Faculty and Disclosures
Erminia “Mimi” Guarneri, MD
Dr. Guarneri is the founder and the medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Board-certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine, Dr. Guarneri received her MD from SUNY Medical Center in New York, where she graduated number one in her class. She served her internship and residency at Cornell Medical Center, and completed cardiology fellowships at both NYU and Scripps Clinic, later serving as an attending in interventional cardiology at Scripps, where she placed thousands of coronary stents.
Recognizing the need for a more holistic approach, she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where she uses state-of-the-art cardiac imaging and lifestyle change to diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Guarneri has authored several articles that have appeared in leading cardiology journals. She is the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine.
David Rakel, MD
Dr. Rakel is Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin, and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
After medical school at Baylor, Dr. Rakel completed a family practice residency in Greeley, Colorado. He spent the next five years in rural practice as one of two physicians staffing a 14-bed hospital in Driggs, ID. As medical director for Grand Targhee Ski resort, he developed an interest in sports medicine and received his CAQ in 1999. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona from 1999-2001. Dr. Rakel joined the UW Department of Family Medicine in 2001.
He is board certified in family medicine, holistic medicine and sports medicine, and certified in Interactive Guided Imagery. He is co-editor for the Textbook of Family Medicine and Editor for Integrative Medicine, now in its third edition.
Patrick Hanaway, MD
Dr. Hanaway is the co-founder of Family to Family, a holistic family practice in Asheville, NC. He earned his Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin in 1981 and went on to complete his MD at the University of Washington (St. Louis) and his Family Practice residency training at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Hanaway’s areas of research include muscle biology, neurochemisty, lipid metabolism, public health, preventative medicine, immunology, digestion and nutrition.
Dr. Hanaway is a Past-President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and a frequent lecturer for the Institute of Functional Medicine, speaking on the clinical application of nutrition and genomics. He has been initiated as a Marakame (Shaman) by the Huichol people in the Sierra Madres of Central Mexico.
Wendy Warner, MD
Dr. Warner is founder & director of Medicine in Balance, a holistic medical practice in Langhorne, PA.
After medical school at the University of Tennessee, she completed a conventional residency in ObGyn at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1990, she began searching for a more complete way of managing chronic conditions and healing her patients and herself.
Dr Warner focused on botanicals, learning from nationally known professional herbalists and early physician pioneers such as Dr Andrew Weil. She also has a strong interest in Energy medicine, which led her to become a Master Reiki practitioner. In addition, she began incorporating yoga and meditation into her own daily life. She is a Past-President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show, as one of Dr. Oz’s “Fantastic Four.”
Scott Shannon, MD
Dr. Shannon is a pediatric psychiatrist who is board-certified in general psychiatry, child/ adolescent psychiatry, and holistic medicine. A past president of the American Holistic Medical Association, he currently has a private practice in holistic child psychiatry and serves as medical director of four residential treatment centers for children and teens in northern Colorado.
Dr. Shannon shares his vision for transforming the care of children with chronic illness of any nature via The Center for the Whole Child (www.forthewholechild.org). He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife and two children.
Financial Disclosure Statement(s)
Mimi Guarneri is on the Speakers Bureau of GlaxoSmithKline
Wendy Warner's spouse is a Sales Representative of HeartMath