Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR is a Board-Certified Physician in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Geographer and serves as the Past Chair of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group and an inaugural member of the Safe Use in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Forum.
He was recently named as a Top 20 Emerging Leader by the AAHPM. He is an Affiliate Assistant Clinical Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, and an Affiliate Clinical Faculty with Bastyr University. He completed his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Washington and Residency and Fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center, NYU Langone Health, and the NIH Clinical Center. He is a Co-founder, Co-director and practitioner at the Advanced Integrative Medical Science (AIMS) Institute in Seattle, a multispecialty teaching clinic and research institute offering cutting edge care in oncology, psychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation, pain, and palliative care. He also serves as an Associate Hospice Medicine Director and On-Call Palliative Physician for MultiCare Health System. He has published over three dozen peer-reviewed article and book chapters that have been cited over 800 times per Google Scholar.
8:32 Dr. Aggarwal describes the unique cancer care at the Advanced Integrative Medical Science (AIMS) Institute in Seattle.
13:50 Dr. Diva’s take on how this approach is revolutionary compared to the standard of cancer care.
18:48 How AIMS Institute’s approach translates to treating chronic conditions beyond cancer.
21:24 Dr. Aggarwal’s approaches to psycho-spiritual healing.
27:05 Dr. Aggarwal explains his utilization of ketamine-assisted therapies, and his legal efforts to expand patients’ access to other psychedelics including psilocybin.
32:58 Dr. Aggarwal’s perspective on how psychedelic therapies assist in overall healing and wellbeing.
36:59 The power of psychedelics as psychoplastogens—and the psychology of awe.
41:10 Discussing dosages for ketamine-assisted therapy.
44:13 The ongoing efforts to track how AIMS’ integrative approach compares to the current standards of care.
48:17 Contact info, and how to utilize the services of the AIMS Institute.
Links mentioned in this episode:
https://www.aimsinstitute.net/ (AIMS Institute Website)
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