Knowing Victoria

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Dr. Victoria Maizes is the Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and a Professor of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine and Public Health, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr. 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 more than 500 residents and fellows annually. She helped develop the Center’s curriculum in integrative medicine and pioneered multiple educational innovations including Integrative Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine in Residency, two national models for educating primary care physicians. As 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.

Dr. Maizes lectures worldwide to academic and community audiences on integrative medical education, women’s health, healthy aging, nutrition, and cancer.

A graduate of Barnard College, she received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, College of Medicine, completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia and her Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.

ODE magazine named Victoria Maizes one of the world’s 25 intelligent optimists in 2009. In 2010, she co-edited Integrative Women’s Health, published by the Oxford University Press. Her newest book, Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child, came out February 5, 2013.