SUNY Upstate Medical University is joining nearly 80 of the world’s most recognized academic medical centers and health systems as a new member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. For integrative medicine professionals and students, the Academic Consortium is the world’s most comprehensive community for advancing the practice of whole health care, with leading expertise in research, clinical care, education, and policy.

“SUNY Upstate Medical University’s influence extends far beyond New York, with the impact their team have had on the field of integrative medicine” said Academic Consortium Chair, Amy Locke, MD. She added, “we, and all of the member institutions of the Academic Consortium, are thrilled to welcome them to our community of whole health champions.”

Since 2011, Kaushal B. Nanavati, MD, has developed Upstate Medical University’s Integrative Medicine infrastructure, resulting in Upstate being the first academic health center in New York, outside of New York City, to host an Integrative Oncology program. In subsequent years, Upstate’s Integrative Medicine program has grown with a diverse team of providers, representing multiple domains of medicine, and serving a diverse population with clinical care programs and educational content focused on equity and inclusion. Key current and past faculty include Barbara Feuerstein, MD, Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, Rebecca Carey, DPT, Lauren Eadline, FNP, Terry Podolak, RD, Robert Crandall, Aliya Hafeez, MD, Harminder Grewal, MBBS, and Susan Stone, MD, among others in Central New York.

Upstate Medical University’s Integrative Medicine services offer a vast repertoire of clinical care programs, including but not limited to oncology, pediatrics, endocrinology and gender-affirming care, yoga and manual therapies, herbalism, and family medicine, also in partnership with the Onondoga Nation of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations. Upstate further offers robust integrative medicine curricula to their medical students, including a variety of courses in nutrition, physical activity and exercise, stress management, and spiritual wellness.

Membership with the Academic Consortium will help SUNY Upstate Medical University connect with other institutions working toward the same goal and encourage knowledge-sharing, networking, and best practices. It will also allow them to participate in further mentorship opportunities with other providers and institutions working in integrative medicine, continuing their history of doing so.

What is Integrative Medicine and Health: Integrative medicine and health reaffirms the important relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Who we are: For integrative medicine professionals and students at academic health centers and health systems, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is the world’s most comprehensive community for advancing the practice of whole health, with leading expertise in research, clinical care, and education. By consolidating the top institutions in the integrative medicine space, all working in unison towards a common goal, and as an established resource for world-class research, results, and expertise, ACIMH is a home for Champions of Whole Health from across the globe. Together with our prestigious network of members, we advocate for change, support important breakthroughs, and connect key stakeholders to help achieve health care that embraces and empowers every person. Member Listing

Our Vision: A transformed healthcare system promoting integrative medicine and health for all.

Become a member: Join the world’s leading academic community of whole health leaders and luminaries.

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