DR DV, Dushyant Viswanathan, MD, ABIM, ABoIM, AACE

Chief Medical Officer The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM)
Statement of Intent: It is with utmost humility that I accept the privilege to be of service, providing medical care for you. My work and intent is to provide sustainable, lasting solutions leading to true healing, by addressing and resolving the underlying causes of illness; once this is achieved, coherent strategies aimed at longevity and optimization of health are implemented. I am grateful to CCIM for providing me a platform by which my protocols can be of service, and I am grateful to you to be given an opportunity to be of service. CCIM makes use of a wide range of tools (pharmaceutical, compounded, naturopathic, lifestyle, nutritional, mind-body) in the creation of customized treatment programs after exhaustive diagnostic testing. The cardinal rule firstly is to do no harm, and secondly is to be effective.

Active Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine, diplomat
American Board of Integrative Medicine, diplomat
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, diplomat
Active Medical Licensure: California #A128469 & Maryland #D71586
Member, American Assoc. of Clinical Endocrinologi

Dr DV, Dushyant Viswanathan, MD, ABIM, ABoIM, AACE

Chief Medical Officer The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM)
Statement of Intent: It is with utmost humility that I accept the privilege to be of service, providing medical care for you. My work and intent is to provide sustainable, lasting solutions leading to true healing, by addressing and resolving the underlying causes of illness; once this is achieved, coherent strategies aimed at longevity and optimization of health are implemented. I am grateful to CCIM for providing me a platform by which my protocols can be of service, and I am grateful to you to be given an opportunity to be of service. CCIM makes use of a wide range of tools (pharmaceutical, compounded, naturopathic, lifestyle, nutritional, mind-body) in the creation of customized treatment programs after exhaustive diagnostic testing. The cardinal rule firstly is to do no harm, and secondly is to be effective.

Active Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine, diplomat
American Board of Integrative Medicine, diplomat
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, diplomat
Active Medical Licensure: California #A128469 & Maryland #D71586
Member, American Assoc. of Clinical Endocrinologi

Awards:
2013 “Top Integrative Internal Medicine Physician in Maryland” by Int’l Assoc of Internists
2015 among “Los Angeles’ Top 10 Integrative/Holistic Doctors” The Caster News Vol 15, Iss 2

Active Hospital Affiliations:
  • Los Angeles Community Hospital
  • Norwalk Community Hospital
  • Past Hospital Affiliations: Former Chief of Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Lompoc, CA from August 2017-May 2020
    Past work at dozens of hospitals in the USA:
    • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore 2011-2013
    • St Helena Medical Center 2014
    • Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA 2014-2016
    • Valley Presbyterian Hospital Van Nuys, CA 2016
    Education:
  • Internal Medicine Residency graduate of the University of Maryland Med System (2011)
  • Internal Medicine internship at San Joaquin General Hospital (2008)
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine graduate (2006)
  • The University of California, Irvine graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (2000)
  • Integrative Medicine Training
  • Labrix Certification
  • ABIHM certified
  • ABOIM certified (board-certified integrative medicine)
  • Elaina Heather

    Elaina Heather is CCIM Chief Operations Officer and Wellness Director who offers the following state-of-the-art therapies in service of her patients:
    • Meal Planning using Food as Healing Energy
    • Customized yoga therapy protocols
    • Herbal formulations
    • Integrative Alchemy with Perception Reframing
    • Meditation classes
    • Reiki, both therapeutic and teaching
    • Multiple mindfulness practices

    Elaina trained with Thelma Gress (certified nurse practitioner, teacher of kundalini yoga, and student of Yogi Bhajan) from 2005-2009, Dr. Jaya Satish, a specialist in mudra meditation, and Jannon Baer (specialist in mudra yoga, meditation, and student of Thich Nhat Hanh) to gain specialized knowledge and skill in the theory, practice, and pedagogical aspects of meditation. She also studied with Kate Miller and Moses Brown, both of whom are certified teachers of Anusara yoga. Elaina furthered her training with Rod Stryker who is a specialist in pranayama and meditation.

    Elaina has experienced the benefits of transformation and meditation in her personal journey of healing, including having completely cured endometriosis and pain related to scoliosis. Her personal experience of dealing with these issues informs her with empathy to connect with her clients and patients.

     

    Elaina Heather

    Elaina Heather is CCIM Chief Operations Officer and Wellness Director who offers the following state-of-the-art therapies in service of her patients:
    • Meal Planning using Food as Healing Energy
    • Customized yoga therapy protocols
    • Herbal formulations
    • Integrative Alchemy with Perception Reframing
    • Meditation classes
    • Reiki, both therapeutic and teaching
    • Multiple mindfulness practices

    Elaina trained with Thelma Gress (certified nurse practitioner, teacher of kundalini yoga, and student of Yogi Bhajan) from 2005-2009, Dr. Jaya Satish, a specialist in mudra meditation, and Jannon Baer (specialist in mudra yoga, meditation, and student of Thich Nhat Hanh) to gain specialized knowledge and skill in the theory, practice, and pedagogical aspects of meditation. She also studied with Kate Miller and Moses Brown, both of whom are certified teachers of Anusara yoga. Elaina furthered her training with Rod Stryker who is a specialist in pranayama and meditation.

    Elaina has experienced the benefits of transformation and meditation in her personal journey of healing, including having completely cured endometriosis and pain related to scoliosis. Her personal experience of dealing with these issues informs her with empathy to connect with her clients and patients.

     

    At CCIM Elaina is creating opportunities for others to join her in celebrating life and to finally recognize that their fullest potential is infinite. She says, “When we realize that our light burns to the fullest infinite possibility are when we begin to expand and heal from the inside out. This is what the world needs to heal; it starts within the self, in which each person recognizes goodness and kindness radiating from his/her own heart. Self-Love creates a spillover effect, and as a consequence, the world benefits. When we smile from our authentic hearts, we heal together as a group.”

    JAMIEL S. HAFIZ

    PA-C, LAc LAc is director of the Columbia, MD branch of CCIMHealth. He has been specially trained by Dr DV to offer gut microbiome and hormone balancing integrative medicine consultations, along with home-health internal medicine consultations. A musculoskeletal medicine specialist, Jamiel offers the following services in addition to medical consultation:
    • Prolotherapy
    • Prolozone
    • PRP
    • Acupuncture
    • Osteopathic bodywork treatments
    He began in 1994 practicing Neuromuscular therapy and shiatsu and then apprenticed with Trigger Point and Feldenkrais therapists. At the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, he gained proficiency in a broad range of manual and movement-based treatment techniques, including spinal manipulation, while training alongside Osteopathic physicians. Recognizing some extremely useful therapeutic traditions were missing from modern medicine, Jamiel found a sophisticated medical system in Ayurveda, classical East Indian medicine, which has significant underpinnings found in modern medicine and surgery. A graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute under Dr Vasant Lad, Jamiel also learned to utilize a wider variety of naturopathic treatments, for a wider variety of conditions, as a Ayurvedic Panchakarma Technician while at Maharishi International University.

    JAMIEL S. HAFIZ

    PA-C, LAc LAc is director of the Columbia, MD branch of CCIMHealth. He has been specially trained by Dr DV to offer gut microbiome and hormone balancing integrative medicine consultations, along with home-health internal medicine consultations. A musculoskeletal medicine specialist, Jamiel offers the following services in addition to medical consultation:
    • Prolotherapy
    • Prolozone
    • PRP
    • Acupuncture
    • Osteopathic bodywork treatments
    He began in 1994 practicing Neuromuscular therapy and shiatsu and then apprenticed with Trigger Point and Feldenkrais therapists. At the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, he gained proficiency in a broad range of manual and movement-based treatment techniques, including spinal manipulation, while training alongside Osteopathic physicians. Recognizing some extremely useful therapeutic traditions were missing from modern medicine, Jamiel found a sophisticated medical system in Ayurveda, classical East Indian medicine, which has significant underpinnings found in modern medicine and surgery. A graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute under Dr Vasant Lad, Jamiel also learned to utilize a wider variety of naturopathic treatments, for a wider variety of conditions, as a Ayurvedic Panchakarma Technician while at Maharishi International University.

    Jamiel also had the honor of apprenticing in Ayurvedic Naturopathy with Vaidya Agam Baghel, and in 2001 Jamiel qualified in the first class of Registered Yoga Teachers in the U.S. He also holds a Master’s Degree in a more constitutional approach to acupuncture from TAI(now Maryland University of Integrative Health), and he served on the Honor Council during his PA medical education at Towson University.

    At CCIMHealth, Jamiel works very closely with Dr. DV on office-based and home health patients we serve in Maryland.

    COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES we work with:
    Central Compounding Pharmacy ( California & Maryland ) (310) 395-3294 2008 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403 | mycentralpharmacy.com