Our first lecture series is scheduled for June 1, 2011 at 6:30pm at BCHMCPS. These lecture series will be held on a quarterly basis and are free. All community members are welcome to attend. This one will be for adults and focus on developing healthy eating habits. Dr. Kumara Sidhartha from Emerald Physicians of Hyannis is leading up the adult portion of our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds educational lecture series. More lectures for children and adults involving nutrition and exercise are in the works, so please visit back frequently for updates. In the meantime, here is Dr. Sidhartha's biography.
Dr.Kumara Sidhartha grew up in Salem, South India. He graduated from medical school at GMK Medical College in Salem, India in 1995. He moved to the United States when he got accepted for a MD training program. In 2002, he completed the medical residency training at Lincoln Hospital- affiliated with Cornell University, NY. He was ranked in the top 10 percentile in the United States when he got certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2003. His Swiss medical training in 2008 and 2009 made him a diplomat of European Biological Medicine, a nutrition-centered natural therapeutic philosophy practiced at Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland. He is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition by Cornell University in NY. Dr.Sidhartha is currently studying Master of Public Health Nutrition, with the distance learning program at University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He is currently in practice as a primary care physician in Cape Cod with special focus on Nutrition. For the past eight years, his patients have benefited from his guidance in changing their diets to prevent and treat chronic diseases. Dr.Sidhartha also teaches Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology at the Kind Yoga Teacher Training School, a nationally certified institute in Cape Cod. He is the founder and president of the Institute for Inter-Connected Communities in India, a non-profit organization with a vision to create role-model communities which are healthy, resilient, sustainable and self-reliant. He is a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He is a member of the American Professional Speakers Association and the World Speakers Association. He does regular public lectures and seminars on nutrition topics in Cape Cod and Boston area in the US and in South India.
Mark your calendars. This should be a great way to start our series!