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BIO - Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM

Board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine, Dr. Guarneri is President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and is Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Health System for the Center for Well Being and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Guarneri also is founder and director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc and the Taylor Center for Integrative Medicine Education and Research. Her medical degree is from SUNY Medical Center in New York, where she graduated number one in her class.  Dr. Guarneri served her internship and residency at Cornell Medical Center, where she later became chief medical resident, and then cardiology fellowships at both New York University Medical Center and Scripps Clinic.

Dr. Guarneri began her career at Scripps Clinic as an attending in interventional cardiology, where she placed thousands of coronary stents.  Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs are used to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. Dr. Guarneri served as SCIM’s Medical Director for 15 years.

To mention just a few of Dr. Guarneri’s recognitions, awards and acknowledgements, she was honored in 2009 as the ARCS scientist of the year and in 2011, she won the Bravewell Leadership Award, which honors a physician leader who has made significant contributions to the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system. She was honored in 2008 by Project Concern International for her work in Southern India, and she currently serves on the International sub-committee for Direct-Relief International. In 2012, she received the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Grace A. Goldsmith award from the American College of Nutrition acknowledging a scientist for significant achievements in the field of nutrition. 

Dr. Guarneri is the author of The Heart Speaks (Simon & Schuster 2007), a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine. The Heart Speaks and Dr. Guarneri’s clinical work were featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine, on NBC’s Today Show, and in PBS’s To the Contrary and Full Focus. The Heart Speaks also was optioned for a scripted television series.

Dr. Guarneri’s next book, 108 Steps to Health, Healing, and Longevity: A Cardiologist Reveals Your Road Map to Health, will be published by Hay House in late 2015.

She is co-author of the book, Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients & Your Practice, published in 2014.

Dr. Guarneri is a much sought-after speaker who lectures internationally. Twenty-four of her lectures were published as a Great Course, The Science of Natural Healing, in 2012.

Dr. Guarneri also has authored many articles that have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of Echocardiography and the Annals of Internal Medicine and she is regularly quoted in national publications such as the Yoga Journal, Body+Soul, Trustee magazine and WebMD. Dr. Guarneri participated as a member of the writing committee for the American College of Cardiology Foundation. Dr. Guarneri also served on an advisory panel for the Institute of Medicine to explore the science and practice of integrative medicine for promoting the nation’s health.

She is a fellow member of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Medical Women’s Association, and a diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

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