Aviad Haramati


Professor, Director, CENTILE


Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology
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Aviad (Adi) Haramati is Professor of Integrative Physiology of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and the Department of Medicine (Nephrology) at Georgetown University School of Medicine. A graduate of Brooklyn College, he received a PhD in Physiology (University of Cincinnati) and came to Georgetown in 1985 after spending 5 years at Mayo Clinic. For over 25 years, Dr. Haramati’s research focus was on regulation of kidney and electrolyte physiology during growth and in states such as heart failure. For the past decade, his activities have centered on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained. In April 2013, he was named the inaugural director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).

Dr. Haramati has taught medical and graduate students for over 35 years and has been recognized with numerous awards: at Mayo Clinic and at Georgetown University where he has received 9 Golden Apple awards from medical and graduate students. In 1997, he was awarded the Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching of the Basic Sciences, and in 2000 was the eighth recipient of the Arthur C. Guyton Teacher of the Year award by the American Physiological Society. In 2002, he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 2004, he was selected by faculty and alumni for induction into the Magis Society of Master Teachers at Georgetown. In 2010, he was awarded the Master Scholar Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE).

Dr. Haramati chaired the Faculty Senate at GUMC (2001-2005) and chaired the institution’s strategic planning committees. He taught at the Harvard-Macy Course for Leaders in Medical Education (2001-2006) and served on the Physiology Test Development Committee (USMLE Step1) for the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is past-president of IAMSE, past Vice-Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, a member of the Council of Faculty & Academic Societies (AAMC), chaired the organizing committee for the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health, (2009, 2012 and 2014) and the International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine held in 2012 in Washington, DC. In October 2015, he hosted the International Conference to Promote Resilience, Empathy and Well-being in the Health Professions: An Inter-professional Forum at Georgetown University, co-sponsored by CENTILE, MedStar Health and 6 academic institutions.

Dr. Haramati led a broad NIH-funded educational initiative aimed at incorporating complementary, alternative (CAM) and integrative medicine into the medical curriculum at Georgetown, and currently co-directs the Physiology—CAM graduate program. Dr. Haramati has a deep interest to improve health professions education across the globe, especially with regard to the intersection of science, mind-body medicine and professionalism. He has been a Visiting Professor at over 80 medical schools around the world and currently works with a number of medical school deans and educators in North and South America, Europe and Israel.


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