Our Integrative Medicine Experts
Ronald Glick, MD
Dr. Ronald Glick is medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine. His training is in psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain management. Dr. Glick is involved in research on acupuncture and prolotherapy — a musculoskeletal injection technique. His clinical practice focuses on integrative approaches to chronic pain management and integrative psychiatry.app
Neal Ryan, MD
Dr. Neal Ryan is director of the Center for Integrative Medicine and the Joaquim Puig-Antich Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Ryan's clinical and research work has involved the study of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety in children and adolescents, and chronic disorders in which stress and environmental factors play an important role. He also has a strong background in medical education.
Jeanette Adams has more than 20 years of health care management experience.Joseph Bozzelli
Tai Chi Instructor and Qi Gong Practitioner
Joseph Bozzelli has a master's degree in medical Qigong therapy from the International Institute of Medical Qigong, a sister school of the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Zheng Zhou, China. He also is a Taiji practioner under the private tutelage of Master Nick Gracenin, and earned two silver medals at the 2007 Chinese Martial Arts Championship for his Taiji and Baji performances.
Sari Cohen, ND
Naturopathic and Nutritional Counselor
Sari Cohen, ND, obtained her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has undergraduate degree in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from Dartmouth College. Ms. Cohen provides naturopathic care at the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine in Shadyside, Pennsylvania to people of all ages with both acute and chronic diseases. The naturopathic modalities used include nutrition, botanical medicine, and nutritional supplementation. She is an adjunct professor in the Integrative Health Studies at Chatham University, in Pittsburgh. Ms. Cohen founded a naturopathic clinic with four colleagues in New Hampshire. She is the author of an article, "Melatonin, Menstruation and the Moon," that was published in The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.
James Donnelly, MA
James Donnelly has more than 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. His practice focuses on individuals who are experiencing health or emotional problems as a result of childhood abuse or neglect or posttraumatic stress symptoms occurring in adulthood. He uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, cardiac coherence training, Gestalt therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Gywnn Goldring, MSW
Dinnie Goldring is a psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. Her work is based on a holistic perspective that incorporates mind, body, and spirit. Treatment specialty areas include pregnancy and postpartum related issues, living with an auto-immune disorder and other chronic illness, relationship issues, general depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Ms. Goldring uses a psychodynamically based approach that integrates Gestalt therapy and mindfulness and she uses her past experience -- serving as a midwife in many cultures -- in the therapy process. She also leads the group, “Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Reduction."
Carol Greco, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Carol Greco has more than 15 years of clinical experience and has worked in research for more than 10 years at the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of research interests include psychological approaches to pain management, mind-body approaches to health and disease, and biofeedback. Dr. Greco’s clinical work focuses on behavioral medicine approaches to pain management and the management of stress related to health problems such as heart disease and lupus. Dr. Greco uses cardiac coherence training, biofeedback, relaxation training, and guided imagery as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. She is trained in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and teaches the center's Mindfulness Meditation Program.Deborah Grice Conway, PhDPsychotherapist
Dr. Deborah Grice Conway has more than 20 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist, treating conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, and stress-related health concerns. Her work is based on a holistic perspective that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit, and focuses on the client's strengths. Treatment specialties include cardiac coherence biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medical hypnosis. In addition to her work at the center, Dr. Conway also is a professor of psychology at the Community College of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
John Laird, ND
Naturopathic and Nutritional Counselor
John Laird provides services in naturopathic counseling. He received a degree in anthropology at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. Mr. Laird is a graduate of the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle, Wa., and completed an internship at the Government College of Ayurvedic Medicine in Mysore, India.Jessie Violet Larson, NCTMBNationally Certified Massage Therapist
Jessie Violet Larson is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. In her travels, she has studied healing therapies and the tradition of massage. She is a graduate of the Advanced Medical Program at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Ms. Larson is a dedicated therapist who brings with her years of experience and a love for her work. She combines a variety of techniques to individually suit each client.David Lesondak, CSI
David Lesondak has more than 16 years experience as a clinical body worker. He specializes in structural integration (SI), a method of active fascial and myofascial release techniques that are applied with both a symptomatic and a systematic approach for conditions such as chronic pain. He has studied and taught the Anatomy Trains system of myofascial meridians. Mr. Lesondak is a charter member of the International Association of Structural Integrators and was one of the first SI practitioners to be granted certification status. He teaches at workshops in the United States and Canada.
AmSAT Teacher and Somatic Movement Therapist
Lisa Levinson is an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. Since 1998, she has been teaching the Alexander Technique to actors, musicians, people with chronic pain issues, and people who are interested in improving their general well-being.
Daniel Shawn Miller, DC
Dr. Daniel Shawn Miller provides chiropractic services. He received his doctor of chiropractic degree at Palmer College and has been practicing for more than 15 years.Sharon Plank, MDIntegrative Medicine Physician
Dr. Sharon Plank is board-certified in family practice and provides integrative medicine services at the center. She completed fellowship training in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, under the directorship of Andrew Weil, MD. Dr. Plank's areas of work include prevention and management of heart disease and osteoporosis as well as women’s health problems. She directs the Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies program at the center and provides medical acupuncture services.Michael Schneider, DC, PhD
Dr. Michael Schneider is a doctor of chiropractic and has been in practice for more than 25 years. His areas of interest include soft-tissue and myofascial treatment and rehabilitation approaches to chronic musculoskeletal problems. He has a PhD in rehabilitation science, and is on faculty in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Schneider also is involved in National Institutes of Health-funded research.
Erin Simon, CMT, LLC
Erin Simon has been in private practice since 1992, and has training in Swedish massage, craniosacral therapy, pregnancy and postpartum massage, lymph drainage therapy, and lymphodema complex decongestive therapy.
Stacy Simon, PhD
Stacy Simon, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who serves as the program director of the inpatient trauma disorders unit at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. She received her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and completed postdoctoral training, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Simon integrates acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches into her work. She provides individual psychotherapy to adults with anxiety, depression, and problems with emotion regulation.
Tricia Smith, LAc
Tricia Smith, LAc, provides acupuncture at the Center for Integrative Medicine. She works with pain management and specializes in the use of acupuncture treatment of myofascial trigger points. In addition, she works with patients whose conditions include sleep disturbance and hormonal problems. She is board-certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
K.K. Teh, LAc, MAc
K.K. Teh provides acupuncture services at the center. He has master's degrees in acupuncture and Chinese medicine and psychology. His practice interests include pain management, sports medicine, general health problems, and stress-related conditions. He uses a balance method, which includes treating certain conditions with fewer needles. Mr. Teh is board-certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.Stephanie Ulmer
Stephanie Ulmer provides shiatsu services. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Ms. Ulmer is also an instructor and certified practitioner by The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia. Ms. Ulmer directs and teaches the shiatsu training program at the center.
Alicja W. Walczak, MS
Biofeedback Practitioner and Movement Therapy Instructor
Alicja Walczak provides cardiac coherence training, biofeedback, synergistic body-mind therapy, and movement therapy. She has a degree in exercise physiology with an emphasis on relaxation and biofeedback from the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, Ms. Walczak completed training with Ilana Rubenfeld and her Institute in Rubenfeld Synergy. Ms. Walczak also teaches yoga classes at the center.