Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, D Ayur

Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP, C-IAYT, and Chair of Taksha’s Center for Integrative Medicine and Yoga (CIMY), is a retired Vascular Surgeon turned Certified Yoga Therapist and Certified Ayurveda Practitioner. He retired as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, and now teaches Yoga Therapy both nationally and internationally to health care providers, with a focus on integrating yogic wisdom and the science of Western Medicine. Dr. Sarkar started the first Category One ACCME-approved CME (Continuing Medical Education) course in the US for physicians, entitled “Yoga Therapy for Medical Professionals.” He serves on several local and national healthcare boards, including as  Past President of the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, Virginia; President of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT); Chairman of the Board for Life in Yoga Institute; and Life Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and of the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM).