Rachel Naomi Remen (born February 8, 1938) is an author, teacher, and promoter in integrative medicine. Together with Michael Lerner (environmentalist), she is a founder of the Cancer Help Program at Commonweal Institute, better known as Commonweal. She is a professor at the Oster Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the founder of the Institute for the Study of Health & Illness. She has been featured on the PBS television series, Thinking Allowed.
Dr. Remen’s most well-known books include Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessing, both of which made The New York Times Best Seller list. Kitchen Table Wisdom has been translated into 21 languages, and has sold over 700,000 copies worldwide. She is also the founder of a medical student curriculum called “The Healer’s Art” used in medical schools throughout the United States.