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Function Drinks' President & Co-Founder, Dr. Alex Hughes, Joins the Faculty of Cornell's Hospital for Special Surgery

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 General News J E 4
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REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 13 -- Function Drinks announced today that Co-Founder & President, Dr. Alex Hughes has signed onto the faculty of the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and Weill Cornell/ New York Presbyterian Hospital as a clinical instructor and attending in spinal surgery. In addition, Dr. Hughes will continue his role leading research and development for Function Drinks, a line of physician-created dietary supplements.

“The Hospital for Special Surgery leads our country’s medical community in delivering consistent, cutting edge, quality patient care and also has as a strong tradition of impacting musculoskeletal research around the world,” said Dr. Hughes. “As a surgeon and physician, I’m honored to be able to practice at HSS.  The same dedication, pride, and hard work that makes HSS a leader in musculoskeletal surgery exists at Function Drinks as we continue to lead the way in product research, development and consumer advocacy.”

Dr. Hughes is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the surgical management of traumatic, degenerative, and deformity-related conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at UCLA Medical Center 2008 and his spinal surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in early 2009. Dr. Hughes graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1999 and earned a Medical Doctorate at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 2003.  

About Function Drinks:

In 2004 during his surgical training, Dr. Alex Hughes discovered that with the right technical capabilities he could incorporate powerful all natural ingredients used everyday in hospitals into drinks with extraordinary functionality.  Alex partnered with his longtime friends, Dayton Miller and Josh Simon, to create a drink line that represents a marriage between mainstream clinical science and beverages.

Today, each functional platform in the Function Drinks line is a piece of intellectual property, and each formula has multiple patents applied or patents pending.  The innovation and ambition of the company secures Function’s place at the vanguard of functional beverages.  As consumers turn to products with proven relevant functionality, this category has outpaced all others in the beverage industry.  Function Drinks is both defining the category and leading the way.

For further information please visit www.functiondrinks.com or contact:

SOURCE Function Drinks

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