Academy of Achievement Logo
Achiever Gallery
  The Arts
  Public Service
 + Science & Exploration
  My Role Model
  Recommended Books
  Academy Careers
Keys to Success
Achievement Podcasts
About the Academy
For Teachers

Search the site

Academy Careers


If you like Andrew Weil's story, you might also like:
Elizabeth Blackburn,
Norman Borlaug,
Francis Collins,
Louis Ignarro,
Naomi Judd,
Ray Kurzweil,
Oliver Sacks,
Jonas Salk,
Richard Schultes
and Elie Wiesel

Andrew Weil can also be seen and heard in our Podcast Center

Andrew Weil also appears in the video:
Frontiers of Medicine

Related Links:
Integrative Medicine
Ask Dr. Weil
Optimum Health

Most Viewed Honorees:
Maya Angelou
Jeff Bezos
Benazir Bhutto
Johnny Cash
Benjamin Carson
Milton Friedman
Bill Gates
Frank Gehry
Jane Goodall
Sir Edmund Hillary
Quincy Jones
Coretta Scott King
George Lucas
Willie Mays
Frank McCourt
Joyce Carol Oates
Rosa Parks
Colin Powell
Bill Russell
Jonas Salk
Amy Tan
Desmond Tutu
John Updike
James Watson
Elie Wiesel
Oprah Winfrey
John Wooden
Chuck Yeager
Share This Page
  (Maximum 150 characters, 150 left)

Andrew Weil
Andrew Weil
Profile of Andrew Weil Biography of Andrew Weil Interview with Andrew Weil Andrew Weil Photo Gallery

Andrew Weil Profile

Integrative Medicine

Print Andrew Weil Profile Print Profile

  Andrew Weil

"I think if I stop being controversial I wouldn't be doing my job... I'm interested in things that don't fit established conceptions... that don't fit accepted models, and in trying to determine what's true and useful."

Andrew Weil's first public controversy came when he was still a student at Harvard Medical School in 1968. His laboratory study of the effects of marijuana in human subjects was the first of its kind. The Medical School would not permit him to perform the research on campus; he was forced to use the facilities of nearby Boston University instead. His conclusions, published in Science while he was still an intern, were widely condemned.

Dr. Weil continued on his own path, traveling widely to collect information on drug use in other cultures, on medicinal plants, and on alternative methods of treating disease. At the University of Arizona medical school, he has led the first effort to change medical education to include information on alternative therapies, mind/body interactions, natural healing, and other subjects not usually emphasized in the training of physicians.

He has brought his findings to the general public through seven books, including the international bestsellers, Spontaneous Healing, and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on drugs and addiction, medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education.

This page last revised on Feb 02, 2005 17:07 EDT
How To Cite This Page