Hans Baer, PhD

Medical anthropologist specializing in biomedicine and alternative healing systems in the US and abroad. Author of Toward an Integrative Medicine. Professor, University of Melbourne.

Elliott Dacher, MD

Author of Integral Health and Whole Healing. Consultant to Institute of Noetic Sciences. Leading pioneer in holistic health transformation. His book Aware, Awake, Alive serves as the foundation for the Mindfulness and Optimal Well-Being course within the Integrative Health Studies program. The book brings together the wisdom and practices of East and West, introducing the reader to a time-tested, practical, and accessible approach to far-reaching health and healing.

Ricky Fishman, DC

Ricky has been a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1986, and the co-director of Chiromedica, an integral holistic health care center since 1988. As a leader in the field of integral healing, he has brought together and assimilated the work of chiropractors, medical doctors, acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physical therapist, and massage therapists. In addition to his private practice, Fishman worked as the staff chiropractor to the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic to deliver services to the uninsured population of San Francisco.

Connie Grauds, RPh

President of the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists; Faculty at the University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing; Director of Allied Health at Minneapolis Community and Technical College; author, The Energy Prescription and Jungle Medicine: From Medicine to Magic; Director of the Center for Spirited Medicine; Executive Director of the Spirited Medicine Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of rainforest medicines and indigenous healing practices.

Sally LaMont, ND, LAc

As the Executive Director of the California Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. LaMont spearheaded the licensure movement for naturopathic doctors in California. Faculty member of the Institute of Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University.

Richard McKinney, MD

Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF; also affiliated with Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Founder of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved, a nonprofit organization which advocates integrative approaches to medical care for the poor and underrepresented. Special interests are integrative consultation, nutrition, wellness, inflammation and disease, spirituality and healing, and physician well-being.

Ricki Pollycove, MD

Integrative physician; Board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology; a founding director for Education and Program Development at the California Pacific Medical Center Breast Health Center and past chief of the Division of Gynecology there. A fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; a member of the North American Menopause Society, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the American Society of Breast Diseases.

Beverly Rubik, PhD

Internationally recognized pioneer in integrative medicine and subtle energy research. Founder and Director of the Institute for Frontier Science. Several faculty positions. Editor of The Interrelationship Between Mind and Matter. Consultant to NIH's founding Office of Alternative Medicine.

William Stewart, MD

Co-founder and Medical Director of the Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco; author of Deep Medicine. Dr. Stewart's renowned institute has been a frontrunner model for incorporating CAM services into hospital settings. A national presenter and leader in integrative medicine.

John Travis, MD, MPH

Recognized as a founder of the wellness movement, Dr. Travis opened the first wellness center in the US in Mill Valley California in 1975 and created the first edition of the Wellness Inventory assessment that same year. Co-author of the classic Wellness Workbook, and the developer of the Illness-Wellness Continuum. Dr. Travis's current work looks at post-partum male abandonment syndrome. Co-founder of the Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children.      

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