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The On Being Project

Mark Hyman, James Gordon, and Penny George

The Evolution of Medicine

A transformation of medicine is underway, a transition from a science of treating disease to a science of health. Mark Hyman is a family physician and a pioneer in the new discipline of functional medicine. James Gordon is an expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. Penny George became a philanthropist of integrative medicine after she experienced cancer in mid-life. Before a live audience at the University of Minnesota, they discuss the challenge and promise of aligning medicine with a 21st century understanding of human wholeness.
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  • Mark Hyman

    Mark Hyman

    is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for functional medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center. He’s a practicing family physician and a best-selling author.

  • James Gordon

    James Gordon

    is the founder and executive director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a clinical professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School.

  • Penny George

    Penny George

    is the board chair of the Penny George Institute Foundation, which supports the work of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health in Minneapolis, the largest hospital-based integrative medicine program in the U.S.