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Brad Jacobs, MD, Becomes Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
Posted on: 03 Nov 16

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), the largest organization for integrative health and medicine practitioners, announces Brad Jacobs, MD, MPH, ABIHM, ABOIM as chair of the board of directors.

Dr. Jacobs is a physician, educator, and CEO and Executive Medical Director of BlueWave Medicine, a community-based group of integrative medical practices with offices at Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and received post-graduate training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, fitness, stress management, yoga and martial arts. Dr. Jacobs said, “I am proud to be selected to serve as board chair for the Academy as we move into a phase of growth. I am energized by our plans to expand in-person and online educational offerings for practitioners, to further develop our Fellowship program, and to create a networked community.”

Fellow board members, including AIHM President, Mimi Guarneri, MD, expressed admiration for Dr. Jacobs’s combination of business acumen and his thoughtful approach to mindful leadership. “Dr. Jacobs brings compassion, awareness and profound business experience,” said Guarneri. “His perspectives as a teacher, clinician and leader are invaluable as we look to the future.”

Daniel Friedland, MD, outgoing board chair, transitioned the role to Jacobs in a ceremony at the AIHM Annual Conference in San Diego. This event, broadly referred to as the integrative health and medicine conference of the year, hosted 1,050 attendees who represent interprofessional practice areas. Participants gathered for continuing medical education, innovative clinical lectures, research and networking. Dr. Friedland, championed what is ahead when stating, “I have never been more excited for our community. With our membership core and the current leadership, I feel that we are positioned to continue our trajectory of growth to support our vision of a world where healthcare is about health creation. I look forward to supporting Brad in his new role as board chair.”

The Academy is in a phase of active development and growth. The nonprofit organization has established a main office in California, welcomed Tracy Petrillo, EdD, RD, CAE as new CEO, is enrolling its third and fourth Fellowship cohorts, and is celebrating record-breaking success at its annual conference in San Diego.

About AIHM
The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary care. AIHM’s training incorporates evidence-based practice, emphasizes person-centered care and embraces global healing traditions. By combining science and compassion, AIHM is transforming health care. Go to

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Last updated on: 03/11/2016

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