Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, Medical Director
Dr. Robert Schneider is the medical director of the Raj Ayurvedic treatment programs. He is an internationally recognized physician-scientist-educator and leader in the field of integrative medicine. In addition, Dr. Schneider is Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.
Beginning in 1984, Dr. Schneider was one of the first physicians in the United States to practice, teach and research Maharishi AyurVeda, the modern reformulation of the ancient health science of Ayurveda. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Schneider had directed or co-directed more than $25 million in grant support from the US National Institutes of Health and other government agencies for clinical research on integrative, mind-body approaches to cardiovascular disease and aging. The results of these studies have been published in 150 peer-reviewed publications, including those of the American Heart Association, American Medical Association and featured in more than 1,000 television, radio, magazine, and newspaper reports, including ABC’s 20/20, CNN Headline News, the Discovery Channel,the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine.
Based on his groundbreaking clinical and research experience with Maharishi AyurVeda, he authored the popular book: TOTAL HEART HEALTH: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health. His second book, entitled SUPER AGING: Modern Medical Science Discovers Secrets of Ancient Ayurveda for Longevity, Health and Happiness is in progress.
Dr. Schneider has been a consultant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Presidential Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the US Congress’ Prevention Coalition. Dr. Schneider is a frequent lecturer at academic medical centers, professional societies and public forums on four continents.
Dr. Schneider received his MD from Rutgers University Medical School and did his postgraduate training in internal medicine and hypertension at the University of Michigan Medical School. In 2005, he was elected as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is a specialist in preventive medicine.