About Resilient Roots
Meet the Team
Rob Abbott, MD
Integrative Medicine Physician
Rob Abbott M.D. completed his internship in family medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University- Shenandoah Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Front Royal, Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Medicine and is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the Charlottesville community. He has completed training in functional medicine, through the Kresser Institute and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). He is on the scientific advisory boards for both the Kresser Institute and the Ruscio Institute, leaders in functional medicine research and education. In addition, he is the medical advisor for the innovative collaborative, Autoimmune Wellness where he conducts research and writes about integrative approaches to autoimmune disease. He is the medical director for Charlottesville Hyperbarics, an outpatient clinic providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat numerous chronic disease states. In his free time, Dr. Abbott enjoys trail running and creative expression through writing and communal conversation, sharing blogs, poetry and podcasts through his website amedicinalmind.com.
1. Abbott R D, Sherwin K, Klopf H, et al. (July 08, 2020) Efficacy of a Multimodal Online Lifestyle Intervention for Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Individuals With a History of Major Depressive Disorder. Cureus 12(7): e9061. doi:10.7759/cureus.9061
2. Abbott R D, Sadowski A, Alt A G (April 27, 2019) Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet as Part of a Multi-disciplinary, Supported Lifestyle Intervention for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Cureus 11(4): e4556. doi:10.7759/cureus.4556
Ryan Hall, CNS, CKNS
Functional Medicine Nutritionist
Bringing his life experience and expertise to work at Resilient Roots, Ryan helps individuals, couples, and families come up with creative solutions to implement evidence based nutritional therapy and lifestyle design so that they may find healing and build the skills necessary for taking ownership and sustaining their wellness.
Ryan’s areas of expertise and focus are gut health, autoimmunity, complementary oncology, and chronic illness.
Ryan’s specialties include, but are not limited to:
Therapeutically Structured Ketogenic Diets, Fasting and Fast Mimicking Diets, The Autoimmune Protocol, Low FODMAP, Yoga, Zen Meditation/Mindfulness, Stress Reduction/Management, and Sleep Hygiene.
Ryan holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Human Nutrition and Integrative Health from the esteemed Maryland University of Integrative Health. Currently, Ryan is engaged in pursuit of a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition.
Patient Care Coordinator
Sidney has had an affinity for transformational work and contemplative practice for quite some time. Receiving a BA in Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University, she dove deep into the ancient art and science of Yoga receiving her 1000 YTT. She has also been involved with alternative baking for the past 12 years, and owns and operates a wellness bakery called Moon Maiden’s Delights. Navigating her own turmoils and challenges with health and wellness has been a huge impetus towards assisting others in their own pursuits. She has gained training as a Health Coach through Chris Kresser’s ADAPT Health coach training program.