Roy Elam, MD - Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
AboutDr. Roy Elam serves as Medical Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt and is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. In his current role, he is involved in integrative health research, medical education and clinical activities. At the Osher Center, he provides integrative health consultations to help patients develop personalized plans for self-care and wellbeing. Dr. Elam specializes in working with patients who are living with chronic pain, who are seeking information about complementary therapies, or who want to improve their health by making lifestyle changes. He teaches the Healing Arts and the VPIL curricula. He recently served as faculty advisor to the Honor Council at Vanderbilt School of Medicine and as Ombudsman. He is past chair of the Mayor's Healthy Nashville 2010 Leadership Council. He serves as a board member for Leadership Nashville, Baptist Healing Trust and Alive Hospice. Dr. Elam has been involved in mind-body medicine in the Nashville community since the 1990s and co-founded a Mindfulnes-Based Stress Reduction course with Gordon Peerman. He has studied mind-body medicine with Dr. Rachel Remen, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. James Gordon and contemplative practice with Thomas Keating and Thomas R. Ward.
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