Robert Saper, MD, MPH
Dr. Saper is a member of the Department's research faculty and is Director of Integrative Medicine. His interests are to develop research, educational, and clinical programs that explore how complementary and alternative therapies can be responsibly integrated with conventional medicine. Prior to joining our Department, he completed a three year Complementary Medicine Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He currently is developing a curriculum in complementary medicine for the residency program. Dr. Saper graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988. After completing a family medicine residency at UCSF, he practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area for 8 years.
- Healer's Art Course Project
- Academic Career Development in CAM Research Education
- Yoga Project
- Guided Imagery Study
1. Eisenberg, D., Landsberg, L., Allred, E., Saper, R., & Delbanco, T. Inability to demonstrate physiologic correlates of subjective improvement among patients taught the relaxation response. J Gen Int Med 1991; 6:64?70.
2. Saper R, Eisenberg D, Davis R, Culpepper L, Phillips R. Prevalence and patterns of adult yoga use in the United States: results of a national survey. Alt Ther in Health and Med 2004;10:44-49.
3. Homa DM, Kales SN, Saper RB et al. Lead Poisoning in Adults Associated with Use of Ayurvedic Medications–California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, 2000-2003. MMWR 2004; 53:582-584.
4. Saper R, Phillips R, Eisenberg D. Common dietary supplements for weight loss. Am Fam Physician 2004;70:1731-38.
5. Saper RB, Kales SN, Paquin J, Burns MJ, Eisenberg DM, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Heavy metal content of Ayurvedic herbal medicine products. JAMA 2004;292:2868-73.