Marc S. Micozzi, M.D. , Ph.D.
In his 40-year career, physician, medical anthropologist, and epidemiologist Marc S. Micozzi M.D., Ph.D., has accomplished something no other physician has been able to achieve.
He thrust the STAGGERING PROOF of complementary and alternative therapies in the faces of mainstream medicine AND DEMANDED ANSWERS. In fact, some of the world’s most recognized natural research—on topics like lycopene, lutein, brassica vegetables, and excess iron—may not even exist without his courage to stand up for true science.
His medical career is all but unrivaled—especially given his vast and unique mixture of experience within mainstream medicine and science, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Dr. Micozzi was the founding editor-in-chief of the first US journal in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and organized and edited the first U.S. textbook in the field, Fundamentals of Complementary & Integrative Medicine in 1995, now in its 6th edition. He has published nearly 300 articles in the medical and scientific literature and is the author or editor of over 25 books.
His experience made him the obvious choice to organize and chair the first continuing education conferences on the theory and practice of CAM, co-chaired with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop (with whom he collaborated in different fashions for nearly 25 years) in 1996 and Dr. Dean Ornish in 1998. He’s also one of the most effective spokesmen for CAM, contributing to the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune as well as NPR, Good Morning America, and CBS Evening News.
As Senior Investigator for cancer prevention studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Micozzi published original research on diet, nutrition, and chronic disease. He continued this line of research as the Associate Director of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington, DC.
He then served as Director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (where he had completed medical and graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania).
In subsequent years, Dr. Micozzi served as the Founding Director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine in Bethesda, MD, working to educate policy makers, the health professions, and the general public about the opportunities for integrative medicine and the need for clean, clear science within our modern medical establishment. He also directed the Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Post-Graduate and Post-doctoral medical training and Certification
1978 American Society of Clinical Pathologists
1979 Post-Doctoral Fellow in Toxicology, Allied Institute
1980 Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
1988 Board Qualified, Anatomic and Forensic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
1992 Fellow, Anthropology & Forensic Pathology, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
1984 Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
1979 M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
M.Sc., Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania
1974 B.A. Chemistry and Zoology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA (cum laude)
1971/72 U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2005-Present Private practice
2002-2005 Executive Director, Center for Integrative Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and
Director, Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine
1995-2002 Executive Director, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1992-1995 Distinguished Scientist, American Registry of Pathology, Inc.
1986-1995 Director, National Museum of Health and Medicine
Associate Director, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
1984-1986 Senior Investigator (Senior Staff Fellow), National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1983-1984 Associate State Medical Examiner, Metropolitan Dade County
1979 Post-Graduate Fellow in Inhalational Toxicology, Institute for Environmental Toxicology
Allied Chemical Corporation, Morristown, NJ
1977-1979 Clinical Applications Chemist and Toxicologist
Universal Monitor, and ViTech Divisions of McDonnell-Douglas Corp., Pasadena CA
(NASA Skylab and Space Shuttle Projects)
1971-1972 U.S. Air Force Academy
1980-1983 Instructor, University of Pennsylvania
1983-1984 Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine
1986-1995 Adjunct Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
1996-present Adjunct Professor, Departments of Medicine and of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
2002- 2006 Research Professor, Department of Health Policy, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
2005-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics,
2011- Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Awards and Honors
National Award for Excellence, Citizens for Health, Washington, DC, October 27, 2003
Robert R.J. Hilker, M.D., National Leadership Award, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1999
Commencement Address, St. Louis University, School of Medicine, 1993
Distinguished Speaker, American Medical Writers Assoc., October 27, 1993
Fifth Annual Robinson Lecturer, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1991
John Hill Brinton Award for Excellence in Research, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1991
Performance Management Recognition System Awards, US Department of Defense, 1988-1992
Honors in Neurobiology, Community Medicine, Pediatrics, Research, Pharmacology Research, Surgery Research, Advanced Parasitology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 1974 – 1979
Medical Student Research Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Clark Prize in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, 1977
Undergraduate Research Prize, American Heart Association, 1976
History of Medicine Prize, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
1982-1988 Associate (and Founding) Editor for Health Care, Human Organization, Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology
1994-1995 Editor-in-Chief (Founding), Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice and Policy
1994-2003 Book Series Editor, Medical Guides to Complementary Medicine, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier Health Sciences (18 titles in print)
2001-2005 Editor-in-Chief, Seminars in Integrative Medicine, quarterly, WB Saunders/Elsevier Health Sciences
Book and Manuscript Reviewer:
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
American Journal of Human Biology
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine
Forensic Science International
HerbalGram, American Botanical Council
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Journal of NIH Research
New England Journal of Medicine
Quarterly Review of Biology
NIH Study Sections, National Cancer Institute, 1984, 1986-87
NIH Source Evaluation Groups, 1987-1998
Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: Investigating the Role of Micronutrients, Moon, T. and Micozzi, M.S. (1989) Marcel Dekker, New York
Postmortem Change in Human and Animal Remains: A Systematic Approach. Micozzi, M.S. (1991) Charles C. Thomas: Springfield, Illinois