Stuart Rothenberg, MD, FAAFP 


Dr. Stuart Rothenberg is national medical director of the Transcendental Meditation Health Professionals Association and the Institute of Integrative Ayurveda Medical Education.  A fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, he was a Pulitzer Scholar at Columbia College in New York and received his M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine.  

Dr. Rothenberg was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to be trained as a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique (1974), as well as one of the first to be trained in Ayurvedic medicine (India and U.S. 1984-7). He co-founded the first physician-directed Ayurveda Medical Centers in the U.S., specializing in the treatment and prevention of chronic disease using an integrative mind-body approach that includes Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Rothenberg is co-author of several published studies documenting the effects of these programs on chronic disorders, and has presented these findings at leading medical schools and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford University Medical School, University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine (Jerusalem), and the Russian Academy of Preventive Medicine (Moscow). 

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Rothenberg has served as national director of post-graduate training programs in Ayurveda, and has trained over 2,000 physicians and allied health professionals in the U.S. and abroad. In recent years he has collaborated with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine (Baltimore), Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine (San Diego), and other academic centers for integrative medicine, to offer training in Ayurvedic medicine for physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, and other health care providers.