J. Adam Rindfleisch, MPhil, MD, is Vice Dean of Education for the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine in Bentonville, Arkansas. Originally from the small town of Arco, Idaho, Adam graduated from College of Idaho with an Honors Degree combining Zoology, Chemistry, and Religious Studies. After that, as a Rhodes Scholar, he completed a Master of Philosophy in Comparative Social Research at the University of Oxford, where he explored how complementary health has been integrated into the health care systems of different countries.
Dr. Rindfleish graduated from medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency training with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
In 2005, Dr. Rindfleish completed the University of Arizona Online Integrative Medicine Fellowship and a UW Academic Fellowship focused on Integrative. For 11 years, in the role of Integrative Health Fellowship Director, he developed a comprehensive curriculum for fellows, residents, and faculty colleagues. For four years, he was the Medical Director for Integrative Health at UW, one of the largest Integrative Health programs in the world. For over 20 years, he has had a primary care practice, where he can offer Integrative and Whole Health approaches for his patients, and he has also done Integrative Health consultations, where he would see people referred to him from other clinicians
For the past seven years, Dr. Rindfleish has been a subcontractor with the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. He has developed and taught over a dozen face to-face, virtual, and online courses for clinicians, all built around the whole health approach. Adam wrote the Passport to whole health which, now in its 5th edition, is a 400+ page reference guide focused on bringing whole health into patient care in an evidence-based way. He also supervised the creation of the VA's Whole Health Library, which includes evidence based information for clinicians and for veterans. The library was created by over 25 subject matter experts.