Dr Ryan Lee & Miki Wong, RD

Dr Ryan Lee attended Creighton University, then headed home to the islands of Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine.

His inspiration for working with children with disabilities began as an assistant counselor at a summer camp for children with disabilities in the late 1990s. In 2013 Dr Lee joined the Shriners Hospital for Children of Honolulu and started the Neurodevelopmental Clinic.

In 2014 he led the initiative to launch the Ketogenic Therapies Program for epilepsy and autism and served as the primary investigator for these two clinical trials. Dr Lee also serves as a UH Medical School Assistant Clinical Professor and a past president of the Autism Society of Hawaii.

In March of 2018 Dr Lee, with a team of physicians and therapists, launched Milestones Centre for Paediatric Neurodevelopment.

Dr Miki Wong's interest in nutrition began at the age of 13 when she learned about vitamins in a home economics class, and was fascinated by the unseen world of nutrients in food and how it impacts health.

She received her BS in Food Science Human Nutrition at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, completed her dietetic internship at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

In 2014 she had the privilege of helping to launch the Ketogenic Therapies Program for Epilepsy and Autism at Shriners and has a great interest in the role of nutrition and lifestyle to treat diverse neurodevelopmental and metabolic disorders.

In March of 2018 Mickey joined Dr Lee and a startup team of therapists to launch Milestones Centre for Paediatric Neurodevelopment.

Join me as we find out:

  • What is their philosophy on loving and caring for other human beings?
  • How do they look past the ‘labels’ people come with?
  • What is the ketogenic diet, and why can it be beneficial?
  • How did they come across the ketogenic diet as a tool for what they do?

Also, Dr Ryan and Miki will tell us about:

  • Ryan's journey to working with people with disabilities.
  • What they have discovered about the ketogenic diet as a therapeutic treatment.
  • What happens when whole families adopt the healthcare principles applied to a patient.
  • The importance of play throughout our lives.

It was a pleasure to have Ryan and Miki on the podcast. Their sincerity and drive to care for kids shone through.

“There is some sort of unconditional love in care.”

“It’ll take many people working together to bring the best care for that one child with complex disorders.”

“What this journey has done for me is transform the way I see food.”

To find out more about Ryan and Miki, visit the Milestones website - https://www.milestoneshawaii.org

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