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Embodied Medicine at 1440: Meet Deborah Cohan, MD

September 19, 2019


Join us at 1440 Multiversity, November 16-17 2019.


Deborah Cohan is a joyous dancer, compassionate physician, and subtly mischievous rabble-rouser spreading the messages of joy, interconnectedness, and love across the world but, most profoundly, across the field of healthcare.

A professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of California, San Francisco, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Deborah runs HIVE, a hub of sexual and reproductive wellness for pregnant women and others living with HIV.


A dancer all of her life, Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 44. She danced the day of her diagnosis and nearly every day throughout her treatment, including in the operating room prior to her bilateral mastectomy. After her surgery a video of this event, recorded by the anesthesiologist, went viral on YouTube, instigating a pop-up social movement around joy and healing through dance. Upon completing chemotherapy, Deborah founded the Foundation for Embodied Medicine, which brings the healing power of body awareness, conscious movement, and embodied presence to patients, caregivers, and medical providers.


Four outstanding influencers in the fields of movement, medicine, healing, and happiness—Jon Schreiber, DC, Ellen Petry Leanse, Deborah Cohan, MD, and Alexandra Johnson, MD—introduce you to Breema, a nourishing and life-altering form of integrative bodywork, the latest advances in Neuroscience, and the dynamic practice of Embodied Medicine. Built on the Nine Principles of Harmony, Breema is a revolutionary way to think and live.

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