Adam I. Perlman, M.D., is an associate professor and consultant in the Division of
General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Perlman joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in January 2019 as Director of Integrative Health
and Wellbeing for Mayo Clinic Florida. In January 2020, he was named Medical Director for
Employee Wellbeing for Mayo Clinic Florida and in December 2022, he was named Medical
Director of Joy at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Perlman earned his B.A. at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He earned
his M.D. at Boston University School of Medicine, where he completed a residency, followed by
a research fellowship in general internal medicine and a residency in preventive medicine. He
simultaneously earned a Master of Public Health at Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Perlman specializes in both integrative and functional medicine. His clinical interests include
the applied science and integration of lifestyle, nutrition, complementary medical modalities and
health coaches in treating complex conditions as well as improving patient and employee
Dr. Perlman’s diverse research interests have focused on osteoarthritis, massage, chronic
pain management, health coaching and resilience. He is frequently invited to give presentations
on his work both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous journal articles, book
chapters, abstracts and other written publications. His research has been published in the Annals
of Internal Medicine and featured in the New York Times.
In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Perlman serves on the Joy Advisory
Council, Mental Health Task Force and is Chair of the Integrative Medicine and Health Specialty
Council. Dr. Perlman is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has also served on
many boards and committees for professional organizations. He is a past chair for the Academic
Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health and currently on the consortium’s Senior