Integrative medicine fellowship and physician Opportunities 

Interested candidates must be primary care physicians, and are expected to be already board certified in a primary care specialty or to achieve board certification during their first year of fellowship. For more information, interested candidates may contact Melisha Curry at 203.276.8501 or [email protected].

The Stamford Health Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness is an insurance-based consultative outpatient service, working in collaboration with referring physicians to develop appropriate therapeutic plans for patients. Our team is trained in both conventional and complementary medicine. Our specialized services include:

  • Athlete & the Arts Program
  • Integrative Cardiology
  • Women’s Integrative Health
  • Integrative Weight Loss
  • Mind Body Therapies
  • Pain Management
  • Acupuncture

Patients may call and schedule an appointment themselves or make arrangements through their referring physician. We also ask that the referring physician coordinate sending of all pertinent medical information before the appointment.

The first appointment is a comprehensive interview, where we learn as much as we can about the patient's medical condition, goals, energy level, and lifestyle. After consultation with the patient and a review of medical records, we will send a report back to the patient's primary care physician and call for a follow-up discussion. Recommendations for the patient will be reviewed with the PCP as well as the patient.

What Makes the Center Unique?

  • Consultation service with oversight by physicians trained in integrative medicine
  • Partnership with the patients' primary and specialist physicians (referral basis)
  • A majority of our patients are physician-driven referrals
  • Most insurance accepted, including Medicare
  • Easily available to patients by email and phone
  • integrative medicine fellowship program

    Stamford Health is proud to offer a two-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program. This program offers a unique clinical experience in evidence-based complementary therapies in pain management, nutrition/supplement consultation, stress management with guided imagery and mindfulness meditation, and preventive cardiology. Our consultation practice is a wonderful opportunity for learning this important perspective of medical care. Fellows will be funded to complete the 1,000-hour University of Arizona distance learning and residential curriculum as well as a 300-hour acupuncture program for physicians. The salary and benefits of the two-year fellowship is PGY-4 and PGY-5, respectively for each year.

    Year 1 fellows will spend 50 percent of their time in the hospital's primary care family medicine clinic for under-insured patients, and 50 percent of their time at the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness. Year 2 fellows will spend 100 percent of their time at the Center.

  • Visiting scholar program

    The clinical stories and patient care outcomes at CIMW offer a rich resource for teaching Integrative Medicine Fellows at CIMW as well as for learning activities for medical students and medical residents. The Visiting Scholar Program is designed for clinician leaders who are implementing integrative medicine care services.

    Clinical Experience
    The Center’s clinical model is a high-volume, out-patient, insurance-based, sub-specialty medical clinic that provides the following integrative medicine services:

    1) Pain management
    2) Nutrition and supplement consultation
    3) Mind-body stress reduction
    4) Lifestyle medicine

    Working with our Center’s physicians provides the Visiting Scholar with exposure to the following:

    • Evidence-based, condition specific dietary approaches
    • Stress reduction with mind-body therapies including an innovative hypnosis – acupuncture therapy
    • Evidence-based integrative pain management therapies
    • Integrative Medicine special programs in Women’s HealthSports Medicine including post-concussion, and performing arts medicine
    • Documentation, coding, billing, and reimbursement
    • Staffing and team function
    • Quality monitoring

    Application Procedure

    Visiting Scholars will obtain an immersion experience in a thriving integrative medicine practice. Participants will benefit from an opportunity for ongoing mentorship with the Center’s physicians and networking.

    Applicants are asked to send a CV, preferred date, and any specific needs/goals to Melisha Curry at [email protected].

    Physician Cost

    • By Day: $1,000
    • By Week: $2,500



    The Stamford Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.


    The Stamford Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in
    the activity.

    Stamford Hospital asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Stamford Hospital has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

    PHYSICIAN/SPEAKER: Marc Brodsky, MD, Joseph Feuerstein, MD, and Katherine Takayasu, MD have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this CME activity.

    Planning Committee:
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Marc Brodsky, MD, Joseph Feuerstein, MD, and Katherine Takayasu, MD have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this CME activity.

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