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Presenter's Biography
Aviad Haramati, PhD

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Aviad Haramati, PhD

Aviad (Adi) Haramati is a tenured Professor in the Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. A graduate of Brooklyn College at the City University of New York, he received a PhD in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and came to Georgetown in 1985 after spending 5 years at the Mayo Clinic. For over 25 years, Dr. Haramati’s research focused on regulation of kidney and electrolyte physiology during growth and in pathophysiological states such as heart failure, for which he received numerous awards.  Currently, his activities center on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained.

However, his first love is teaching, and he has been recognized with 9 Golden Apple awards from medical and graduate students at Georgetown University, and selected by faculty and alumni for the Magis Master Teacher Award. He also received the Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching of the Basic Sciences, the Arthur C. Guyton Teacher of the Year award by the American Physiological Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  He is the past-president of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, past vice-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, and vice-president of the USA Chapter of the Israel Medical Association’s World Fellowship. He currently chairs the Organizing Committee for the 2009 North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine to be held in Minneapolis in May 2009.

Dr. Haramati received NIH support to fund a broad educational initiative aimed at incorporating complementary, alternative (CAM) and integrative medicine into the medical curriculum at Georgetown University.  The goal of the initiative is not to train practitioners of CAM, but rather to educate skillful, knowledgeable physicians who understand the role of CAM in healthcare and are capable of discussing these issues with their patients.  Dr. Haramati has a deep interest to improve medical education across the globe, especially with regard to the intersection of science, mind-body medicine and professionalism.  He currently works with a number of medical schools deans and educators in North America, Europe and Israel.

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.