Tieraona Low Dog, MD, has been appointed the fellowship director of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM). Dr. Low Dog is an internationally renowned educator, physician and thought leader in integrative medicine. She will develop a graduate-level, interprofessional two-year training program for advanced health and medical clinicians.
Prior to joining AIHM, for nine years through 2014, Dr. Low Dog led the curriculum development and fellowship program at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona for more than 600 integrative clinicians.
AIHM President Mimi Guarneri, MD, said: “Education is at the core of the AIHM. Dr. Low Dog will be instrumental in realizing the Academy’s vision through the fellowship program. We will be part of the solution to a central issue — a siloed versus team approach to patient care - that is currently disrupting health care delivery. Dr. Low Dog’s medical and scientific acumen, combined with her background in herbal medicine, midwifery, massage therapy and martial arts gives her the breadth of experience to connect meaningfully across disciplines.”
About her appointment, Dr. Low Dog said: “The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine is providing a powerful platform for true integrative care. In my past work, we have brought integrative medicine to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants. We are taking the next step by creating a new collaborative fellowship model that will train clinicians of the future to deliver exemplary, coordinated care. The Academy’s demonstrated commitment to interprofessional education makes it the natural home for this inspiring level of training.”