Bill Manahan, MD is Assistant Professor Emeritus with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association and author of the book, Eat for Health. He founded The Wellness Center of Minnesota in 1982, one of the first physician-led integrative medicine centers in the country. In1994, Bill co-founded Open Door Health Center in Mankato, MN, a clinic for the underserved and uninsured. The clinic is presently serving over 5,000 people each year with over 15,000 yearly visits.
Bill also served, for many years, on the clinical faculty of Mayo Medical School in Rochester. During that time, Bill had over 80 Mayo medical students spend two to six weeks with him in his office. Bill helped pioneer two integrative medicine programs for medical students from North America. These programs are designed to educate and encourage medical students to become leaders in integrative medicine. The programs are known as the Leadership and Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS into IM) and the Humanistic Elective in Activism and Reflective Transformation and Integrative Medicine (HEART-IM). Both of these programs are supported by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
“Bill saw me for me from the moment we first met. He taught me about unconditional love and acceptance, and what it feels like to be truly heard. He is a brilliant integrative medicine educator, and a wonderful friend and mentor. It is a very special pleasure to be in the presence of such an authentic and loving human being.”
“Bill is a revolutionary man with a true vision of the future of medicine. His love for his patients and all those around him is what empowers him to pursue change in a broken system. His genuine spirit and authentic presence touched my heart during our retreat, and he continues to be a mentor and good friend.”