2019 Conference

Sonia Rapaport, MD, DABFM, DABIHM, DNBPAS

Sonia Rapaport, MD, DABFM, DABIHM, DNBPAS, is a conventionally trained family doctor and integrative physician. She graduated from the University of Virginia, where she received honors for her clinical work, and upon completion of a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, was board certified in Family Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and is a co-Founder and the Founding President of ISEAI.

In 2007 she founded Haven Medical, which has evolved into a multi-practitioner integrative center focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical conditions such as environmentally acquired illnesses. She began treating biotoxin illness in 2010 and was certified to treat CIRS in 2014. She continues to build on that foundation with a systems biology approach incorporating functional and integrative medicine, an approach that she has found to be the most effective in helping people work towards their optimal health.

Dr. Rapaport works collaboratively with patients, personalizing recommendations for each individual’s unique story. Her research and clinical interests include the effects of ongoing stress on the autonomic nervous system and mitochondrial health, and she was a leading physician in the recognition of mitochondrial dysfunction in EAI. She has explored how environmental exposures and infections such as Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses impact the immune system, and is also interested in how mast cells are activated and why this is more commonly seen in dysautonomias and hypermobility. She sees a broad range of patients, including those suffering from fatigue, POTS and dysautonomias, MCS, and cognitive impairment. She is a Bredesen certified physician.

Her advocacy work has included serving on the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Medical Association, founding and serving as President of Familial Dysautonomia Hope Foundation, and speaking at the NIH conference on inherited dysautonomias. She has lectured nationally and internationally on environmentally acquired illness, integrative medicine, and narrative medicine. Dr. Rapaport holds an MA in medical anthropology, an MFA in creative writing, and is a WTA certified Tea Sommelier, and Tea and Health Expert.

Learn more: HavenMedicalNC.com

Lecture

Friday, May 3  8:10 am – 9:00 am
Overview of the Concept of Chronic, Environmentally Acquired Illness (EAI), What It Means Biochemically and the Basic Illnesses Covered by This Concept

Dr Sonia Rapaport, MD, ISEAI President