Leading the Way in Pediatric Integrative Medicine
Bridging Medicine and Holistic Care for Children
The Academy of Pediatric Integrative Medicine (APIM) stands at the forefront of pediatric integrative medicine education. Our mission is to advance knowledge in the field of pediatric integrative medicine by promoting the latest treatment options and emerging research.
APIM’s curriculum addresses a significant educational gap, offering a valuable resource for medical practices and institutions. Our focus on continuing medical education (CME) enhances awareness, education, and training for faculty and clinicians in this evolving field. The APIM curriculum also serves as a valuable tool for program development and board preparation.
Who Are APIM Students and Scholars?
APIM students and scholars represent a diverse community of dedicated healthcare professionals committed to providing cutting-edge care for pediatric patients. They come from a rich range of backgrounds, including MDs, DOs active in general and specialty practice, and highly skilled, licensed advanced practice providers.
Our community of learners brings together a wealth of experience and expertise, fostering a collaborative environment where professionals can exchange insights, learn from cases, and continuously expand their pediatric integrative medicine knowledge.
Dr. Hilary McClafferty
The Visionary Behind APIM: Dr. Hilary McClafferty
Dr. Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP, is the visionary founder and CEO of APIM. She holds board certifications in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. Dr. McClafferty served as the Co-Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and established the Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency program at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where she also served as an Associate Professor until 2018 when she elected to return to clinical work in pediatric practice, teaching and implementing the tools she developed in the field of pediatric integrative medicine.
With three published books to her name, including "Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application," "Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice," and co-authorship of "The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook," Dr. McClafferty is a prominent figure in integrative medicine. She is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine and has chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine. In 2018, she was honored with the American Academy of Pediatrics Pioneer in Integrative Medicine award. Dr. McClafferty also hosts the popular podcasts, "Ask a Pediatrician" and "Physician Thriving."
Dr. Ann Ming Yeh
APIM Associate Program Director, Academy Scholars
Dr. Ann Ming Yeh is the APIM Associate Fellowship Director and the Associate Program Director for the APIM Academy Scholars program since its inception in 2019. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology through the ABP, and medical acupuncture certified through the American Board of Medical Acupuncture.
She serves as the Fellowship Program Director for the nation’s first Pediatric Integrative Medicine fellowship at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. The 1-year in person fellowship curriculum for the Stanford Pediatric Integrative Medicine Fellowship was developed by Dr. Yeh in 2018 after the recognition that pediatric integrative medicine training required more didactic, clinical and research training than current models allowed. The Stanford fellowship has successfully graduated 5 fellows to date.
Dr. Yeh is a Clinical Professor in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Stanford University. Her research interests include integrative approaches for Disorders of the Gut Brain interaction, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in pediatrics, and nutrition and integrative therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. She served as the inaugural chair of the Special Interest Group for Integrative Medicine for the North American Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Further, she has mentored numerous pediatric residents and pediatric gastroenterology fellows in grant-funded integrative medicine related research projects.