The International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare (IFAH) has named Certified Health Coach Luis Perez as one of the “Top 100 Healthcare Leaders” for 2019.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare (IFAH) has named Certified Health Coach Luis Perez as one of the “Top 100 Healthcare Leaders” for 2019.

IFAH (formerly Smart Health Conference) is dedicated to the mission of improving healthcare by facilitating an open dialogue between the different industry stakeholders. The annual 3-day conference brings together 1000+ healthcare professionals from around the world. Participants include startups, hospitals, manufacturers, technology providers, insurers as well as government agencies.

Luis is a certified health coach based in the PartnerMD Charlotte office. He helps patients establish a healthy lifestyle and then maintain their success. Members who work with Luis describe him as energetic, supportive, and an inspiration.

Luis was born in Bronx to parents who immigrated from the Dominican Republic. He struggled with obesity throughout his middle school and high school and found his passion for fitness in his 20s. Shortly after, he got certified and started his own personal training business. He worked for a long time in commercial construction design and was also a firefighter.