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December 9, 2001
Medical Advisors

Our Advisory Board is composed of 87 healthcare professionals, many of whom are practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine, and have been actively involved in the integration of alternative treatments into the conventional medical model for years. The board members work together with our editorial staff to ensure that the highest level of editorial and scientific excellence is achieved and maintained. To remain on the board, advisors must stay actively involved in the editorial and review process. Some details about a few of our members are highlighted here followed by a complete listing.

Medical Staff

Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP, FACN
Chief Medical Editor of The Integrative Medicine Consult

Dr. Leonard Wisneski is the founding Director of Medicine at OneMedicine Associates in Rockville, Maryland. He is also founding Director of LifePath Health Center and is a founding member of American WholeHealth and was medical director of its Bethesda/Chevy Chase Center. His clinical practice includes internal medicine, endocrinology, and integrative medicine with a special interest in acupuncture, psychoneuroimmunology, and subtle energies.

Dr. Wisneski is a clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University Medical Center, held the position of Director of Medical Education at a major affiliate, Holy Cross Hospital, for 20 years, is an adjunct professor at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and served as Corporate Medical Director of Marriott International, Inc. for 20 years. Dr. Wisneski studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and served his residency and internship at the George Washington University Medical Center.

Dr. Wisneski has published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Clinical Research, Southern Medical Journal, Stress Medicine, Bone and Mineral, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and the American Journal of Medical Sciences. He served as a panelist at the NIH Consensus Development Panel on Acupuncture and was a contributing author in the Journal of the American Medical Association. His research has been presented at various meetings and he has won numerous awards for leadership and development and serves as an advisor and fellow to a variety of academic membership organizations, including the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, American College of Physicians, American College of Nutrition, American Institute of Stress, and the Institute of the Advancement of Health. He also has been an advisor and board member of the American Holistic Medical Association and is past president of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.

Jacqueline Hart, MD
Senior Medical Editor

Dr. Jacqueline Hart is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Hart's varied experience includes authoring a chapter on multiple risk factor intervention for a Braunwald cardiology textbook with integrative medicine pioneer Dean Ornish MD. Dr. Hart also implemented lifestyle modification programs as Medical Director of a program at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA and as a consultant to Change of Heart, a program for patients with heart disease at Noble Hospital in Westfield, MA. She holds an MD from the George Washington School of Medicine and an AB in psychology from Harvard-Radcliffe University. Dr. Hart completed her residency at Brown University in Primary Care Internal Medicine, where she helped found a course to teach complementary and alternative medicine to medical residents.

Advisory Board

Mark Blumenthal

As a trained herbalist, Mr. Blumenthal is the Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council as well as a leading speaker, writer, advocate, and editor. Working closely with Mr. Blumenthal and the American Botanical Council, Integrative Medicine published the English translation of The Complete German Commission E Monographs:Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines and an updated version of the Commission E entitled Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs.

Vasant Lad, MASc

Founder of the Ayurvedic Institute, Vasant Lad is the author of several instrumental books about this medical specialty including: Textbook of Ayurveda; Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing; Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies. Mr. Lad is trained in allopathy and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda and teaches throughout the world.

Kenneth R. Pelletier, MD, PhD

Dr. Pelletier is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the author of The Best Alternative Medicine; Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer; and Healthy People in Unhealthy Places.

David Perlmutter, MD

The founding director of Perlmutter Health Center, Commons Medical and Surgical Centre, Dr. Permutter specializes in neurology and psychology. He is the author of, and Powerful Therapy for Challenging Brain Disorders (published in the Journal of Neurosurgery).

Daniel Redwood, DC

Dr. Redwood is the associate editor of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and a 20-year practitioner of chiropractic. He is the author of A Time to Heal and Contemporary Chiropractic.

Dana Ullman, MPH

Dana Ullman is the President of the Foundation for Homeopathic Education and Research and the director of Homeopathic Educational Services. Mr. Ullman is a member of the advisory council of the Alternative Medicine Center at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, a former consultant to the World Health Organization and the author of Homeopathy A-Z; The Consumer's Guide to Homeopathy.

Tom Wolfe, PAHG

Mr. Wolfe is the co-owner of Smile Herb Shop, an herbal dispensary and primary healthcare clinic. He is a Professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and has been an herbal columnist for Pathways magazine for 12 years.


Robert A. Anderson, MD
President, American Board of Holistic Medicine
East Wenatchee, WA
Bastyr University
Bothell, WA

Robert A. Anderson, MD
Bastyr University
Bothell, WA

Sister Diana Bader
Senior Vice President for Mission
Catholic Health Initiatives

Lee Ballance, MD
Member, CAM Advisory Panel
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

John Balletto, LMT, NCTMB
Massage Therapist
President, American Massage Therapy Association Foundation

Shiva Barton, ND
Cambridge, MA

Genevieve M. Bartol, BSN, ABCS, MEd, EdD
Professor Emeritus
Summerfield, NC

Samuel Benjamin, MD
Director, Center of Integrated Health and Medicine
SUNY Stony Brook Medical School

Clement Bezold
President, Institute for Alternative Futures
Hannah Bradford, MBA, MAc
Co-Founder, Society for Acupuncture Research

Jennifer Booker, ND
Board Member, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Margaret A. Burkhardt, PhD, RN, CS, HNC
Family Nurse Practitioner, Gulf Family Practice
Nursing Field Faculty
West Virginia, Rural Health Education Partnerships

Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, The Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD


Serafina Corsello, MD
Physician, Corsello Centers
New York, NY

R. Rebecca Couris, PhD, RPh
Associate Professor of Nutrition Science and Pharmacy
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, MA

Myra W. Darwish, RN, MSN, CS, HNC
Associate Professor and Curriculum Program Leader
Palm Beach Community College
Department of Nursing
Allied Health and Wellness
West Palm Beach, FL

Mary Beth Davis, RN
Holistic Coordinator
Deaconess Healthcare

Ruth DeBusk, RD, PhD
Tallahassee, FL

Joseph DeNucci
Chair, CAM Exploration
Baptist-St. Vincent Health System

James Dillard, MD, DC, C-AC
Medical Director for Alternative Medicine

Robert Duggan, MAc
President, Traditional Acupuncture Institute

James Duke, PhD
Author, The Green Pharmacy

Alan Dumoff, Esq.
Executive Director, Life Tree Medical Center

David Edelberg, MD
Chair, American WholeHealth

Marie Fasano-Ramos, RN, MN, MA
Private Holistic Consultant
Ventura, CA

Chris Foley, MD
Medical Director
Infinite Health Healing Center

Mary J. Frost, RN, MS, CHTP, CHTI, CHt
Holistic Nursing
Waveland, MI

Preston Gee
Alternative Medicine Committee

Richard Glickman-Simon, MD
Family Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Gary M. Guebert, DC, DACBR
Login Chiropractic College
St. Louis, MO


John Graham-Pole, MD
Shands Children's Hospital, University of Florida

Constance Grauds, RPh
President, Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists
San Rafael, CA

Elliot Greene, NCTMB
Former President
Communications Chair
American Massage Therapy Association

Gwen Halaas, MD
Associate Medical Director
Alternative Medicine, HealthPartners

Peter Hinderberger, MD
Internal Medicine/Homeopathy
Medical Director, Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center
Baltimore, MD

Dahlia Hirsch, MD
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Associate Professor, University of Maryland Medical Center
American Holistic Medical Association
Baltimore, MD

Camille Arnell Jones, MPH, MD
Internal Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Boston, MA

Gary L. Kracoff, RPh
Owner, Bailey's Pharmacy
Natick, MA

Ted Kaptchuk, OMD
Associate Director
Center for Alternative Medicine Research
Harvard University School of Medicine

Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH
Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Joseph Lamb, MD
Senior Clinician
American WholeHealth, Inc.
Alexandria, VA

Lee Launer
Price Waterhouse Coopers

Lonnie Lee, MD
Internal Medicine
Silver Spring, MD

Richard A. Lippin, MD
President, The Lippin Group
Southampton, PA


Elizabeth Lipski, MS, CCN
Clinical Nutritionist, The Health Connection
Hanalei, HI

Enrico Liva, ND, RPh
President, Vital Nutrients & Managing Physician
Connecticut Center for Health
Vital Nutrients
Middletown, CT

Linda Bedell Logan
Solutions in Integrative Medicine

Susan Luck, RN, BA, MA, HNC
Nutrition Educator, Nutritional Counseling
Within, Women's Wellness Center
Miami, FL
Director of Nutrition Education
Product Research and Development
Biodoron Immunology Center
Hollywood, FL

William Manahan, MD
University of Minnesota Medical School

Jerome McAndrews, DC
Board Member
National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company

Anne McClenon, ND
Compass Family Health Center
Plymouth, MA

Maggie McKivergin, RN, BSN, MS, CNS, HNC
Nurse Coordinator
The Center for Alternative Health
Systems Consultant, Educator and Author
South Charleston, WV

Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD
Rehabilitative Medicine and Medical Anthropology
College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Roger W. Mustalish MPH, PhD
Chairperson, Department of Health
West Chester University
West Chester, PA

Sue Mustalish, RN
East Fallowfied, PA

Ayub K. Ommaya, MD
George Washington University Medical Center

Cassandra E. Orem, RN, MsT, BS, MSN, MA
Baltimore, MD


Sherif H. Osman, MD
President, Medical Staff
Harford Memorial Hospital
Falston General Hospital
Bel Air, MD

Steven G. Ottariano, RPh
Author, Medicinal Herbal Therapy: A Pharmacist's Viewpoint
Clinical Pharmacist
Londonderry, NH

Laura Patton, MD
Clinical Director of Alternative Medicine
Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound

Joseph Pizzorno, Jr., ND
Bastyr University
Bothell, WA

Sunne Preston, RN, MS
Home Care Consultant
Botanical Medicines
Dover, DE

Paul T. Rogers, MD
Facility Medical Director
Bright Oaks Pediatrics
Bel Air, MD

Paul Rosch, MD, FACP
American Institute of Stress
New York, NY

Mort Rosenthal, CEO
Cambridge, MA

Scott Shannon, MD
Integrative Psychiatry, Lutheran Hospital System
Fort Collins, CO

Bonney Schaub, MD, RN, CS
Clinical Specialist
Huntington, NY

R. Lynn Shumake, PD, RPh
Medicinal Herbs/Nutrition
American Herbalist Guild
Glenwood, MD

Victoria E. Slater, RN, PhD, CHTI, HNC
Holistic Nurse, Private Practice
Research Associate
Austin Peay State University


Betty Stadler, RN, MSN, CFNP, HNC
Private Holistic Nursing Practice
Graduate Nursing Faculty, Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN

Barbara Starke, BSN, MSN
Clinical Specialist, WMU School of Nursing
Certification Review Board, Healing Touch International
Leadership Council, American Holistic Nurses Association

Robert Stern, DC
Medical Director for CAM
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut

Eileen Stuart, RN, C, MS
Well Care Associates

Daniel T. Wagner, RPh, MBA
Wildwood, PA

Marcellus Walker, MD, LAc
St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center
New York, NY

Allan Warshowsky, MD
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Albert Einstein Medical School

Andrew Weil, MD
Director, Program in Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Eric Wellons, MD
House Officer
Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, MD

David Winston, AHG
Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc.
Washington, NJ

Elizabeth Wotton, ND, LM
Naturopathic Medicine
Hanscom AFB, MA

Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR, FCCR(C), FICC
Director, Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center
Instructor, Department of Radiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

David Zeiger, DO, ABFP
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University Medical School
Chicago, IL
Osteopathic Medicine
American WholeHealth
Chicago, IL

Ira D. Zunin, MD, MPH, MBA, Preventive Medicine
University of Hawaii School of Public Health