Leonard Wisenski

MD

Biography

Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP is Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Division of Integrative Physiology, at Georgetown University where he is a founding member of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Curriculum Planning Committee and has taught a course in integrative medicine for several years. He also holds faculty positions in the Department of Medicine as well as The Department of Nursing at The University of Colorado. He was Vice Chairman of the NIH Consensus Panel on Acupuncture and is Chairman of the NIH Advisory Board on Frontier Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He holds fellowship positions in The American College of Physicians and The American College of Nutrition.

He served on the board of the American Holistic Medical Association and was President of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. He currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium which promotes national legislation pertaining to integrative healthcare. He is a Research Advisor to The International Hyperbaric Medicine Association and serves on the advisory board of The Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health. He has published over 30 scientific articles and a textbook, “Scientific Basis of Integrative Health, Third Edition.” He has been in the clinical practice of endocrinology and integrative medicine for over 30 years.

Dr. Wisneski co-founded and served as the regional President and Medical Director of American Whole Health, an integrative, multi-practitioner center devoted to fostering individuals in the achievement of health and life goals. His medical practice in endocrinology and integrative medicine, spanning three decades, embodies the true meaning of integrative healthcare delivery– an optimal synthesis of conventional and alternative medicine practiced with a whole-person approach delivered with reverence and humanism. He also served in the role of Medical Director and Chief Medical Editor of Integrative Medicine Communications, a publishing company which produced textbooks and newsletters devoted to this new field of medicine.

Dr. Wisneski graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College and performed his postgraduate training in the field of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology in the George Washington University healthcare system, where he served as Chief Medical Resident in Internal Medicine. From 1977 until 1997, Dr. Wisneski was the Corporate Medical Director of Marriott International, Inc., and Director of Medical Education at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, an affiliate of George Washington University Medical School and Children’s National Medical Center where he devoted his efforts to teaching the fundamentals of internal medicine, as well as, an integrative, whole person approach to medicine.

Dr. Wisneski is currently engaged in the facilitating a National University Library consortium of integrative health book collections with one of the core collections being The Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Library. He served on the steering committee of the National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine whose mission it is to facilitate education of integrative and preventive healthcare. His current passion is serving on the board of directors of The Viktor Frankl Institute of logotherapy, and serving as Chief Medical Officer of Parallel Profile, a genomics testing company. He also has an interest in therapeutic applications involving the endocannabinoid system and is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and The International Cannabinoid Research Association.

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