Open Source Health announces Dr. Adam Perlman, leader in Integrative Medicine to the Advisory Board
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – September 16, 2015: Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH), (Frankfurt:0OS), a cloud based integrative and personalized healthcare platform that puts control into the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Perlman, Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine and Associate Professor of Duke University School of Medicine has joined the advisory board of OSH.
“Dr. Perlman is a renowned thought-leader and innovator in the field of integrative medicine. His achievements are a testament to the incredible leadership role he plays in the healthcare sector,” says Sonya Satveit, CEO of Open Source Health Inc. “It is exciting to have Dr. Perlman’s expert guidance as we provide women access to the latest advancements in integrative medicine.”
“There is no doubt that integrative medicine is the healthcare for the 21st century”, states Dr. Adam Perlman, “The convergence of personalized medicine and integrative healthcare is a revolutionary approach and I am excited to be working with OSH on this new frontier in medicine.”
As a member of the Advisory Board, Dr. Perlman will provide guidance and recommendations on how to address the opportunities and challenges of bringing integrative medicine and personalized medicine together to advance women’s health. Our first application is one of the most troubling women’s health issues, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which is the leading cause of infertility and affects 7 million women in America. Approaching this complex syndrome at the molecular level will help us achieve a new understanding of PCOS and has the potential to provide precision integrative treatment programs based on each woman individually.
OSH has granted Dr. Perlman 100,000 stock options for his participation on the Advisory Board.
About Dr. Adam Perlman:
Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and works within the Duke University Health System as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine and in a leadership role as Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness. He has responsibility for Duke’s Health and Wellness portfolio, including Duke Integrative Medicine, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center as well as the Duke Health and Fitness Center. In his role, he is contributing to the work of healthcare transformation within and beyond the University System. Additionally, he is the Founder and Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Since assuming his position in 2011, Dr. Perlman has worked to transform the business model for many aspects of Health and Wellness, including such changes as adding insurance coverage as well as a concierge Integrative Primary Care practice at Duke Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Perlman is past Chair for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, comprised of over 60 leading academic medical centers around the country. Prior to his work with Duke, Dr. Perlman was Executive Director for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where he was Associate Professor of Medicine. He held the UMDNJ Hunterdon Endowed Professorship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and was Chair for the Department of Primary Care within the School of Heath Related Professions, overseeing the Physician Assistant and Respiratory Care Programs.
Dr. Perlman served as Director of Integrative Medicine for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System and was founding Medical Director for the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine, in Livingston, New Jersey. He had primary responsibility for developing and overseeing the Complementary & Alternative Medicine Program, including the Integrative Medicine Center and the Center for Health and Wellness, for the largest healthcare system in New Jersey.
Dr. Perlman received his BA from Tufts University and his MD from Boston University School of Medicine, completing residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine as well as a General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. He earned an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Perlman lectures widely and is a frequently featured media expert. His scholarly activities include numerous grants and publications. He was guest editor for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine volume of Medical Clinics of North America, and is associate editor for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine section of the Physician Information and Education Resource (PIER), developed by the American College of Physicians and American Society for Internal Medicine. His diverse research interests have included a clinical trial evaluating the effect of multivitamin supplementation on school performance in underserved children, a trial assessing the efficacy of massage for osteoarthritis of the knee and a survey exploring the use of CAM in patients with cancer. Most recently, he was the recipient of an R01 Research Grant, funded by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, to continue his research on massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr. Perlman’s research has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and featured in the New York Times.
About Open Source Health Inc.:
Open Source Health takes a truly patient-centered approach and is in the business of providing a real-time integrative healthcare solution for women in an open source architecture. Open Source Health Inc. is leading the digital transformation of integrative and preventative health by leveraging the latest trends in digital health, personalized health, social health and participatory medicine.
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