Linda Shiue, MD

Linda Shiue, MD, is an internist and professionally trained chef in the department of Adult and Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco's offices in Mission Bay.

She believes that the best medicine is prevention. As director of culinary medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, she founded the Thrive Kitchen, a teaching kitchen with hands-on cooking classes to empower clinicians and patients with a new set of skills and knowledge to improve their health and wellness -- nutrition applied through cooking skills.

After growing up on Long Island, New York, and graduating from Brown University, she moved to San Francisco for her internal medicine residency at UC, San Francisco.

After 15 years of practicing primary care internal medicine, she realized that she wanted to share cooking skills as a clinical tool, so she took a sabbatical to attend San Francisco Cooking School, where she graduated with a Certificate in Culinary Arts, and also earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell.

You can read more about her love of food on her food blog,, read more about Food and Nutrition on her Facebook page,, and try out more of her recipes in her debut cookbook, Spicebox Kitchen.