Aran Degenhardt, MD, MPHTM
Dr. Degenhardt is board certified in Family Medicine with further certification in medical acupuncture, and training in tropical & travel medicine. His practice integrates traditional medicine with tested and effective alternative therapies. This allows him to deeply and fully understand the nature of patients‘ illnesses and employ out-of-the-box thinking to establish effective, comprehensive and personalized treatment plans.
Earlier in his medical career, Dr. Degenhardt practiced medicine internationally, including tropical medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guangxi, China, and family medicine/natural healing at the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico. He also worked extensively with the diverse cultural communities of NYC, including the Japanese and Chinese communities and Manhattan‘s underserved communities in the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Since 2008, he dedicated his diverse integrative approach in Manhattan's Chelsea district, having provided comprehensive primary care, travel & tropical medicine and integrative medicine.
Dr. Degenhardt is a member of the teaching faculty at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Plainview Hospital, and routinely helps in the education of medical students and resident/fellow doctors. As a member of the Japanese Medical Society of America, he regularly hosts visiting Japanese physicians to observe his integrative medical approach within the US healthcare model.
He holds hospital privileges at NYU Langone Medical Center and Mount Sinai at Beth Israel.
Dr. Degenhardt's interest in sports medicine originates from his athletic history, notably competitive swimming. In college he was All-American (semi-finalist) at the NCAA Division III men‘s swimming national championships. He is actively competitive in master's water polo and swimming at the national and international stages, as well as in triathlons, marathons and other endurance events. From his training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, he practices QiGong and integrates the ancient martial art into his medical approach and active lifestyle. Outside his physical activities he has a passion for music and dance, playing jazz piano and dancing salsa with his wife. He cherishes his time with his family and tries to keep up with the busy schedules of his two teenage children.
- Undergraduate & Graduate
- Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
- Guangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Williams College
- Medical Education
- Tulane School of Medicine
- Beth Israel Medical Center
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene