Bio Data

Prachi R.Garodia M.D

A Board certified M.D. in Internal Medicine, she is the Director of Integrative health and research center, Houston . She has been practicing Integrative medicine internationally for the last four years.  She has trained in Ayurveda from ARSHA (AVP) in India , Learning Ayurveda and Yoga in the traditional Gurukulam way. She has also trained in Basic, Advanced and Cosmetic Acupuncture. She has traveled extensively in India meeting various adepts, saints and masters and taking further training in Yoga, Kriyas, Pranayama, Meditation and other natural healing therapies.  

She is involved in educating the local and medical communities and gives lectures and workshops on Ayurveda and Yoga to spread awareness regarding these ancient sciences. She has been invited for series of lectures on Ayurveda and Yoga in Rice University , for the past two years. She has special interest in combining the ancient knowledge and modern researches and has been collaborating with M.D.Anderson Cancer Institute on few research projects. She is adjunct faculty for the Ayurvedic teaching programme at the Hindu University of America. She is currently working on an Ayurvedic book. Dr. Garodia is involved in many charitable and social causes locally and internationally.

Medical Education

Residency Internal Medicine 1993-1996

The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens Flushing, N.Y

Medical School 1985-1990

Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India


2002-Present Integrative Medicine Houston, TX. 
Private consultations


Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 1996

Diploma in Ayurveda and Yoga, ARSHA, (AVP), Coimbatore, India 2001-2002 

Diploma in Basic, Advanced and Cosmetic Acupuncture 2002, Mumbai, India 

Yoga teacher certification, Yoga teacher’s training course, SVYASA, Houston 2003

State Licenses (Internal Medicine)


Lectures and Activities

Rice University, co-sponsored by M.D. Anderson cancer center—series of introductory and comprehensive lectures on "Ayurveda and Yoga as CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine" –Oct-Nov. 2004

Chinmaya Mission, Houston—lecture on "Ayurveda for common diseases"—Oct. 2004

Arya Samaj, Houston—lecture on "Ayurveda—the science of life"—Oct. 2004

The New York Medical Centre of Queens—lecture on "Ayurveda—the alternative approach" at the Residents and doctors Morning Rounds – Nov. 2004

Radio talk show on Ayurveda on KPFT, Houston on March 10th 2005

Ayurvedic cooking workshop held in April 2005

Organized an educative stall at the Houston International festival to bring awareness regarding Ayurveda; April 23-25th and April 29-May 1st 2005

Series of lectures " Ayurvedic lifestyle" every first Saturday of the month at the Yoga center of Houston since June 2005

Presented "Medical uses of Ayurvedic spices and herbs" at the AAPI (American Association of Physicians from India) Convention at Houston, June 15-19th, 2005

Agrawal association of America, Houston—Supervised and taught yoga, Pranayama and Meditation to 8-16 yrs old children at Annual camp—Oct. 2005

Rice University undergraduate lectures on "Ayurveda and Yoga " – Oct 2005

Rice University, co-sponsored by M.D. Anderson cancer center—series of introductory and comprehensive lectures on "Ayurveda and Yoga as CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) the healing traditions of the East" – Oct 2005

Agrawal association of America, Houston—lecture on "Ayurveda—Going back to our roots" Nov. 2005

Treating poor patients at a charitable Mexican church, Houston Twice a month

Panel presenter for Diabetes at the "Ayurveda: Live healthy longer" Conference at Hindu University of America, Orlando, Florida – March 2006.

Adjunct faculty for the Ayurvedic teaching program at the Hindu University of America, Orlando, Florida.

Chaired two paper sessions on Ayurveda at the WAVES conference at Houston – July 2006


Review article "From traditional Ayurvedic medicine to modern medicine: identification of therapeutic targets for suppression of inflammation and cancer" at the M.D. Anderson cancer center, published in Expert opinion ther. Targets (2006) 10(1): 97-118 

Review article "From Ancient Medicine to Modern Medicine: Ayurvedic Concepts for Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Inflammation and Cancer "submitted to the Journal of Integrative Oncology for fall issue 2006.