Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP
Allina Health, USA
Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received international honors for his work in cross-cultural and integrative medicine. Greg is a graduate of Carleton College, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Minnesota Medical School. From 2002-2008, Dr. Plotnikoff served as an associate professor at Keio University School of Medicine where he studied, researched and taught the Kampo herbal medicine tradition. In Japan, he was active in East-West medical integration issues with the Japanese Society of Oriental Medicine, National Geographic and the World Health Organization. He is the recipient of several international awards for research and teaching as well as the Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. Plotnikoff is well known for his work in interventional nutrition, herbal medicines and spirituality in clinical care. He has additional training as a hospital chaplain, in medical acupuncture, in mind-body skills and as a practitioner of Traditional East Asian Medicine. He is co-author of the book Trust Your Gut (Conari, 2013) and author of 22 textbook chapters and more than 50 first-authored articles in the medical literature including several in Japanese. His 2003 article on vitamin D and chronic pain is one of the most highly cited articles in the history of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Dr. Plotnikoff serves as an integrative medicine physician at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing and as Senior Consultant, Center for Health Care Innovation, Allina Health Care, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also serves as a co-editor of the new journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine.