Brieze Robinson Keeley, MD

Brieze Keeley
Integrative Internist and Palliative Care Physician, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Clinical Fellow, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Clinical Instructor, UCSF Department of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care
Bio

Clinical Specialties at the Osher Center

  • Integrative internal medicine
  • Integrative palliative care

Experience

Dr. Brieze Keeley has incorporated her lifelong passion for integrative and complementary medicine into her training since before she began medical school. Since receiving her yoga teacher certification in 2010, she has taught vinyasa, prenatal, and restorative yoga to both patients and fellow providers, and founded yoga programs for students, faculty, and staff at both the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

Dr. Keeley also became a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2009, after which she incorporated personalized diet and wellness counseling into her work with patients. 

She served as president of the Student Integrative Medicine Interest Group at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 2010-2014, and founded wellness programs for her peers in both medical school and residency. While in medical school, Dr. Keeley pursued a summer research internship at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, where she received additional training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Dr. Keeley also completed a yearlong, full-time research fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she studied the effects of inflammatory biomarkers (linked to environmental exposures, including diet and smoking) on cancer risk. 

Education and Training: 

  • Steven Sacks Clinical Research Fellowship Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, UCSF
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Attention and Interpretation Training Program, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • BA, Wesleyan University
  • Certified Yoga Instructor

Personal Statement and Approach

I have had a longstanding passion for wellness, integrative healthcare, and complementary medicine that deeply influences my work as an internist and palliative care physician. I enjoy working with patients with diverse backgrounds and health needs, and I believe strongly in co-creating individually tailored healthcare plans to help my patients achieve optimal wellness. I particularly enjoy helping patients implement lifestyle strategies as part of their healthcare plans, including a focus on healthy diet, mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, and gentle exercise. 

Publications

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