Robert Schneider, MD, FACC is an internationally renowned physician-scientist-educator and leader in evidence-based lifestyle and integrative medicine.
Dr. Schneider received his MD from Rutgers University Medical School and did his postgraduate training in internal medicine and hypertension at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is a specialist in preventive medicine. In 2005, Dr. Schneider was elected a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Beginning in 1984, Dr. Schneider was one of the first physicians in the United States to practice, teach and research Maharishi AyurVeda, a scientific restoration of an ancient and comprehensive system of prevention-oriented natural medicine. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Schneider had directed or co-directed more than $25 million in grant support from the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies for clinical research on mind-body medicine, aging, and cardiovascular disease. The results of these studies have been published in more than 175 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and abstracts including those published by the American Heart Association, American Medical Association and featured in more than 1,000 television, radio, magazine, and newspaper reports, including ABC’s 20/20, CNN Headline News, the Discovery Channel, the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine.
He has been a consultant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Presidential Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the US Congress’ Prevention Coalition. Dr. Schneider is a frequent lecturer at academic medical centers, professional societies, and public forums on four continents.
Based on his groundbreaking research and clinical experience, he authored the popular book on lifestyle medicine entitled, Total Heart Health. He the editor-in-chief of a forthcoming textbook on integrative medicine for physicians and health professionals to be published by Oxford University Press.
Currently, Dr. Schneider is Dean and Professor, College of Integrative Medicine, Maharishi University of Management, and Director of the federally-funded, Institute for Prevention Research in Fairfield, Iowa.