Dr. Mariam Mahmud is rooted in Philadelphia and its neighboring suburbs and now lives in Bucks County, PA blessed with her husband and four children. She earned honors in anthropology at Bryn Mawr College for work with the homeless and went on to earn a medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. Mariam did a pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children doing additional research on vitamin D deficiency and its impact on the Philadelphia Muslim Community. She practiced community pediatrics for ten years in Montgomery County, PA focusing specifically on adolescents and mental health. She has spent time on the board of the ARC Alliance of PA supporting children and families with special needs, and as medical director for Islamic Relief’s Annual Day of Dignity for the underserved in Philadelphia. Currently she is fulfilling her passion for a comprehensive and wellness-based health model, pursuing an integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center.  Mariam spends her time in community activism, fostering diversity education in schools, practicing culinary medicine, growing and preparing botanicals, practicing yoga, and staying physically active, believing she must practice what she preaches.