Dr. Cuccia was born and raised in New Orleans. Being one of ten children, he learned the values of faith, family, integrity, hard work and perseverance. These values would guide him through two undergraduate degrees (BS- Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Southeastern La University; BA- Chemistry, Cum Laude, University of New Orleans) then his M.D. from LSU New Orleans School of Medicine where he then completed a double residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Science Centers/Charity Hospital. He spent 10 years as a hospitalist and primary care physician, but then through his observation of the lack of meaningful impact of conventional medicine as well as his own health crises, he shifted his focus to eliminating the root causes of disease, rather than just covering up symptoms. He completed his certification in functional medicine through The Institute of Functional Medicine.