Dr. Megumi Tamaki-Seiffert was born in Japan and grew up in northern California. As an undergraduate, she attended San Francisco State University where she discovered her passion for cross-cultural medicine while studying eastern philosophy. She pursued her interest in integrative medicine by obtaining her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine before attending Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University in Israel. During her studies in the Middle East, she volunteered with Physicians for Human Rights-Israel in the West Bank where she felt a strong desire to tackle the geopolitical and social determinants of health. Before joining the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program, she worked in Centros de Salud in Central and South America with a focus on women’s health and increasing cervical cancer screening rates in the Peruvian Andes. Her diverse interests have led her to hold exciting experiences ranging from providing early intervention for children on the autism spectrum, performing acupuncture in palliative care, and clinical research in electrophysiology. Her professional interests include global health, evidence-based integrative medicine and psychiatry in primary care. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, learning languages, and tasting new foods.