Instructor: Sharon Weinstein
Dr. Sharon Weinstein isthe VA National Lead for Massage Therapy with the Integrative HealthCoordinating Center of the Office of Patient Centered Care and CulturalTransformation. She was licensed in Massage Therapy in 1977 and has a degree inDance Therapy. She trained in Eastern Medicine and has over 45 years'experience in holistic practice. She served as Chief of Holistic Medicine at VASalt Lake City Health Care System for more than a decade.
She received her MDdegree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a neurologist,board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with addedqualifications in Pain Medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Weinstein isprofessor of anesthesiology and adjunct professor of pediatrics at theUniversity of Utah School of Medicine where she has an active clinical practicein the Supportive Oncology and Survivorship Program at the Huntsman CancerInstitute.
She provided painmedicine and palliative care services for children at Primary Children'sMedical Center for 20 years. She is a clinical investigator, with research inpain and symptom management. She is a faculty scholar of the Open SocietyInstitute's Project on Death in America.
Dr. Weinstein waselected fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in2009. She received the 2010 Regence Foundation Sojourns Award for leadership inPalliative Care. She is a member of the Association for Applied and TherapeuticHumor (AATH). She enjoys spending time with family especially hergrandchildren, dancing, listening to music, reading, writing poetry and beingin the natural world.