Cynthia Li

Brave New Medicine

~Co-presented with Cafe Society~

Join The New School at Commonweal Host Michael Lerner for a reading from and conversation with author and doctor Cynthia Li, MD. In her new, revelatory memoir, Brave New Medicine, Cynthia shares the truth about her disabling autoimmune illness, the limitations of Western medicine, and her hard-won lessons on healing mind, body, and spirit.

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Cynthia Li

Cynthia Li, MD, graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and has practiced in settings as diverse as Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic for the homeless. She also volunteered with Doctors Without Borders in rural China, in a clinic focused on HIV/AIDS. Since 2012, she has had a private practice in integrative and functional medicine, and currently serves as faculty for the Healer’s Art program at the University of California San Francisco Medical School. She is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US).