Kalpana Shere-Wolfe, MD
Dr. Kalpana Shere-Wolfe is an Internal Medicine physician with specialization in Infectious Diseases and Critical Care. She completed the Bravewell Fellowship through the University of Arizona Program for Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil in 2010. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Biochemistry and then went to SUNY Stony Brook to complete her medical training. She completed her residency at St. Lukes'-Roosevelt Medical Center; her Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and her Critical Care fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Shere-Wolfe’s interest in Integrative Medicine stems from her experiences with yoga and sound through the ancient practice of Vedic chant which she has studied for almost ten years. She strongly believes that we have the capacity for self-healing, and that this can be supported by good nutrition, rest/sleep, movement, and positive mindset. She also believes that tools such as our breath, body and mind can be used to access deeper layers of ourselves that aid in awareness, behavior and ultimately healing and happiness. She views most herbs, supplements and pharmacologic medicines as sometimes necessary or helpful as short term aids in the healing process.
Her specific interests include the use of integrative modalities for patients with chronic infections and immune related diseases. At the Center for Integrative Health and Healing she provides Integrative Medicine consultations for a variety of illnesses including chronic fatigue syndrome, post-infectious disease syndromes, post treatment Lyme diseases/chronic Lyme disease, anxiety, depression, pain and wellness. She incorporates chanting/sound, breath, Ayurvedic principles and yoga therapy into her treatment. In addition, she offers consultations in the use of Ayurveda for wellness and yoga therapy treatment of chronic conditions.