Faculty and Fellows

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  • Fellowship Director - Andrea E. Gordon, MD
    Associate Professor of Family
    Medicine, Tufts University

    Andrea Gordon, MD, is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She is Director of Integrative Medicine for the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency Program and responsible for the design and implementation of the Integrative Medicine Curriculum. Dr. Gordon began to question our current medical model as a second-year resident, noticing that we didn't "fix" very much, we just slowed disease processes. As she investigated other modalities and was exposed to practitioners who used models that looked at the whole person and considered using multiple approaches she was drawn to further investigate this new kind of medicine.

    She went on to complete faculty development and Integrative medicine fellowships, as well as additional training in modalities such as osteopathic manipulation and mind-body medicine. Her goal is to make integrative medicine a core part of family medicine, teaching students and residents the value of the additional tools and whole-person approach that integrative medicine provides. Dr. Gordon is a founding board member of the group, Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US). Her commitment to making integrative medicine and non-conventional modalities available to all, regardless of socio-economic status, underlies her plan to expand the pool of teachers who will train more physicians to teach and offer integrative health. She has authored articles and book chapters and has contributed to humanities publications such as Pulse, Voices from the Heart of Medicine (Pulsevoices.org).

  • Other Malden Family Medicine Center Based Faculty

    Paula Gardiner, MD, MPh, has joined CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at CHA as the director of Primary Care Implementation Research. She is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at University Massachusetts School. In addition to completing her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, she also completed a three-year Clinical Research Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Faculty Development at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gardiner focuses her research on mindfulness, technology, and health disparities and increasing access in low income patients. Current research is focused on the adaptive role of Medical Group Visits combining mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and a medical group visit to support health behavior change and reducing pain and stress. Her background also includes training in herbal medicine and the use of supplements.

    Dr. Gardiner is leading the implementation of this medical group visit model nationally and provides training on medical group visits around the United States. As a researcher in mindfulness, she became a certified meditation teacher completing a 2 year training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, a Mindful Self Compassion teacher completing training with Chris Germer, and has led MBSR classes. She is also a certified facilitator of Epstein and Krasner’s Mindfulness Practice program.

    Geraldine Malana, DO, MPh, is committed to addressing lack of education at the medical school and residency level in recognizing the complex socioeconomic factors on health and well-being. She works with medical students of all levels as well as family medicine residents. Her main interests are osteopathic manipulation, teaching, and population health. Her focus is on exploring social determinants of health and how they affect immigrant and refugee populations.

    Tia Tucker, MD, MPh is the residency Director of Health Equity. A native of southwest Louisiana, who always knew she wanted to be a physician, but her passion around social justice, international health, and activism led her in a circuitous route to becoming an MD. After serving two years in the Peace Corps working in Youth Development, she realized how important public health matters to improving health outcomes in low resource areas, and decided to return to Louisiana to study public health at Tulane. Tia's work in housing rights and HIV prevention during that time only cemented the fact that structural violence, racism, homophobia and social influencers of health constantly prevented people from getting the care they needed. She decided that she needed to study medicine in an environment that would teach her to fight this injustice through medicine. In Cuba, she trained in Spanish, with opportunities in real life epidemics as she worked through both Dengue and Cholera epidemics. At the residency program, she is the Director of Health Equity, and enjoys designing educational opportunities with residents as well as speaking to medical students and working with community partners to advocate for health for all.

    Drs. Jessica Early, Dr. Clinton Pong and Dr. Randi Sokol, and Dr Robert Caiazzo, all based at the Malden site, have completed the Master Teacher Fellowship, and most of the other teaching faculty have completed clinical or faculty development fellowships.

  • Current Fellow
    Anna Levit

    Technion American Medical School

  • Additional Faculty

    Jean Bakey, DO, teaches medical students in her practice, as well as working with residents and addressing professional identity formation. She will serve as one of our resources on osteopathic manipulative therapies and approaches.

    Basmaa Ali, MD, MBA is the Medical Director Zanjabee Integrative Medicine and Primary Care. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient primary care settings, and throughout her medical career, she has been involved in ameliorating healthcare disparities for minority patients. In 2010 she founded Zanjabee Integrative Medicine, an integrative primary care practice that includes an Ayurveda practitioner, a Chinese Medicine provider and Massage Therapists to develop and implement holistic care plans for patients who wanted to minimize medications and utilize their lifestyle as a therapeutic tool. They also care for patients whose conditions that do not have good treatment options in western medicine like migraine, anxiety or IBS.

    Connie Basch, MD is founder of Full Circle Center Practice in Family Medicine, where she works with a nutritional consultant and yoga instructor

    Dr. Basch serves a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic illnesses in Arcata, California, often taking on the "tough cases" who no one else has been able to help. She has trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine, but also adapts this approach to make it accessible to the underserved and those with fewer economic resources. A founder of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved, she put on the first few conferences virtually on her own. These conferences have now grown to include hundreds of practitioners from many disciplines and their beginning is largely due to Dr. Basch.

    Sarah Byrne, MD - Family physician, trained in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Founder of Root Family Medicine in Needham, MA
    Resource on functional medicine, running an integrative practice
    Sarah is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who graduated from the Tufts University Residency program with a concentration in Integrative Medicine. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she addressed her graduating class as a Commencement speaker and received the school’s Family Medicine Award. Throughout her medical training and practice, Sarah has widened her approach to healing, including studies of Energy Medicine and Functional Medicine. Most recently, she is working toward her Certification as a Clinical Herbalist under the mentorship of Tieraona Low Dog, MD. Her dream is to revolutionize Primary Care by building a model of empowerment that incorporates joy, nature, and deeper connection to ourselves, each other, and the planet. In her spare time, she loves playing in the backyard with her husband and two boys, sitting by fires, dancing, taking endless pictures, and any activity that involves dressing up in a costume.

    Lana Camiel, Pharm D, RPh - Pharmacotherapist and Herbalist. Dr. Camiel has trained in the use of herbs and supplements and has taught medical and pharmacy students as well as other faculty how these can be integrated into medical practice. She also connects with the public through her blog and podcast.

    Jeffrey Geller, MD - Director of Integrative Medicine and Group Medical Visits. Kronos Health, in Lawrence, MA.
    Resource on integrative medicine group visits, both in person and virtual and on creating a group-visit based practice
    Jeff Geller is an integrative physician who is currently serving as the medical director for Kronos Health and as the president of the Integrated Center for Group Medical Visits. He is known as an innovator in the field of integrative medicine and group medical visits with special interest in loneliness and studying the Group Inclusion Effect. He helped found the non-profit Integrative Medicine for the Underserved to help bring the best integrative health practices to those who could not afford them.. Recently named Massachusetts family physician of the year Jeff is trained in acupuncture, hypnosis, osteopathy, and encouraged healthy communities and lifestyles. He hopes to help train the next generation of physicians in group medical visits and integrated care!

    Sharad Kohli, MD is a family physician who has dedicated his career to advancing health equity. He has spent almost two decades working with Federally Qualified Health Centers in both urban and rural settings in California and Texas. He currently is the Medical Director of the nationally recognized Integrative Pain Management Program at People’s Community Clinic, an FQHC in Austin, Texas.

    Dr. Kohli previously served as the Director of Clinical Affairs for the Texas Association of Community Health Centers, where he provided clinical support to the more than 75 FQHCs throughout the state. He was a founding Board Member and was instrumental in the growth and development of the national non-profit Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US), an interprofessional organization committed to health equity and justice through culturally-responsive, accessible, integrative care.

    Keri Layton, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in the Boston area, with a focus on functional medicine and women's health. Dr. Layton is a certified instructor of the Benson Henry Institute's Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program and uses these techniques frequently with her patients.

    Edwin Ozawa,MD, PhD is a Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Anesthesiology a the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and a Fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. He is an instructor in Mindfulness and Meditation

    Valerie Smith, Lic.Ac. has been an acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine educator for over 23 years,Valerie brings her passion for the medicine to the women she mentors and and to teaching about Traditional Chinese medicine in multiple settings

    Clifford Winn, DC. is a chiropractic physician with more than 20 years experience. Dr. Winn treats patients for acute and chronic problems as well as those interested in maintaining their alignment. He has welcomed students and residents into his practice.

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