Benjamin Kligler , MD, MPH
Dr. Kligler is the National Director of the Integrative Health Coordinating Center for the Veterans Health Administration. He is Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and past Chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Kligler was the founding medical director of the Center for Health and Healing, an integrative medicine practice which opened in May 2000. In addition, Dr. Kligler was Co-director of the Beth Israel Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine, which accepted its first fellows for training in January 2002. He also teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice. Dr. Kligler is author of Curriculum in Complementary Therapies: A Guide for the Medical Educator and co-editor of Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice, a textbook published by McGraw-Hill in 2004. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.
Dr. Kligler completed a five-year Academic Career Development Award from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH in 2015 and is currently co-Principal Investigator of a PCORI-funded trial comparing individual and group acupuncture for chronic pain. He is also Chair of the BraveNet practice-based research network.