Martin Ehrlich MD MPH has practiced medicine in NYC for over 30 years. A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he began his career at Harlem Hospital at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic with a focus on preventive care, residency training and patient-physician communication.
With a lifelong interest in Integrative Medicine, a field that emphasizes the importance of lifestyle, mind-body relationship, and the wisdom of ancient healing traditions he was the Director of the Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing from 2008 to 2016.
Acutely aware of the inadequacies of the care of people with serious chronic illness near the end of life he was one of the founding board members of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
In 2016 he began fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine with Metropolitan Jewish Hospice Service. He lives in New York with his wife Yoana Baraschi, two beautiful daughters, two amazing cats and a python.