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Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

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Course(s) taught: Culture and Vocabulary of Integrative Healthcare, Ethical Issues in Integrative Medicine

Dr. Adam Perlman is the Director of Integrative Health and Wellbeing at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Perlman served as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine and in a leadership role as Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness from 2011- 2017. He is the Founding Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.

Dr. Perlman is the past Chair for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, comprised of over 70 leading academic medical centers around the country. Prior to his work with Duke, Dr. Perlman was Executive Director for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where he was Associate Professor of Medicine. He held the UMDNJ Hunterdon Endowed Professorship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and was Chair for the Department of Primary Care within the School of Heath Related Professions, overseeing the Physician Assistant and Respiratory Care Programs.

Dr. Perlman served as Director of Integrative Medicine for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System and was founding Medical Director for the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine, in Livingston, New Jersey. He had primary responsibility for developing and overseeing the Complementary & Alternative Medicine Program, including the Integrative Medicine Center and the Center for Health and Wellness, for the largest healthcare system in New Jersey.

Dr. Perlman received his BA from Tufts University and his MD from Boston University School of Medicine, completing residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine as well as a General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. He earned an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Perlman lectures widely and is a frequently featured media expert. His scholarly activities include numerous grants and publications. He was guest editor for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine volume of Medical Clinics of North America, and is associate editor for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine section of the Physician Information and Education Resource (PIER), developed by the American College of Physicians and American Society for Internal Medicine. His diverse research interests have included a clinical trial evaluating the effect of multivitamin supplementation on school performance in underserved children, a trial assessing the efficacy of massage for osteoarthritis of the knee and a survey exploring the use of CAM in patients with cancer. Most recently, he was the recipient of an R01 Research Grant, funded by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, to continue his research on massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr. Perlman’s research has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and featured in the New York Times.

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