Geeta Maker-Clark
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Geeta Maker-Clark is a board certified integrative family physician, coordinator of Integrative Medical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago and faculty at the University of Chicago NorthShore Family Medicine Residency program. Maker-Clark received her undergraduate degree in English Literature at Northwestern University and received her M.D. from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL, where she was president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Maker-Clark has always held the belief that any meaningful healing must involve the mind, body and spirit, and that whenever possible the most natural and least invasive intervention serves the highest good of the patient. She has pursued studies with traditional healers in India, midwives, herbalists and energy healers. She has found that the practice of Integrative Medicine, bringing together the best of conventional medicine and alternative therapies, offers an opportunity for healing, wellness and disease prevention that neither modality can achieve alone. For this reason, she spent 2 years training at the University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, under the supervision and mentorship of Andrew Weil, a world renowned pioneer in this field. Maker-Clark relies heavily on the use of food as medicine in her approach to healing, as well as herbs, botanicals, breathwork, conventional medicines and healing practitioners in the community. She has taught on the use of food as medicine at hospitals, schools, residencies, conferences, farmers’ markets and yoga festivals.