U.S. longevity is trailing all developed nations despite being more scientifically advanced and more expensive. But it is exactly because of this we are incorrectly treating most chronic diseases. Our reductionistic, organ based, symptoms-suppression approach must shift to a highly personalized, disease modifying, whole person-based system if we are to allow our rapidly aging population to live healthy longer.
In this short presentation, Dr. Kogan will demonstrate that such an approach is already here, and most people can have access to it right away.
About Our Speaker
Dr. Mikhail Kogan is a leader in the newly established field of Integrative Geriatrics and is a frequent speaker at a variety of international conferences on the topics of Integrative Medicine and Geriatrics, healthy aging, and geriatrics, as well as neurodegenerative diseases, and use of medical cannabis. Kogan currently serves as medical director of the GW Center for Integrative Medicine and associate director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program. He is the founder and director of the George Washington University Integrative Geriatrics Fellowship Track and the director of the Integrative Medicine Track program at the George Washington University School of Medicine, as well as serving as part-time faculty member of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, and the GW Center for Aging, Health, and Humanities.
Born in Moscow in the former Soviet Union, Dr. Kogan emigrated with his family in his teens, first to Israel, and then to the United States, where he obtained his medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He followed a Primary Care and Social Medicine Track residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., which led to a position as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care.
In late 2017, Dr. Kogan’s Integrative Geriatric textbook was published by Oxford University Press. This book is part of Andrew Weil’s series on Integrative Medicine. It is the first definitive textbook in the field of integrative geriatrics and best suited for patients and practitioners who want to have a complete reference book on how to manage a number of clinical conditions in older adults.
Register before 5 p.m. August 6th for in-person lunch ($10) or by the next evening for the Zoom link.
For more information, please email Lunch and Learn.