Woodson C. Merrell, MD, Sc.D.(hc) is the one of the nation’s leading experts on integrative medicine and health—having been involved in clinical practice and practice standards, education and research for 30 years. Currently he is Chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and the Executive Director of the Center for Health and Healing (CHH) in New York City. Dr. Merrell has had a busy private practice in integrative internal medicine since 1985 in New York City. He is an attending physician in the Departments of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt and Mount Sinai Beth Israel as well as assistant professor of medicine at Icahn Mt Sinai School of Medicine. He has expertise and special interests in mind-body therapies (especially yoga, qi gong, and meditation), acupuncture, botanical therapies, functional medicine, nutrition and nutraceuticals, homeopathy, and indigenous healing systems (particularly Tibetan and Chinese Medicine).
Dr. Merrell has lectured extensively to both consumer and professional groups on integrative medicine and the nature of healing and wellness. He has been a consultant to many hospitals, medical schools, nutraceutical companies and international governments to help increase their integrative approach to healthcare. He is a frequent guest for all major media both regionally and nationally, including CBS Morning Show, CNN, MSNBC, WABC, the View, NPR, WBAI, Sirius, Time, Forbes, Barrons, Leaders, W, Elle, Self, O, Huffington Post, Psychology Today.com, ABC NewsNow.com, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NY Post, and the NY Daily News. His first book "The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel Ten Years Younger", co-authored with his wife, health science writer Kathleen Merrell was published by Free Press/Simon and Schuster in Sept 2008. His most recent book is The Detox Prescription by Rodale Press published in 2014. He contributed the chapter “Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals” in Endocrone Press’ 2015 text; Molecular Nutrition: The Practical Guide, and was senior editor for the premier textbook Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice used in many medical schools. He has been a contributing author and editor to many other consumer and professional books on integrative approaches to health and wellness.
Dr. Merrell passionately believes that integrative medicine is the future of medicine, that there is significant evidence-basis for its use right now, and that utilizing this approach while empowering the patient, family and staff and providing compassionate, relationship-centered integrative care is critical for transforming the nation's ailing healthcare system.
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