Edzard Ernst MD, PhD, FMedSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd
Laing Chair in Complementary Medicine
Professor Ernst qualified as a physician
in 1978 where he also completed his MD and PhD theses. He has received training
in acupuncture, autogenic training, herbalism, homoeopathy, massage therapy and
spinal manipulation. He was Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
(PMR) at Hannover Medical School
and Head of the PMR Department at the University of Vienna.
In 1993 he established the Chair in Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter. He is founder/Editor-in-Chief of
two medical journals (Perfusion and FACT). He has published more than 40 books
and in excess of 1000 articles in the peer-reviewed medical literature and has
been given visiting professorships in Canada
and the US.
His work has been awarded with 13 scientific prizes. In 1999 he took British
nationality. His unit’s research is funded from two endowments by the
late Sir Maurice Laing, by research grants and fellowships (not, however, by
‘Big Pharma’ as sometimes speculated).
latest books are:
Singh S, Ernst E. Trick
or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial. Transworld-Publishers, 2008.
The German version of this book was voted Science book of the year in Germany in
Ernst E, Pittler M, Wider B, Boddy K. The Oxford
Handbook of Complementary Medicine. Oxford University
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Please click here to read an interview with Edzard Ernst published in the New
Scientist on 26 April 2008.