Shane Lashley, ABAAHP – Director, Lifestyle Medicine Programs
Shane is a board-certified Anti-Aging Health Practitioner. He is responsible for the development and implementation of WMA’s nutrition and lifestyle medicine programs, with special training in the needs of those suffering from neurological degeneration and chronic diseases. He is also responsible for oversight of WMA clinic operations for locations outside Austin, Texas.
Shane’s path to the health profession was a circuitous route. Two decades of serving as a business consultant to C-Suite leaders in the USA and abroad on matters of creating shareholder value during treacherous hypergrowth, and later adding intellectual property monetization as a specialty, led to a season in Shane’s life of repeated and serious health events. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital twice, told by multiple doctors to lose weight, change his diet, lower his stress, etc. – or die sooner than later. As one physician put it, “You need to make a change or make a will. You pick.”
After losing 80 pounds, turning his health around by every measure, Shane came to appreciate the level of need in the community for people to have practical plans that were comprehensive enough to change their health status and yet simple enough to follow. He realized people also needed support because he had come to understand how much the mindset and a team approach to one’s health and self-care are crucial to success.
Shane developed a service specifically for people like himself and went on to appear on every major radio network in the USA as a subject-matter expert in nutrition and lifestyle transformation. He developed a concierge lifestyle medicine consulting practice to serve both physicians and patients and expanded throughout Texas which led to many opportunities to collaborate with Dr. Womack on specific patient assignments.
On January 1, 2020, Shane officially joined the Westlake Medical Arts team as Director of Lifestyle Medicine Programs. Shane is not a physician and does not diagnose or treat disease.
In addition to his board-certification, Shane is currently completing an advanced fellowship in Metabolic and Functional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is simultaneously completing requirements to be board certified in advanced medical nutrition therapy through the Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists, and he is completing a Masters of Science In Health Sciences in Integrative Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Shane completed the most advanced training available in Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), a biotoxin illness related to environmental exposures such as mold. In addition to his clinical work with patients and programs, Shane serves as a consulting expert to law firms engaged in litigating matters related to toxic mold exposure.
Shane is trained in Dr. Dale Bredesen’s groundbreaking RECODE/REVERSE program and Advanced Clinical Training in the Reversal of Cognitive Decline. He is also trained in Dr. Daniel Amen’s Brain Health Coaching Program. In addition to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, Shane has special training and experience in working with patients suffering from childhood autism and addiction recovery at all ages.
Shane earned his MBA and a Masters of Management degree in Corporate Finance at the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management. Shane has offices in all WMA locations and meets with patients in Austin, Plano, and The Woodlands regularly.
Member: American Academy of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine