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Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

Ayurvedic Physician & Executive Director

Vasant Lad brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Āyurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) degree from the University of Pune and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Āyurveda Mahavidyalaya. Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Āyurveda.

Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Āyurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute. 

The author of numerous books, Vasant Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Āyurveda. Vasant Lad has written 13 books on Āyurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 700,000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.