Andrew T Weil
- Director, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
- Clinical Professor, Medicine
- Professor, Public Health
- Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Medicine
- M.D. Medicine
- Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
- Senior elective work devoted to designing and conducting the first controlled human experiments with marijuana
- B.S. Biology - cum laude
- Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
- Special work on the ethnobotany of medicinal and psychoactive plants; undergraduate thesis on “Nutmeg as a Narcotic."
- International School of America
- A 9-month around-the-world study trip; full scholarship from the American Association for the United Nations.
- Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (1994 - Ongoing)
- Foundation for Integrative Medicine of Tucson, Arizona (1993 - 2000)
- Canyon Ranch Spa (1985 - 2000)
- Private Practice (1983 - Ongoing)
- Telluride Mushroom Conference (1979 - 2003)
- Beneficial Plant Research Institute (1979 - 1997)
- Botanical Museum of Harvard University (1971 - 1984)
- Institute of Current World Affairs (1971 - 1975)
- self-employed (1970 - 1971)
- National Institute of Mental Health (1969 - 1970)
Licensure & Certification
- License to Practice Medicine, ABMS (1970)
Optimal Health: Maximizing the Body’s Own Healing Systems,Integrative Medicine and the Future of Medicine,Health Care in the Future and the Role of Communities,Spontaneous Happiness
Integrative Medicine, Dietary Myths,Botanicals and Supplements,The Benefits of the Anti-Inflammatory Diet,
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- Weil, A. T. (2020). Integrative Sleep Medicine; Weil Integrative Medicine Library. Oxford University Press.
- Abrams, D., Weil, A. T., Standish, L., & Alschuler, L. (2014). Naturopathic Oncology, Botanical Oncology. In Integrative Oncology, 2nd Edition(p. 848). Oxford University Press.
- Abrams, D., Weil, A. T., Standish, L., & Alschuler, L. (2009). Botanical Oncology. In Integrative Oncology(p. 624). Oxford University Press.
- Cooley, J. H., Lee, J., Coppola, C. L., Pompea, S., Berry, M. K., Duran-Cerda, D. G., Higgins, C. M., Hedlund, A., Ahner, H., Kumet, R., Heusinkveld, J., Krieg, P. A., Vercelli, D., Warren, S. M., Fonseca, J. D., Wild, J. R., Weiss, B. D., Visscher, K., Welter, J. W., , Cameron, C. K., et al. (2020). Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Humility in the Mental Health Care of People from Minoritized Communities. FOCUS, 18(1), 8-15. doi:10.1176/appi.focus.20190027More infoThe prevalence and impact of trauma constitute a public health crisis that is complicated by the cultural heterogeneity of contemporary society and a higher rate of trauma among individuals from minoritized communities. A trauma-informed care approach can facilitate improved treatment of those who have experienced trauma, and trauma-informed care is increasingly viewed as potentially beneficial for all patients. This article outlines general principles of trauma-informed care and ways to enact it. Because the situations in which trauma arises, the ways in which it is conceptualized, and how patients respond to it are influenced by both culture and individual factors, a cultural humility approach is also described and recommended. Psychiatrists can navigate the complex terrain of cultures and social backgrounds in the clinical encounter and can promote healing when treating patients who have experienced trauma by adopting a trauma-informed care approach and an attitude of cultural humility.
- Crocker, R. L., Weil, A. T., Alschuler, L., Chiasson, A. M., Horwitz, R. J., Maizes, V., Stamets, P., Crocker, R. L., Weil, A. T., Alschuler, L., Chiasson, A. M., Horwitz, R. J., Maizes, V., & Stamets, P. (2020). Integrative considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore (New York, N.Y.). doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2020.03.007
- Maizes, V., Crocker, R. L., Chiasson, A. M., Stamets, P., Horwitz, R. J., Weil, A. T., & Alschuler, L. (2020). Integrative considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore (New York, N.Y.), 16(6), 354-356. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2020.03.007More infoThere is a high level of interest in integrative strategies to augment public health measures to prevent COVID-19 infection and associated pneumonia. Unfortunately, no integrative measures have been validated in human trials as effective specifically for COVID-19. Notwithstanding, this is an opportune time to be proactive. Using available in-vitro evidence, an understanding of the virulence of COVID-19, as well as data from similar, but different, viruses, we offer the following strategies to consider. Again, we stress that these are supplemental considerations to the current recommendations that emphasize regular hand washing, physical distancing, stopping non-essential travel, and obtaining testing in the presence of symptoms.
- Sternberg, E. M., Crocker, R. L., Chiasson, A. M., Horwitz, R. J., Maizes, V., Weil, A. T., & Alschuler, L. N. (2020). Integrative medicine considerations for convalescence from mild-to- moderate COVID-19 disease. Explore, 1-9. doi:doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2020.12.005More infoThe majority of individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 have mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease. Convalescence from mild-to-moderate (MtoM) COVID-19 disease may be supported by integrative medicine strategies. Integrative Medicine (IM) is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. Integrative medicine strategies that may support recovery from MtoM COVID-19 are proposed given their clinically studied effects in related conditions. Adoption of an anti-inflammatory diet, supplementation with vitamin D, glutathione, melatonin, Cordyceps, Astragalus and garlic have potential utility. Osteopathic manipulation, Qigong, breathing exercises and aerobic exercise may support pulmonary recovery. Stress reduction, environmental optimization, creative expression and aromatherapy can provide healing support and minimize enduring trauma. These modalities would benefit from clinical trials in people recovering from COVID-19 infection.
- Weil, A. T. (2018). Health and Wellness. Prevention Magazine.
- Sternberg, E. M., Chiasson, A. M., Horwitz, R. J., Maizes, V., Weil, A. T., & Alschuler, L. (2020, April). An Integrative Approach to COVID-19. University of Arizona COVID-19 Webinar Series. Tucson, Arizona.
- Weil, A. T. (2019, January). Podcast with Kevin Rose.
- Weil, A. T. (2016, 01-05-2016). Interview. Parade Magazine.More infoInterview with Parade Magazine regarding social philanthropy, the Weil Foundation, benefitting AzCIM and other IM educational organizations