Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center
Faculty, Georgetown University and University of Colorado
IHPC Finance Committee
Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP is Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Division of Integrative Physiology, at Georgetown University where he is a founding member of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Curriculum Planning Committee and has taught a course in integrative medicine for several years. He also holds faculty positions in the Department of Medicine as well as The Department of Nursing at The University of Colorado. He was Vice Chairman of the NIH Consensus Panel on Acupuncture and is Chairman of the NIH Advisory Board on Frontier Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He holds fellowship positions in The American College of Physicians, The American College of Nutrition, and The American Institute of Stress. He served on the board of the American Holistic Medical Association and was President of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. He is currently chairman of the board of the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium which promotes national legislation pertaining to integrative healthcare. He is a Research Advisor to The International Hyperbaric Medicine Association and serves on the advisory board of The Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare. He has published over 30 scientific articles and a textbook, “The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine”. He has been in the clinical practice of endocrinology and integrative medicine for over 30 years
Dr. Wisneski co-founded and served as the regional president and medical director of American WholeHealth, an integrated, multi- practitioner center devoted to fostering individuals in the achievement of health and life goals. His medical practice in endocrinology and integrative medicine, spanning three decades, embodies the true meaning of integral medicine – an optimal synthesis of conventional and alternative medicine practiced with a whole person approach delivered with reverence and humanism. He also served in the role of Medical Director and Chief Medical Editor of Integrative Medicine Communications, a publishing company which produced textbooks and newsletters devoted to this new field of medicine
Dr. Wisneski graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College and performed his postgraduate training in the field of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology in the George Washington University healthcare system, where he served as Chief Medical Resident in Internal Medicine. From 1977 until 1997, Dr. Wisneski was the Corporate Medical Director of Marriott International, Inc., and Director of Medical Education at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, an affiliate of George Washington University Medical School and Children’s National Medical Center where he devoted his efforts to teaching the fundamentals of internal medicine as well as integrative medicine.
Dr. Wisneski is currently engaged in facilitating a National University Library consortium of integrative medicine book collections with one of the core collections being The Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Library. He serves on the steering committee of the National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine whose mission it is to facilitate education of integrative and preventive healthcare.