Dr. Stephen M. Dahmer is a board-certified family physician whose passion for health and healing has taken him around the globe. A fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, for over two decades he has studied the relationships between plants and people, working closely with diverse cultures and documenting their uses of plants and other integrative therapies.
Aspiring to understand ethnomedical systems, as well as the plants and traditional beliefs that support them, Dr. Dahmer has worked in divergent settings including Umbanda terreiros in the heart of Brazil’s second largest slum, Maori clinics in New Zealand, native healers on the Palauan Islands, and as a hospitalist to the Navajo (Dine) Tribe in Chinle, Arizona.
Since 2015, Dr. Dahmer has served as Chief Medical Officer of Vireo Health, a physician-founded, patient-focused company dedicated to providing best-in-class cannabis-based products and unrivaled care. For Vireo Health, he oversees clinical research partnerships, physician outreach and engagement, and over 100 employees providing education, support, awareness, and a compassionate patient experience to tens of thousands of patients utilizing medical cannabis.
Dr. Dahmer is Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and continues to practice Family Medicine in New York.