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Our Team

The Charlottesville Center for Functional Medicine, or CVCFxM, is a pioneering leader for guidance and support that empowers individuals and families with practical skills to achieve and sustain whole being wellness, health, happiness, meaning, and joy.

Our team of practitioners come from a diversity of backgrounds and are united in their passion for functional medicine. They have come together now to share their passion for cutting edge science fused with ancient wisdom to aid individuals in healing from chronic disease.


Rob Abbott, MD

Medical Director, Functional Medicine Physician

Rob Abbott M.D. completed his internship in family medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University- Shenandoah Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Front Royal, Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Medicine Class of 2017 and is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the Charlottesville community.  He has completed training in functional medicine alongside Kerri Cooper to become a Kresser Insitute ADAPT Level 1 trained clinician and has completed additional training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). He is the medical advisor for the innovative collaborative, Autoimmune Wellness, and specializes in treating individuals with autoimmune disease. In his free time, Dr. Abbott enjoys creative expression through writing and communal conversation, sharing blogs, poetry and podcasts through his website


Kerri Cooper, RD, CSSD

Functional Nutritionist

Kerri Cooper RD, CSSD is an expert in sports dietetics, ancestral health and functional nutrition. She received her B.S in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Virginia Health System. She also has Masters in Nutrition from James Madison University and is board certified specialist in Sports Dietetics.

Focusing on confidence and positive self image, Kerri helps her clients to set realistic goals, make a plan to achieve them, and do the things that push them outside of their comfort zone into the land of growth, commitment and emerging confidence. She lives the truth that commitment is essentially failing often, adapting (it's ok to be wrong) and growing. It starts with believing in yourself and standing strong in the limelight of your own truth without the need to seek needless and superficial validation.

Ryan Hall, MSc., RYT 1000

Functional and Integrative Nutrition Expert

Bringing his life experience and hard earned expertise to work at CVCFxM, Ryan helps individuals, couples, and families come up with creative solutions to implement evidence based nutritional therapy and lifestyle design so that they may find healing and build the skills necessary for taking ownership and sustaining their wellness.

Ryan's areas of expertise and focus are  gut health, autoimmunity, complementary oncology, and chronic illness. Ryan's specialties include, but are not limited to; Therapeutically Structured Ketogenic Diets, Fasting and Fast Mimicking Diets, The Autoimmune Protocol, Low FODMAP,  Yoga, Zen Meditation/Mindfulness, Stress Reduction/Management, and Sleep Hygiene.