Visiting Professors

David Eisenberg, MD

Dr. Eisenberg is a graduate of Harvad Medical School and served as the first US foreign exhange student to the People's Republic Republic of China. A pioneer in the field of CAM, Dr. Eisenberg has published extensively on the subject. Moreover, Dr. Eisenberg has served on numerous committees such as a National Academy of Sciences Committee responsible for the Institute of Medicine report titled, "The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public". He is also the author of the first report on the use of CAM by the American public that led to the positive development in the field. 


John Ives, PhD 

Dr. Ives received his PhD in Biology from Georgetown University. He currently serves as the director of the Brain, Mind, and Healing Program at the Samueli Institute. In this position, Dr. Ives oversees Samueli Fellows and researchers throughout the world who are conducting scholarly and scientific efforts on the impact and role of consciousness, spirituality, mind-body practices, and placebo on the healing process. Dr. Ives has also directed various other research programs in the fields of homeopathy and energy medicine. 


Gary Kaplan, DO 

Dr. Kaplan is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. He earned his DO degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA. He later gained board certification in family medicine, pain medicine, and medical acupuncture. Dr. Kaplan was also one of the co-investigators of an NIH funded educational initiative to incorporate complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine in Georgetown's medical curriculum. 



Jay Shah, MD 

Dr. Shah is the Director of the Medical Rehabilitation Training Program at the Rehabilition Medical Department of the NIH Clinical Center. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College. Dr. Shah's clinical research interests include the pathophysiology of myofascial pain and the integration of physical medicine techniques with promising complementary approaches in the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. At NIH, Dr. Shah and his co-investigators are utilizing novel microanalytical techniques to study the unique biochemical milieu of myofascial trigger points. 


Peter Wayne, PhD 

Dr. Wayne is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Tai Chi/Mind-Body Research Program at Harvard Medical School's Osher Research Center. Having participated in several studies, Dr. Wayne's current research evaluates how Tai-Chi and related mind-body practices clinically impact a variety of health conditions as well as elucidating the various mechanisms underlying mind-body therapeutic practices. Dr. Wayne has more than 30 years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong.