Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and completed his anesthesiology training at the University of California, San Francisco, where he served as Chief Resident. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management, has studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and is a graduate of UCLA’s Medical Acupuncture for Physicians program. He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. In 2015, he was appointed Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Integrative Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
In 1987, “Dr. Dharma”, as he is known, established the first holistic pain management program in the southwestern U.S. at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was then recruited in 1990 to become the founding director of the Acupuncture, Stress Medicine, and Chronic Pain Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. Dr. Dharma became the first physician to advocate a healthy lifestyle—including managing stress and incorporating good diet/exercise programs—to encourage the prevention and treatment of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. In 1993, he founded the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation and has served as the foundation’s President and Medical Director ever since.