Monica Aggarwal, MD, is an adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Florida’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine where she conducts research on the impact of nutrition in chronic illness. She also serves as the Chief Medical officer of the not-for profit, 4Roots Farm which is looking at how to improve food quality to improve human health. her own life, she’s used the latest breakthroughs in understanding of gut health and the microbiome to reverse symptoms of an advanced form of rheumatoid arthritis.
And now, she is sharing these same principles with her patients and with the world. She is the coauthor with Jyothi Rao, MD of BODY ON FIRE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY COOKBOOK: Your Guide to Eating Plant Foods That Fight Disease (2022) and Body on Fire: How Inflammation Triggers Chronic Illness and the Tools We Have to Fight It (2020).
Dr. Aggarwal was named a “Next Generation Innovator” by Cardiology Today, and her research has been published in major medical journals such as Journal of American College of Cardiology and American Journal of Medicine. At the University of Florida’s Shands Hospital, Monica has instituted a new plant-based menu as well as new discharge education that empowers patients to heal their bodies with their lifestyles.
Dr. Aggarwal went to the University of Virginia and received her BA in Religious Studies with a minor in Biology. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, completed her residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and transitioned to a cardiology fellowship at the University of Maryland. Further
training includes an integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona. She is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. More information can be found at drmonicaaggarwal.com.