Dr. Woodson C. Merrell, MD, ScD (hc) is the M. Anthony Fisher Director of Integrative Medicine at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and the Chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel. He has expertise and special interests in mind-body therapies (especially yoga, qi gong, and meditation), acupuncture, botanical therapies, nutrition and nutraceuticals, homeopathy, and indigenous healing systems (particularly Tibetan and Chinese Medicine). He has served as director, scientific director, co-developer, presenter and on the advisory boards for many professional medical conferences such as: Nutritional Medicine; Botanical Medicine; Native American Healing Traditions; Tibetan Medicine; CAM Expo; and Models of Healthcare. He has served as Chairman of New York State’s Board of Acupuncture, and since 1995 has been a Board Member of New York State’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Dr. Merrell is on the Steering and Policy Committees of the national Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, comprising 25% of the nation’s medical schools, pledged to transform medical education and physician training with integrative medicine. In 2004 he was a finalist for the first annual Bravewell Award for leadership in integrative medicine. He is a frequent guest and commentator for all major media both regionally and nationally, including CBS Morning Show, CNN, NPR, WBAI, Time, Forbes, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and more.