Director and Professor
YogaAyurveda.org Clinic & Academy
Shanbhag is a renowned physician, professor, researcher & author. For more than 30 years, he has successfully run various institutions for promoting Ayurveda in India, USA & Japan. During 1985-88 he was the Head of the Institute of Ayurvedic Research in Poona, India. During 1989 thru 2006, for 17 years in Seattle, he was the Founder & Director of the AYU Ayurvedic Wellness Centre - Academy, Clinic & Spa. These successful businesses were purchased by a multinational company in 2006. During 1991-96, he was the Chairman of the Ayurvedic Medicine Department at the Bastyr University in Seattle. He travels all over USA, Japan & India for clinical teaching and medical consultations. He is a sought-after popular speaker and has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences. Currently, Dr.Shanbhag is a faculty member of Bastyr University in Seattle, MMI College of Ayurveda in Watsonville and SaiAyurvedic College in Miami. He is also a Faculty Member & Advisor for Japan Ayurveda Association, Tokyo. He is the best-seller author of “Beginner’s Introduction to Ayurveda” by Keats Publishing. In 1988, Dr.Shanbhag was awarded the prestigious I.I.M. Gold Medal for his MD (Ayurveda, India) Research Thesis. In 2008, International Academy of Ayurveda Physicians honoured him with the Vishwa Ayurveda Ratna Award. In 2010, he won the Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America.