My Story

Dr. Thom Lobe was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. It was during his early childhood that Dr. Lobe developed his life-long interest in learning about the complexities of medicine as well as its abilities to transform lives. He credits this to his battle with Legg-Calve’-Perthes, a disease of the hip which is still poorly understood today. The disease exposed him to a diverse range of doctors and hospitals, exposure an average child never acquires so early on in life. Not only did this experience ignite Dr. Lobe’s passion for the sciences, it also taught him patience and persistence for he had to learn how to walk again at the age of 5.

Dr. Lobe remained in the sciences and completed his undergrad in zoology at The George Washington University. His medical school years were spent at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, The University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. The former Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, mentored Dr. Lobe. He graduated Cum Laude from University of Maryland School of Medicine and received many additional honors for his distinguished studies.

Dr. Lobe completed his General Surgery training at The Ohio State University Hospitals and his Pediatric Surgery Training at The Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio (now called Nationwide Children’s Hospital). From there he took his first academic position at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas where he served as Chief of Service for 8 years and developed one of the earliest programs applying laser therapy to children’s disease. During that same time he worked as an attending surgeon at the Shriner’s Burns Hospital where he acquired a great understanding of advanced nutrition, metabolism, hormone therapy, skin care and regenerative wound healing.

During his 20 years in Memphis he trained over 40 surgeons from both the United States and around the world

Recognized early in his career for his remarkable work, Dr. Lobe was recruited to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis to develop and lead the first pediatric surgery residency-training program in the Mid-South. During his 20 years in Memphis he trained over 40 surgeons from both the United States and around the world, many of whom stand as leaders in their field today. In addition to leading the residency-training program, Dr. Lobe was the Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There he continued to be an integral part of many innovations and advances in cancer care. One of his most recognized advances was his development of minimally invasive surgery for children in conjunction with the development of one of the leading programs in the country dedicated to perfecting the new method of surgery. Dr. Lobe was then recruited to Iowa to lead an advanced minimally invasive and robotics surgery program once more.

Over the years, Dr. Lobe’s strong interests in nutrition, metabolism, wound care, and regenerative medicine continued to expand. He is recognized internationally in his field and has been honored with lifetime achievement awards on three continents. Dr. Lobe has over 250 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and books to his credit. He continues to lecture and teach around the world and has completed his advanced fellowship, receiving his boards in anti aging, regenerative and functional medicine.

In 2008, Dr. Lobe opened his first dream clinic, an anti aging practice in Beverly Hills, California. In 2013, Dr. Lobe moved his main practice to Chicago, Illinois where he focuses on advanced hormone therapy, anti aging medicine and regenerative medicine. There are few physicians that hold up to Dr. Lobe’s extensive training and expertise. His broad range of experiences and depth of knowledge within the medical field uniquely position his practice. Dr. Lobe’s patients appreciate his genius for quickly and efficiently unraveling complex healthcare issues and making dramatic improvements to their quality of life. While some patients swear Dr. Lobe is a magician, he attributes his success to good old-fashioned medical intuition, experience, and common sense.

Dr Lobe is currently a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Illinois – Chicago.

Former Dr Lobe Patient
LeBonheur Hospital ’88-’92

“Dr Lobe, I hope you will remember me. My name is Kim. When I was a little girl, my parents brought me to you with an esophageal stricture. It was probably between ’88-’92? I don’t remember specifics, but I know in the story when it’s told, my parents were very unsure of how to proceed.

Eventually you removed the stricture and allowed my parents to hold it in step-down recovery. My mom says “it felt like a chicken neck.” They knew then it was the right decision.

I’ve recently joined an online GERD support group and had gotten to thinking about all the amazing doctors I’ve had in my life. I wanted to just send you an email and say thank you.

It’s crazy when I look at the laparoscopic Nissen patients, hear about all the research coming out….or heck – just an online support group. I think back to when doctors were telling my parents they were imagining things, and Prilosec was $18 a pill after insurance.

My parents used to kid and say I’d never get kidnapped because once they found out how expensive I was, they’d return me! It was a crazy way to grow up, but I get to eat through my mouth and not a tube. You’re the reason for that and I wanted to say thanks.”


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Our Philosophy

Our Dedication To A Younger You

While no one today can literally take you back in time, we believe we can restore your youthful physiology by re-educating your body and allowing you to look, feel, and function like you did when you were decades younger. Today’s medical science and technology gives us tools that we never had before. We now understand how your genes affect the aging process and can re-engineer the way your genes express themselves. Analysis of your genes along with your metabolism and other body functions can determine your greatest threats to rapid aging. More importantly, there is something that we can do about it. We can make a significant impact on your rate of aging, the way you look, how you feel, and how well you do the things that are important to you. We begin by directing your body in the direction of youth by giving new instruction sets that impact not only on your metabolism and hormonal balance, but every organ system in your body.

An Alternative, Holistic Approach to Health

Functional Medicine, or integrative medicine, has been called the “new medicine” but in many ways, it is a return to the original practice and philosophy of holistic health. Integrative practices emphasize the relationship between the doctor and patient, the innate healing ability of the body, and the importance of addressing all aspects of an individual’s life to attain optimal health and healing.

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner (doctor) in a therapeutic partnership; an evolution in the practice of integrative health that better suits the needs of the 21st century patient. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus to a more patient-centered approach, this form of alternative practice addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Integrative medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, integrative medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

How Is Holistic Health Different From Traditional Medicine?

Patient-centered care. The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, Dr. Lobe of Regenevéda Chicago brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual’s unique needs. The most essential aspect of integrative health is how the doctor develops an individual, holistic treatment plan based on the patient’s exact needs.

An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.

Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” approaches, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.

Personalized Patient Care

Your friends may notice the differences in how you appear before you do. While many of these changes occur naturally with our treatments, some patients elect to accelerate the process by choosing some of our aesthetic enhancements to complement the improvement in physiology. This is not something you can expect to happen overnight. Reverse aging is an ongoing, long-term commitment to creating a younger you. It involves periodic testing to keep us on the right track and to assure your safety. The products we recommend are chosen with your preferences in mind and run the full range between pills and tinctures, creams, gels and salves to injection therapy, depending on your needs.

You may know friends who have tried a procedure, hormone or supplement and raved about it while other friends have told you that it doesn’t work. The importance of your individuality cannot be over stated. Each person is unique and at most centers, the treatments and programs are pretty much the same based on a “one size fits all” approach or based on the needs of the average adult. However, the facts remain that we come in different genders, different sizes and shapes, different skin types and different metabolisms. Each of our bodies respond individually and at Regenevéda, we pay attention to these differences so that we can design the best possible program for you.

We believe that it is important to listen to your story carefully so that we can fully understand your concerns and your goals. We partner with you closely and modify our programs according to how you respond. We want you to be successful with your program whether we are talking about anti aging, weight management, hormonal balance, or simply eating healthier.

Choose Regenevéda for life and you will notice the difference.

Precision Medicine

“The Precision Medicine Initiative ®, is a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.” [1]

Most medical treatments have been designed for the “average patient.” As a result of this “one-size-fits-all-approach,” treatments can be very successful for some patients but not for others. This is changing with the emergence of precision medicine, an innovative approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles. Precision medicine gives clinicians tools to better understand the complex mechanisms underlying a patient’s health, disease, or condition, and to better predict which treatments will be most effective. [2].

Regenevéda’s approach to patient care adopts this approach to better serve the individual by creating custom treatment plans that address their specific needs.