2015 Summit speakers

2015 Summit speakers

MichaelFinkelsteinFeatured plenary speaker:

Dr. Michael Finkelstein — The Slow Medicine Doctor 

Michael Finkelstein, aka The Slow Medicine Doctor, has been featured in top media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, and ABC News; has presented at leading national and local venues including GE Corporation, 92nd Street Y, and Omega Institute, where he is a faculty member; and blogs on the topic of Slow Medicine for The Huffington Post.

Michael Finkelstein, aka The Slow Medicine Doctor, has been featured in top media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, and ABC News; has presented at leading national and local venues including GE Corporation, 92nd Street Y, and Omega Institute, where he is a faculty member; and blogs on the topic of Slow Medicine for The Huffington Post.

Dr. Finkelstein was trained at premier institutes for both conventional and integrative medicine – including The University of Pennsylvania, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Medical Degree (MD) and where he was awarded the honors of Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and Dean’s List; and The University of Arizona College of Medicine, where Dr. Finkelstein completed an Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, studying directly with integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD.

Certified in both Internal Medicine and Integrative-Holistic Medicine, Dr. Finkelstein is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including Fellow of the American College of Physicians; The John O. Vieta, M.D. Award for Academic Excellence and Personal Achievement; and “Attending of the Year, “an honor he received two years in a row.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Finkelstein has distinguished himself not only as a doctor in private practice but also as the Medical Director of several major hospitals and health institutes, including two Integrative Medicine hospital departments/programs that he founded. Drawing from this diverse medical expertise, Dr. Finkelstein offers both a micro and macro point of view on today’s healthcare needs and challenges, and he provides a tried-and-true solution for healing individual patients and the medical system as a whole: Slow Medicine.

  • Dr. Gary Kleppel — Professor, Department of Biology, State University of New York at Albany; Co-Owner/Operator, Longfield Farm, Altamont, NY

  • Sara Newmark — New Chapter

  • Nancy Cain — Against the Grain

  • Richard French —The Works

  • Drew Gradinger — Kindle Farms

  • Cindy Conner — permaculture educator, founder of Homeplace Earth LLC

  • Alex Wilson — founder, Resilient Design Institute

  • Judith D. Schwartz — author, Cows Save the Planet; And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

  • Abraham Noe-Hays — Research Director, Rich Earth Institute

  • Erbin Crowell — Executive Director, Neighboring Food Co-op Association

  • Bonnie Hudspeth — Outreach Director, Neighboring Food Co-op Association

  • Keith Wilda — Island Grown Initiative

  • Alex Risely Schroeder

  • Thomas Moffett — Commonwealth Dairy