Chief Medical Officer

Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA

Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA is a double board certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician, who has been utilizing food as medicine since 2012. She is the co-founder and chief medical officer of Mora Medical which offers physician led medical groups that employ the power of lifestyle medicine to help patients achieve health.

She is currently holds 50 state medical licenses (plus DC) across the United States. She is the former co-founder of Plant Based TeleHealth and was the first Managing Editor for the Plantrician Project’s International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. She is also the host of the Health and Mora podcast, whose mission is to provide resources that will empower individuals with the knowledge, mindset, and inspiration to successfully adopt lifestyle interventions and achieve health and wellbeing.

In Colorado, Laurie persuaded a large hospital to create a lifestyle medicine program centered around a WFPB diet, the program showed resounding success. At another hospital, she conducted a one-month study of 26 employees on a WFPB diet. All employees were fed from the hospital’s kitchen, and each individual experienced improved health. She has spoken at the Golden VegFest in Colorado, the International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, and other venues teaching about the value of the WFPB diet.

Learn more about me

Personal origin story of plant based

I went plant based after a 16 year-old patient was able to stop 2 ADD medications in 30 days.

What I’m most excited to bring to Mora patients

The amazing physicians and PAs we are working with.

My favorite food

I cannot live without blueberries.

Ask me about

Behavior change, drawing, painting, and hiking and we can talk for days.

Most likely find me

Enjoying the beautiful California outdoors.