Benjamin Kligler

Benjamin Kligler, MD

About Me

Dr. Benjamin Kligler is Executive Director of the Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation at the Veterans Health Administration and former Vice Chair and Research Director of the Department of Integrative Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Kligler is the founder of the Beth Israel Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine which accepted its first fellows for training in January 2002. He is former Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Health and Medicine, author of the textbook Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice, and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. Dr. Kligler completed a five-year Academic Career Development Award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at NIH to expand his own research and the research program in the Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine. In addition, Dr. Kligler is Chair of BraveNet, a 19-center practice-based research network for integrative medicine, and was co-principal investigator on a PCORI-funded clinical trial of acupuncture treatment for chronic pain delivered in a community-based approach to underserved populations in the Bronx.