Dr. Todd Funkhouser attended Medical School and Graduate School at the University of New Mexico. He graduated with a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biomedical Sciences, concentrated in gene regulation and immunogenetics, in 1998. He graduated with his MD the following year. He trained in and later taught Internal Medicine at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in El Paso, TX. Todd completed a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the National Institutes of Health, in Washington DC. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). He is board endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member and Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He completed military service as Lt Colonel and chief of Allergy, Immunology, and Adult Immunization at WBAMC.
Journey to Integrative Health
Todd’s interest in integrative health care comes from personal experience. He has always had an intense curiosity to understand disease processes of the mind and body since childhood. He saw his mother suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and wished he could help.
In helping to treat his mother’s condition as well as his patients over the years, he embraces a more holistic view of the definition of health. Todd believes it is essential to address the patient’s emotional, mental, social and spiritual aspects in order to expect a high level of physical health. He sees the power of proper nutrition in his own family and has personal interests in understanding the power of self-care modalities like nutrition, exercise and stress relief.
Todd’s research interests are in gene regulation and cytokine response in allergic and autoimmune disease. He enjoys seeing pediatric and adult patients with a fantastic team of providers in both Las Cruces NM and with Access Allergy in El Paso Texas.
Todd enjoys reading. He is an audiophile and a great lover of stories in books and film. He and his wife are fans of language and culture, and he counts among his great fortunes being able to marry the love of his life after spending time studying together in many places around the world. Todd speaks Spanish and French.