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Our Speakers and Narrator

Dr. Vasant Lad

Dr. Vasant Lad is an American author, Ayurvedic physician, professor and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Lad is the author of numerous articles and many books on the subject of Ayurvedic Medicine. He is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject in the United States. He teaches the Ayurvedic Studies Programs, Level 1 and 2 as well as an advanced Gurukula program in Pune, India each year. Vasant Lad also travels throughout the world, consulting privately and giving seminars on Ayurveda, its history, theory, principles and practical applications.

Dr. Partap Chauhan

Dr. Partap Chauhan is an Indian Ayurvedic doctor and the pioneer of online Ayurvedic medicine.  He started the world’s first online Ayurvedic clinic,, in the year 1995.  

Winner of several national and international accolades, his telemedicine project, TeleDoc, won him UN World Summit Award. He was also awarded the Best Ayurvedic Physician Award by Hakim Azmal Khan Society and was later invited to meet Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India. Dr Chauhan is also a life time Ashoka fellow. He is the founder of world's largest TeleMedicine Center in Faridabad where more than 150 Ayurvedic doctors work under one roof.

Scott Gerson, MD, PhD


Dr. Gerson holds a Ph.D. in Ayurveda as well as a Medical Degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.   He was appointed Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Ayurved of University of Pune in 2004 where he is active in academic and research activities. Dr. Gerson also holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. 


Dr. Gerson founded in 1982, his private medical practice, and since that time has integrated Ayurveda with conventional allopathic medicine. 

Sudha Prathikanti, MD

Sudha Prathikanti, MD is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is Board-certified in General Psychiatry. She holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She offers Integrative Psychiatry consultations at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF. 


In her clinical care, Dr. Prathikanti uses both conventional and complementary medicine to restore and enhance psychological health. Her treatment plans may include herbal remedies, Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and Jungian symbology.


Ronald Fieve, MD

Dr. Ronald Fieve is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 53 years.  He is internationally known as the psychopharmacologist who pioneered the use of lithium in the United States to treat bipolar disorder. He has published close to 300 scientific papers and is the author of the bestselling book Moodswing, on Bipolar I disorder, and the books Prozac, Bipolar II and the recently published Bipolar Breakthrough.


narrated by Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the AMC series Breaking Bad, for which Giancarlo he won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama award at the 2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. He is also well known for his roles in films such as Do the Right Thing, The Usual Suspects, and King of New York. He has portrayed Sidney Glass on ABC's Once Upon a Time and currently portrays Major Tom Neville in the NBC series Revolution...


Giancarlo practices yoga, meditation, and ayurvedic principles in his daily life


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