Victoria Maizes is the Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative
Medicine, and a Professor of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and
Public Health at the University of Arizona.
Maizes is internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine. She
stewarded the growth of the Program in Integrative Medicine from a small
program educating four residential fellows per year to a Center of Excellence
training over 500 fellows and residents annually. She was responsible for developing the
Center's curriculum in integrative medicine and pioneered multiple educational
innovations including Integrative Medicine in Residency, a national model for
educating primary care physicians that is used at 70 residencies across the US
and Canada, and the Integrative Health and Lifestyle Program for allied health
founding education co-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for
Integrative Medicine, Dr. Maizes led a team of educators to create objectives
for medical students in integrative medicine. Together with her team at the
University of Arizona Center, collaborating partners, and a cooperative agreement
with HRSA she is developing interprofessional meta-competencies and an online
curriculum in integrative health.
Dr. Maizes is passionately committed
to helping individuals live healthier lives and pioneering change efforts that
solve US health care system problems. In addition to the
national educational programs, she led a team to develop an innovative,
integrative primary care clinical model, and is carrying out research to assess
the clinical and cost effectiveness of integrative care.
Maizes graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University, received her MD
from the University of California, San Francisco, completed her residency in
Family Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and her Fellowship in
Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Maizes is the co-editor of Integrative Women’s
Health (Oxford University
Press 2010; 2nd edition to be released 2015) and the author
of Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth
to a Healthy Child (Scribner 2013). She lectures worldwide to academic and
community audiences on integrative medical education, women's health,
nutrition, environmental issues, cancer, and healthy aging. In 2009, Dr. Maizes was named one of the world’s 25 intelligent
optimists by ODE magazine.