Akil Palanisamy, author of The Paleovedic Diet, is an integrative medicine physician, board-certified in family medicine, who blends his Western medical training with effective holistic approaches, including functional medicine and Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.
His thirst for knowledge and longstanding yoga practice influenced his decision to become a physician. Dr. Palanisamy completed his premedical training at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency at Stanford University. He also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University.
Dr. Palanisamy studied Ayurveda at Arya Vaidya Ayurvedic Institute in Southern India, and held a clinical internship with the renowned Ayurvedic doctor L. Mahadevan, MD, at Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital in Kanyakumari, India.
He is dedicated to serving the needs of patients and the community as well as advancing the practice of medicine.