David Simon, M.D. Co- Founder, CEO and Medical Director of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing David Simon, M.D. is a board-certified neurologist and a true pioneer in the medical field. His personal mission is to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st Century. Since he began his association with Deepak Chopra, M.D. in the 1980's, Dr. Simon has become one of the nation's foremost authorities on effective and appropriate use of holistic health care practices, specifically Ayurveda- the 5000-year-old healing tradition of India. As CEO and Medical Director of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing at La Costa Resort & Spa, Dr. Simon is dedicated to catalyzing the evolution of the prevailing health care system into a "healing system" that encompasses the emotional, spiritual as well as physical health of the individual. Dr. Simon's prolific program development, writing, and research are changing the landscape of health care for professionals and consumers, alike. His far-reaching endeavors have resulted in the training of thousands of physicians, nurses, health care providers as well as educators in holistic healing approaches throughout the world. He is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health grant to study mind body medical approaches on health quality, and has created initiatives to bring integrated mind body medical programs to medical institutions, community health centers, and health resorts. In his role as Medical Director for The Chopra Center, Dr. Simon continues to research and develop clinical programs in mind body medicine. He directs a comprehensive curriculum that includes on-site programs and seminars, in addition to a worldwide educational outreach enterprise. Dr. Simon is the driving force behind The Center's development, training and implementation of Perfect Health, Journey Into Healing, Primordial Sound Meditation, Seduction of Spirit, and Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga- the flagship programs of The Chopra Center.Dr. Simon began his influential career in private practice in neurology, and with his roles as Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the Neurological Rehabilitation Center and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital, an affiliate of the Sharp HealthCare system, the largest in Southern California. He is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Neurosciences at The University of California and supervises medical students rotating through The Chopra Center on a weekly basis. Visit http://chopra.com to find out more about David's work at the Chopra Center.