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Meet Dr. Perry

Center for Integrative Health and Performance was established by DeWayde C. Perry, M.D., a native of Akron, Ohio. Dr. Perry completed his undergraduate studies at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to his senior year, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he graduated with honors and two meritorious promotions from Parris Island Recruit Depot. Three months prior to earning a bachelor's degree in biology, Dr. Perry was activated for duty in the Persian Gulf War and withdrew from the university.

Dr. Perry later matriculated to Meharry Medical College where he spent the first two years of his medical education. He was one of twelve Meharry students selected to perform third-year clinical rotations at the former Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Perry returned to Meharry to graduate with a Doctorate of Medicine in 1995.From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Perry completed the first two years of general surgery training at Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. He then completed a one year surgical research fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Perry completed his general surgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, graduating as chief resident in 2002.

A competitor in sports for most of his life, including as a collegiate athlete, Dr. Perry has envisioned integrating physical fitness with the practice of medicine. That vision led to Dr. Perry becoming certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in 2000. Since 2002, Dr. Perry has competed in several regional and national bodybuilding contests, earning multiple victories and an overall title.

In addition to competitive bodybuilding, Dr. Perry has trained and competed in various styles of martial arts. He is currently a student of Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In 2005, he traveled to Deng Feng, China, home of the famed Shaolin Temple, for one month of intensive Shaolin kung fu training. In 2008, Dr. Perry was admitted to the Oregon State Athletic Commission and serves as a ringside physician for combat sports.

Dr. Perry has been published in several magazines and journals including Muscle & Fitness, Planet Muscle, Beverly International Body Muscle, American Muscle and Fitness, Eugene Weekly, and N'Spiration Magazine. He was featured on KMTR-TV to discuss the use of performance enhancing drugs, and interviewed in a recent podcast to discuss the health benefits of exercise. Dr. Perry holds professional memberships in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the International Hormone Society.

Dr. Perry's podcast interview may be heard by clicking here.

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