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Local Doctor Named to National Board for Integrative Medicine

Dr. Mikhail Kogan, medical director at GW Center for Integrative Medicine, is serving as a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), formed in 2012 under the auspices of American Board of Physician Subspecialties (ABPS). The objective of this board is to move our nation’s health care to a place where integrative medicine will have equal standing to other recognized specialties and to be covered with health insurance.

Kogan comes to this appointment with a wide range of experience and deep compassion for helping his patients to find the most appropriate care. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine, with a primary care and social medicine track residency in internal medicine from Montefiore Medical Center and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at GWU Medical Center. In addition to his training in conventional western medicine, Kogan has trained extensively in a variety of nutritional approaches, use of vitamins, craniosacral therapy and an osteopathic modality for conditions such as headaches, back pains and fatigue. He also completed a four-year program at the Suluk Academy where he learned how to incorporate meditation, mindfulness and different spiritual practices into his daily life and his work with patients.

The ABOIM will be holding its first exam for physicians with a background in integrative medicine later this year. There is a requirement that physicians seeking certification from ABOIM will need to do a fellowship in the specialty.  This requirement is set in place to assure the highest standard of training possible and is equal to any currently recognized specialty.  While ABOIM’s work is in the earliest phase, the long term goal is to incorporate the integrative medicine into the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) process, which will assure uniform insurance carriers coverage and fully paid fellowship training opportunities.

For more information about the ABOIM, visit For more information about Dr. Kogan, visit

June 2020




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