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Center Staff and Advisory Board

Center Staff

The Center has gathered a team of experienced practitioners to form a new kind of group practice. Conventional physicians trained in integrative approaches and healthcare providers of traditional medicine, manual medicine, nutrition, mind-body medicine, stress reduction and medical fitness work together to provide the highest level of collaborative, relationship-centered care. All providers are licensed, credentialed and/or board certified in their respective fields.

Click on any practitioner's name to learn more about their background and interests:

The Center Advisory Board

The following individuals, reflecting a wide range of interests and specialties, have made themselves available to us for many needs, including planning sessions, consultations, intellectual support, publicity, fund-raising, lectures and educational programs:

  • Michael Balick, PhD Curator, Ethnobotany, N.Y. Botanical Garden
  • Walter Beebe Founding Chairman and President, New York Open Center
  • Samuel Benjamin, MD Former Director, Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Herbert Benson, MD Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Founding President of the Mind/Body Institute, Harvard Medical School
  • Raymond Chang, MD Director, Meridian Medical Group
  • James Dillard, MD, DC, L.Ac Medical Director, Alternative Medicine Department, Oxford Health Plans
  • Henry Dreher Author
  • Mathew Fink, MD Chief, Division of Vascular and Critical Care Neurology
    Director, Yarmon Stroke Center, Beth Israel
  • Richard Gere Actor, Tibetan Activist
  • Daniel Goleman, PhD Author
  • Jerry Hickey, RpH Author, Owner, Hickey Chemists
  • Stephen Josephson, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College, New York Hospital
  • Suzanne Karpas Trustee, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NY
  • Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD Director, Longevity Institute, Tucson, AZ
  • Debra Korzenik, Esq. Senior Associate General Counsil, Continuum Health Partners
  • Fredi Kronenberg, PhD Director, The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
  • Philip J. Landrigan, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Center for Children's Health and the Environment, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mathew H.M. Lee, MD, FACP Hoard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • Michel Lerner, PhD President and Founder, Commonweal
  • George Lewith, MD Co-Director, The Center for the Study of Complementary Medicine, Southampton and London
  • Frank Lipman, MD Founder and Director, Eleven Eleven Wellness Center
  • Joseph Loizzo, MD Director, Columbia Presbyterian Center for Meditation and Healing
  • Oren Lyons Chief, Onandaga Nation
  • Deborah Matza, RN, MPH Clinical Coordinator, Heart Institute's Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Health , Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NY
  • Betsy McGregor, MD Former Director, Humanistic Health Care Program, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
  • Richard Pierson, MD Radiation Research Center,
    Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt
  • Stefan Rechtschaffen, MD Director, Omega Institute
  • Rachel Naomi Remen, MD Co-founder Commonweal
  • Bill Sarnoff Trustee, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NY
  • Robert M. Schiller, MD Chair, Alfred and Gail Engelberg Departments of Family Medicine, The Institute for Urban Family Health, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NY
  • Sister Joanne Schuster, PhD Franciscan Sisters of Poor Foundation
  • Rajendra Sharma, MD Medical Director, The Hale Clinic, London
  • Rena Shulsky Shulsky Foundation
  • Anna Souza Director, Procultura
  • Andrew Weil, MD Director, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona

The Board of Advisors also includes the Directors of the Center:

  • Martin Ehrlich, MD, MPH, CAc Medical Director
  • Ben Kligler, MD, MPH Research Director
    Vice Chair, Department of Integrative Medicine
  • Robert Gotlin, DO Vice Chair, Department of Integrative Medicine
  • Woodson C. Merrell, MD Executive Director