Kevin A. Barrows, MD

Director, Mindfulness Programs
Integrative Medicine Physician

“I really enjoy all the different therapies that can be brought to bear in an integrative medicine consultation. And in particular, I think mind-body medicine is wonderfully powerful and mysterious.”

Kevin Barrows, MD is the Director of Mindfulness Programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and a Clinical Professor at UCSF. He graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine in 1993 and completed a family medicine residency in 1996.  He was in the first class of Bravewell fellows (2004-2006), completed the two-year fellowship in integrative medicine through the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and received board certification through the American Board of Holistic Medicine in 2004.

Dr. Barrows’ primary interest is mind-body medicine, with a special focus on the application of mindfulness practice in health care settings. He is the founder and director of Mindfulness Programs at the Osher Center.  He has been practicing mindfulness since 1991 and teaching since 1999.  He was the principal investigator on a study examining the effects of MBSR on health professional students. He was also a co-investigator in research examining the effects of mindfulness meditation on people with HIV and has been a consultant for other mindfulness-related research.  He lectures frequently on mindfulness in medicine and has published articles on mindfulness and mind-body medicine.

Dr. Barrows actively teaches and mentors students, residents and faculty who are interested in Integrative Medicine. He has written three book chapters on Integrative Medicine, covering general integrative medicine, integrative cardiology and integrative mental health.

Watch Dr. Barrows’ presentation on “Mindfulness: Your Attention Please.”

Watch Dr. Barrows’ presentation on
The Science and Art of Integrative Medicine.”

Watch Dr. Barrows’ presentation on
“Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine.”


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