Erminia M. Guarneri, MD

A champion of integrative medicine, Erminia M. Guarneri, MD, is the Founder and Medical Director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Scripps Health in La Jolla, California.  As an attending interventional cardiologist who had surgically implanted hundreds of intracoronary stents, Dr. Guarneri came to understand that the treatment of heart disease needed to be more than opening a narrowed artery or surgically repairing the heart.  This led her to design a medical center that would blend the best of Western medicine and high technology with alternative medicine, mind-body healing and prevention strategies.  Now known for its "high tech-high touch" approach, the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine is one of the leading integrative medicine centers in the United States.

Dr. Guarneri served as Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of California Medical School in San Diego, California for many years.  She is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, and holistic medicine, and currently serves as the Director of the Bravewell Clinical Network, on the board of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and as a member of the expert consensus panel for Integrative Complementary Medicine at the American College of Cardiology. She is the author of The Heart Speaks, published by Simon & Schuster.


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