Irene M Estores

Irene M Estores, M.D.

Associate Professor


About Irene M Estores

Dr. Irene M. Estores serves as Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Florida. She completed her Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the nationally recognized program of Dr. Andrew Weil, as a Bravewell Fellow. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency training at the Sinai Hospital – Johns Hopkins Hospital Inter-institutional program in PM&R. She received her initial acupuncture training at the University of Miami Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and has applied this to the management of both musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. She has worked at academic medical centers, federal hospital systems, and at a community outreach clinic. To expand her skills as a physician leader, she completed an Integrative Healthcare Leadership program at Duke University with its Center for Integrative Medicine and Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Estores is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and a Board Member on the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

Her interest in integrative medicine grew out of self-exploration of other healing and belief systems, a spiritual practice of prayer, self-reflection and meditation, and a mindful experience of wanted and unwanted events in her life.. She considers her practice of medicine as a vocation and a spiritual path.

As part of her commitment to nurture her own body, mind, and spirit, she walks, keeps a daily prayer/journaling/ meditative reading practice, enjoys walks and hikes, cooks with her sons, and walks any labyrinth she can find.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
    American Board of Integrative Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Profile

  • Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • General Internal Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Alternative medicine – pain relief
  • Chronic pain – resources
  • Healthy living
  • Learn to manage stress
  • Spinal cord trauma

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Spirituality in Health Care


2004 Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation


Jun 2016 – May 2018
College Students with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Supporting the Transition to Adult IBD care


Residency – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1993 · Sinai Hospital-Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship – Internal Medicine
1990 · Sinai Hospital-Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medical Degree
1987 · University of the Philippines

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