Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference (cIMc 2011): Focus on Mind-Body Medicine and Lifestyle Management
Photo and Bio of cIMc 2011 Speakers   


Lisa Corbin photoLisa Ware Corbin, MD, FACP
Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, the Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Colorado Hospital

  • Talk: CAM We Talk?  Discussing Integrative Medicine with Patients

  • Dr. Lisa Corbin received her medical degree with honors and distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a member of AOA Honor Medical Society.  She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) and is board certified in Internal Medicine. After serving as a Chief Medical Resident, she joined the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) faculty based at HealthONE Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital where she taught Internal Medicine residents and students and saw internal medicine patients until becoming the Medical Director of The Center for Integrative Medicine (TCIM) at its inception in September 2001.   

    Dr. Corbin also serves as the President of AlterMed Research Foundation Board.  

    Dr. Corbin’s current clinical, educational, and research focus on complementary / alternative medicine (CAM) was sparked by a desire to answer her patients’ questions about CAM therapies.  She served on the steering committee for the creation of TCIM at the University of Colorado Hospital.  Dr. Corbin counsels patients interested in CAM, provides course direction for the CAM electives offered to Internal Medicine residents and students, lectures on herbal medicine in the School of Medicine, enjoys speaking to physician and patient groups, and is involved in campus CAM research. She has published original research, scholarly reviews, CME materials and book chapters on this subject.

    Richard Davidson photoRichard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
    Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
    Director of the Waisman Brain Imaging Lab, Lab for Affective Neuroscience,
    Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center - University of Wisconsin-Madison

    • Keynote: Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind: Neuroscientific Studies of Meditation

    Dr. Davidson received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Psychology and has been at Wisconsin since 1984. He has published more than 250 articles, many chapters and reviews and edited 13 books. He has been a member of the Mind and Life Institute’s Board of Directors since 1991. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research including a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award, a MERIT Award from NIMH, an Established Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD), a Distinguished Investigator Award from NARSAD, the William James Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society, and the Hilldale Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the Founding Co-Editor of the new American Psychological Association journal EMOTION and is Past-President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology and of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. He was the year 2000 recipient of the most distinguished award for science given by the American Psychological Association –the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. In 2003 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2004 he was elected to the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006. In 2006 he was also awarded the first Mani Bhaumik Award by UCLA for advancing the understanding of the brain and conscious mind in healing. Madison Magazine named him Person of the Year in 2007.

    Sona Dimidjian photo
    Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

    • Workshop: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the Prevention of Depressive Relapse

    Dr. Dimidjian received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 2005. She joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006. In addition to her affiliations with University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado School of Medicine, she is also an Affiliate Investigator at the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Her research addresses the treatment and prevention of depression, with a particular focus on the mental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum. She is a leading expert in cognitive and behavioral approaches to depression as well as the clinical application of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation, compassion meditation, and yoga. Current projects supported by the NIMH and private foundations in her lab focus on the development of novel preventive interventions with at risk pregnant women, the extension of evidence based psychotherapies to depressed pregnant women, and the dissemination of evidence based psychotherapy via online methods of training clinicians and service delivery. 

    Henry Emmons photoHenry Emmons, MD
    Integrative Psychiatrist at The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing,
    and Partners in Resilience, Northfield, MN
    Founding Board Member of International Network for Integrative Mental Health
    Author of "The Chemistry of Joy" and "The Chemistry of Calm"

    •          Talk: Using Nature and Wisdom to Sustain a Healthy Mood
    •          Workshop: Resilience Training - An Integrative Approach to the Recovery and Prevention of Depression and Anxiety

    Dr. Emmons is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings, and compassion and insight into his clinical work. Henry developed the Resilience Training Program, which is currently offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. This unique program is based upon the ideas developed in his books, The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm.   His career has been animated by the desire to develop more integrative approaches for the treatment of depression and anxiety.  Henry is a sought-after presenter and a respected consultant on such topics as integrating natural and mindfulness therapies in psychiatry, building personal resilience, and personal and professional renewal.  In addition to Resilience Training, Henry has developed  “A Year of Living Mindfully” and “The Inner Life of Healers: Programs of Renewal for Health Professionals” offered through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing.  He is also a founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health.

    His essay “Insights on the Inner Life of Healers” was included in the book Living the Questions: Essays Inspired by the Work and Life of Parker J. Palmer (Jossey-Bass, 2005).  His own books are:

    THE CHEMISTRY OF JOY: A Three Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom (Simon and Schuster, December 2005)

    THE CHEMISTRY OF CALM: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety (Simon and Schuster, October 2010)


    Rohini Kanniganti photoRohini Kanniganti, MD, MSPH
    Board Certified Family Physician and Integrative Practitioner
      at Boulder Family Medicine, CO
    Guest Faculty with University of Colorado and University of Florida Schools of Medicine

    •          Talk: Honoring the Bridge: The Integration of Evidence-Based Ayurveda and Western Medicine
    •           Workshop: Integrating Ayurveda into Everyday Life: an Evidence-Based Approach

    Rohini Kanniganti, MD, MSPH is a board certified family physician.  After attending medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she traveled to Brindavan, India where she underwent training in the principles of Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Liladhar Gupta.  She was deeply inspired to integrate these principles into her own life, and subsequently into her clinical practice as a western biomedical doctor.  She is also dedicated to bringing the Ayurvedic principles of self-healing, self-compassion and laughter to the community of medical students, residents and physicians across the United States.  She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and two kids, and practices integrative medicine at Boulder Family Medicine.

    David Katz photoDavid L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
    Director of Yale University Prevention Research Center
    Director of Integrative Medicine Center at the Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT

    •      :    Keynote: Feet, Forks, and Fate
    •      :    Workshop: Part 1 - Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine: Bridge Over Troubled Waters
    •      :    Workshop: Part 2 – Holistic Care In Practice: Of Sum & Parts

    Dr. Katz is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and in addition to his affiliations with Yale University School of Medicine, Dr Katz is also Director and Founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT; Founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation; and was formerly the Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for eight years. Katz has published over 100 scientific papers, numerous textbook chapters, nearly a thousand newspaper columns, and 12 books to date. He is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index utilized in the NuVal™ nutrition guidance program, currently offered in over 500 supermarkets throughout the United States. Katz has been recognized by the Consumers Research Council of America three times (2004; 2006; 2009) as one of America's top physicians in Preventive Medicine and in 2009 he was named one of the 25 most influential people in the lives of children by Children's Health magazine. He has consulted to the US Secretary of Health, the National Governors Association, and the World Health Organization.

    Daniel Friedland PhotoDaniel Friedland, MD
    President and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, San Diego, CA
    Member of Board of Directors for American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
    Medical Director, Barney and Barney (Insurance Brokerage)

    • Workshop: Finding Balance in a Medical Life

    Dr. Daniel Friedland is a thought leader, keynote speaker, educator and consultant in Evidence-Based Medicine and Health, Wellness and Productivity.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He is also the author of Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice, one of the first textbooks to guide physicians on this approach to making effective medical decisions – now every doctor is trained this way. During his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Dr. Friedland founded the UCSF Medical Student Network to facilitate physician well-being and the compassionate delivery of care. Inspired by this experience, he has immersed himself in the fields of neuroscience and mindfulness and discovered how the framework of evidence-based medicine that promotes scientific intelligence also cultivates emotional intelligence to navigate stress and achieve optimal health and peak performance. In 2010, Dr. Friedland launched Timeless Reminders, an iPhone Application that enables you to navigate stress, remind yourself what’s truly important in your life, and motivate you to take action to enhance your health, well-being, creativity, productivity and success. An in-demand expert in applying the framework of Evidence-Based Medicine to enhance decision-making and scientific and emotional intelligence, Dr. Friedland has delivered over a thousand programs to physicians, allied healthcare professionals, patients, the US Army, Navy and Air Force, executives and employees in Fortune 500 companies, and for the World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, the Global Spa Summit, and Vistage, a leading global network of CEO’s. Dr. Friedland lives in San Diego where he keeps healthy surfing and enjoying life with his wife and two boys.


    Steven Rondeau PhotoSteven Rondeau, ND, BCIA-EEG
    Adjunct Faculty Member at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine  (SCNM)
    Naturopathic Doctor at Wholeness Center, Fort Collins, CO
    • Workshop: EEG Neurofeedback for ADHD: A Review of Research, Methods, and Clinical Application

    Dr. Steven Rondeau currently practices in Fort Collins, Colorado as part of a collaborative team at Wholeness Center.  He graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ and then continued his specialty training in the developmental disorders and pediatrics in Utah before settling in northern Colorado.  His focus is recovering children with neuro-developmental disorders using a combination of conventional and alternative therapies.  He currently serves on the medical advisory board for the Pediatric Autoimmune Neuro-Psychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) Resource Network and has published articles on this condition.  In addition he is BCIA-EEG certified in EEG biofeedback, neurofeedback, and quantitative EEG analysis and teaches neurofeedback and biofeedback as an adjunct faculty member at SCNM.  He can be reached at


    Carolyn Ross photoCarolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH
    Integrative Medicine Consultant for Eating Disorders, Addictions, Obesity and Mood Disorders, Denver, CO
    Author of  "The Binge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating Workbook"
     and Audio Program "The Joy of Eating Well" (with Andrew Weil, MD)
    Host of radio show, "The Vital Life" at (Health and Wellness Channel)
    •          Talk: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit: Integrative Approaches to Eating Disorders
    •          Workshop: Integrative Therapies for Mental Health: Addictions and Eating Disorders                               

    Dr. Ross is a nationally known author, speaker, and expert in the field of Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Integrative Medicine. She completed medical school at the University of Michigan, did a residency in Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University and completed a two year fellowship at Dr. Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine.  She was the Chief of the Eating Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson and currently is a consultant for treatment centers in eating disorders and integrative medicine.  Her most recent book is "Healing Body, Mind and Spirit: an Integrative Medicine approach to the treatment of eating disorders."  Her new book "The Binge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating Workbook" has just been released.  Dr. Ross has also developed a line of supplements as a result of her research designed to support the recovery of patients with eating disorders, addictions and obesity.  She is currently in an integrative medicine private practice in Denver and Boulder, Colorado specializing in treating eating disorders and obesity.  Dr. Ross is the eating disorders consultant for The Ranch’s extended care program near Nashville, Tennessee.


    Scott Shannon photoScott Shannon, M.D.
    President of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (2011-2013)
    Past President of American Holistic Medical Association
    Author of “Please Do Not Label My Child”
    Editor/Author of Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist, Wholeness Center, Fort Collins, CO

    •          Talk: Integrative Approaches to Mood Disorders
    •          Talk: Spirituality in Health Care

    Dr. Scott Shannon is the Founder of a unique, cutting edge clinical program at Wholeness Center and practices as a holistic child/adolescent psychiatrist in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Besides serving as the President of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (2011-2013),  he also serves as a Director of AlterMed Research Foundation Board.  Dr. Shannon lectures widely to professionals on the integrative treatment of psychiatric problems.

    Marianne Wamboldt photoMarianne Z. Wamboldt, MD, RYT
    Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    The Cannon Y. and Lyndia K. Harvey Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Chair
     Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ,The Children’s Hospital
    •          Workshop: Yoga and Chronic Pain
    Dr. Wamboldt received her Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she also did her internship and residency training.  Her fellowship training was with the National Institute of Mental Health in research and with the University of Colorado in child psychiatry. She is Board certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.  She is also an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She was the recipient of an NIMH Career Development Award to study the genetic and social determinants of child and adolescent health behaviors, has received several awards and honors in her field of study, and has authored over 60 medical publications. Although a practicing yogini for decades, Dr. Wamboldt became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2008, receiving her training from the Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala, Denver, CO.

    Dr. Wamboldt has always been interested in the mind/body interface, and the reciprocal effects of mental and physical illnesses in children and adolescents.  One of her interests in working at The Children’s Hospital is to expand integrative mental health services to all of the patients in the hospital.  She has helped to develop multi-family groups to help children and their parents better cope with the stresses of chronic illness, the use of alternative therapies such as Yoga and creative arts, and the development of collaborative mental health and medical treatment teams for children.  Her current research focuses on yoga as an intervention for adolescents with chronic pain, as well as on better delineation of relationship problems.