March 28, 2011 – NIWH Integrative Medical Education Director Alan Gass Now Overseeing Organ Transplantation

The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) is pleased to announce that Alan Gass, MD, FACC, NIWH’s Director of Integrative Medical Education, has been promoted by Westchester Medical Center to Medical Director of Solid Organ Transplantation. In his new role, he is overseeing all heart, kidney and liver transplantation at Westchester Hospital.

His new role includes providing leadership for all solid organ transplant services. This important medical care and surgical treatment includes technical and patient care activities of end-stage organ disease, transplant administration and services to ensure efficient operations.

“Alan Gass is an outstanding physician who goes far beyond just treating his patient’s physical health to truly provide whole person health care,” said Dr. Georgianna Donadio, Program Director for NIWH. “We are delighted to see that now kidney and liver transplant patients, as well as heart transplant patients, will have the benefits of his impressive experience and expertise.”

About NIWH:

The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) is a content provider of evidence based, Whole Health Education® curriculums, a research organization in the field of Whole Health Education® and Behavioral Engagement with Pure Presence and an educational organization which conducts professional development  and accredited continuing education programs in Whole Health Education® for credentialed health professionals. Since its inception in January 1977, the NIWH has held a compelling vision for American healthcare to include demystified health information to promote self-care and disease prevention.

The NIWH Whole Health professional programs were created to serve those who serve others in healthcare – specifically medical, health education and allied health providers. NIWH is the pioneer of Whole Health Education®, named by a Harvard Affiliate Hospital, as a Best Practice in Relationship Centered Care model and nominated by Union Hospital for the Fetzer Institute’s national Best Practice in Relationship Centered Care award.