|Nationality American||Name Eric Braverman|
|Institutions PATH Medical; PATH Foundation NY|
Alma mater Brandeis University; New York University School of Medicine
Known for Brain health checkup and ultrasound physical used in primary care
Dr eric r braverman md
Eric R. Braverman is a physician, researcher, and author. He is the medical director of PATH (Place for Achieving Total Health) Medical and coordinator of clinical research for PATH Foundation NY, both of which are located in New York City. Braverman has published journal articles and popular books on the topics of neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, bariatrics, and preventative medicine.
- Dr eric r braverman md
- Books by eric r braverman md
- Research and funding
- Work on brain health
- Awards and honors
- Investigation of PATH Medical
- Media appearances
Books by eric r braverman md
Braverman graduated Phi Beta Kappa summa cum laude with a B.A. in general science from Brandeis University in 1979. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine with honors in 1983, and obtained internal medicine experience at Greenwich Hospital, a Yale School of Medicine affiliate, and research experience at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.
Braverman has served as clinical assistant professor of integrative medicine in neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College (2008–2013), assistant attending physician at Cabrini Medical Center, instructor in psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, and has trained numerous medical residents and Physician Assistant students at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Weill Cornell Medical College, Touro College, School of Health Sciences, and Life College. Braverman is the founder and medical director of the Place For Achieving Total Health (PATH) Medical. He is also founder and president of PATH Foundation NY, a non-profit clinical research organization.
Braverman currently holds an appointment as Courtesy Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.
Research and funding
PATH Foundation NY conducts research in longevity. Braverman’s research includes: models for weight control, modulating addictive behavior, early detection of Alzheimer's disease, outcomes of hormone replacement therapy, radiation disaster prevention, and modernizing the selection of neuropsychiatric treatments based on bioelectrical imbalances in the brain using quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) methods. Braverman implements this form of brain mapping, called brain electrical assessment method (BEAM), as an extension of topographic brain mapping methods originally developed by Frank H. Duffy. In its clinical use, BEAM constitutes a battery of neurological testing equivalent to tests used in cardiology (in the form of echocardiograms, ECGs, stress tests, and Holter monitors), and is administered alongside qEEG, the Wechsler Memory Scale, Test of Variables of Attention, and personality type classification.
Work on brain health
Braverman's work primarily focuses on brain health, and he promotes the use of hormone replacement therapy and dietary supplements, and
Braverman is a member in other professional societies including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the Quantitative EEG Board, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Awards and honors
Braverman was awarded the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education and earned an Honorary Degree as Doctor of Humane Letters at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2010. Braverman has held government service on the Police Benevolent Association as a State Trooper Police Surgeon and is an Ambassador of Goodwill to the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies through the United States Department of Defense, directed Richard Downie,.
Investigation of PATH Medical
Braverman's clinic, The Place for Achieving Total Health (PATH), is located in New York City and is where Braverman is the presiding doctor and takes in clients into his private practice. PATH Medical has been investigated by the Office of the New York State of the Attorney General Health Care Bureau for deceptive and misleading business practices due to a large number of complaints to the OAG and disputes with credit card companies. The OAG found that PATH Medical had misrepresented the cost of treatment to patients by claiming insurance would cover as much as 80% of the cost of treatment, even while PATH Medical was aware that insurance was likely to deny claims. The OAG also found that patients were not provided documentation about what testing had been conducted at the time of treatment, and that many patients complained that they were being charged extra to review or discuss the results of those tests. Finally, the OAG found that PATH Medical used insecure methods such as personal email accounts to communicate private health information, including patient records. PATH Medical reached a settlement with the NY OAG in December 2014, called Assurance 14-222, promising to reform its practices to ensure that all consent forms would clearly indicate that patients will likely not receive insurance coverage for their treatment, that patients would receive an itemized receipt with costs and CPT codes before any treatment is conducted, and that PHI would no longer be sent via email.
Braverman is the author of several books and peer-reviewed papers, each addressing various aspects of neurology and total health meant to improve longevity. His work includes:
Braverman has been a radio personality since 1986 and currently hosts Total Health on WABC-770 Sundays at noon, and has also made guest appearances on other radio shows. In the past, he hosted a weekly show on WOR 710 Radio, until his contract was canceled in June 1996 following board action in the state of NJ and PA. He has appeared on television networks and primetime shows including NBC Nightly News, Larry King Live, The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show, MSNBC, Benny Hinn's This Is Your Day and The O’Reilly Factor. In addition, Braverman's work has been featured in magazines and non-academic publications, including as Elle, Vogue and New York Magazine.