Our Associates

Santiago Sifre, AP/DOM


is the center’s founder and its Chinese medicine physician. Santiago graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (1996) and was mentored by Chinese master Tomas Tam. He is a highly skilled diagnostician and eclectic practitioner with a significant level of experience in areas such as pain and inflammation, degenerative diseases like cancer and diabetes, pediatrics and obstetrics, and mood disorders and stress-related disorders. In particular, Santiago has helped hundreds of wome n have a natural, vaginal birth and has helped successfully turned tens of breached babies. He is also one of a few acupuncturists in the Miami-Dade area with significant experience treating children. His specialty is person-centered, comprehensive medical acupuncture. Santiago worked as an acupuncture physician and researcher at the University of Miami School of Medicine and at Community Healthcare of Broward, where he headed the HIV acupuncture program. He also has an extensive background in research and consulting, as well as a particular interest in the practical and clinical application of classical Eastern philosophy and motivational strategies. He has done extensive work in institutional settings as a clinician and consultant; and has presented and written on the subjects of acupuncture, relaxation, complementary-alternative medicines (CAM). He has practiced and taught Tai Chi, meditation and Qigong since 1986 and frequently organizes and produces events and retreats related to Acupuncture, mindfulness, I Ching and meditation.


Sifre Center Associated Consultants:

Dr. Silvia Salinas

Dr. Juan Carlos Paredes, M.D.

Mr. Paul Foley

Tammy Sifre, PhD