Timothy McCall

Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine, and the author of three books, Examining Your Doctor: A Patient's Guide to Avoiding Harmful Medical Care (Citadel Press); Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam); and his latest, Saving My Neck: A Doctor's East/West Journey Through Cancer (Whole World Publishing).

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He is co-editor of the first medical textbook on yoga therapy, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care (Handspring Publishing, 2016). He practiced medicine for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full-time to investigating and teaching yoga therapy. Certified as a yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, he is the Founder/Director of Yoga as Medicine Seminars and Teacher Trainings and, until 2016, co-directed a yoga therapy center just outside of New York City.

Timothy has traveled extensively, studying with many of the world’s leading yoga teachers and yoga therapists including BKS Iyengar and TKV Desikachar. His primary teachers have been Patricia Walden, Rod Stryker and Donald Moyer. He has practiced yoga and meditation from various traditions for over 20 years and Tantra for more than a decade. Since 2005, he has studied with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukutty Vaidyar, and has spent more than a year at his clinic in Kerala, India.

Timothy’s articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, Redbook (where he was a contributing editor), The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Boston Globe. His column appeared monthly in the newsletter Bottom Line Health from 1995 to 2003. From 1996-2001, his medical commentaries were featured on the public radio program Marketplace. He has been a guest on numerous national radio and television programs, including two appearances on The Today Show. In 2004-2005, he was a scholar-in-residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. Since 2002, he has been the medical editor of Yoga Journal. He has lectured at at the National Institutes of Health and medical schools, and given numerous workshops and keynote addresses at conferences sponsored by Yoga Journal, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and The Smithsonian Institution. He recently joined the editorial board of The International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Timothy teaches yoga therapy seminars and teacher trainings in the United States and worldwide.