About Alan Remde MD

AHR-2.jpg Alan Remde, MD is a Fellow of the American Board of Family Practice, has earned a CAQ (Certificate of Added Qualification) in Primary Care Sports Medicine; and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. He graduated from the  University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship in Integrative Medicine in September 2015. Dr. Remde was a co-founder of the RWJMS Family Practice Residency @ Capital Health. He was formerly the director of curriculum at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel residency in Urban Family Practice in Manhattan, NY, and since June 2018 is one of the core faculty at St. Luke’s University Health Network Family Medicine Residency – Warren, where he serves as director of research and curriculum.

His primary clinical and research interests are  in developing integrative primary care clinical approaches and systems.

Education – Undergraduate:

  • Cook College of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ,
  • BS, Biology, January 1978 – May 1981; Fifth year research project in plant ecology completed at Smithsonian Institute


  • UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, September 1981 – May 1985
  • Somerset Family Practice Residency Program, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ. Also conducted research in/and clinical application of Stress Management Techniques, July 1985 – June 1988.
  • Institute for Sports Medicine, Hamilton, NJ, Primary Care Sports Medicine Post-graduate training, July 1988 – April 1989.  Care of Athletes including injury evaluation, treatment and prevention, utritional counseling and coverage of sporting events. Associate team physician for Rider College, McCorristin High School and The Hun School of Princeton.
  • Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine, P.O. Box 245153, Tucson, Arizona, 85724           2 year, 1000 hour fellowship, graduated Fall 2015. Rated superior in all categories.

Awards, Honors and Service

  • Founder’s Award (for co-founding Family Medicine residency program in 1995) 5/00
  • Recipient:  ‘Teacher of the Year award’ from graduating residents, 7/04
  • Advanced to Fellow status, AAFP 2005
  • Named among ‘America’s Top Family Physicians’ by Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2006, 2007 & 2008
  • Co-Chair of STFM National Integrative Medicine Interest group 2013 – 2014

Teaching positions

  • Clinical Instructor Family Practice/Primary Care Sports Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, January 1989 to June 30, 1995
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Family Practice/Primary Care SportMedicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, July 1, 1995 to present
  • Director, Research & Curriculum, Rutgers-RWJMS FPR @ CHS
  • Director Curriculum– Institute for Family Health – Mt. Sinai Residency in Family Medicine, 16 E. 16thSt. NY, NY 10003    Sept. 2014 – May 2018
  • Director Integrative Sports Medicine clinic– Institute for Family Health Mt. Sinai Downtown Family Medicine Residency 16 E. 16thSt. NY, NY 10003    Sept. 2014 – May 2018
  • Director Curriculum and Research – SLUHN FMR – Warren6/18 – present 
  • SELECTED PRESENTATIONS (most recent first):STFM national conference: An Integrated approach to Chronic Pain – a proposed new paradigm  roundtable discussion May 2017)Integrative approach to chronic pain treatment in older patients– in process.Invited presentation: Integrative approach to Hypertension Grand rounds presented at Mt. Sinai Family Medicine Grand Rounds, 5/15/15

    Invited presentation: Natural treatment of primary hypertension. Grand rounds presented 1/21/14 at Morristown Medical Center 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

    Guest speaker: Integrative approach to HTN.  Presented with Dr. Kumuda Ranjan, 1/2/14 Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Capital Health Systems, Trenton, NJ

    Guest speaker: Integrative approach to chronic low back pain.  Presented with Dr. Flavia Oprea, 10/10/13 Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Capital Health Systems, Trenton, NJ

    Invited presentation: Nutritional and exercise aspects of depression treatment– concepts & evidence. Presented 4/10/12 to RWJMS FM Dept. Grand Rounds

    Invited presentation: Nutritional support for depression treatment – what is the evidence? Presented grand rounds 10/2011toDept. to Psychiatry, Cooper Medical University, Camden, NJ

    Invited presentation:Vitamin D update 2010Remde, A. Hackettstown Regional Medical Center 4/21/10

    Quality Assessment of Hypertension care provided at a primary care center.Poster presentation at NJAFP conference 6/18/10, Gunasekaran, M.; Nana; M and Remde, A.

    Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy: Knowledge and Attitudes of Primary Care Physicians Remde, A.; Santos, B. Presented at NJ Research network symposium, New Brunswick, NJ 6/09

    Can lifestyle change advice improve fasting lipid profile in the family health center – a quality review  Atkinson, M., Yaqub, J, Remde, A.  Presented at NJ Research network symposium, New Brunswick, NJ  5/09

    Prevalence And Severity of Polypharmacy in Elderly At A Primary Care Teaching Outpatient Center Tadbiri, A. and Remde, APresented at NJ Research network symposium, New Brunswick, NJ 6/08

    Use of S-adenosylmethionine in Patients with Major Depression: Assessing the quality of the published clinical evidence for the use of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) in major depression. Mihaylov, N. and Remde, A.  Presented at NJ Research network symposium, New Brunswick, NJ 6/07

    An evidence-based, integrative approach for prevention and treatment of hypertension in the primary care outpatient setting. Azam, M. M.D. and Remde, A. Presented at NJ Research network symposium, New Brunswick, NJ 6/07

    Prevalence of Obesity in a Convenience sample at a primary care office in central New Jersey, Eskandari, H.; Remde, A.  Presented at NJ Research network symposium, New Brunswick, NJ 6/07

    Correlation between iron deficiency and Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)Merchant, N; Remde,A, Borresen, D. Presented at NJ Research network symposium, New Brunswick, NJ 6/06

    Fibromyalgia – an integrative approach to treatment: presented 10/18/06 and 10/10/07, 6/19/08 as part of CHS community speaker’s series.

    Vitamin D and Men’s HealthCHS Community speaker series 6/15/09

    Vitamin D deficiency – A silent epidemic?Presented as Poster at STFM NE Regional conference 10/28/06 and as lecture at Grand Rounds, UMDNJ-RWJMS 9/11/07 and as CHS community speaker’s series 4/17/08.

    Keynote address: The Power of Integration: Healing our patients, ourselves and the community in an era of medical system crisis presented at 2006 Family Medicine Residency Graduation ceremony, 6/06

    Integrating Integrative Medicine into a Family Medicine Curriculum, 10/16/03 NE STFM Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. (with Dr. Ginsburg)

    The New Malnutrition, presented 10/1/03 CHS Community Education Series, 10/8/03 to Family Medicine Dept. CHS, NJ. and Grand Rounds UMDNJ-RWJMS 12/04

    Medical Applications of Tai Chi Workshop,NE STFM Conference, October 1999 and NJ/PA FP Academy meeting in Philadelphia 6/2/01

    Homocystinemiaat CHS – Family Practice CME

    Multiple other presentations

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (most recent first):
  • Integrative approach to Chronic Pain management. Appendix in The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Family Medicine3rdedition – Editor R. Usatine. McGraw-Hill Education (published 2019)
  • Evidence based use of supplements in Geriatric patients(with Ray Teets, MD), chapter in A competency-based approach to caring for older adults. (publication pending, 2018)What question set is most effective to screen chronic pain patients for potential opioid abuse? Banks G, Remde A. Evidence-Based Practice. 2014; 17(8): E14-E15

    Clinical Inquiry: ‘Should pre-participation physicals for school-aged athletes include routine EKGs?’ In Journal of Family Practice. March 2013 (Vol. 62, No.03) Alan Remde, MD; Nancy Calabretta, MS, MEd; Assistant editor Justin Bailey, MD

    Vitamin D and Athletics   Remde, A. Commentary in American College of Sports Medicine Winter Olympics Resource Center, http://acsm.stats.com/wolympics/front.asp2/10, http://www.acsm.org/access-public-information/acsm’s-sports-performance-center/sports-performance-blog   2/14

    Help Desk Answer:‘What is the best strategy to determine the cause of chronic urticaria?’ in Evidence-Based Practice.  November 2011 Vol. 14, No. 11Sairah Khokher, MD and Remde, A. MD, FAAFP UMDNJ-RWJ FMPR at Capital Health System Plainsboro, NJ

    Help Desk Answer: ‘How should physicians mitigate medico-legal risk when completing sports pre-participation evaluations?’ in Evidence Based Practice13(7): 9-10. Ho, Chen, Remde, Alan,  Calabretta, Nancy

    Chapters on ‘Asthma’ and ‘Diabetes’ in Swanson’s Family Medicine review: Alfred F. Tallia, et al,sixth edition 2007 Mosby.

    The Effect of Repeated Tense-Release Sequences on EMG and Self-Report of Muscle Tension: An Evaluation of Jacobsonian and Post-Jacobsonian Assumptions About Progressive Relaxation, Lehrer, Paul M., MD, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School; Woolfolk, Robert L., MD, Rutgers-The State University; Remde, Alan, MD, Hamilton Hospital, New Jersey; Garlick, Talma, MD, Beersheba, Israel  Psychophysiology, Volume 25, Number 5, September 1988