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EBSCO Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Review Board

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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EBSCO Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Review Board

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Richard Glickman-Simon, MD is board-certified in family medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He oversees the curriculum in complementary and alternative medicine for several graduate programs at the medical school, and he teaches courses in both allopathic and non-allopathic medicine to Tufts undergraduates.

Dr. Glickman-Simon also chairs the Department of Western Biomedicine at the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, MA where he teaches students how to diagnose and treat diseases from a Western biomedical perspective. He previously worked in a primary care practice in the Boston area, providing patients with both conventional care and a variety of complementary medical services. Dr. Glickman-Simon holds an MD from Tufts and a BA in Physics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester.

Jeffrey S. Geller, MD is a practicing integrative physician. He is currently the Director of Integrative Medicine and Group Programs for the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Massachusetts since 2000. In addition to board certification in Family Medicine he is also certified in acupuncture which he learned from the UCLA School of Medicine program, and is an Approved Consultant in hypnosis having trained and served as faculty for the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is particularly interested in evidence based alternative options for healthcare.

Dr. Geller is currently serving as faculty for the Greater Lawrence Family Practice Residency program and is clinical faculty for the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and Tufts University School of medicine. He has been engaged in several research projects over the last five years, some funded by the CDC, to study his work with loneliness and group visits. He was awarded the AAFP / Park-Davis Teacher Development Award in 2000, and the AAFP Resident Scholars Award: First Place in 2001 for some of his published research. He frequently presents his work at conferences. His alternative medicine clinic in an underserved community has won awards and financial support from the following agencies: CVS, Eileen Fisher Co., Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, and Latino Project 2010. This clinic offers acupuncture, hypnosis, group visits with Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation in coordination with western modalities.

As a practicing integrative physician, Dr. Geller has been using the scientific literature to compare the various methods of approaching illness and healing. He was an electrical engineer prior to his career in medicine graduating from the University of Massachusetts as the Most Outstanding Senior Electrical Engineer in 1992. This background gives him a very firm basis in statistics, which has been very helpful in reviewing and making sense of the medical literature. By maintaining a vibrant practice, he feels he is able to sort through not only what is statistically meaningful, but also what is generally useful and helpful for physicians.

Last reviewed October 2007 by EBSCO Executive Management

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