Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine, the medical editor of Yoga Journal and the author of two books, Examining Your Doctor: A Patient's Guide to Avoiding Harmful Medical Care and Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam).
He practiced medicine for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full time to writing and research. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Public Citizen's Health Letter, The Nation, Redbook (where he was a contributing editor), The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Los Angeles Times. 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.
Timothy has traveled in the US and India spending time with many of the world's leading yoga therapists. He has studied Yoga with Patricia Walden since 1995 and more recently with Donald Moyer, and Tantra with Rod Stryker and Dr. Ananth Atre of Bangalore India. He has spent more than a year in India at the clinic of a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukkutty Vaidyar of Kerala, who he continues to study with. In 2004-2005, he spent a year as scholar-in-residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. He became Yoga Journal's medical editor in 2002, has written feature articles as well as a regular column for the magazine, and has led workshops and given keynote addresses at many Yoga Journal and other conferences.
A number of Timothy's articles are available online; you can access them by clicking "Yoga and Yoga Therapy" in the sidebar. He has also been interviewed in a number of publications, several of which you can read here:
An interview with Integral Yoga Magazine
Part of a presentation I gave on the differences between Indian and Western research practices, and my own experiences visiting and learning about yoga therapy centers in India.
An interview with San Francisco Medicine,
a publication of the San Francisco Medical Society. Focuses on my path to yoga and my desire to reach out to physicians and other health care professionals about the medical benefits of yoga.
An interview with the website Yogamates
A brief discussion of my focus on yoga therapy, yogic vs. scientific language, Ayurveda, etc.
A "Health Heroes" interview with the Diet Detective
In which we discuss yoga, yoga for beginners, fitting yoga into a busy modern lifestyle, diet, etc.
Teacher Spotlight from Yoga Journal's Conference Connection Newsletter
A reflection on my journey from my medical practice to where I am today.
Introduction to Yoga as Medicine: A Leap of Faith
My path from being a full-time practitioner of Western medicine to becoming a student of yoga and yoga therapy.
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