Maryland University of Integrative Health is pleased to announce that Aviad Haramati, Ph.D., of Georgetown University will be its 2015 commencement speaker. Dr. Haramati has been a tremendous supporter of the work of MUIH and has been a significant contributor to the field and evolution of integrative health. He is a professor of physiology in the departments of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His research activities are centered on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained.
Dr. Haramati has a deep interest in improving the education of health professionals across the globe, especially with regard to the intersection of science, mind-body medicine, and professionalism. He received funding from the National Institutes of Health to support a broad educational initiative aimed at incorporating complementary, alternative and integrative medicine into the medical curriculum at Georgetown University.
Serving as a visiting professor at more than 50 medical schools around the world, Dr. Haramati currently works with a number of deans and educators in North America, Europe, and Israel. He is the past president of International Association of Medical Science Educators, past vice-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and president of the U.S.A. Chapter of the Israel Medical Association’s World Fellowship. He chaired the organizing committee for the 2012 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health held in Portland, Oregon, and chaired the planning committee for the 2012 International Congress for Educators on Complementary and Integrative Medicine held at Georgetown University.
Dr. Haramati’s first love is teaching and he has been recognized with nine Golden Apple awards from Georgetown’s School of Medicine. He also received the Kaiser Permanente award for Excellence in Teaching of the Basic Sciences, the Arthur C. Guyton Teacher of the Year award by the American Physiological Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
A graduate of Brooklyn College at the City University of New York, Dr. Haramati received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and came to Georgetown University in 1985 after spending five years at the Mayo Clinic.