Rashmi Mullur, MD

BIPOC Committee Member

Dr. Mullur is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM). She was recently appointed the inaugural Director of Integrative Medicine Education for DGSOM, where she is pioneering a longitudinal four-year curriculum in integrative medicine that is embedded within all mandatory courses at the medical school.

Dr. Mullur earned her medical degree at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. She completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Mullur then finished her Endocrinology fellowship at the VA Greater Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, during which time she sought additional training in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Mullur continued her post-graduate
education with fellowships at UCLA in clinical research and medical education. Dr. Mullur’s comprehensive training led her to pioneer novel clinical programs in integrative health for patients with chronic pain, stress, diabetes, and hormonal disorders.

Dr. Mullur’s clinical practice at the UCLA Gonda Diabetes Center is focused on using integrative, mind-body approaches to manage and care for patients with diabetes and hormonal disorders. Her clinical interests include yoga and mind- body approaches for diabetes, integrative approaches for stress management and fatigue, and the judicious use of herbal and micronutrient supplements in chronic disease. Her philosophy as a physician prioritizes learning her patients’
stories to deliver personalized and compassionate medical care rooted in deep respect for her patients. Dr. Mullur has pioneered several clinical, research, and educational programs using integrative medicine and digital technology to manage chronic disease. She began one of the first tele-yoga programs for veterans in 2012 at the Greater Los Angeles VA, a program that has now expanded across the nation. She has served as the Chief of Telehealth

at the VA Greater Los Angeles since 2019. In this role, she oversees the implementation and delivery of virtual health across the entire health system. She serves on the national Tele-Whole Health taskforce for the VA and is a national leader in the use of integrative medicine in the virtual setting.

Finally, Dr. Mullur is leading efforts to prioritize health equity in Integrative medicine. As a woman of Indian heritage, she is ensuring that cultural humility is recognized in the adoption of traditional practices in integrative medicine, and through this effort, she redesigned the VA yoga teacher training to address health equity and cultural appropriation. She advocates for greater inclusion and access to integrative medicine for patients with disability and works closely with the health equity leadership at UCLA. She serves on the BIPOC advisory board for the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, where she helped the organization train its board and staff on the principles of health equity and justice. She also serves on the DEI Advisory Committee for the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine & Health to foster health equity within academic institutions.