Welcome to HIGHER SYNTHESIS. This website unites three projects covering my work as a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist, researcher, systems thinker, writer and public speaker — all in the spirit of finding solutions by generating wholes greater than the sum of their parts.
Higher Synthesis Health, my small private clinical practice, that aims to move from fragmented healthcare to synthesis, and to engage in collaborative practice-based, treatment-guided research.
Higher Synthesis Foundation, the non-profit 501c3 foundation that I direct, whose purpose is to inspire, support, coordinate, and perform research about successful approaches to complex health and environmental problems.
Higher Synthesis Works, a vessel to contain my writing, speaking, publication and other activities separate from the Health and Foundation entities, whose aim is to show that higher synthesis indeed works.
Other related websites:Higher Synthesis is a loose translation of the German word “Aufhebung,” whose meaning is more easily translated poetically than literally. My two favorite renderings are “Turning the Impossible into Reality” and “Turning Problems into Art.”