Our Team

Dr. Bhavesh Patel

CEO and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Bhavesh Patel is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Age Management Medicine. Dr. Patel first came to Cenegenics as a patient in early 2009 when he struggled with his own health issues. As he learned more about the real value of approaching health and wellness from a comprehensive approach, he decided he wanted to learn how to do this help others. After spending several months at Cenegenics HQ in Las Vegas, NV, he opened the Cenegenics Chicago center in November 2009. Since then he has helped hundreds of patients achieve lasting wellness.

Bhavesh graduated from Rush Medical College (Chicago, IL) in 1999, and completed his residency at UIC / Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago) in 2002. He practiced extensively in the Chicagoland area with Adovcate Healthcare, Dreyer Medical Group, and Physicians Immediate Care. However, after 5 years he became frustrated with where traditional medicine was headed, finding that he was making very little difference in the lives of his patients. In 2007, Bhavesh moved to New York to take advantage of an opportunity to work as a Research Analyst for the investment bank, Rodman and Renshaw. There, he attended the top medical conferences, spoke with Key Opinion Leaders, analyzed drug data and researched the cutting edge of biotechnology. By mid-2008, he knew the markets were crashing and decided his family would be best back in Chicago. It was at that time that Bhavesh started looking for the next frontier in medicine.

“Seeing patients in this practice has allowed me to really change the lives of my patients. This is by far the best medicine I’ve ever practiced. I’m getting people off of their medications instead of piling more on. My patients are feeling the best they’ve ever felt. And I get a chance to really understand how the human body really works.”

Bhavesh continues to stay connected to “traditional” medicine. Doing so allows Dr. Patel to continue to grow as a physician who can treat disease when it happens, while also working on preventing disease in the first place.

Jonathan Cannizzo,M.S., ACMS-CES

Nutrition and Exercise Consultant

Jonathan is helping Cenegenics Chicago’s patients on the path to a healthier life. As the Nutrition & Exercise Counselor, he advises patients on specific dietary, supplement and exercise needs based on their health history, current health status, and goals.

Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and his Masters of Science in Exercise Science – Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Northeastern Illinois University.  He has multiple publications in nationally accredited journals and texts in the subjects of cancer and aging prevention. He currently holds an American College of Sports Medicine certification as a Clinical Exercise Specialist.

Prior to joining Cenegenics, Jonathan was an exercise physiologist for Advocate Healthcare, the largest healthcare system in Illinois. As a Graduate Assistant at Advocate,  he researched cancer prevention.

Jonathan has always made Chicago his home. He played Division 1 college hockey and has always enjoyed the sport. He enjoys playing golf, exercising, science, and attending Blackhawks and Bears games.

Caitlin Schinder, BA

Service Coordinator and Office Manager

As Service Coordinator, Caitlin is your key contact for any support that you need in order to make your Cenegenics program successful. Caitlin is there to help manage your program and keep you on track to reach your individual goals.

Caitlin earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Environmental Studies and Sociology from Emory University in 2009. She has an extensive background in healthcare administration and management. Prior to joining Cenegenics, Caitlin worked at prominent hospitals in Chicago and New York City.
Caitlin moved to Chicago from New York City in October 2012. She enjoys exploring Chicago, going to concerts and traveling.