Hyla Cass, MD
Hall of Fame 2015
Hyla Cass MD is an internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and one of the our foremost experts and pioneers in integrative medicine. Combining the best of natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice for over 30 years, and in writings, lectures, and media appearances, she’s certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), as well the American Board of Holistic Integrative Medicine (ABIHM).
She is the author of a number of popular books including St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster; Kava: Nature’s Answer to Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia; Natural Highs; Supplement Your Prescription; 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health; and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free.
Dr. Cass also speaks to professional and lay audiences on topics ranging from complementary medicine and psychiatry, longevity enhancement, women’s health and hormones, weight management, and natural treatments for addiction, anxiety disorders, and depression. Audiences include the American College for Advancement in Medicine, the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, and The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).
Born in Toronto, Canada, Hyla obtained her pre-medical and medical education from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, interned at LAC-USC Medical Center, then completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, where she then served as an attending staff physician for 10 years.
An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine for 20 years, Board Member and Chair of Vitamin Relief USA, providing at-risk children, teens, seniors and adults with daily multiple vitamins across the U.S, she also is a Board Member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Advisory Board member at Taste for Life Magazine and Medical Editor at Total Health Magazine.
Most recently she serves on the Board of Governors of the Placencia Health Group, which is creating a Medical Free Zone in Belize, while maintaining the highest scientific, professional and ethical standards, with an innovative World Center for Anti-Aging Medicine and Clinical Therapies.