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Robert Graham, MD, MPH


Robert E. Graham is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and only one of 100 physicians Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hospital in New York City, where he received the Community Service Award and subsequently “Attending of the Year” award.

Dr. Graham received a Master’s of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health while completing three additional fellowships in General Internal Medicine/Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School and Medical Education at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also completed course work in Mind/Body Medicine, Positive Psychology, Lifestyle Medicine, and Botanical and    Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Graham will tell you what to eat to be healthy, (he prescribes food), but also how to grow it and how to cook it. In March 2015, Dr. Graham presented a talk, “FAREWELLNESS: Back to Our Roots” at TedxManhattan where he described one doctor’s attempt to incorporate his roots in integrative and traditional medicine into our modern healthcare system with an emphasis on having greater respect for food, cooking, farming and their healing properties.

 In 2010, Dr. Graham was featured in the Wall Street Journal in an article titled, “Teaching Healthy Ways to Doctors in the Kitchen.” Since then, he has taught over 200 healthcare workers, mostly medical residents, how to prepare healthy and delicious plant-based meals at the Natural Gourmet Institute.  

In June 2012, the "Lenox CHill Initiative" was born, its mission is to bring yoga and meditation into the hospital setting in order to offer healthcare workers tools to better manage work-related stressors, and positively impact their health and wellness.

 Since June 2013, Dr. Graham has been working on “Victory Greens,” the first educational and edible rooftop garden on a hospital in NYC.  The Lenox Hill Hospital cafeteria and patients have been eating the fruits of his labor. He believes, that “improving hospital food is good medicine,” and would eventually like to expand this “Rooftop to Bedside” for patients.

 A member of several medical associations, Dr. Graham has authored various publications, including a 2005 seminal article in the Journal of the National Medical Association on the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in racial and ethnic minority populations. In the U.S. Dr. Graham is recognized as a national leader in the fields of Complementary and Alternative/Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, Urban Farming, Health Disparities and Cultural Competency and has spoken extensively about his research endeavors throughout the U.S. 

Dr. Graham has appeared on NBC Today Show, Fox 5 News, ABC Eyewitness News, CBS News, NY1 and is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Newsday, Daily News, NY Post, Health Day, Prevention, Yahoo News, HuffPost and WebMD. Follow his work @FAREWELLNESS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

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