February Grand Rounds: David P. Rakel, MD

The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to present David P. Rakel, MD as he gives a Grand Rounds lecture entitled "The Clinician Effect: How You Trump Pills".

Dr. Rakel is currently an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health. He is also the founder and director of its Integrative Medicine Program. Dr. Rakel is editor of one of the premier texts in this field, Integrative Medicine, now in its third edition. He is also the co-editor of the Textbook of Family Medicine and editor-in-chief of Primary Care Practice Update

Dr. Rakel has received NIH funding to study the "clinical effect" and to incorporate healing modalities into medical school curricula. His team was awarded a contract by the Veteran's Health Administration to educate VA clinicians across the country toward a "Personalized, Proactive, and Patient-Driven" cultural shift in health care delivery. He enjoys exploring complex systems and developing insight into how each can find a path towards health. 

Dr. Rakel serves as one of 5 mentors for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health student body.  He has been awarded a number of teaching awards including the Baldwin E. Lloyd clinical teacher award, the UW Department of Family Medicine faculty excellence award, the Marc Hansen lecture award and the resident teacher-of-the-year award. 

Dr. Rakel started his career near the Teton Mountains in Driggs, Idaho, where he was in rural private practice for five years before completing a two-year residential fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is board-certified in family and integrative medicine, has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, and is certified in interactive guided imagery.

This educational forum is supported by the Marcel and Josephine Patterson Memorial Lectureship in Family Medicine, and the Jesse B. Heath Lectureship in Family Medicine.


Event Information

February Grand Rounds: David P. Rakel, MD
, 2014 - -
Primary Care Pavilion, Room 2.268, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Free parking is available to all guests in the Primary Care Pavilion front lot. Please use Entrance A to enter the building. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the UTMB Health community.
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