R Pendergrast Nov2012Dr. Robert Pendergrast studied music at Furman University before receiving his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1983. He is a Board Certified physician and has Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Until the opening of Aiken-Augusta Holistic Health Dr. Pendergrast was in full-time academic clinical practice, mentoring doctors in training at Johns Hopkins University and the Medical College of Georgia.

After years of personal study of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Dr. Pendergrast was selected in 2004 to be an Associate Fellow in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, the program founded and directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. The two year Fellowship offers training in various CAM modalities to licensed medical doctors, and emphasizes partnership and patient empowerment..