Dr. Tanio is trained in internal medicine and functional medicine. His clinical practice is focused on helping patients reverse chronic conditions including cognitive decline, early Alzheimer’s, prevention of cognitive decline, autoimmune disorders and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) from biotoxins including mold and Lyme.
He received a M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and did his internal medical residency and general internal medicine fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was also appointed Chief Medical Resident. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He practiced urban medicine in the 90’s in Baltimore Medical System, an innovative group of federally qualified community health centers focused on high risk Medicare and Medicaid patients in inner city Baltimore. He also practiced medicine in JenCare, an innovative medical group focused on inner city Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Craig first became interested in functional medicine in 2002 when he worked with the leadership of the Bravewell Collaborative, a philanthropy group dedicated to accelerating the diffusion of integrative medicine into academic medical centers. He has trained with a number of leaders in integrative and functional medicine including Chris Kresser (ADAPT Program & ancestral health), Dr. Dale Bredesen (MPI Cognition & Alzheimer’s), Ritchie Shoemaker (CIRS protocol) as well as within the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Tanio is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and holds additional faculty appointments at Jefferson Medical College. He was asked in 2012 by the Secretary of Health in Maryland to Chair the Maryland Health Care Commission, the state regulatory authority responsible for quality, outcomes, and primary care in Maryland which he did for five years. He tries to practice what he preaches in regards to a healthy lifestyle and enjoys traveling, reading, mountaineering, paddle boarding and surfing.