Motivated by his desire to reverse the chronic illness epidemic, Dr. Coetzee continues to be a pioneer in the field of nutritional science. Dr. Coetzee specializes in metabolic syndrome, intestinal permeability, type 2 diabetes, sports performance, and most chronic inflammatory diseases. Prior to joining Natural Healthcare Center, Dr.Coetzee served as a drug counselor, suicide intervention advisor, and co-dependency specialistat Fair Oaks Hospital in Summit, NJ.
Dr. Coetzee was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his military schooling and earned bachelor’s degrees in criminology and psychology. He has also earned a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, a PhD in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of New Hampshire, and a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN). Dr. Coetzee finished his second doctorate from Maryland University of Integrative Health, with a specialization in nutrigenomics.
In 2012, Dr. Coetzee joined the faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health, where he was offered a full-time faculty position and received ranking as “associate professor” in 2018. Dr. Coetzee is also the Associate Director of the Nutrition Tract in the Doctor of Health Science Degree at the University of Bridgeport and an adjunct faculty member.
Dr. Coetzee is a Certified Board Supervisor for the Certified Nutrition Specialists and is currently on the national board exam committee for the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. In 2017, Dr. Coetzee received the "Great Esteem Award" at Maryland University of Integrative Health for his dedication to student performance.