Dr. Adam Perlman is Co-founder of Synchronicity, a Charleston, South Carolina company developing next-generation wellbeing centers. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and from 2011 to 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. He was responsible for Duke’s Health and Wellness portfolio, including Duke Integrative Medicine, the Duke Diet, and Fitness Center, and the Duke Health and Fitness Center.
In this role, he contributed to the work of healthcare transformation within and beyond the University System.
Additionally, he is the Founder and Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.
Dr. Perlman is past Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, which is comprised of over 75 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 at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University), where he was also an 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 this role, he had primary responsibility for developing and overseeing one of the first hospital-based Integrative Medicine centers in the country, as well as the Center for Health and Wellness, a medically-oriented fitness center.
In addition, he is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of meQuilibrium. The leading provider of workplace resiliency solutions, meQuilibrium is a clinically-validated resilience platform that leverages behavioral psychology, neuroscience, and analytics to deliver transformative insights that change lives and businesses.
He 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 health and wellness 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 Complementary Medicine in patients with cancer, and a series of 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.
His goal is to assist people as they take charge of their health to improve their vitality and live their best life.
His blog Perlz of Healthy Wisdom is designed to help followers sift through the confusing information that is currently on the web. He believes that ultimately it is about our freedom of choice. If we are operating with incomplete information or misinformation about what is good for our well-being, perhaps because it was put on the internet by the company that makes the product, then we don’t truly have freedom of choice.
He believes that with reliable information, we can make reasonable decisions about our health and live our best lives.