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David Haase, MD

CEO & Founder

Dr. Haase, a pioneer in the fields of systems medicine and life extension, has dedicated his career to finding and addressing the underlying causes of illness for his patients.

He is the author of the best selling book, Curiosity Heals the Human, and presented his innovations in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimers in his TED Talk.

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David Haase, MD is a doctor, teacher, and innovator who is deeply committed to maximizing wellness one unique person at a time. Dr. Haase received his medical training at Vanderbilt University and completed his residency in family medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine and is among the first practitioners to be Certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine®. He is the founder of MaxWell Systems Medicine™.

Early in his clinical practice, Dr. Haase knew that something very important was imbalanced. He realized his training had been dominated by an almost exclusively pharmaceutical approach to managing disease and focused little on how to instead create health. To fill the void he sought out additional medical training and certifications in nutrition, integrative and holistic medicine, functional medicine, health coaching, neurofeedback, systems biology, genomics, bioinformatics, and precision medicine.

By identifying and treating the unique root causes of their conditions, Dr. Haase was witness to remarkable improvements in his patients’ health. Dr. Haase treats a wide range of conditions and has special expertise in fatigue, brain-related disorders (mood, attention, anxiety, insomnia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, seizures, head injury), inflammatory and immune dysregulation, allergy, and cancer support. His friendly manner, enthusiasm, and humor makes learning fun, and lights the way for a patient’s healing journey.

Dr. Haase is the founder and Medical Director of MaxWell Clinic, which was established in 2003 currently with two locations in Tennessee. He is the Chief Medical Officer of MaxWell Biosciences. Dr. Haase is co-founder of MDOmics, a company that analyzes complex data sets to enable more precise clinical care, and a non-profit organization that helps youths make healthier choices for their bodies and their communities ( He is the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for XYMOGEN®, a leading professional nutraceutical company. Dr. Haase serves on the board of Evoke Neuroscience, a company providing clinical technologies to optimize brain function, has served as a consultant for Metabolon®, the world leader of metabolomic evaluations for precision medicine, and Illumina®, innovator of Whole Genome Sequencing technologies. Dr. Haase is a sought-after lecturer and teaches internationally about the root causes of disease and innovative, safe treatments through his faculty position at the Institute for Functional Medicine® and as past adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, University of Miami, and University of Western States.

Dr. Haase integrates nutrition, metabolomics, neuroelectrophysiology, genomics, environmental factors, and lifestyle medicine to help his patients get better, and he shares these concepts with other medical professionals for improved patient care. Dr. Haase is passionate about making better health accessible to all people and uses his innovation and creativity to bring new diagnostics and treatments to the medical field for the betterment of medicine and health.

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