The Institute for Functional Medicine Names Patrick Hanaway, MD, as the 2017 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

For Immediate Release

June 3, 2017

Los Angeles, CA—On the final day of The Institute for Functional Medicine’s 2017 Annual International Conference, held June 1-3, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA, IFM recognizes Patrick Hanaway, MD, as the honored recipient of the Linus Pauling Award. Dr. Hanaway receives this award for his innovation in medical education and pioneering work in clinical outcomes research.

Dr. Hanaway is a board-certified family physician with a medical degree from Washington University and residency training from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Hanaway was the chief medical education officer for The Institute for Functional Medicine from 2012 to 2014 and then worked as the medical director of Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He helped develop the clinical model, supported the research agenda, and promoted education change at Cleveland Clinic. He is currently the director of research at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine where he has developed randomized clinical trials (RCTs) as well as innovative research in outcomes and total cost of care. Dr. Hanaway’s interests are in the development of healthcare delivery models that learn from traditional medical systems and promote research to demonstrate improved value in patient outcomes per dollar.

Dr. Hanaway served on the executive committee for the American Board of Integrative Medicine and as president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He co-founded Family to Family: Your Home for Whole Health Care with his wife in Asheville, NC. Dr. Hanaway promotes systems medicine and teaches on the clinical application of nutritional biochemistry, with an emphasis on digestion, immunology, mitochondrial function, and wellness.

Laurie Hofmann, IFM’s chief executive officer, states, “IFM is thrilled to present the Linus Pauling Award to Dr. Patrick Hanaway for his longtime dedication to and advocacy for the Functional Medicine community. We salute Dr. Hanaway for a career spent at the forefront of the effort to advance Functional Medicine as the standard of care globally.”

Dr. Hanaway’s work in support of Functional Medicine is critically needed to reverse the epidemic of complex chronic disease and to demonstrate a new, viable model for health care. His leadership in transforming the healthcare system, along with his advocacy, dedication, and spirit, have guided and inspired the Functional Medicine movement and community.


Margaret Parus

About the Linus Pauling Award
The Linus Pauling Award recognizes a visionary clinician or researcher who has made a significant contribution to the development of the Functional Medicine model or to the extension of the reach of Functional Medicine nationally or internationally.

About The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
IFM is the global leader in Functional Medicine. The mission of IFM is to serve the highest expression of individual health through the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine as the standard of care.

Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. The primary drivers of the chronic disease epidemic are the daily interactions among an individual’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle choices. Functional Medicine addresses these underlying causes of disease and equips healthcare practitioners to help their patients manage this complex, interconnected web.

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