Catherine Zollman, MD

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Catherin Zollman, MD

Dr Catherine Zollman trained in Medicine at Oxford University and the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London. While training she became interested in the connections between mind, body and spirit and their impact on health. She joined and later became a Student Co-ordinator and Trustee of the British Holistic Medical Association, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of Holistic Healthcare and to the support of health practitioners who try to work in this way.

On graduation, she trained initially in internal medicine and oncology, before completing her studies in Family Medicine (General Practice in the UK). From 1996-1999 she was Medical Director of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine, a charity promoting, facilitating and undertaking rigorous research into complementary approaches. One of her roles was to bridge the gap between conventional and complementary medicine in the UK by disseminating research findings and familiarising conventionally trained healthcare professionals with the principles, practices and evidence base of complementary medicine. She co-authored a series of articles on Complementary Medicine in the British Medical Journal, which was later published as a book, ABC of Complementary Medicine. (2nd Ed. 2008, Wiley-Blackwell).

Catherine now works part-time as a National Health Service Family Practitioner (GP) in Bristol, UK where she tries to take a holistic perspective on the many and varied cases she treats. She uses primary care level homeopathy, acupuncture and relaxation skills training in her work and would like to make more use of nutrition and bodywork as these are very neglected areas of conventional healthcare training in the UK. She also maintains an active interest in the field of oncology and works part–time as an Integrative Medicine Specialist at Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly the Bristol Cancer Help Centre). She is a Fellow of the Prince of Wales’s Foundation for Integrated Health.

Catherine has been involved in medical education for many years, teaching both medical undergraduates and postgraduates in areas such as communication skills, whole person care, family medicine and complementary therapies.

She has a husband, 3 children and 2 cats and enjoys playing the clarinet, learning Hungarian and riding her bicycle.