Vasant Lad

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Vasant Dattatray Lad
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Born 1943
Pune, British India
Occupation Author, Ayurvedic Physician, Professor, Director of The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nationality American (born Indian)
Genre Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Sanskrit, Yoga, Jyotish
Spouse Usha Lad
Website
www.ayurveda.com

Vasant Dattatray Lad is an American author, Ayurvedic physician, professor and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lad received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) in 1968 from the University of Pune, in Pune, India and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) in 1980 from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune. Before coming to the United States in 1979, Lad served as the Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune for three years and as Professor of Clinical Medicine for seven years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine.[1] His training includes the study of Western medicine and surgery as well as traditional Ayurvedic Medicine.[2]

He founded the Ayurvedic Institute in 1984. Since 2000 Lad has sat as an advisor for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association[3] as well as the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine[4] and Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association.[5] He is a member of the faculty of the Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda in Watsonville, California,[6] and the Dinacharya Institute in New York City.[7]

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