P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Akilesh Palanisamy, 1998

Akilesh Palanisamy is an immigrant from India

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a degree

AKIL PALANISAMY, MD is a Harvard-trained physician who practices integrative medicine, incorporating the best of conventional medicine and alternative therapies. Dr. Akil, a holistic doctor, completed his premedical training in biochemistry at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency in family medicine at Stanford University. He also completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University. He is the author of “The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease”.

Dr. Akil practices at The Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, one of the oldest centers for integrative medicine in the United States. He has worked with thousands of patients to help them heal and recover from chronic diseases using dietary changes and nutritional supplements. He blends his western medical training with holistic approaches including functional medicine and Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.

He was born in India and grew up in Singapore before immigrating to the United States in 1988 with his family.

Education
  • BA Biochemistry | Harvard University 1998
Select Publications
  • The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease, 2016
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