AmericanAcademyof Family Physicians
  • 2004 to present member of AAFPs 2010 practice redesign group
  • 1999 to present:FloridaAcademyof Family Physicians
  • 1999 to 2001, Vice-chair, for the Research Committee to the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP)
  • 2004-2007, Chair, Group Visit Committee (FAFP)
  • 2007 to present, Quality Practice Management Committee, (FAFP)
  • 2002 to 2006: American Heart Association
  • 2002 to present, Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism for the American Heart Association
  • 2003 to present:AmericanCollegeof Nutrition
  • 2001 to present: Institute for Functional Medicine
  • 1989-1999:WashingtonAcademyof Family Physicians
    • 1987-1989: Co-chair of the Legislative Committee
    • 1985-1987, President,ThurstonCountyChapter
Clinical and Medical Activities:
  • 2003 to present: Optimal health physicals, nutritional and cardiovascular assessments, St Petersburg, Florida
  • 2001 to October 2003: Half-time clinical practice at the Pritikin Longevity Center
  • Admitting and Discharging participants with detailed clinical assessments and management of multiple medical problems
  • Hologic Bone Density and Body Composition Interpretation
  • Exercise Treadmill Testing and Interpretation
  • Pulmonary Function Testing and Interpretation
  • Vitamin and Supplement Assessments and Therapies
  • Resident training and supervision
  • 1999-2001: Physician with the Turley Center, Morton Plant Mease, Clearwater, Florida
  • 1989-1999: Practicing Family Physician, Group Health Permanente. Clinical practice encompassed care for all ages and included a variety of outpatient procedures, hospital and outpatient care, and obstetrical care. Practiced within an HMO setting, caring for a family practice panel of 2,400 patients, incorporating into the practice many aspects of integrated medicine

 

Academic Activities

  • 1999-present: Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of South Florida
  • 2001 to 2004: Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Miami
  • 1993-1999: Family Medicine Volunteer Faculty, St. Peters Hospital, UW
  • 1990-1999: Clinical Instructor, Univ of Washington (UW) School of Medicine

 

Grant/Research
Medical Activities:
  • 2009-10: Principle Investigator: Predictors of Cognitive Function in an Executive Population (Nutritional intake, Fitness Markers, and Laboratory Markers)
  • 2009-10: Principle Investigator: Predictors of Carotid IMT scores in an Executive Population (Nutritional intake, Fitness Markers, and Laboratory Markers)
    • Body-Mass Index as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, funded by the American Heart Association
    • Blood Pressure as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, funded by the American Heart Association
    • Body-Mass Index as a Predictor of Maintaining Activities of Daily Living in the Elderly, funded by the American Heart Association
  • 2007-2008: Principle Investigator, Aerobic Exercise Enhances Cognitive Function, and extension of the Ten Years Younger Study
  • 2004: Principle Investigator, Ten Years Younger Study at the Carillon Wellness Center; investigating the impact of lifestyle on aging markers.
  • 2003: Primary Investigator for the Pritikin Longevity Center assessing The Efficacy of a High-Fiber, Very-Low-Fat Diet, and Exercise on the Metabolic Syndrome.
  • 1999 to present: Primary Investigator with the Florida Geriatric Research Project for the following:
  • 2002: Primary Investigator for the Pritikin Family Program studying the impact of diet and exercise on 9-16 year olds.
  • 2001: PI, Schering Plough, P00679, Phase III Double-Blind Efficacy and Safety Study of SCH 58235 + Lovastatin
  • 2000-2001: PI, Schering Plough, P00679, Phase III Double-Blind Efficacy and Safety Study of SCH 58235
  • 1997-2000: PI and Coordinator for Dietary Intervention and Evaluation Trial (D.I.E.T.), a research grant to evaluate group visits to modify lifestyle habits and improve outcomes for patients with known coronary artery disease
  • 1996-1998: PI and Class Instructor for a research trial for Type II diabetics with a longitudinal group visit program
  • 1995-1997: PI and Coordinator for the GERD, Group Patient Visit Grant