Conference Chair

Opher Caspi
Dr. Opher Caspi, Israel

Opher Caspi, MD PhD is the Director of both Integrative Medicine and Cancer Survivorship programs at the Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel.

A board certified internist with more than 25 years of clinical and research experience in integrative medicine, Dr. Caspi is a graduate (cum laude) of the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, past student Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a graduate of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Shandong College of TCM, China.

From 1998 to 2004 he studied under the mentorship of integrative medicine pioneer and leader Andrew Weil, MD at the University of Arizona, first as a Senior Graduate Fellow and then as a Research Assistant Professor. Simultaneously, he graduated summa cum laude with a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona specializing in research methodology and program evaluation under the mentorship of the preeminent late psychologist and methodologist Lee Sechrest, PhD.

Dr. Caspi’s research interests span from medicine to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to psychology and health services research, and include topics such as the placebo effect, hypnosis, decision-making and incremental cost-effectiveness analysis.

Internationally, Dr. Caspi is respected as an integrative medicine scholar and researcher. Along with colleagues from both the U.S. and China he completed a three-year randomized controlled trial in Beijing assessing the role of acupuncture in children with cerebral palsy. He has served on study sections at the NIH, and as Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins University/ Oakstone monthly programs on CAM, and on as a member of the Editorial Boards of InfoPOEMS (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters).