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Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, Family Medicine, New York, NY

BhaswatiBhattacharyaMDMPH PhD

Family Medicine New York, NY

Preventive Medicine, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Clinical Asst Professor, Dept of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

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  • Bhaswati Bhattacharya is a physician-scientist-author in New York, NY, serving as Clinical Asst Professor in the Dept of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and serving on NIH committees devoted to the scientific underpinnings for the clinical use of pre-scientific medical systems. She is reputed for her clinical skills using holistic & integrative approaches to medicine for case failures.

    She received her MD from Rush University-Chicago in 1998. She also received a BA in Neuroscience/BBB (UPenn'87), MA in Pharmacology/ Neuroscience (Columbia'89), MPH (Harvard '93), and a mid-career PhD in Pharmacology/Ayurveda (Banaras Hindu University'18). She also has certifications and formal trainings in nutrition, yoga, homeopathy, herbal medicine, and ancient medical systems.

    As a 2018-2023 Fulbright Specialist in Global Public Health, Bhaswati specializes in Integrative Medicine and travels frequently for projects related to ancient Indian chemistry and pharmaceutics, and Ayurveda. She has spoken at numerous forums of scientific repute on Practice-Based Evidence and the urgent need to approach medical care with current and elegant science that demonstrates biochemical and biophysical bases of non-conventional medicines.

    A documentary of her work, Healers: Journey into Ayurveda, is shown on The Discovery Channel. Her book Everyday Ayurveda is a national bestseller published by Penguin Random House. To learn more, visit

Education & Training

  • Fulbright SpecialistFellowship, Global Public Health-Integrative Medicine, 2018 - 2022
  • Dhanvantari Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi, IndiaPost-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 2020 - 2021
  • Banaras Hindu UniversityPhD, Ayurveda - Ancient Indian Chemistry-Rasa Shastra, 2014 - 2018
  • Fulbright senior US ScholarFellowship, Public Health & Integrative Medicine, 2013 - 2014
  • IIN/Teachers College Columbia Universitycertification in Integrative Nutrition, Integrative Nutrition, 2005 - 2006
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiResidency, Preventive Medicine, 1999 - 2000
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalInternship, Urban Family Medicine, 1998 - 1999
  • Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
    Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical CenterClass of 1998
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Governmentnon-degree student, Health Care Policy, 1993 - 1994
  • Harvard University School of Public HealthMPH, International Public Health, 1992 - 1993
  • Columbia University Biomedical GSASMA, Pharmacology/Neuroscience, NIH Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 1988 - 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2001 - 2022
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
  • Am Board of Holistic MedicineDiplomate of American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine
  • Banaras Hindu UniversityYoga Training Course
  • CEDH- Clinical Education in HomeopathyClinical Homeopathy
  • Institute of Integrative Nutrition-IIN/Columbia Univ Teachers CollegeHHC-Holistic Health Counselor
  • National Ayurvedic Medical AssociationAyurveda Doctor

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Polyherbal Ayurvedic Powder Effectively Reduces Blood Sugar in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats  
    B Bhattacharya and KRC Reddy., Indian J of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1/1/2018
  • Synchronizing Breath, Body, Drishti, and Mudra  
    B Bhattacharya, Yoga & Ayurveda for Wellness, 1/1/2017
  • Menstrual Cycle as Protective Factor and Increasing Risk Factor of Diabetes Mellitus in Male Persons Proved According to the Ancient Ayurvedic Literature, Gender Diffe...  
    KRC Reddy, GC Nille, VK Singh, A Singh, R Bramhankar, B Bhattacharya, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • A Practice-Based Evidence Approach to Diabetes using a Polyherbal Ayurvedic Formulation and Rasa-aushadhis
    B Bhattacharya, KRC Reddy, Second European World Ayurveda Congress, Koblenz, Germany, 1/1/2016
  • Needs Assessment for Rasa Shastra Globally
    B Bhattacharya, CB Jha, Second European World Ayurveda Congress, Koblenz, Germany, 1/1/2016
  • EveryDay Ayurveda: Bringing Dinacharya to the Modern
    B Bhattacharya., Western World, Second European World Ayurveda Congress, Koblenz, Germany, 1/1/2016
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  • Polyherbals & Ayurveda 
    US FDA/NIH � Food & Drug Administration Headquarters, Washington, DC - 1/1/2018
  • Integrating Allopathy with Ayurveda, Mysore 
  • Explaining Fire & Lifestyle Disorders, Lucknow 
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Press Mentions

  • Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Care
    Ayurveda: The Science of Self-CareDecember 23rd, 2020

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Hindi, Bengali