Mary-Laura Klesaris, M.D.

Dr. Mary-Laura Klesaris, founder and Medical Director of Emèlle Restorative Medicine, is board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Physicians and Surgeons.  She has 18 years of experience in internal medicine, as well as extensive post-graduate training in age management.  Dr. Klesaris completed a fellowship in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Sangeeta Pati, whose distinguished Sajune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine in Orlando, Florida, is among the most acclaimed centers in the country practicing restorative medicine.  Dr. Klesaris is completing her fellowship in regenerative medicine through the American Academy of Age Management Medicine (A4M).  

Early in her career, Dr. Klesaris was appointed Chief Medical Resident at the Mt. Sinai–Cabrini Hospital program in New York City, where she supervised and was responsible for the further education of seventy interns and residents.  Upon graduation she was chosen to be Medical Director of the hospital's self-help and recovery inpatient unit, dedicated to eliminating harmful substance abuse, where she practiced for six years.  She had academic appointments with admitting privileges at NYU, St. Vincent, Cabrini and Mt. Sinai hospitals.  Her patients awarded her “Most Compassionate Doctor” and “Patients Choice Award“ on, a physicians' resource website.

Dr. Klesaris resides in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn with her family and two cats.  In her spare time, she collects antiques and vintage clothing as well as develops her own gluten-free baked goods to share with her family and friends.

  • Board Certified Internist
  • Member - American Academy of Age Management Medicine
  • Member Institute for Functional Medicine

Francesca Alfano, MS, CNS, CDN


Francesca is a clinical Integrative Nutritionist and holds a M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health. She prides herself on educating, inspiring, and empowering her clients. Francesca believes in an integrative approach to achieve optimal living, and considers other wellness factors such as hormones, sleep, exercise, environmental exposures, and stress levels to create an individualized nutrition plan for our clients.  She does not believe in starvation plans or trendy diets; rather, she believes people should be eating real nutritious food in a way that fits into their lifestyle. Her mission is to bring more whole foods to your plate and nourishment to your soul by providing you with the right tools and knowledge to achieve vibrant health. As part of her comprehensive plan, she is available for pantry makeovers and educational grocery store outings to help you decipher confusing labels and choose the best food options.

Francesca develops comprehensive individualized lifestyle, nutritional and supplement programs for each client's specific conditions. Francesca is a dietitian-nutritionist certifiedby New York State and is a board certified nutritionist specialist for advanced nutrition professionals.

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • Certified Dietician-Nutritionist
  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Member of the Institute of Functional Medicine
  • Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Susan Hwang

Susan Hwang is excited to be part of the Emèlle Restorative Medicine team.  She’s applied her organizational and project management skills within the financial and music industries as well as with local Brooklyn businesses.  She is a certified Vortex Healing® practitioner, experimental paleo baker/blogger and an advocate of liberal turmeric consumption.  She welcomes the opportunity to apply her knowledge and energetic healing techniques to increase mindfulness and ease.