Nancy Ann Cotter, MD, CNS, is a graduate of McGill University, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, integrative medicine, and medical acupuncture, and she holds certifications as a clinical nutrition specialist and as a certified Functional Medicine practitioner. Dr. Cotter is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She uses nutrition, acupuncture, mind-body medicine, and lifestyle modification as first-line tools in her practice. Dr. Cotter was the founding medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Atlantic Health in New Jersey. She serves as clinical champion for the National VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, and as whole health clinical director for the VA NJ Whole Health Flagship. She is part of the VA’s effort to transform health care.
Dr. Cotter has authored over 20 publications in integrative medicine and pursues research interests in the use of integrative medicine modalities in the conventional setting. She is an assistant clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School, and has been teaching acupuncture to other physicians for 15 years. Her programmatic expertise is in bringing integrative medicine to institutions and promoting the necessary culture change to embrace a health-oriented approach to medicine. Her clinical expertise is in helping patients with chronic conditions find balance and vitality in their lives by accessing and enhancing their own healing potential.