“The philosophy behind integrative medicine is a focus on all stages and aspects of an individual’s care, placing the patient at the center and making individuals responsible for and involved in their own health. The physical, mental, social, spiritual, environmental, and other states of being must be considered to ensure that patients receive the highest quality and most comprehensive and coordinated care possible.”

— Judith Salerno, MD, MS,
Executive Officer,
The Institute of Medicine

Hear it from the physicians who have benefitted . . .

The gift of fellowship training in integrative medicine brought depth and a rich assortment of evidence-based knowledge and skills to my practice of medicine. For example, I now teach breath work and biofeedback to every client I see. I currently teach medical students and residents in a gynecological setting and I always ask "what can we offer in addition to medications or surgery for this patient?" This training ripples out into so many lives! I am deeply grateful.

- Claudia Harsh MD, Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Dallas, TX.

The University of Arizona fellowship I received through the Integrative Medicine Foundation helped me gain a respect and deeper understanding of integrative approaches and of the body's innate capacity for healing. I hope bring a better understanding of the value of integrative medicine to primary pediatric care in the greater Cincinnati area.

- Shelly Zimmer, MD, Queen City Pediatrics

The incredible generosity of the Integrative Medicine Foundation allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming an Integrative Medicine Physician that would not have been financially possible at this stage of my career. It provided me with the opportunity to train with Dr. Andrew Weil, hone my acupuncture skills with the mentorship of AIM's physicians, and direct The Get Well Program. Thank you for changing the trajectory of my life in such a profound way!

- Tiffany Lester MD, Parsley Health

My integrative medicine training has rejuvenated my interest in the practice of medicine in general and the process of healing in particular. The tenant that "healing is possible even when cure is not" can be very extremely comforting for both provider and clinician.

Also, an integral component of integrative medicine addresses the well being of the healer which helps prevent the all too common problem of "burnout." It is difficult to provide the support and care needed when the clinician is out of sorts.

- Keith M. Wilson, MD, Past Chief of Staff, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Associate Professor and Director, Head and Neck Cancer, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery University of Cincinnati Medical Center