J. Adam Rindfleisch, MD, MPhil, is Vice Dean of Education for Alice L. Walton School of Medicine. Originally from the small town of Arco, Idaho, Rindfleisch graduated from College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree with honors in Zoology, Chemistry, and Religious Studies. After that, as a Rhodes Scholar, he completed a Master of Philosophy in Comparative Social Research at University of Oxford, where he explored how complementary health has been integrated into the health care systems of different countries.
Rindfleisch went on to graduate from medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency training with the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. In 2005, Rindfleisch completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona and an Academic Integrative Health Fellowship at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
For 11 years, in the role of Integrative Health Fellowship Director, Rindfleisch developed a comprehensive curriculum for fellows, residents, and faculty colleagues at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For four years, he was the Medical Director for Integrative Health at that school, which maintains one of the largest Integrative Health programs in the world. For over 20 years, he has led a primary care practice, where he offers integrative and whole health approaches for his patients. He has also consulted on integrative health for patients referred to him by other clinicians.
For the past seven years, Rindfleisch has been a subcontractor with the Veterans Health Administration Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. He has developed and instructed 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 fifth edition, is a 400-plus page reference guide focused on integrating whole health into patient care in an evidence-based manner. He also supervised the creation of the VA's Whole Health Library, which includes evidence-based guidance for clinicians and veterans.