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Dr. Scott Gerson

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About Dr. Scott Gerson

Dr. Gerson is widely regarded as this nation’s most experienced Ayurvedic physician and researcher and works principally as a physician specializing in diagnostically difficult cases.

Currently, Dr. Gerson is the only Westerner to hold a Ph.D. degree in Ayurveda–the highest level of Ayurvedic education–and the only physician in the United States to have complete formal training in both conventional and Ayurvedic medicine. His Ph.D. thesis in Panchakarma Chikitsa (Detoxification Therapy) was accepted jointly by the University of Poona and Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in 2003. He was appointed Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Ayurveda of University of Pune in 2004 where he is active in academic and research activities. Dr. Gerson is a member of the teaching and research faculties at the prestigious Institute of Indian Medicine in Poona as well as numerous other academic affiliations including the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha Medicine, the Indian government¹s principal Ayurvedic organization. Dr. Gerson holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. He published Ayurveda: The Ancient Indian Healing Art (Element Books) in 1993, The Ayurvedic Approach To Diet and Weight Loss (Lotus Press) in 2001, and 101 Dietary Myths (Ayurveda.MD Press) in 2015. Dr. Gerson conducts botanical research in his R&D laboratory located on the campus of SUNY Farmingdale and is on the Board of Directors of The Foundation For Holistic Medical Research. He is proud to be the Medical Director, Department of Integrative Medicine, Division or Research and Education at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, FL.

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