About Us

In existence since 1998, the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is a premier integrative health resource for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The first program of its kind to offer fully developed programs in research, education and patient care, the Osher Center is meeting the needs of patients who seek a healing-oriented approach to healthcare.

To date, Osher Center has received two Center of Excellence Awards from the National Institute of Health; developed required and elective curricula for health professional students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and physical therapy; and conducted tens of thousands of patient visits.

We are part of the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, an international group of six academic Centers funded by The Bernard Osher Foundation. We collaborate with our partners in the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine to explore best practices and models of care, validate scientific findings, and educate future generations of healthcare professionals.The Osher Collaborative amplifies the collective impact of the six Osher Centers on health and well-being for all. The other five Centers are:

The six programs possess both unique and shared strengths in the areas of research, education, and clinical care. The Osher Collaborative advances the field of integrative medicine through the sharing of knowledge, resources, and best practices.

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