Practicing family physician, professor, widely published researcher of integrative health and author of How Healing Works
Dr. Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. Drawing on 40 years of research and patient care, he explains how 80 percent of healing occurs organically and how to activate the healing process in his book, "How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal." Dr. Jonas is the Executive Director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, an effort supported by Henry and Susan Samueli to increase awareness and access to integrative health. Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. From 2001-2016, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Samueli Institute, a non-profit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience.
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