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Chair of the Scientific Board:



Dr. Silvia Menéndez, PhD


Dr. Silvia Menéndez Cepero is Co-Founder and Chief of the Scientific Committee of O3Crowd. Dr. Menéndez is one of the most respected and experienced medical ozone researchers in the world. She has a PhD in Chemistry and is a Full Researcher, introduced ozone therapy in Cuba in 1986 and was Head of the Ozone Clinic of the Ozone Research Center, belonging to the National Center for Scientific Research, until 2011 when she retired (for 25 years). Dr. Menéndez has dedicated her entire professional life to studying and promoting the use of medical ozone in a wide range of ailments, and continues her involvement by teaching in a wide variety of settings. She is author of two patents, 2 medication registrations and a new therapeutic indication for ozonated sunflower oil, as well as two books, chapters of books, and more than 50 articles, published in peer-reviewed journals for the past 15 years, all in the field of ozone therapy. She has supervised over 40 theses, imparted 60 national and international courses and participated in over 130 international scientific congresses with 260 research works, invited to countries, such as Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, USA, Barbados, Japan, Egypt and India to offer lectures. She has received several medals and international and national awards for her work deployed in the field of ozone therapy. Dr. Menéndez selfless dedication to O3Crowd represents the continuation of her commitment to give medical ozone the recognition it deserves in the field of medicine.


Dr. Menéndez has received over 20 prizes honoring her outstanding research and contributions in the field of medical ozone since 1974. Some of these include:


  • National Prize of the Technical-Scientific Critic for the book entitled ¨Ozone. Basic and clinical applications¨ (2009).

  • “Velio Bocci” I Scientific Prize to Ozone Therapy Investigations awarded by the Spanish Scientific Association of Oxygen-Ozone Therapy Application (ACEOOT) with the aim to develop the research and to stimulate the works related with ozone therapy for the paper entitled ¨Protective effect of ozone therapy in the renal damage¨ (2011).

  • Denham Harmon Award granted by the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) during ACAM Fall 2014 Annual Conference on ¨Intelligent Immunity¨ on November 16, 2014, Las Vegas, USA.

  • Francesco Riccardo Monti Prize for life time achievements is a recognition for scientific work done to spread Oxygen-Ozone Therapy practice in Italy and around the world. It was given during the Ozone Forum of India and the Annual Meet of World Federation of Ozone Therapy (WFOT), November 20, 2016.


Scientific Board Members:




Dr. Frank Shallenberger, M.D., H.M.D.


Dr. Shallenberger is considered the father of Medical Ozone in the United States. He has contributed to the field with numerous innovations, such as the Prolozone treatment for articular injuries . He is the author of two books on Medical Ozone. Dr. Shallenberger is also the Founder and President of the American Academy of Ozone Therapy (AAOT), which he created in 2010.


Dr. Shallenberger is the medical director and founder of The Nevada Center of Alternative and Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Shallenberger has been practicing medicine for 35 years. He is a board-certified physician in Anti-Aging Medicine and creator of Bio-Energy Testing and Prolozone Therapy. He is the author of “Bursting with Energy” and “The Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough”. His desire to research and explore the causes of chronic diseases led him to specialize in integrative medicine. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Shallenberger practiced trauma for eight years, as well as serving as a Clinical Instructor in Family Medicine at the University of California, School of Medicine in Davis, California.


















Dr. José Luis F. Calunga, PhD


Dr. Calunga is an MD specialized in Pathology and a full time researcher who graduated from Cuba’s Medical School in Havana. Dr. Calunga taught at the university for years and earned his PhD in 2009. Dr. Calunga has participated in several clinical studies on ozone, such as a Phase III clinical study on the efficacy of ozonated oil in the treatment of Giardia; a Phase II clinical study on the efficacy of rectal ozone on redox balance in cronic kidney failure  patients and a clinical study on ozone therapy in the treatment of disc hernias. Dr. Calunga been involved in the writing and publication of more than 30 research articles and books on ozone therapy, and has taught in international symposiums and more than 54 post-graduate degrees. He currently coordinates and leads advanced and basic ozone courses. Dr. Calunga has taught Ozone Therapy at the post-graduate level in Perú, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Brazil.




Dr. Calunga has received the following awards: the Velio Bocci First Prize for his work on ozone in the prevention of kidney damage, March 2011. First price in the Regional Conference on Orthopedics in the treatments of SOMA illnesses, 2009.  Price for his work on bronchial hypersensitivity in mice, awarded by the High Institute of Army Medicine in Cuba, 2007. Special distinction prize of the year at the University in Cuba, 2006. Prize in the XVth National Science and Tecnology Forum for his work on the application of OLEOZON© in Giardia, Cuba, 2006.













Dr. Lamberto Re, MD


Dr. Re got his Medical Doctor Degree in the Medical Faculty of the Polytechnic Marche University in the year 1983. During his career at the Pharmacological Department of the same University he cooperated with Max Plank Institute of Gottingen (Germany) and Fidia Georgetown University (USA) for the characterization of the pharmacology of neuro-mediators release in central and peripheral synapses. During these years he published many articles regarding Neurophysiology and Patch Clamp techniques and on the Phase IV Drug Surveillance Program in cooperation with World Health Organization (WHO). Until 2010 was Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology in the same University. Since 1991 he started to be interested in the Holistic Medicine and in the development of Natural Medicine. In the same years began his activity in the field of Ozone Therapy and till now he is recognized as an international expert on the Ozone uses in Medicine. Invited by the DOHMS of Dubai UAE in 2002 contributed to the development of the Ozone Center in Rashid Hospital. Awarded with Riccardo Monti Prize for “Scientific work done to spread ozone therapy practice in Italy and around the world”, Florence, May 2013. President of FIO (Italian Federation of Ozone Therapy) from Jun 2015 – Sep 2017 he is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of World Federation of Ozone Therapy (WFOT). Author of 200 publications in extenso of which 136 in international journals. Since 1996 produced 80 scientific contributions on the pharmacological characterization and clinical applications of Ozone Therapy.



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