Andrew Weil, MD, is an internationally recognized leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit.

Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and (unpaid) director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, AZ. It has trained more than 500 physicians and others in integrative medicine.

Dr. Weil holds the Jones/Lovell Endowed Chair in integrative rheumatology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he is also clinical professor of medicine and professor of public health. He is also director of Integrative Health & Healing at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Tucson.

Dr. Weill has written and sold about 10 million copies of books, including Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Eating Well for Optimum Health, The Healthy Kitchen, Healthy Aging, and Why Our Health Matters. He also authors the popular “Self Healing” special publications and is a columnist for Prevention magazine and has been a frequent guest on Larry King Live, Oprah, and the Today Show.

As a proponent of integrative medicine, Dr. Weil seeks simple, low-tech, noninvasive ways to improve health. “An obvious area in which to concentrate,” he says, “is designing really comfortable, effective footwear that can enable people to have an active lifestyle.” This conviction has led to his collaboration with Phillip Vasyli and fellow Vionic Innovation Lab experts to offer affordable, preventative healthcare and foot health solutions.