Rachel Naomi Remen

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Rachel Naomi Remen (born February 8, 1938, New York, New York) is an author, teacher, and pioneer in integrative medicine. Together with Michael Lerner (environmentalist), she is a founder of the Cancer Help Program at Commonweal Institute, better known as Commonweal. She is a professor at the Oster Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.[1][2][3] She is the founder of the Institute for the Study of Health & Illness. She has been featured on the PBS television series, Thinking Allowed.[4]

Dr. Remen's most well-known books include "Kitchen Table Wisdom" and "My Grandfather's Blessing", both of which are New York Times bestsellers. Kitchen Table Wisdom has been translated into 21 languages, and has sold over 700,000 copies worldwide.[5] She is also the founder of a medical student curriculum called "The Healer's Art" used in medical schools throughout the United States.


External links

  • Rachel Naomi Remen's Web site [1]
  • Cancer Help Program at Commonweal [2]
  • Interview featuring Rachel Naomi Remen on PBS series Healing and the Mind, by Bill Moyers [3]
  • Dr. Remen's profile at the Oster Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF [4]