Andrew Weil accepts leadership award at IHSNY22

Integrative Healthcare Symposium

The Integrative Healthcare Symposium (IHS) awarded Andrew Weil, MD, as the recipient of its 2022 Leadership Award, which was presented to him in-person at the New York Hilton Midtown on February 18, 2022, during the IHS annual conference program.

Each year, IHS honors an integrative healthcare professional whose forward-thinking contributions have advanced their field of practice and their community.

The Leadership Award recognizes a pioneer whose contributions have shaped integrative healthcare and paved the way for other practitioners and professionals. This year, Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, a board-certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist, and founder of Integrative Rheumatology Associates, presented that honor to Weil.

Notable past recipients include David Perlmutter MD, FACN, ABIHM, Joe Pizzorno, ND, Mark Hyman, MD, Mehmet Oz, MD, and Tieraona Low Dog, MD.

This year’s honoree will also play an active role in the three-day conference, presenting the Keynote, The Evolution of Integrative Medicine.

Weil is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, he is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he is a clinical professor of medicine and professor of public health. A New York Times best-selling author, Weil is the author of 15 books on health and wellbeing, including Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better, and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own; Fast Food, Good Food; True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure; Spontaneous Happiness; Healthy Aging; and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health. He is the editorial director of, the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine. He is also a founder and partner in the growing family of True Food Kitchen restaurants.

“I’m happy to be here finally and accept this award,” he said.