Dr. Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first CNME-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix (now Genova) Clinical Laboratory under the direction of Richard Lord, Ph.D. Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large, integrative medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of Cheryl Burdette, ND and Susan Tanner, MD. Dr. Fitzgerald is lead author and editor (with J. Alexander Bralley, Ph.D.) of The Metametrix Institute’s Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine’s updated Textbook for Functional Medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald is on faculty and a Curriculum Advisory Committee member at Institute for Functional Medicine, and is an Institute for Functional Medicine certified practitioner. She is an adjunct faculty member at University of Bridgeport in the school of Human Nutrition and a member of The Institute for Therapeutic Discovery. Dr. Fitzgerald regularly lectures internationally for several organizations. Formerly at Advanced Diagnostic Pain Treatment Center at Yale-New Haven, she is now in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.