Former practicing cardiac surgeon who developed Holobiotics, a nutrition system designed to promote health through the maintenance of healthy microbes in the body. He founded The Center of Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs based on his research and has authored several books on the subject.
He was a professor and the chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University until 2002.
In 2016 he founded Gundry MD, which is a wellness blog and line of supplements. His eponymous YouTube channel on which he offers explanations of his practices, shares tips and demonstrates recipes has racked up over 14 million veiws.
He married wife Penny and they have a grandson named Oliver.
Rapper Yolandi Visser is a fan of his supplements and has featured a photo of herself with them on her Instagram.