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Edward Shalts, M.D., ABPN, D.Ht.

Credentials

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Homeotherapeutics (D.Ht.)
  • Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Served as a Vice President of the National Center for Homeopathy and a Vice President of American Institute of Homeopathy
  • Published two books on Homeopathy

Biography

    I was born in 1955 in Moscow, Russia. The decision to become a doctor came early, when I was in the fifth grade. I was able to participate in the biomedical research since I was 14. At that time organ transplantation seemed to be the answer to all problems. In collaboration with another high school student, I developed a method of heart transplantation in frogs. This work was exhibited at the All Union Industrial Exhibition '72. After graduating high school I worked as a research technician (cardiophysiology) for one year and then entered a PA school, which I graduated summa cum laude in '76. That same year I won a prestigious award, "The Best Physician Assistant of Moscow". In the Medical school, I became interested in yoga (which I practiced until my departure from Russia) and alternative medicine. I also continued the research, this time it was neurophysiology. After graduating from medical school in 1982 and completing a one-year internship in internal medicine, I began my work as a family physician. In 1983, I met a homeopathic physician who became my personal tutor for the next five years. He received his homeopathic education in Philadelphia in the early 1900's. Practicing homeopathy was the most essential part of my professional and personal life.

    In 1988 my family and myself left Russia. Almost everything in my professional carrier had to be rebuilt. I was very fortunate to get a position as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of neuroendocrinology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. In four years at Columbia I was able to sharpen my skills as a scientist, and learn many important things about the American culture. Homeopathy still remained a very important part of my life. I participated in the 1989 conference of the National Center of Homeopathy. I also continued my studies. My friends and family members were all the patients I had at that time. In order to get a license to practice medicine in the US I had to pass board exams and complete residency training.

    In 1994 all the exams were passed. I decided to continue my training in the field of psychiatry. I was accepted by the Department of Psychiatry of the Beth Israel Medical Center. Last year of my residency training I served as a Chief Resident. I spent almost 4 years at the Center for Health and Healing (CHH) of the Beth Israel Medical Center (New York). My psychiatric carrier most recently culminated in working as a Medical Director of the Department of Neuropsychiatry and, later as an interim Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at two various medical centers.

    I completed numerous courses with the National Center for Homeopathy and a professional course with the Center for Homeopathic Education and Development of the BOIRON Institute. I am a graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. I also was honored to study with one of the greatest homeopaths of our time George Vithoulkas and took an intense course with Rajan Sankaran. I also studied with Roger Morrison and Nancy Herrick.

    Presently I am in private practice.

 


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