Dr. Birdee is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, having practiced clinical medicine in academic medical centers including Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has been practicing mind-body techniques including meditation, slow breathing, and martial arts for over 30 years. He is a registered Yoga Teacher who has studied yoga with the Healing Yoga Foundation (California) and Krishnamacharya Yoga Foundation (India). He has a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health and completed the Integrative Medicine Research and Faculty Development Fellowship at the Osher Research Center Harvard Medical School in 2009. Dr. Birdee conducted mind-body research for over one decade with his research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health to advance the understanding on the mechanisms and clinical effectiveness of mind-body practices for chronic health conditions. Dr. Birdee is currently the founder and CEO of Mind-Body Evolution, a company focused on creating and leveraging new technologies to deliver traditional mind-body practices and disseminating integrative modalities. He provides integrative consultations and mind-body consultations at Ha.Le in Nashville, Tennessee.