2018 IPMT Faculty
Georg Soldner, MD, was born in 1958 in Munich, Germany. Qualified as a paediatrician, he was for three years executive physician in the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic for Naturopathy at the Technical University of Munich. Since 1990 Georg Soldner is member of the Executive board of Medical Seminary [Medizinisches Seminar] in Bad Boll, Germany. In 1994 he co-founded a medical group practice in Munich, where he mostly treats chronically ill children. Mr Soldner was Vice-President of the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA) for seven years. He was member of the Executive Board of Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (GAÄD) 1999-2011. As editor of the Journal for Anthroposophic Medicine / Der Merkurstab he is responsible for all articles about anthroposophic medicinal products. He has co-authored a standard textbook of anthroposophic-homeopathic extended paediatrics and a comprehensive paediatric guidebook for parents. Since 2011 he is member of the Commission C for Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (AMPs) at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices in Bonn. Mr Soldner is project manager of the Vademecum Anthroposophic Medicines and has published more than 90 articles. He currently serves as Deputy Head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.
Marion Debus, MD, received her medical training at Ruhr-University Bochum 1989-1995. Her professional training in internal medicine included time at Klinik Öschelbronn Germany (1996-2002), Princess of Wales Hospital Bridgend GB and Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe Berlin Germany. Between 2002 and 2005 Marion further specialised in hematology and oncology at Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Stuttgart Germany. From 2005 to 2017 she was senior physician at the community hospital Havelhöhe Berlin with oncological ambulance. She is currently Head of the Department of Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine at Klinik Arlesheim.
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Adam Blanning, MD, is certified in anthroposophic medicine and board-certified in family medicine, and has served on the faculty of New York Medical College and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He founded and directs the Denver Center for Anthroposophic Therapies, which offers anthroposophic medicine, therapeutic eurythmy, art therapy and rhythmic massage. He works with Waldorf schools in Denver and Boulder, and serves as Training Director for PAAM. He is also the current president of AAMTA (Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapy in America).
David Gershan, MD, is a Family Practice physician in San Francisco, who has extended his care to Anthroposophic Medicine and HIV Primary Care. He is on the Board of the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM). He has hosted a medical study group in Anthroposophic Medicine in San Francisco for 25 years, has contributed to the Distance Learning Program, and continues to teach in the International Post-Graduate Medical Training and lecture to various Waldorf Schools, universities and to the Biodynamic Agricultural Community. In his public medical career he has served as Clinic Medical Supervisor, Director of Homeless Medicine and Director of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic, among other posts, in San Mateo County, California. Until very recently he has provided clinical care at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital. He plays the cello.
Carmen Hering, DO, integrates Anthroposophic Medicine with Osteopathic and Family Medicine in private practice in Albany, CA. She serves as adjunct faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, trains medical students in her office, teaches at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teach Training (BACWTT), and serves as faculty for the annual International Postgraduate Medical Training.
Philip Incao, MD, is a family doctor, and had a solo primary care practice in Harlemville, New York. He was Medical Director at Camphill Copake for many years. He then practiced in Denver, and now practices part-time in Crestone, Colorado. Dr. Incao was one of the founders and first presidents of PAAM. He is a much sought-after mentor in the US and abroad, because of his extensive experience and depth of insight. He has taught and written about anthroposophic medicine widely.
Steven Johnson, DO, is currently president of the Physicians Association of Anthroposophic Medicine and a Board representative for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM). He is an internationally respected lecturer, teacher, and physician, and has dedicated himself to bridging anthroposophic and integrative principals into mainstream medicine. After creating one of the first successful models of Integrative Care in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Johnson has recently joined the Fellowship Community in Spring Valley, New York, which is an eldercare initiative dedicated to social therapy and community life, where he hopes to have the opportunity to further research in the area of new alchemical approaches to plant cultivation and medicines and to contribute to the development of new clinical models of care.
Gerald Karnow, MD, has a family practice, begun in 1978, within the Fellowship Community in Spring Valley, NY. He is extensively involved as a school doctor and medical advisor to several Waldorf schools, and is presently the school doctor for Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY. He is also medical advisor and woodshop teacher at the Otto Specht School for children with learning differences, where he also serves on the Board of Trustees. He has served on the Executive Circle and the Board of Trustees of the Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Foundation for over 30 years. He is also the manager of Mercury Press, which requires him to remain active in translation, editing and the business aspects of publishing.
Alicia Landman-Reiner, MD, practiced AM as a board-certified family doctor from 1986 through 2004. She founded PAAM Training in 2000, was its director into 2015, and continues to manage its mentoring program. She has greatly enjoyed the privilege of teaching doctors about AM in the US and internationally. She worked for many years with several Waldorf schools. Alicia lives in Moab, Utah.
Glenda Monasch, TE, holds a eurythmy diploma from the Academy of Eurythmic Art at the Goetheanum and she has many years of performing experience. She received her therapeutic eurythmy diploma from the English Curative Eurythmy Training in 1994. Glenda is co-director of Sound Circle Eurythmy School. She has worked extensively teaching eurythmy to all ages and abilities. She directs remedial services at Shining Mountain Waldorf School, and maintains a therapeutic eurythmy practice, in Boulder, Colorado.
Patricia Reber, DO, is an Osteopathic Physician in general private practice, in Los Altos, California. She combines traditional Osteopathic manipulative medicine with Anthroposophical remedies and nutritional support to meet her patients’ individual needs. Her interests include newborns, child development and children with special needs. She works with Waldorf schools in Los Altos and Santa Cruz. She worked as the on-site manager for IPMT from 2011 through 2014.
Jennifer Schmitt, ND, is a board-licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She has an integrative pediatric and family practice in the East Bay of Northern California. She studied pre-med at St. Edward’s University in Austin and received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Dr. Schmitt received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle. Her medical school specialty training included: family medicine, normal maternity, advanced pediatrics, diabetes & cardiovascular care. She also trained in and specializes in Naturopathic Oncology with Mistletoe Therapy. She has completed the five-year post-graduate training in Anthroposophic medicine and is certified as an Anthroposophic Naturopathic Doctor. She works in Waldorf schools with classroom observation, parent education, and with the school's faculty. Dr. Schmitt lectures and teaches at Waldorf schools and Waldorf teacher trainings in the United States. She is the current President on the board of the Society for Physicians of Anthroposophic Naturopathy (SPAN) and is on the faculty of the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training. Dr. Schmitt is also a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, as well as a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.