Sanford Newmark, MD

Sanford Newmark
Director of Clinical Programs, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Osher Foundation Endowed Chair in Clinical Programs in Integrative Medicine Integrative Pediatrician, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Specialties at the Osher Center

  • Neurodevelopmental pediatrics: autism, ADHD, and related conditions


Prior to joining the Osher Center, Dr. Sanford Newmark founded the Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine, an integrative medicine consulting practice treating a wide array of pediatric problems. He specializes in the integrative and holistic treatment of children with autism and ADHD, combining conventional medicine with nutrition, behavior management, and various complementary modalities.

Dr. Newmark lectures widely on both autism and ADHD and has authored three chapters in integrative medicine textbooks. He is the author of the book “ADHD Without Drugs, a Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD.” His online video, “Do 2.5 Million Children Really Need Ritalin? An Integrative Approach to ADHD,” has been viewed over 4.5 million times. His updated 2014 version may be viewed below.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency, University of Arizona
  • MD, University of Arizona
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Arizona
  • BA, Anthropology, Wesleyan University

Personal Statement and Approach

ADHD, autism, and similar conditions can be a great challenge for patients and families. Using an integrative approach means looking at the child as a whole, and not focusing entirely on a set of negative symptoms to be eliminated. We can then employ the most effective and least harmful therapies to help these children succeed and most completely achieve their potential.


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