- Geographic Location: Asia
- Age: 5
Trained as a scientist, international public health specialist, and primary care clinician before gaining skills as a holistic healer, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya practices and teaches holistic medicine in New York City. Bhaswati became interested in holistic & alternative medicines from her family ancestry of Ayurvedic and Sanskrit scholars, a biomedically-trained father, a clinician, scientist, and veterinarian, and herbalist mother. Bhaswati has been working in complementary medical education for almost 15 years. As a licensed primary care physician practicing in inner-city New York, she is board-certified in holistic medicine, teaches and writes about holistic and preventive medicine. Bhaswati serves as Director of the Division of Complementary & Alternative Medicines and practices holistic medicine at the Wyckoff Women’s Health Center and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice in Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Bhaswati is the recipient of a 1998 American Holistic Medical Association national award. Bhaswati worked at the Office of Alternative Medicine in 1994. She was selected to the NIH Advisory Panel of the Complementary Medical Education Task Force in 1996. From 1995 until 1998, she served as the national co-coordinator of the Humanistic Medicine task force of AMSA. She was selected from over 4000 graduates as the Commencement Graduate Orator at Harvard University in 1993, where she received international coverage for her outspoken views alongside then Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell in a speech on blind traditions and the need for insightful healing as we shape policies. She received the 2004 AMA Leadership Award for her work in holistic medicine and international health.
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