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About Dr. Iyer

Mary Ann (Wallace) Iyer, M.D. is a licensed physician and author whose primary focus is mindbody and spiritual healing. In addition to her medical degree, she holds a Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in holistic health.

A pioneer in the field of mindbody medicine, Dr. Iyer has extensive training and experience with numerous holistic healing modalities, including meditation, breathwork, imagery, dreamwork, acupressure, process-oriented psychology, vision quests, therapeutic touch, and herbology.


From 2002-2009, Dr. (Wallace) Iyer served as the Medical Director for the Division of Integrative Medicine, which she developed within a large regional hospital medical system. As a leader who focuses on empowering others, she takes a uniquely spiritual approach to classic challenges such as conflict resolution, building trust, learning new communication skills, and developing healthy relationships.

Dr. Mary has led workshops and classes on spirituality in medicine and mindbody issues since 1982. She is an accomplished and engaging speaker who has given more than 300 lectures on complementary, alternative and integrative medicine to medical professionals and lay persons. She is frequently invited to be a keynote speaker at conferences in the United States and Canada

Recent Positions

• 2004–2009: Medical Director of Samaritan Division of Integrative Medicine
• 2002–2006: Medical Director of Heartspring Wellness Center
• 2002: Chief of Program Development for Samaritan Integrative Medicine, Corvallis, OR
• 2000–2002: Internal Medicine Physician, Samaritan Internal Medicine, Corvallis, OR
• 1997–2000: Internal Medicine Resident Physician, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Professional Education and Licensure

• 2000: Board Certification in Internal Medicine
• 1997: Oregon Medical License
• 1997: M.D. from Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
• 1984: M.A. in Psychology, Antioch University, Seattle, WA
• 1977: B.S. in Nursing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Current Professional Affiliations

• 2003–2010: American Holistic Medical Association
• 1996–present: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
• 1995–2006: American College of Physicians
• 1995–2005: American Society of Internal Medicine

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