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Dr. Burton Berkson, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

President, Integrative Medical Center; Adjunct Professor

Dr. Burton M. Berkson, M.D., M.S., Ph.D. practices integrative medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is an adjunct professor at New Mexico State University (Mycology) and Oklahoma State University College of Medicine. He is the expert consultant on alpha-lipoic acid (thioctic acid) and acute hepatic necrosis and mushroom poisoning at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) and is the medical mycology consultant at the Poison Control Center at the University of New Mexico (USA). He has worked as a researcher and professor at several institutions, including: the Max Planck Institute (Heidelberg, Germany), University of Illinois (Urbana), New Mexico State University, Oklahoma State University College of Medicine, Chicago State University, and Rutgers University; in addition, he has served as a member of the National Institutes of Health endocrinology research group.

In the spring of 2007, Dr. Berkson was invited to speak at the National Cancer Institute to give a presentation on his successful experience in treating various forms of cancer and autoimmune disease with Low Dose Naltrexone and Alpha-Lipoic Acid; in 2012 he was invited to return to the NCI to present new information on his studies. In the spring of 2009, Dr. Berkson was invited to speak on LDN at the University of Glasgow, and in 2010 he presented two invitational lectures on alpha lipoic acid in Tokyo. In addition to his medical training (PhD to MD Program, Autonomous University System, Mexico and the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals) and post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Pathology at Case Western Reserve Affiliated Hospitals, Dr. Berkson earned an MS and a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Dr. Berkson is an active writer, researcher, and speaker with published works in several scientific, medical, and popular journals and is a manuscript reviewer for Virus, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, and the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. His three books are The Alpha-Lipoic Acid Breakthrough (Random House, 1998), All About the B Vitamins (Avery, 1998) and Syndrome X (John Wiley, 2001, with co-authors Jack Challem and Melissa Diane Smith). He also wrote chapters in Honest Medicine (2010).

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