Felipe Melgar, M.D., has been a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board since 2011.
Melgar is in geriatric medicine. He graduated, as a doctor, from the University of the Santa Casa de Misericordia de Vitoria Brazil, in 1992. He received his specialty in Geriatrics and Gerontology from Hospital de Clinicas de la Universidad de Sao Paulo Brazil, the Brazilian Medical Association, the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Geriatrics and Gerontology Bolivian Society and the Colegio Medico de Bolivia.
Melgar has served as a professor of graduate Geriatrics and Gerontology at Nur University of Bolivia, since 2005. He is an Honorary President of the Bolivian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, since 2013. He has given more than one-hundred lectures on topics related to aging and elder care in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
Melgar is the founder and first editor of the internal medicine publication "Revista de la Sociedad Cruceña de Medicina Interna." He is coeditor and author of the book "Geriatría y Gerontología para el médico internista" along with 41 Latin American authors from 17 different countries. He is also the director of a home care and palliative care program for elderly with disabilities, since 1999, and director of the Center for Complementary Medicine, since 2012.
The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts from around the world in the fields of nutrition and health whose role is to educate Independent Herbalife Members on the principles of good nutrition, getting regular physical activity, and leading a healthy lifestyle.