David C. Leopold, MD
David C. Leopold, MD, specializes in integrative medicine with an interest
in integrative pain management, wellness and lifestyle management, integrative
cancer care, cardiovascular disease care, and lifelong weight management. He
serves as director of integrative medical education at the Scripps Center for
Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, Calif.
Leopold completed his medical internship and residency in family medicine at
the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Leopold
completed a fellowship in integrative pain management at the Scripps Center for
Integrative Medicine and, with Andrew Weil, MD, a fellowship in integrative
medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. He is a recipient of
the Bravewell Scholarship for Integrative Medicine.
Leopold is a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Medicine and is
board certified in family medicine. He is also a diplomate of the American
Board of Holistic Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management.
Leopold is a certified medical acupuncturist and has advanced training in
non-pharmacological treatment of pain and diseases, including natural
supplements, food as medicine, and mind-body medicine.
His publications include:
- "Integrative Approaches to Rheumatologic Conditions,"
Kelly’s Textbook of Rheumatology.
- "An Ayurvedic Approach to Cardiovascular Disease," Textbook of
- "A Dietary Approach to Reducing Inflammation through Adaptation of an
Anti-Inflammatory Diet," The Pain Practitioner, January 2006.
- "Boswellia serrata for Inflammatory Conditions," Alternative
Medicine Alert, October 2005.