AIC 2022 | AIC Presenter Bio

Adam Rindfleisch, MPhil, MD

Adam Rindfleisch, MPhil, MD, is Vice Dean of Education at the Whole Health School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which is being created in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Prior to that, he was an associate professor with the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in Madison, Wisconsin.  Adam graduated from College of Idaho with a combined degree in chemistry, zoology, and religion.  As a Rhodes Scholar, Adam completed a Masters of Philosophy at Oxford in Comparative Social Research, which allowed him to learn about complementary approaches practiced worldwide.  He completed medical school at Johns Hopkins and then family medicine residency at University of Wisconsin.

In 2005, Dr. Rindfleisch completed the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine and the UW Academic Integrative Health fellowship.  He directed the UW fellowship for the next ten years and created a comprehensive, two-year integrative health curriculum that is now being used at UW, UCSF, and other programs.  For five years, Dr. Rindfleisch is Medical Director for UW Integrative Health, a team of over a hundred complementary and integrative health providers

Since 2013, Adam has developed multiple courses focused introducing VA clinicians to Integrative/Whole Health.  He has co-taught these courses at over 60 different sites nationwide, to thousands of clinicians.  He has led the development of courses focused on Whole Health for Pain, Whole Health for Nutrition and most recently, Whole Health for Mental Health.  His team from the UW worked in coordination with the VA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation to create content for the Whole Health Education Website, and multiple editions of the Passport to Whole Health reference guide. 

 Some of Adam’s main interests include clinician self-care, spirituality and health, dietary supplements, biofield therapies, and curriculum design.  He loves to read and travel and has two sons, as well as a dog who thinks he is a human.