Esther M. Sternberg

Research Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Director, UA Institute on Place and Well-Being

Professor of Medicine

Dr. Sternberg is a Professor of Medicine in the UA College of Medicine, Research Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Director of the UA Institute on Place and Well-Being.  A native of Canada, Dr. Sternberg earned her bachelor's degree and Medical Doctorate from McGill University in Quebec, Canada. in 1972 and 1974, respectively.  She completed both her residency in Internal Medicine and her Fellowship in Rheumatology at McGill University.

Internationally-recognized for her discoveries of the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, Dr. Sternberg is a major force in collaborative initiatives on mind-body-stress-wellness and environment inter-relationships. Her best-selling popular books Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions are informative and scientifically based inspirations to doctors and lay persons alike in dealing with the complexities and 21st century frontiers of stress, healing and wellness.


  • MD, McGill University, Quebec, 1974