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Wadie I. Najm

Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
School of Medicine

Director, Susan Samueli Center of Integrative Medicine, Family Medicine
School of Medicine

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

M.D., Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1984

M.Ed., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2005, Medical Education

Phone: (714) 456-5171
Fax: (714) 456-7984

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive
Rt. 81, Bldg. 200, Rm. 835
Mail Code: 2975
Orange, CA 92868

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Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Ethnicity and Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Herbals; Acupuncture
URLs Susan Samueli Center of Integrative Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Publications W. Najm, T. Cesario, L. Spurgeon. Bacteremia Due to hemophilus Infections: A Retrospective Study with Emphasis on the Elderly. Clinical Infectious Diseases 1995;21:213-216.
  Najm W. Viral hepatitis: how to manage type C and D infections. Geriatrics. 1997 May;52(5):28-30, 33-4, 37
  Seffinger MA, Najm WI, Mishra SI, Adams A, Dickerson VM, Murphy LS, Reinsch S. Reliability of spinal palpation for diagnosis of back and neck pain: a systematic review of the literature. Spine. 2004 Oct 1;29(19):E413-25.
  Najm WI, Reinsch S, Hoehler F, Tobis JS, Harvey PW. S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe) versus celecoxib for the treatment of osteoarthritis symptoms: a double-blind cross-over trial. [ISRCTN36233495].BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2004 Feb 26;5(1):6.
  Lie D, Shapiro J, Pardee S, Najm W. A focus group study of medical students’ views of an integrated complementary and alternative medi¬cine (CAM) curriculum: students teaching teachers. Med Educ Online [serial online] 2008;13:3 doi:10.3885/meo.2008.Res00252 Available from
  Najm W, Lie D. Dietary Supplements Commonly Used for Prevention. 2008;35(4):749-767.
  Lie D, Shapiro J, Cohn F, Najm W. Reflective practice enriches clerkship students' cross-cultural experiences. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May;25 Suppl 2:S119-25.
  Use of complementary andalternative medicine among the ethnic elderly.
Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 May-Jun; 9(3): 50-7.
  Volek JS, McIntosh M, Kalynych C, Najm W, Lerman RH, Fernandez ML A Mediterranean-style low-glycemic-load diet improves variables of metabolic syndrome in women, and addition of a phytochemical-rich medical food enhances benefits on lipoprotein metabolism. Journal of Clinical Lipidology 14 March 2011 (10.1016/j.jacl.2011.03.002)
  Najm W, Lie D. Herbals used for diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Prim Care. 2010 Jun;37(2):237-54
  Najm W, Sefinger M, Mishra S, et al. Content Validity of Manual Spinal Palpatory Exams. A Systematic Review. BMC, Complementary and Alternative Medicine,2003;3:1.
  Najm, W, Lie D, Shapiro J, Llenderrozos H. Group Medical Visits as a Teaching Tool in a Family Medicine Clerkship. Family Medicine 2009 Oct; 41(9):625-31.
  Yee Lean Lee, John Owens, Lauri Thrupp, Sheryl Barron, Edward Shanbrom, Thomas Cesario, Wadie I. Najm..The Antifungal Activity of Urine After Ingestion of Cranberry Products. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. September 2009, 15(9): 957-958. doi:10.1089/acm.2009.0148
American Academy of Family Practice
American Geriatric Society
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Other Experience Geriatric Fellowship
UC Irvine 1991—1993

Medical Acupuncture
UCLA 1998—1999

Ethnogeriatric Fellowship
Stanford 1/98

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