Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayu) is one of the world’s leading authorities and researchers in Ayurvedic Medicine and is well versed in virtually all modalities of alternative medicine. He received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he helped to establish that institution’s first course for medical students on alternative medical treatments. He has served as an advisor to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the NIH, the National Cancer Institute, The Consulate General of India, and several other institutions. He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at New York Medical College.
Dr. Gerson received his initial formal training in Ayurvedic Medicine at the Ayurvedic College in Trivandrum, India and subsequently earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Ayurveda at the prestigious Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and the University of Pune. He was awarded his Fellowship in Ayurveda from the Institute of Indian Medicine.
Dr. Gerson’s experience as a primary investigator in both basic laboratory and clinical research covers a wide spectrum of subjects and he has also collaborated as part of the team on numerous research initiatives which include molecular biology, plant physiology, medicinal plant mechanism of action, detoxification physiology in humans, antifungal activity in plant extracts, meditation, and many additional areas of inquiry.
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