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Meet Dennis K. Chernin, MD, MPH

Dr. Chernin graduated from Northwestern University with a major in cultural anthropology and was elected a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He received both his M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Michigan. He did residencies in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin and in preventive medicine at the University of Michigan and is board certified in public health and preventive medicine. He practices holistic medicine, homeopathy and meditation/yoga therapy in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Books and Publications


  • B.A. from Northwestern University (1967-71), Major- Cultural Anthropology (emphasis on Medical Anthropology), Graduated with Honors and awarded Phi Beta Kappa
  • M.D. from University of Michigan (1971-75), Developed program in Medical Ethics
  • M.P.H. from University of Michigan School of Public Health (1983-86), Department- Health Planning and Administration
  • Psychiatry Residency- University of Wisconsin (1975-76)
  • Preventive Medicine Residency – University of Michigan (1986-88)
  • Board Certification – Preventive Medicine (2018-2028)

Present Work

  • General/Family/Preventive Medicine practice Ann Arbor, Michigan (1981- present)
  • Medical Director of Shiawassee, Lenawee and Jackson Public Health Departments
  • Dr. Chernin is very interested and experienced in the holistic treatment of hypothyroidism and hashimoto’s disease


  • Lecturer at medical schools including, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Northwestern University (1978- present)
  • Preceptor to medical residents and medical students
  • Teaches meditation at various yoga centers and ashrams