Brian M. Berman, MD
One of integrative medicine's foremost academic leaders, Brian M. Berman, MD, is the Director and Professor of the Complementary Medicine Program and the Founder and Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, the first integrative medicine center at a US academic institution, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, John Hopkins, Stanford, and Shanghai Universities.
An accomplished researcher, Dr. Berman has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and books and has been the principal investigator of five major National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants. Dr. Berman chaired the NIH's first ad hoc advisory committee on alternative and complementary medicine and edited their first report, Expanding Medical Horizons. He also served on the Governor of Maryland's Commission on Complementary Medicine and as the first chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Berman helped established and is the current Chair of the Complementary Medicine Field for the Cochrane Collaboration, a highly esteemed network of more than 9,000 collaborators from 80 countries who review and evaluate scientific literature for their library. Most recently, Dr. Berman served on the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine's Panel on Complementary Medicine, which is one of the country's most respected independent medical bodies.