• President of AIHM
  • Past President of ABIHM
  • Medical Director Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc.
  • Clinical Associate Professor UCSD
  • Author of “The Heart Speaks” and the Professor of “The Great Courses” series, “The Science of Natural Healing”
  • Mimi Guarneri – Wikipedia


Board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology,  integrative holistic medicine, Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM is President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) and the Past President of the American Board of Integrative  Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and served as Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Health System for the Chambers Center for Well Being. Dr. Guarneri currently serves on the Founding Board of the American Board Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Dr. Guarneri is Co-founder and Medical Director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla in La Jolla, California, U.S.A. since 2014.  She was an English Literature major as an undergraduate at New York University. Her medical degree is from SUNY Medical Center in New York, where she graduated number one in her class. Dr. Guarneri served her internship and residency at Cornell Medical Center, where she later became chief medical resident. She served cardiology fellowships at both New York University Medical Center and Scripps Clinic. She is a fellow member of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the American Medical Women’s Association.

Dr. Guarneri co-founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and served as Medical Director for 15 years. She began her career at Scripps Clinic as an attending in interventional cardiology, where she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and more holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs are used to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Guarneri is the author of” The Heart Speaks.” Her work has been featured on television with NBC Today and PBS. She is co-author of the book, “Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients & Your Practice,” published in 2014. Her next book, “108 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential,” will be published by Hay House in 2017. She also is the Professor of The Great Courses series, “The Science of Natural Healing.”

Dr. Guarneri has been recognized for her national leadership in Integrative Medicine by the Bravewell Collaborative and has served as chair of the Bravewell Clinical Network for Integrative Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Guarneri was honored as the ARCS scientist of the year. In 2011, Dr. Guarneri was the winner of the Bravewell Leadership Award which honors a physician leader who has made significant contributions to the transformation of the U.S. health care system. Most recently, she received the 2012 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Grace A. Goldsmith award from the American College of Nutrition. Newsmax Media ranked her as number six out of the top 100 physicians who embrace Integrative Medicine.




Health & Wellness Pioneer 2016

San Diego Magazine, Woman of the Year Awards

Lights of LightBridge

LightBridge Hospice Foundation


Grace A. Goldsmith Award

The American College of Nutrition

Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

Institute for Functional Medicine


Bravewell Physician Leadership Award

The Bravewell Collaborative

Inner IDEA Inspiration Award

IDEA Health & Fitness Association


Scientist of the Year Award

ARCS Foundation – San Diego Chapter


Project Concern International Honorary for Southeast Asia

Project Concern International


UCSD Most Outstanding Outside Facility

University of California, San Diego


Nominated Finalist Bravewell Award for Integrative Medicine

Bravewell Foundation


Recipient Frontiers In Medicine Award Scripps Foundation

Scripps Foundation


Nominated Finalist Bravewell Award for Integrative Medicine 

Bravewell Foundation


Jadwin Scholarship for Most Outstanding Student

SUNY, Downstate Medical Center

Lemmon Company Award for Academic Excellence

SUNY, Downstate Medical Center

Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence 

SUNY, Downstate Medical Center

Janet H. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation

SUNY, Downstate Medical Center


Alpha Omega Alpha, Elected

SUNY, Downstate Medical Center


Neuroscience Award for Academic Excellence

SUNY, Downstate Medical Center

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