Dr. Sharon Bergquist, a practicing board certified internist, is a Rollins Distinguished Clinician in the division of general medicine and geriatrics at Emory University. She also teaches as an assistant professor on the faculty of Emory’s School of Medicine. Dr. Bergquist is a graduate of Yale College, majoring in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Bergquist specializes in prevention and wellness in the emerging field of healthy aging. She believes in incorporating simple and practical healthy lifestyle habits at every age, as well as leveraging the intimate connection between the mind and body, to achieve optimal health and longevity. She views aging through a broad cultural perspective and, through research fellowships, studied Eastern medical philosophy at University of Tokyo. Over the past eighteen teen years, she has helped thousands of patients succeed through the challenges and misconceptions about aging.
As a nationally recognized physician, Bergquist was invited to The White House to brainstorm with presidential advisors on improving health care. She has been interviewed in over one hundred media segments on health and aging, including by CNN, CNN’s Accent Health, FOX News Network, ABC News, NBC News, The Weather Channel, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Men’sHealth.com, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Atlanta Business Chronicle, local television and radio stations including WSB, WXIA, Fox 5, CBS Atlanta, WABE radio (Atlanta’s NPR station), Georgia Public Broadcasting, and more. She is also a former consulting medical editor and medical review team member for WebMD.
Dr. Bergquist is on the True Health council of international experts in lifestyle medicine, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and has been named multiple times as one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumer Research Council of America. She is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine Higher Education, was selected as a Turknett Leadership Group Women Leader for the New Millennium, and has received numerous Patient’s Choice awards and Compassionate Doctor Recognitions. She is nationally ranked in the top 1% of her specialty.
Dr. Bergquist currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.