CURRICULUM VITAE: ANDREW THOMAS WEIL, M.D.
1. Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 June 1942
2. Present Titles:
a. Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.
b. Jones/Lovell Professor of Integrative Rheumatology, University of Arizona (endowed chair).
c. Clinical Professor of Medicine; Professor of Public Health, University of Arizona.
d. Founder and Chairman, The Weil Foundation (www.weilfoundation.org).
e. Director, Integrative Health and Healing, Miraval Resort.
f. Chairman, Council on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE.
g. Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, volunteer faculty.
3. Educational History:
a. Public schools in Philadelphia. Received A.B. degree from Central High School of Philadelphia, June, 1959.
b. International School of America, 1959-60. (A 9-month around-the-world study trip; full scholarship from the American Association for the United Nations.)
c. Harvard College, 1960-64. Received A. B. degree cum laude in biology, June 1964. (Special work on the ethnobotany of medicinal and psychoactive plants; undergraduate thesis on “Nutmeg as a Narcotic.")
d. Harvard Medical School, 1964-68. Received M. D. degree June, 1968. (Senior elective work devoted to designing and conducting the first controlled human experiments with marijuana.)
4. Professional and Occupational History:
a. 1994 to present: Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (training physicians to combine conventional and alternative medicine.)
b. 1983 to present: General practitioner of natural and preventive medicine in Tucson, Arizona.
c. 1975 to present: self-employed as writer, lecturer, and consultant on medical education, medicinal plants, natural and preventive medicine, alternative medicine, mind/body interactions, addictions, drug abuse, and drug policy.
d. 1993 to 2000: Founder of Foundation for Integrative Medicine of Tucson, Arizona, a non-profit, educational and scientific corporation dedicated to the thoughtful integration of ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine.
e. 1985 to 2000: Wellness counselor, Canyon Ranch Spa, Tucson, Arizona. (Counseling clients and staff about preventive and alternative medicine, lifestyle change, and addictive behavior.)
f. 1979 to 1997: President of Beneficial Plant Research Institute of Sausalito, California, a non-profit, educational and scientific corporation dedicated to investigating and promoting the use of plants to improve human life, with special emphasis on new foods and spices, medicinal plants, and natural dyes, fibers and pesticides.
g. 1979 to 2003: Senior Faculty Member, Telluride Mushroom Conference, held each August in Telluride, Colorado for identification and study of edible, poisonous, psychoactive, and medicinal mushrooms. Co-leader of conference-sponsored mushroom study-tours of the People's Republic of China (1983), Japan (1984), India and Nepal (1985).
h. 1971-1984: Research Associate in Ethnopharmacology, Botanical Museum of Harvard University. (Investigating medicinal plants.)
i. 1971-75: traveled widely in North America, South America, and Africa as a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs to study indigenous medicine, psychoactive plants and altered states of consciousness. Wrote 39 newsletters on these themes, most of which have since appeared in book form.
j. 1970-71: wrote a book, The Natural Mind, published in 1972.
k. 1969-70: worked one year in the U.S. Public Health Service, stationed at the National Institute of Mental Health in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Resigned post and commission in July, 1970 in order to write and pursue research interests.
l. 1968-69: completed a medical internship at Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco. Also worked as a volunteer physician at the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in the same city.
5. Professional Status:
a. Currently licensed to practice general medicine in Arizona and California.
b. Member, Harvard-Radcliffe chapter of Sigma Xi.
c. Fellow, Linnean Society of London.
d. Member, editorial boards of Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, HerbalGram and Journal of Science of Healing Outcomes.
e. Member, advisory boards of American Botanical Council, American Herbal Pharmacopaeia, American Medical College of Homeopathy, The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Earth Save Foundation, Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research, Herb Research Foundation, Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada, Institute for Integrative Medicine, Integrative Cancer Therapies, Integrative Medicine Alliance, David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation, National Wellness Coalition, The Organic Center, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Steps for Living, Yellow Courtyard.
a. Fellowship, Institute of Current World Affairs, 1971-75.
b. Norman E. Zinberg Award for Achievement in Medicine and Treatment, 1989.
c. Smart Family Foundation grant for development of an innovative curriculum on preventive health maintenance for children, 1992.
d. Named one of 25 most influential people in the USA by Time Magazine, 1997.
e. Named one of 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, 2005.
f. John P. McGovern Award in Behavioral Sciences by Smithsonian Associates, 2005.
g. Bravewell Pioneer of Integrative Medicine Award 2007.
h. SpaFinder Visionary Award 2009.
AT Weil, “The Use of Nutmeg as a Psychotropic Agent," Bull Narcotics, 18:4, Oct-Dec 1966.
---“Clinical and Psychological Effects of Marijuana In Man," Science 162, 13 Dec 1968 (with NE Zinberg and JM Nelsen).
---“Acute Effects of Marijuana on Speech," Nature 222, 3 May 1969 (with NE Zinberg).
---“Cannabis," Science J 5A:3, 1969.
---“A Comparison of Marijuana Users and Non-Users," Nature 226, Apr 1970 (with NE Zinberg).
---“Adverse Reactions to Marijuana: Classification and Suggested Treatment," New Eng J Med 282, 30 Apr 1970.
---“Drugs Without Abuse," in The Articulator, Sydney University (Australia) Dental Undergraduates Association, 1970.
---The Natural Mind: A New Way of Looking at Drugs and the Higher Consciousness, Boston, Houghton Mifflin 1972; revised edition, 1986. To date, editions of this work have appeared in England, France, Germany, Denmark, Mexico, Japan, and Brazil.
---“Uri Geller and Parapsychology," Psychology Today 8:1, Jun 1974.
---“Uri Geller's Magical Mystery Tricks, " Psychology Today 8:2, Jul 1974.
---“Why People Take Drugs" in Self, Society, and the Search for Transcendence (WH Bruening, ed.), Purdue University at Fort Wayne, IN, National Press Books, 1974.
---“The Whirling Dervishes," NY Times Book Review 53:28, 13 Jul 1975.
---“A Bunch of the Brujos Were Whooping it Up," Rolling Stone 198, Oct 1975.
---“Prelude to Science," NY Times Book Review 54:3, 18 Jan 1976.
---“Swami." NY Times Book Review 54:36, 5 Sep 1976.
---“The Marriage of the Sun and Moon," in Alternative States of Consciousness (NE Zinberg, ed.), New York, The Free Press, 1976.
---“The Use of Psychoactive Mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest: An Ethnopharmacologic Report," Bot Mus Leaflets of Harvard Univ 25:5, 30 Jun 1977.
---“The Pharmacology of Marihuana" (book review), Quart Rev Biol 52:3, Sep 1977.
---“Eating Chiles," Mountain Gazette 63, Nov 1977.
---“Coca and Brain Damage," Street Pharmacologist 1:7-8, 1978.
---“Reflections on Psychedelic Mycophagy," in Teonanacatl: Hallucinogenic Mushrooms of North America (J Ott and J Bigwood, eds.) Seattle, Madrona, 1978.
---“Darkness at Noon," Weekend Magazine of Victoria Times (Canada), 24 Feb 1979.
---“Coca Pests and Pesticides," J Ethnopharmacol 1:4, 1979 (with T. Plowman).
---“The Will to be Well," Washington Post Book World 10:15, 13 Apr 1980.
---“Inklings of the Inca Past," Washington Post Book World 10:22, 1 Jun 1980.
---“The Perils of Pill Popping," Washington Post Book World 11:8, 30 Sep 1980.
---The Marriage of the Sun and Moon: A Quest for Unity in Consciousness, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1980.
---“The Therapeutic Value of Coca in Contemporary Medicine," J. Ethnopharmacol 3:2-3, 1981.
---“Botanical Versus Chemical Drugs: Pros and Cons," in Herbal Medicine and Folk Healing (G Meyer, K Blum, and J Cull, eds.), Springfield Illinois, Charles C. Thomas, 1982.
---“The Indian Sweat Ritual," Am West 19:2, Mar-Apr 1982.
---Chocolate to Morphine: Understanding Mind Active Drugs (with Winifred Rosen), Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1983; revised edition, published as From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs, 1993.
--- “Strange Fruit," GEO 6, Apr 1984.
---“Taming the Wild Jojoba," Am West 21:4, Jul-Aug 1984.
---“How Your Mind Takes it Out on Your Body," Cleo (Australia), Aug 1984.
---“Food for Thought," Mademoiselle, Feb 1985.
---“Official Trips," The Nation 243:15, 8 Nov 1986.
---“Getting High, Getting Hysterical," Harper's 273:1639, Dec 1986.
---“Recipes: A Mushroom a Day. . . .," Am Health 6:4, May 1987.
---“Where Medicine Fails," Social Issues and Health Rev 2:1, 1987.
---Health and Healing: Understanding Conventional and Alternative Medicine, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1984; revised edition, 1988.
---“Why Alternatives Work," in Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women, Boston, East West Health Books, 1989.
---“Interview with Andrew Weil," in Headed Upstream: Interviews With Iconoclasts (J Loeffler, ed.) Tucson, Harbinger House, 1989.
---“The New Nutrition for the Whole Person," Magical Blend 27, Jul 1990.
---Natural Health, Natural Medicine: A Comprehensive Manual for Wellness and Self-Care, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
---“Identity of a New World Psychoactive Toad" (with W Davis), Ancient Mesoamerica 3, 1992.
---“Maintaining Equilibrium," Natural Health 22:1, Jan-Feb 1992.
---“Margarine vs. Butter," Natural Health 22:2, Mar-Apr 1992.
---"High Blood Pressure," Natural Health 22:3, May-Jun 1992.
---“Stimulating the Placebo Response," Natural Health 22:4, Jul-Aug, 1992.
---“Some Say it's the Water of Life," Natural Health 22:5, Sep-Oct 1992
---“Eleven Medical Practices to Avoid," Natural Health 22:5. Sep-Oct 1992.
---“Are Sprouts Health Foods?" Natural Health 22:6, Nov-Dec 1992.
---“A Case of Panic Disorder," Natural Health 23:1, Jan-Feb 1993.
---"A New Therapeutic Oil," Natural Health 23:2, Mar-Apr 1993.
---“Update on Medicinal Mushrooms," Natural Health 23:3, May-Jun 1993.
---“Why a Book on Natural Medicine," in Reader's Digest Family Guide to Natural Medicine, New York, Reader's Digest Books, 1993.
---“Bufo alvarius: A Potent Hallucinogen of Animal Origin," (with W Davis), J Ethnopharmacology 41:1-8, 1994.
---Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Enhance Your Body’s Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself, New York, Knopf, 1995.
---Dr. Andrew Weil’s Self-Healing (monthly newslet