UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Thais Salles Araujo, M.D. is an Assistant Project Scientist at UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. Originally from Brazil, she got her medical diploma from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). During medical school, she completed her clerkships in France and Mexico to experience other medical systems and cultures. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital Governador Israel Pinheiro, and to complement her medical knowledge with a more holistic view of the patients, she completed a postgraduate training in medical acupuncture and Chinese medicine. During her residency program she rotated at the Center for East-West medicine in Santa Monica. She is passionate about providing a comprehensive humanistic health care and diffusing this approach within the medical community, and aligned with that she is currently involved in building an online educational program in Integrative East-West medicine. Her mission is to contribute to reclaiming the soul of medicine by acknowledging the importance of medical education in Integrative medicine as a pillar for building a sustainable, efficient and humanistic health care model. Her professional interests include person-centered care, wellbeing and whole medical systems. Her personal interests include contemplative practices, yoga, being in nature, reading and travelling.