About Jenny Kalina

Physician Assistant

Jenny has an unquenchable thirst for learning and has pursued advanced training in all areas of functional medicine.


Jenny was born in New York City and raised in New York State. Her mother helped to spark her interest in wellness, nutrition, and natural healing at a very young age. She also had personal experience with functional medicine when she was able to correct a health crisis of her own in her 20’s using these principals. She graduated with degrees in Art History and Painting and worked in the corporate world for many years then became a yoga instructor and started her own studio. Gradually, she realized that she wanted to help others in a more comprehensive way. That passion led her to apply to become a Physician Assistant and she completed her training at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

She started her PA career in cardiovascular medicine and saw the enormous potential for using nutrition to treat patients with heart disease. As her patients experienced incredible results with this approach, she became interested in helping people to prevent heart disease before they ended up sitting in the cardiologist office with a serious heart condition. She also saw the potential to apply this holistic approach to other health problems. She established a successful functional medicine practice in New Jersey where she spent 7 years honing her skills and transforming patients lives for the better.

Jenny has an unquenchable thirst for learning and has pursued advanced training in all areas of functional medicine to have a thorough understanding of physiology and medicine. She completed further training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Beck Institute so that she can help patients with the psychological aspects of motivation to change lifestyle and habits. She strives to be a partner with her patients, developing very personalized goals that encompass diet and lifestyle modification, conventional therapeutics, and natural therapies that help achieve vitality, optimal aging and health.

Jenny has expertise in the following areas:

  • Cardiovascular and metabolic disorders including overweight and obesity, cholesterol disorders, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and hypoglycemia
  • Thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia and auto-immune conditions
  • Neurological and psychological disorders including headaches and migraines, ADHD, depression, anxiety and insomnia
  • Female and male hormone evaluation and treatment for fertility, perimenopause/menopause, osteopenia/osteoporosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and male hypogonadism
  • GI disorders such as IBS, IBD and food intolerance
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lyme and tick-borne illness
  • Mycotoxin and mold-related illness
  • Brain health and prevention of dementia

In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, practicing movement outdoors – especially biking and hiking, cooking healthy meals and doing crossword puzzles.

Meet Jenny Kalina

See Jenny Kalina’s Qualifications

Licensure, Certifications and Special Training
  • Institute For Functional Medicine (IFM) Practitioner – 2023
  • ReCODE 2.0 Certified Practitioner – Advanced Course in Reversing Cognitive Decline (Bredesen Protocol) – 2022
  • Certified for Botox Injections for Migraine – 2019
  • Laboratory, Endocrine, Neurotransmitter (LENS) Functional Medicine Symposium – 2018
  • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) Fundamentals Course – 2017
  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Weight Loss – 2016
  • Nutrition Coach – Certified 2014
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ – M.S. Physician Assistant 2014
  • SUNY Binghamton, NY – B.A. Art History and B.F.A. Painting 1990
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