Medical Ambassadors

"Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder."
- Dr. Mitchell Gaynor


Dr. Mimi Guarneri

Cardiologist, Founder of SCRIPPS

Dr. Guarneri has been recognized for her national leadership in integrative medicine by the Bravewell Collaborative and has served as chair of the Bravewell Clinical Network for Integrative medicine. In 2009, Dr. Guarneri was honored as the ARCS scientist of the year. In 2011, Dr. Guarneri was the winner of the Bravewell Leadership Award which honors a physician leader who has made significant contributions to the transformation of the U.S. health care system. Most recently, she received the 2012 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Grace A. Goldsmith award from the American College of Nutrition. 

Dr. Guarneri founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and served as Medical Director for 15 years. She began her career at Scripps Clinic as an attending in interventional cardiology, where she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and more holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs are used to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Guarneri is the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on NBC Today and PBS’s To the Contrary and Full Focus. Her work was also featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine.












Dr. Mitchell Gaynor

Oncologist, Author of The Healing Power of Sound

Dr. Gaynor has been listed consecutively in The Best Doctors in New York since 1997. Dr. Gaynor is a leading oncologist who has pioneered new strategies for both the treatment and prevention of cancer. His work has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, Healthy Living, Vegetarian Times, and many other publications. He has also been a featured guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Martha Stewart Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Edge with Paula Zahn, Discovery Health, CNN, and Fox News.

He also held the position of Chief Medical Resident at New York Hospital and received the Environmental Advocate of the Year award. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and five books:

  • Sounds of Healing (Broadway Books 1999)
  • Dr. Gaynor’s Cancer Prevention Program (Kensington Health 1999)
  • Healing Essence (Kensington Health 2000)
  • The Healing Power of Sound (Shambhala 2002)
  • Nurture Nature, Nurture Health: Your Health and the Environment (Nurture Nature Press 2005)

Dr. Gaynor is a well respected pioneer in Integrative Oncology. His practice offers cutting edge personalized cancer therapies and diagnostics. This includes chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies and targeted therapy. In addition, Dr. Gaynor customizes a targeted nutritional program for each patient. The practice also provides music-based meditation sessions and educational conferences for music therapy, yoga, chi-gong, and other alternative therapy instruction. Patients may participate in both group classes as well as see individual practitioners. Patients can thus incorporate meditation, healing sounds, guided imagery, and cognitive behavioral therapy, in concert with activities such as restorative physical therapy, aerobic exercise, chi-gong as well as botanical and nutritional counseling.

Read more of Dr. Gaynor's articles about the power of Sound to Heal and watch a talk given by Dr Gaynor. Dr . Gaynor talks about the healing power of sound on Dr. Oz Show., below.