Founder of The Center, Board Certified Medical Doctor, Integrative and Functional Medicine

My 25 years of work as a board certified emergency medicine physician had prompted me to recognize the need for holistic and preventative care as a means to reduce the debilitation associated with chronic disease so often seen too late in the emergency setting.

I felt a strong connection to my original motives for becoming a doctor and decided to expand my career  in a new direction by seeking out the Integrative Medicine fellowship program at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil in 2001.  After successfully completing my two year fellowship training, I felt committed to providing this form of medicine to my own hometown. This inspired me to establish the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine in 2003.

The Stram Center’s collaboration between conventionally trained medical doctors with complementary providers is anchored by the respect for the wisdom and science across shared disciplines. More minds working as a team has proved to be more effective in addressing the needs of our patients. Our integrative approach continues to reinforce my belief that when a medical environment focuses on the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of individuals with chronic health conditions and their support network, healing can occur. It is my experience that this is the kind of healthcare people are seeking. Every day at the office, I feel privileged to work with my colleagues who share this philosophy of healthcare.

  • Founder, Medical Director: Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, Delmar, NY and Bennington, VT;
  • Former Regional Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at hospitals throughout the North East
  • Preceptorship under ILADS supervision;
  • Fellowship in Integrative Medicine under Andrew Weil, MD, University of Arizona Health and Science Center;
  • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine until 2017;
  • Residency in Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center, NY;
  • Mount Sinai Medical School, New York City

  • Integrative and Functional Medicine
  • Natural Approach to Healing
  • Herbal Medicine & Supplementation therapy
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Integrative Cancer Therapies
  • Lyme Disease Testing and Treatment, ILADS Trained
  • IV Therapy
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Gastro-intestinal Health with specialty testing
  • Autoimmune Disorders

  • Membership: Ilads: International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
  • Membership: Society for Integrative Oncology
  • Medical Society of the State of New York and Albany County
  • Member: State Tick-Borne Disease Working Group


Integrative medicine honors the physician-patient relationship, nurtures this partnership, and so empowers the healer within.

- Ronald Stram, MD, FACEP