Mark A. Hyman
Mark Hyman is the co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, an internationally acclaimed health resort located in western Massachusetts, where he combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine. He is also coauthor of Ultraprevention: The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Happy for Life. He lectures widely on natural approaches to common health conditions, optimal health, optimal aging, and longevity medicine, and has been interviewed on television on the topics of obesity and wellness, women’s health, and fitness. Hyman has created programming for closed circuit television, writing and starring in a show on women’s health and menopause. He has also contributed to documentary television productions on women’s health and menopause, with nationally known physicians such as Susan Love and Christiane Northrup, and has been interviewed on NPR’s Health Show about digestive wellness and natural approaches to chronic bowel disorders.
Hyman is on the faculty of the first study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health on the application of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for longevity, and the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a pioneering educational center for training health professionals in the science and practice of nutritional biochemistry, molecular medicine, and the prevention and treatment of the diseases of aging.
Hyman graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in Canada, graduating magna cum laude. He completed his postgraduate training at a family medicine program of the University of California at San Francisco, and is board certified in family medicine. He has worked as a rural family physician in the mountains of Idaho. in Beijing, China he served as the medical director for development and planning of an international medical center. Before taking his current position, he worked in an inner city emergency room in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Hyman has trained in clinical mind-body medicine with Herbert Benson at Harvard University. He has studied integrative medicine with Andrew Weil, and has also trained with Dean Ornish, Joan Borysenko, and David Eisenberg.