Michael Finkelstein, MD, FACP, ABIHM, aka The Slow Medicine Doctor®, is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD. Dr. Finkelstein is the founder and medical director of SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine; he is an adjunct professor at SUNY Binghamton; he has been featured in top media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, and Real Simple; he has presented at leading venues including GE Corporation, Stanford University, and Omega Institute; and he blogs on the topic of Slow Medicine for The Huffington Post.
Dr. Finkelstein was trained at premier institutes for both conventional and integrative medicine – including The University of Pennsylvania, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Medical Degree (MD) and where he was awarded the honors of Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and Dean’s List; and The University of Arizona College of Medicine, where Dr. Finkelstein completed an Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, studying directly with integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD
Certified in both Internal Medicine and Integrative-Holistic Medicine, Dr. Finkelstein is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including Fellow of the American College of Physicians; The John O. Vieta, M.D. Award for Academic Excellence and Personal Achievement; and “Attending of the Year, “an honor he received two years in a row. Over the past three decades, Dr. Finkelstein has distinguished himself not only as a doctor in private practice but also as the Medical Director of several major hospitals and health institutes, including two Integrative Medicine hospital departments/programs that he founded. Drawing from this diverse medical expertise, Dr. Finkelstein offers both a micro and macro point of view on today’s healthcare needs and challenges, and he provides a tried-and-true solution for healing individual patients and the medical system as a whole: Slow Medicine.