UCSF Osher Center

Sanford Newmark, MD

Director of Clinical Programs, Osher Center
Head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program
Osher Foundation Endowed Chair in Clinical Programs in Integrative Medicine

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“ADHD, autism and similar conditions can be a great challenge for patients and families. Using an integrative approach means looking at the child as a whole, not just as a medical diagnosis, and using the most effective and least harmful therapies, to help these children succeed.”

Sanford Newmark, MD is the Medical Director of the clinic and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California. He is the head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, specializing in the treatment of autism, ADHD and other developmental or chronic childhood conditions.

Dr. Newmark graduated from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Arizona. After practicing general pediatrics in Tucson for 12 years, he did a Fellowship in Integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine. He then founded the Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine, a consulting practice that uses integrative medicine to treat a wide array of pediatric problems. In 2009, he moved to the Bay Area and worked in private practice before joining the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in March of 2011.

Dr. Newmark specializes in the integrative and holistic treatment of children with autism and ADHD. He combines conventional medicine with nutrition, behavior management, and various complementary modalities.

Dr. Newmark lectures widely on both autism and ADHD, and has authored three chapters in Integrative Medicine textbooks. He is the author of the book ADHD Without Drugs, a Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD. His online video, Do 2.5 Million Children Really Need Ritalin? An Integrative Approach to ADHD, has been viewed over 4.5 million times. His updated 2014 version may be viewed below.


Dr. Newmark’s presentation:
“Do 4.2 Million Children Really Need Ritalin? An Integrative Approach to ADHD”

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