Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP
Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder
Dr. Adam Perlman is currently the CEO and co-founder of Journey Wellness, a company developing the next generation of wellbeing centers. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and from 2011 until 2017 was the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness for the Duke University Health System as well as Executive Director for Duke Integrative Medicine. Additionally, he is the Founder and continues as Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.
Dr. Perlman is past Chair for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, comprised of over 70 leading academic medical centers around the country. Prior to his work with Duke, Dr. Perlman was Executive Director for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where he was Associate Professor of Medicine. He held the UMDNJ Hunterdon Endowed Professorship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and was Chair for the Department of Primary Care within the School of Health Related Professions, overseeing the Physician Assistant and Respiratory Care Programs.
Dr. Perlman also served as Director of Integrative Medicine for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System and was founding Medical Director for the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine, in Livingston, New Jersey. In that role he had primary responsibility for developing and overseeing the Complementary & Alternative Medicine Program, including the Integrative Medicine Center and the Center for Health and Wellness, for the largest healthcare system in New Jersey.
Dr. Perlman received his BA from Tufts University and his MD from Boston University School of Medicine, completing residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine as well as a General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. He earned an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Perlman lectures widely and is a frequently featured media expert. His scholarly activities include numerous grants and publications. His diverse research interests have included a clinical trial evaluating the effect of multivitamin supplementation on school performance in underserved children, a survey exploring the use of CAM in patients with cancer and several trials assessing the efficacy of massage for osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr. Perlman’s research has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and featured in the New York Times.
“I have become acutely aware that often the major challenge in improving one’s health and enhancing one’s life is changing the way we think. Most of my patients know they need to eat better or exercise more or manage stress better, but they can’t break away from the patterned ways of thinking that ultimately drives their behavior. When they are able to make some positive changes, it is often their old arch enemy stress that causes them to slip back to their unhealthy way of being.
This is what the meQuilibrium approach is all about. Creating a system that will now allow far more people to benefit then would have ever been possible over a lifetime of private practice is why I’m so excited to have helped develop it and to be a part of the meQuilibrium team.”