Academic Consortium to Promote Whole Health Worldwide Adds Latin America’s First Hospital to Offer Integrative Care

More than 70 of the world’s most prestigious academic medical centers and health systems have voted to add Brazil’s Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein to the international Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, dedicated to transforming healthcare, providing integrative medicine and health worldwide.

Einstein was the first hospital in Latin America to offer integrative medicine and health services to patients. The Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Group has a specialized team in mind-body therapies, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation under physician supervision, with an integrative program in oncology, hematology, and bone marrow transplantation since 2007. Dr. Paulo de Tarso Lima, physician and fellow at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, organized the hospital’s program based on the knowledge and experience of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. 

Academic Consortium Chair Francoise Adan, MD says “We are thrilled to welcome our newest member institution as we continue to expand our network in the interests of international collaboration on the science, education, and clinical practice of integrative medicine and health for all patients everywhere.” 

“The institutional members of the Academic Consortium represent thousands of clinicians, researchers, faculty, staff, and students in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and now Brazil, working to advance our knowledge in this developing field, share our experiences, and promote evidence-based integrative healthcare as an important component of healthcare delivery and healthy living.”

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