Mark G. Strom, MD has practiced medicine for more than 25 years. After earning his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1969, Strom served as chief of cardiac and thoracic surgery at Garfield Medical Center in Los Angeles and is an Associate in Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, at UCLA.

In 2002 Strom completed his training in acupuncture at UCLA, giving him the rare distinction of practicing both traditional allopathic medicine and alternative care. His dual experience with cardiac disease and alternative care uniquely positions him as a cutting edge architect of healthcare delivery. Widely published, Dr. Strom is a nationally renowned expert in the fields of healthcare information systems, healthcare change and healthcare quality. While continuing to practice as a cardiovascular surgeon, Strom became deeply involved in the search for a solution to the burgeoning healthcare crisis in America.

In 2005 he Strom spent time with Dr. John Sarno at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitative Medicine learning Dr. Sarno's unique approach to chronic pain (Tension Myositis Syndrome).

The confluence of Strom's experience in these three crucial areas - traditional clinical medicine, medical acupuncture and TMS - has inspired his distinctive view of healthcare delivery, based on a fusion of the applicable tenets of all three. "We must give patients more responsibility for their own care; and most importantly, we must give both doctors and patients a doctor/patient relationship."

Dr. Strom is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Thoracic Surgery and is a full member of The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Surgeons, and a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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