Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, is the co-founder and co-director of the AIMS Institute based in Seattle, WA, a teaching clinic and research institute providing high-quality advanced integrative medical care in oncology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, neurology, pain, and palliative care. He has a special interest in cannabis and psychedelic integrative medicine and spiritual health and well-being. Dr. Aggarwal is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the Immediate Past Chair of the Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW School of Medicine, an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Geography at UW, and a Faculty Member of the National Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Aggarwal is also an Associate Member of the New York Academy of Medicine and the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research. He is also an Associate Medical Director of MultiCare Hospice. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ Cancer CAM information summary on cannabis. He has been qualified as an expert in cannabis and psilocybin medical and religious use in county, state, and federal courts.
Dr. Aggarwal received a B.S. in chemistry, B.A. in philosophy, and a minor in religious studies from UC Berkeley. He completed the NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Program at the UW School of Medicine where he received a Ph.D. in medical geography and a Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) with a Pathway Certification in Global Health. He was supported in part by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. He completed his Medicine Internship in Internal Medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the New York University Medical Center, and Clinical Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health-Clinical Center Pain and Palliative Care Service.