Meet Our Team
The providers in the Cheng and Tsui Center for Integrative Care work together with our primary care physicians to provide the best care for a range of conditions from musculoskeletal pain, diabetes, and congestive heart failure to depression and anxiety.
Aditi Nerurkar, MD, MPH
- Medical Director, Cheng and Tsui Center for Integrative Care
- Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interests: Mind-body therapies, yoga, meditation, stress management counseling, relaxation training
Dr. Aditi Nerurkar is board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine. She is also trained in mindfulness meditation. At the Cheng and Tsui Center for Integrative Care, she sees patients for integrative medicine evaluations, stress management counseling, and relaxation training.
In her research, Dr. Nerurkar has studied the role of integrative medicine in conventional medical care, and several of her papers have been published in JAMA Internal Medicine. In addition to patient care and research, Dr. Nerurkar is interested in promoting integrative medicine within the media. She writes for the Huffington Post and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, and NPR.
Learn more: Dr. Nerurkar's education and training »
Gloria Y. Yeh, MD, MPH
- Director, Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
- Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interests: mind-body medicine, meditative exercise, stress management, cardiopulmonary disease
Dr. Gloria Yeh’s research focuses on the safety, effectiveness, and mechanisms of mind-body therapies for chronic disease including cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, musculoskeletal pain, depression, and healthy aging. She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct several studies related to mind-body exercise, meditation, and tai chi. Dr. Yeh has received numerous honors and awards for her work.
Dr. Yeh is an active member in the Consortium of Academic Health Centers in Integrative Medicine. She has also been a member of many professional societies including the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, Society of General Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians.
Learn more: Dr. Yeh’s education and training »
Tai Chi Instructor
Stanwood Chang is a graduate of the Cheng Man-Ching Teacher Training Program at the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, and is now Program Manager for the Center's Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi Teacher Training Program. He studies Yang style tai chi with Master Peter Wayne, Sun style tai chi with Master Thomas Duterme, and Chen style tai chi with Master Wang Haijun. In addition to his own school, the Sun Tai Chi Institute of Boston, he teaches in many other clinical settings.
Stanwood has significant experience using tai chi to help with many medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, balance disorders, arthritis, and more. He has taught in a number of NIH-funded research studies exploring the benefits of tai chi for cardiovascular disease, COPD, Parkinson's disease, and the elderly.
Patricia Howard trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts in 2003. She has been teaching the MBSR program in the Boston area both in medical facilities and corporations since then. Starting her career in the world of technology, she changed to holistic health on graduating The Advanced program in Education at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Patricia completed the 4 year program in Brennan Healing Science in 1999. She has a passion for creating a space where people feel safe to cultivate a deeper relationship with themselves and discover the innate healing capacity of the human body.
Neil Sullivan is an experienced instructor and exercise physiologist, who developed an adaptive/modified yoga program designed to make the practice accessible to older students who may be physically restricted called "Aging Gracefully”. He is the owner of Mobile Yogi Inc, and is contracted through several towns and independent living residential facilities. Neil is an adjunct professor at several colleges in the Boston area, where he teaches yoga and meditation to both students and faculty of all levels.
Neil is passionate about enabling people to live healthier and more peaceful lives while incorporating a lifestyle that integrates the mind and body. He has significant experience working with all levels of participants.
Liên Zayhowski, MBA, MAOM
Liên is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM). Prior to joining the staff of Cheng Tsui center, Liên was in private practice in Woburn, MA and was voted “Best of 2012” and “Best of 2013” by Bestofsurveys.com. For the past five years, she has been working as an acupuncturist at Massachusetts General Hospital and at a pain management practice in Peabody, MA.
Liên’s expertise as an acupuncturist is in chronic pain, oncology and complex medical patients. She is also skilled in orthopedic acupuncture and women’s health. Her goal is to learn as much as she can about different approaches to holistic health, and use that knowledge to help her patients.
Jessica Butler, MAOM
Jessica received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture and is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Jessica has practiced in a variety of settings, from community acupuncture clinics to private practice. For the past 5 years, she has been working at her private practice in West Roxbury, MA as well as at a chiropractor's office in Quincy, MA.
Jessica has extensive experience treating patients with a vast range of symptoms, from recent injuries to chronic pain. She specializes in treating migraines and other pain conditions as well as reproductive health concerns.
Alvard Danielian, Program Coordinator
Alvard has extensive experience in healthcare administration. Prior to her role as Program Coordinator at The Cheng –Tsui Integrated Health Center, she has worked at BIDMC in the Division of Gerontology and at Mount Auburn Hospital in the OB/GYN Department for almost two decades.
Alvard is passionate about integrative care. Her goal is to efficiently and effectively coordinate the center’s outstanding integrated services and to ensure continued excellent patient care.
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