Andrew Weil, MD
Andrew Weil, MD, has devoted the past 30 years to developing, teaching, and
educating others on the principles of integrative medicine. Weil is an
internationally recognized expert on integrative medicine, medicinal herbs and
mind-body interactions. The founder of Weil Lifestyle, LLC, a leading resource
for integrative medicine education, information, products, and services, Weil
combines a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing integrative medicine
to provide a unique approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and
Weil donates all of his after-tax profits from Weil Lifestyle products to
the Weil Foundation, an organization dedicated to sustaining the vision of
integrative medicine. This independent non-profit organization is committed to
changing the training and practice of health care professionals; educating the
public about health, healing, and nutrition; reforming public policies
governing health and health care; and researching the application of
He is a clinical professor of internal medicine and the founder and director
of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona in
Tucson. Weil received both his medical degree and his undergraduate AB degree
in biology (botany) from Harvard University.
PIM, founded by Weil in 1994 at the University of Arizona, was established
to train physicians to be integrative medicine practitioners. PIM’s overriding
mission is to foster the transformation of health care through innovative
educational programs, rigorous scientific studies, and exceptional clinical
care that integrates biomedicine, the complexity of human beings, and the
healing power of nature. The program features a broad range of comprehensive
fellowship training programs, a clinic, and an NIH supported research group.
Through PIM, Weil hopes to grow and strengthen integrative medicine within the
health care community at large.
Weil is also a best-selling author and editorial director of DrWeil.com, an
online resource for healthy living based on an integrative medicine philosophy.
Weil’s books include the national bestsellers Spontaneous Healing, 8
Weeks to Optimum Health, Eating Well for Optimum Health, and The
Healthy Kitchen. He also authors the popular Self Healing
newsletter and a monthly column for Prevention magazine. As a frequent
guest on Larry King Live and Oprah, Weil provides information and
insight on how to incorporate conventional and complementary medicine practices
in one’s life to optimize the body’s natural healing mechanisms.