Invest in Integrative Medicine


The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine houses one of the leading programs of its type in the country. Our commitment to solving some of the most challenging problems in health and health care is foremost in the minds of Osher Center faculty members, who work every day to add biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements to conventional practices.

From acupuncture to mindfulness to nutrition counseling to lifestyle interventions, our comprehensive services are designed to positively impact patient and caregiver well-being. Our faculty members provide a variety of natural yet effective treatments for people of all ages and backgrounds, personalizing care to individual patients and ensuring they receive the services that provide the most benefit based on scientifically rigorous research.

Your support will help us:

  1. Perform basic research and clinical studies on integrative medicine remedies, examine the results, and build an evidence-based case for their use and application.
  2. Expand our services to all areas of patient care at UCSF and offer them to patients more broadly and at all stages of life.
  3. Train the next generation of integrative medicine practitioners and policy leaders to practice integrative care in a variety of settings, by shaping medical school curricula and retooling how health-profession students are educated.

In alignment with UCSF’s public mission, we carry out clinical studies at UCSF-affiliated Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and at public health community clinics. Our clinical interventions are already helping a diverse group of patients and their families across the Bay Area using complementary medicine procedures. But we can always do more! Currently, the demand to provide integrative services far outweighs the availability of practitioners.

As the coordinating Center of the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, UCSF supports initiatives in five other Osher Centers across the US. The six programs possess unique and shared strengths in the areas of research, education, and patient care. By working together, we aim to expand the reach of holistic care and provide patients with enhanced complementary treatment options and improved quality of life.

Partner with us to expand transformative healing practices and advance the science of integrative medicine.

To learn more about giving opportunities, please e-mail  Evan Kavanagh,call him at (415) 353-7223 or donate online now.

“The great need for evidence-based, person-centered, and holistic care grows every day, and your support helps to address that need.”
Shelley R. Adler, PhD
Director, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

donateLeadership Board

A volunteer Leadership Board supports the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine to develop and grow a funding base for its key programmatic initiatives. Members include:

Mr. Bernard Osher, Chair
Dr. Mary Bitterman
Ms. Alexsis de Raadt St. James
Mr. Bob Friend
Mrs. Jane Hawgood
Mrs. Virginia Madden
Mrs. Lisa Stone Pritzker
Mrs. Varda Rabin
Mr. Phil Schlein
Mr. Bruce Spaulding
Dr. Carol Traeger
Mr. Will Weinstein

In Memoriam
Mr. William K. Bowes, Jr. 1926-2016

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