Brittany Blockman, MD, MA, FAAP, is the founder and CEO of MotherWit Integrative Medicine. She is an award-winning, board-certified pediatrician, integrative health specialist, and clinical researcher, with nearly a decade of experience. She has become one of the leading experts on integrative approaches to pediatric chronic illness and health optimization.
Dr. Blockman was invited to be the first clinical fellow in integrative medicine at University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, where she trained 2015-2017. She also has advanced clinical training in functional medicine from the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a certified practitioner of mind-body medicine from the Center for Mind Body Medicine.
Outside of her work with MotherWit Integrative Medicine, she specializes in integrative approaches to pediatric chronic illness in her role as clinical instructor at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. In this role, she runs the new Integrative Pediatric Clinic for Chronic Illness and has a neurodevelopmental clinic focused on ADHD and autism. She has been the director mind-body group medical visit program for youth living with chronic illness for 5 years, which is becoming a model for other UCSF programs. She also conducts clinical research on the impact of mind-body medicine on physical and mental wellbeing, stress, resilience in youth with chronic illness.
Dr. Blockman is the co-designer of a UCSF Osher Center curriculum to teach other physicians about pediatric integrative medicine. She has given numerous talks locally and nationally and was invited to be a presenter for the UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public in 2016, which has been viewed over 50,000 times on the University of California TV network
She is also the founding director of Communitas Health, a non-profit organization that provides evidence-based integrative medical education, peer support, and mind-body skill empowerment for young people living with chronic illness and their caregivers.
Dr. Blockman completed her residency at UCSF’s Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved program and was recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) with the Anne E. Dyson Award for her child health advocacy work. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the Tulane 34 Award.
She received her BA in anthropology from Princeton University in 2003, and her MA in medical anthropology from Harvard University in 2004. Before going into medicine, she was a documentary filmmaker, with film sales to Viacom and Netflix and write-ups in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Spin Magazine.
Dr. Blockman grew up in Memphis, TN and now lives in Oakland, CA with her husband Josh, daughter Presley, and cat Katmandu. She spends her free time enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings of Northern California, lying in the hammock in her garden, writing, taking photos, and sharing home-cooked meals with her friends and family.