Conference Presenters


 
2014 Speaker List
 
  Alan Gaby, MD
Dr. Gaby received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, his M.S. in biochemistry from Emory University, and his M.D. from the University of Maryland. He was in private practice for 19 years, specializing in nutritional medicine. He is past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association and gave expert testimony to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements. He is the author of the textbook, Nutritional Medicine.
     
  Amy Rothenberg, ND
Dr. Rothenberg, a 1986 graduate of NCNM practices in Connecticut www.nhcmed.com . She blogs for the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-rothenberg-nd/ and enjoys writing and speaking on topics in natural medicine. Her book, The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & Other Stories From Natural Medicine, was published in 2010. She sits on the Board of Directors of the AANP & is president of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Rothenberg teaches through the New England School of Homeopathy www.nesh.com and was the long time editor of the New England Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Rothenberg served on the Board of Health in Amherst, Massachusetts for six years & is currently Vice President of the Board of the Amherst Survival Center, which offers free medical care, food, clothing and community to people in need http://amherstsurvival.org/. With her husband and partner extraordinaire, Paul Herscu ND, MPH, she has raised three wonderful children.
     
  Aristo Vojdani, PhD
Aristo Vojdani obtained his Ph.D. in the field of microbiology and clinical immunology from Bar Ilan University, Israel, with postdoctoral studies in tumor immunology at UCLA. He is CEO and Technical Director of Immunosciences Lab., Inc. in Los Angeles, CA; the Chief Scientific Advisor for Cyrex Laboratories, LLC in Phoenix, AZ; Professor of Neuroimmunology at the Carrick Institute, and has published more than 145 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.  Dr. Vojdani received the Herbert J. Rinkel Award from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) for excellence in teaching the techniques of environmental medicine, the Linus Pauling, PhD Award from the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Carrick Research Institute..
     
  Brad Lichtenstein, ND
Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND, BCB is a graduate of Bastyr University, where he currently is Chair of Homeopathy, and is BCIA Board Certified in Biofeedback. His work emphasizes the creation of psycho-emotional-spiritual wellness in the midst of living with a chronic, life-challenging illness. For several years, he worked at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center (BIORC) providing counseling, biofeedback, meditation and other mindbody therapies. Additionally, he was involved in a joint research study between Bastyr University and University of Washington examining end-of-life care and quality of death, during which time he lead over 500 guided meditation session to hospice patients. At Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Wallingford, he supervises Clinical Biofeedback shifts, teaching mind-body techniques to patients to help reduce stress, minimize pain, and create a balanced life. In addition to his work at Bastyr, Dr. Lichtenstein maintains a private practice as well as teaches group workshops and writes.
     
  Bruce Milliman, ND, President of NAPCP
Bruce Milliman ND is a 1982 graduate of Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Medicine Program. He is past president of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) & past Clinical Director at Bastyr University where he has been ranked an Associate Professor. He is ‘Physician of the Year’ (1996) of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). He has worked extensively to help gain access for both patients and practitioners to health insurance reimbursement for primary care naturopathic and other non-conventional services. He currently represents the AANP on the AMA CPT Editorial Panel/HCPAC (Health Care Professional Advisory Committee). He is past AANP Board Member and Speaker of the AANP House of Delegates. He is the founding and current president of the NAPCP. He has been a naturopathic primary care physician for 32 years, now at one of the earliest integrative clinics established in the United States, Seattle Healing Arts Center, with nearly sixty other clinicians. He resides with his wife, Pamela Snider, ND (Bastyr, ’82) on the ‘family farm’ in North Bend, WA. They have four grown children, all who lead interesting lives and of whom they are quite proud. Dr. Milliman can be contacted at doctorwbm@earthlink.net.
     
  Chen Yen
Chen Yen is an expert at helping naturopaths and other holistic practitioners attract a steady flow of patients (without having to do as much marketing).  She came from “the other side” as a pharmacist and kept a secret to herself about what she really thought of drugs.  Chen started and grew a business from 0 to 7 figures in less than five years, the introverted way.  Chen is no longer hiding behind her secret and is excited to now be living her passion.  It's time that our healthcare system is integrated, and people stop depending on drugs when they don’t really work!  Her mission is to wake up the planet and change the way we treat illness and health. As the founder of Fill My Holistic Practice, she especially enjoys showing introverted holistic practitioners how to grow fulfilling 6 or 7 figure practices on their terms. Chen can be contacted at mentor@fillmyholisticpractice.com. 6 & 7-Figure Practice Makeover tips can be found at www.fillmyholisticpractice.com.
     
  Christian Dodge, ND
Christian Dodge is an associate clinical professor at Bastyr University and has been in private practice in Seattle for the last 11 years.   He is currently the Bastyr representative to the House of Delegates of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and has served on the board of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians from 2002-2009 including terms as vice president, chair of the the Peer Review Committee, and chair of the Legal, Legislative, and Insurance Committee.  Dr. Dodge completed a two-year residency at Bastyr in 2004 and earned his ND degree from from Bastyr University in 2002.   Prior to his medical training, Dr. Dodge completed a master's degree in psychology and dual bachelors' degrees in biology and psychology from Stanford University. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians.
     
  Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh
Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh is both a naturopathic doctor (Bastyr University, 2004) and a registered pharmacist (Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, 1988).  She returned to unlicensed Virginia after graduating from Bastyr and has only recently moved back to broad-scope Washington.  Her unique education and training make her “medically bilingual”, understanding both conventional medicine as well as natural forms of healing.  Her niche is getting her patients so well, they find they’re over-medicated and require her expertise to help them get off the drugs!
     
  Corey Schuler, MS, DC, CNS, LN
Dr. Corey Schuler is a licensed nutritionist, board-certified nutrition specialist, and chiropractic physician. He owns and operates the Metabolic Treatment Center in Bloomington, Minnesota which emphasizes functional medicine approaches to mood and hormonal conditions. He teaches Nutrition Assessment at the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition of New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Schuler received his M.S. in Human Nutrition from University of Bridgeport, his D.C. from Northwestern Health Sciences University, and his B.S. from Valparaiso University.
     
  Corinne Maul de Soto, ND, MS
Corinne Maul de Soto graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine with a Doctorate in naturopathic medicine (ND) and a Master’s of Science in integrative medicine research. Her thesis research focused on global health echoing an interest in practicing with diverse patient populations both domestically and abroad. Prior to receiving her ND degree, Dr. Maul de Soto worked conducting research in optical science and nanotechnology at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and spent several years working on community development projects in Central America. She is currently starting a naturopathic general practice at the Ho’o Lokahi Clinic in Kona, Hawaii.
     
  David Garrison
David is Partner at The Brytemoore Group, a brand consulting firm. His experience spans industries from Healthcare, Technology, and Pharmaceuticals to Insurance, Professional Services, and Non-Profits.   Prior to Brytemoore, David served as Principal at Edelman Consulting, the management strategy arm of the world’s leading PR firm, and CMO of Indaba Music, the leading collaboration tool for musicians. Before Indaba, David spent time with agency SS+K and as a consultant at Katzenbach Partners. An advisor to both global clients and startups, his teams are recognized for their strategic impact and recently won the 2012 Eddy Award for Innovation.  David was named a Brand Champion of the Future by The Advertiser in 2003. He is co-founder of a naturopathic clinic and currently chairs the board of PROOF: Media for Social Justice.   David has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA from McGill University in Montreal.
     
  Don Warren, ND
Don Warren, ND, a 1984 graduate of NCNM has served in a number of leadership roles in the profession including president of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and president of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. He was a founding member of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, served on an advisory panel for the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public, and is presently a Senior Editor for the Naturopathic Foundations Project. He is currently a principle investigator for the Rwanda Selenium Supplementation Clinical Trial. First and foremost he has been and continues to be a general, family practitioner of naturopathic medicine in Ottawa, Canada. He lives with his wife Barbara on a 100 acre organic farm. Their 12 grandkids keep them young and smiling.
     
  Doni Wilson, ND, CPM, CNS
Dr. Donielle (Doni) Wilson, a naturopathic doctor, certified professional midwife, and certified nutrition specialist, graduated from Bastyr University in 2000.  Author of The Stress Remedy, in which she redefines stress to include toxins, food sensitivities, and imbalanced blood sugar levels, and then offers expert guidance on how to reclaim optimal health, and creator of a gluten-free, dairy-free nutritional regimen - The Hamptons Cleanse - Dr. Doni is passionate about empowering wellness.    In 2004, Dr. Doni was awarded the NYANP Physician of the Year Award, and in 2013 she was honored for serving as the President and Executive Director of the NYANP for the past ten years.  She continues to play an instrumental role, leading the effort to license NDs in New York.  Dr. Doni is frequently called upon to discuss naturopathic medicine and her research related to stress in the media, as well as at both public and professional events.
     
  Elaine Lewis, ND
Elaine is an ND and research resident, graduating from CCNM. Prior to her medical studies, she attended McMaster University, earning her Honours Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience. She is a member of the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors and is licensed by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy. As the research resident, she is involved in various projects that contribute evidence to the naturopathic profession, including work on hypertension, IBS, food allergies, arthritis and pediatrics. Elaine emphasizes the impact of evidence-based naturopathic medicine by using this model in her teaching and patient care. Beyond her role as the research resident, she mentors students in a variety of courses and lectures externally to organizations and health-care providers. Elaine practices in Mississauga, Ontario, at Back to Play Chiropractic. www.elainelewisnd.com
     
  Erica Oberg, ND, MPH
Dr. Oberg practices in La Jolla CA at Pacific Pearl. This integrative center of health and healing offers concierge primary care and specialists with MDs, NDs, DCs, under one roof.  Dr. Oberg’s approach to medicine focuses on the science of nutrition and prevention, the art of primary care, and the wisdom of nature. Dr. Oberg graduated Bastyr in 2003, followed by accredited residency. She then proceeded to fellowship training at the University of Washington’s Health Promotion Research Center, completing an MPH in Health Services. Dr. Oberg’s research has been supported by the National Institutes for Health, the WA State Department of Health and numerous foundations. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers including studies of naturopathic medicine, the meaning of health & wellness, and evaluation of State-level prevention programs in stroke & heart disease. She is also a registered yoga teacher and beginning surfer.
     
  Gary Weiner, ND, LAc
Gary Weiner, N.D., L.Ac. practices at Pearl Natural Health inPortland, Oregon where he has developed an alternative and complementary careprogram for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He graduated from N.C.N.M in 1997 andcompleted a one year residency in family medicine. He has served as adjunct facultyand clinical supervisor at N.C.N.M., and is on the medical advisory board of theNorthwest Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. He was recently invited, andpresented continuing education in complementary care for IBD to 50+gastroenterologists at the 2013 meeting of the Oregon Gut Club, accredited byProvidence Portland medical Center. Dr. Weiner lives with his wife and daughter.
     
  Gillian Hanson, ND
Dr. Gillian Hanson is a naturopathic doctor who is passionate about exploring the ways that technology and medicine intersect to empower patients and physicians alike. She earned her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and completed the STAIR Residency in Integrative Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Tori Hudson in Portland, OR. Dr. Hanson is currently in private practice in San Francisco and serves as Director of Medical Content and Informatics for the Y-Combinator backed start-up PicnicHealth. She can be reached through her website at drgillianhanson.com.
     
  Heather Harrington, NMD
Dr. Heather Harrington, NMD, graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013.  During her 3rd year at SCNM, she was accepted into the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, and is now a candidate for a PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology focusing on the efficacy and mechanisms of botanicals in disease prevention and treatment.  Dr. Harrington is driven by a passion and desire to understand the holistic nature of naturopathic medicine.  Particularly focusing within immunology and virology, by analyzing the various mechanisms of action behind effective naturopathic treatments.  Some of her current projects include targeting and understanding immune stimulating properties, furthering the understanding of immune system cascades involving receptor activation, the anti-viral action of botanicals and host immune responses to viral infections. Dr. Harrington truly loves the commitment, work, level of patience and understanding that is required to be successful as both a Physician and Researcher.
     
  Heather Paulson, ND, FABNO
Heather Paulson, ND, FABNO focuses on helping people diagnosed with cancer and hematological disorders reconnect with their natural state of wellness. After graduating from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, she completed a two-year naturopathic oncology residency at Goshen General Hospital, where she also had training in hematology. Dr. Paulson is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, denoting specialized training and focus in her practice. Heather teaches oncology and hematology at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in both the didactic and clinical setting. She also maintains a private practice at Arizona Natural Health Center in Tempe, AZ. Heather volunteers with the Desert Cancer Foundation and The Melonhead Foundation. She has been featured as a guest on local television speaking about natural cancer care. Heather has published several oncology articles in NDNR and The Natural Medicine Journal. You can contact her at info@drheatherpaulson.com or www.drheatherpaulson.com.
     
  Heidi Fritz, ND
Heidi Fritz MA, ND is a Research Fellow at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Heidi has conducted a series of systematic reviews of natural therapies in oncology, including intravenous vitamin C, as well as over ten natural health products for lung and breast cancer, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). She is a 2011 recipient of the Early Investigator Award from the Society of Integrative Oncology. Heidi is involved in whole systems research on naturopathic medicine, including an RCT assessing the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease. Heidi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and CCNM, and has practiced as a nurse at Toronto General Hospital in the multi-organ transplant unit. Heidi practices at Bolton Naturopathic Clinic, just outside of Toronto.
     
  James Maskell
James Maskell is Founder and CEO of Revive Primary Care, a company dedicated to restoring the health of America. By combining a digital patient education and marketing platform with a nationwide network of dedicated holistic professionals, our intention is to inspire a revolution of empowered health advocates.  James is a passionate supporter of Naturopathy, as the practice building columnist for NDNR.com and teaching practice development at University of Bridgeport. He is also the Founder of the Functional Forum, NYC’s premier meetup for holistic doctors which shines a light on effective clinical, practice building and technological advances, accelerating the evolution of medicine.
     

 
  Jean-Jacques Dugoua, ND, PhD
Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, or Dr. JJ as he is affectionately known, is a naturopathic doctor, clinical pharmacologist and researcher.  He is the Chief Medical Officer of the Liberty Clinic in downtown Toronto and the first Naturopathic Doctor (ND) to practice at the Toronto Western Hospital.  He does research with the Motherisk Program at Sick Kids Hospital as part of the MotherNature Network.  He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.    Dr. JJ completed his PhD in Pharmacy Sciences at the University of Toronto.  Dr. JJ is a co-author of “Herbal Medicines in Pregnancy and Lactation – An Evidence-based Approach First Edition” (Taylor & Francis, 2006) and contributing author to “Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy” (Academic Press 2012) and “Diabetes: An old disease, new insight” (Landes 2012).  Dr. JJ has many peer-reviewed scientific publications published or in press.  He is a world expert on natural health products pharmacology and pregnancy safety.    Dr. JJ is an avid public speaker, where he has given presentations internationally, including presentations at the World Health Organization in Washington DC.
     
  Jessica Tran, ND
Jessica Tran, ND Dr. Tran graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Social Ecology with a concentration in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of California, Irvine.   She received her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University.  She completed a one-year Family Practice residency, three-year Environmental Medicine fellowship, and served as Clinical Faculty in both the Departments of Environmental Medicine and General Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences.  She maintains a private practice in Irvine, CA.
     
  Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978. A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, he is the founding president of Bastyr University, Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Institute for Functional Medicine, co-founder and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the AANP, member of the Board of Science Counselors for the Gateway for Cancer Research and Chair of the Science Board of Bioclinic Naturals. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors, the most recent being Clinician of the Year (2012) by the Natural Products Association. He is author or co-author of 10 books, including the widely acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine and best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (new editions in 2012) and the newly released, Clinical Pathophysiology, A Functional Perspective.
     
  Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO
Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO, award-winning author, naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, works as a naturopathic oncology provider with Cancer Treatment Centers of America at the Southwestern Regional Medical Center. She has given over 900 presentations on bio-identical hormones, peri-menopause and menopause. She is the author of several magazine articles and nine books. Her book Menopause with Science and Soul: A guidebook for navigating the journey was awarded a silver medal in the Nautilus Book Awards. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, Dr. Boice studied at the National College of Natural Medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
     
  Karyn Wagner
Karyn Wagner, Practice Management and Marketing Expert Founder Success Bootcamp RX I am a serial entrepreneur. Someone else made that line up, but they were talking about me. I have a long history of owning companies. My resume might make your head spin. But it is REAL. Ok, here it is: Partner of Triad International, a boutique advertising agency in NYC with branch office in London. Successful NYC restaurateur for 12 years; Founder of Digerati, all things web, in 1997! And more recently natural products entrepreneur, practice management consultant and founder of Success Bootcamp RX. I love to create, and business is my canvas.
     
  Kieran Cooley, ND
A graduate of CCNM, Kieran is currently Associate Director of Research where he and a plucky team of researchers try to understand various aspects of health and naturopathic medicine through research. His explorations into naturopathic medicine include whole practice randomized controlled trials, program evaluation, practice improvement audits, cost effectiveness studies, systematic reviews and clinical trials of individual and combination natural health products. Kieran is committed to fostering an evidence-based approach to naturopathic medicine and a long- life of learning and sharing.
     
  Kristi Prince, ND
Dr. Kristi Prince, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2012. Prior to completing her medical studies, she attended McMaster University where she received her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Along with maintaining a private practice in Cobourg, Ontario, Kristi is a Resident and faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she teaches a variety of courses while also supervising students on the Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Focus Shift at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Teaching Clinic in North York.
     
  Louise McCrindle, ND
Dr. Louise McCrindle, ND maintains a busy naturopathic practice in Toronto and is faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she lectures, supervises and leads the Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Focus Shift at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. Louise worked with Dr. Alison Bested MD, FRCPC who has devoted the last 20 years of her practice to treating fibromyalgia patients, myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivities and who is now Medical Director of the Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia. Louise and Alison also co-authored the book the Complete Fibromyalgia Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook (released fall 2013).
     
  Lyn Patrick, ND
Lyn Patrick, ND Dr. Patrick graduated from Bastyr University. She practiced as a primary care provider in Tucson AZ, where she specialized in HIV/AIDS care. Her work in coinfected HIV and chronic hepatitis C individuals lead to membership in the Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Team, a group of research hepatologists, clinicians and epidemiologists who work along with integrative care providers to find optimal protocols for treating and managing chronic hepatitis C. In the last 10 years, this work has included designing clinical trials, co-authoring a book on integrative care for chronic hepatitis C and teaching a post-graduate certification class for integrative healthcare providers in the management of chronic hepatitis C.  She has also acted as a Contributing Editor for the Medline-indexed journal Alternative Medicine Review for 10 years.  After receiving postgraduate training in Environmental Medicine and lecturing on metal toxicology, she has designed curriculum for category 1 CME Programs and was faculty for the Metal Toxicology/Chelation Therapy Certification classes.   
     
  Maria Shapoval, ND
Dr. Maria Shapoval, ND, has graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Science majoring in physiology and psychology and received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She went on to complete the 2-yr accredited Research Residency program at CCNM and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Toronto in Physiology. Dr. Shapoval has published on the topics of neurodegeneration, cognitive decline and endocrine health and is part of the peer-review board of the Integrated Healthcare Practitioner magazine. She is part of the academic faculty at CCNM where she is involved in clinical medicine, primary care and physiology courses.  Dr. Shapoval practices in Keswick Ontario and is a member of the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND/CAND), and Movement Disorder Society.
     
  Matthew Baral, ND
Dr. Baral received his ND degree from Bastyr University in 2000.  He is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at SCNM, where he has been supervising students on pediatric rotations and teaching pediatric medicine to medical students for the past twelve years.  Dr. Baral designed the first Naturopathic Pediatric Residency training program and serves as its Director.  His private practice focuses on primary pediatric care and autism and has published three research studies on the correlation between heavy metal toxicity and autism.  Dr. Baral also co-authored the first two books on integrative pediatric medicine:  Integrative Medicine for Children and Integrative Pediatrics.  He serves as the pediatric contributing editor to the Natural Medicine Journal and the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, and is the Founding and current President of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
     
  Meghan Walker, ND
Dr. Meghan Walker studied naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College ofNaturopathic medicine and holds a BSc from the University of Waterloo. Meghan isthe CEO and Co-founder of Bright Almond, an online marketing automationcompany that connects the public to licensed and regulated CAM practitioners. Inaddition, she maintains a private practice in downtown Toronto and speaksregularly in the media on topics related to health and wellness. She is a contributorto Huffington Post Canada and has served as a director for the Canadian Associationof Naturopathic Doctors and most recently as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Associationof Naturopathic Doctors. Previous to the launch of Bright Almond, Meghan cofoundeda multi-disciplinary clinic, the Integrative Health Institute, which has beenfeatured in a number of publications and at the Rogers’ Prize Colloquium in 2011 forits innovative and unique approach to integrative care delivery.
     
  Melvia Agbeko, ND
Dr. Melvia Agbeko, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto who is currently completing a 2 year Clinical Residency at CCNM. She is involved in teaching various courses and currently supervises 4th year students at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC). Specifically, she has helped supervise interns on the Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Focus shift at RSNC and administers IV therapy to patients on the Adjunctive Cancer Care shift. In private practice, Dr. Agbeko enjoys treating a wide range of patients in all stages of health and employs all naturopathic modalities in her treatment approach.
     
  Michael Greger, MD
A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.
     
  Mona Fahoum, ND
Dr Mona Fahoum Charting and Insurance Billing Expert I am a graduate of Bastyr University practicing family medicine in Seattle, Washington. Outside my practice I teach charting and coding at Bastyr, have become certified in ICD-10, and serve as President for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. (WANP). While my primary passion will always be healing by delivering outstanding patient care, I have learned the value of correct practice management and successful billing.    My experience as a naturopathic physician and before that, as the primary billing specialist at an integrated medical clinic, has shown that being able to provide peace of mind through proper billing and administrative procedures contributes immeasurably to maintaining the well being of patients.
     
  Mona Morstein, ND
Dr. Mona Morstein has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition and earned her ND and did her Family Residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. Following graduation Dr. Morstein established a successful private practice in Great Falls, MT that she ran for 13 years. Dr. Morstein worked at SCNM for 11 years as Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor, and Supervising Physician of Students in the out-patient medical clinic. Dr. Morstein, now fully back in private practice, sees all ages of patients, both sexes, for all acute and chronic diseases. She is recognized as an expert on pre-diabetes and diabetes, and also specializes in gastroenterology and hormonal disorders. She speaks at numerous medical conferences each year and is a regular author of published articles. She has created the well-received conference called “Insulin Intensive Seminar”, a two seminar where she teaches medical professionals and students how to use insulin in all types of diabetic patients, in all situations. She owns and moderates NaturopathicChat, the largest ND email list in the galaxy. She is on the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of American’s Medical Advisory Board in Phoenix, AZ. In 2012, Dr. Morstein received the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians “The President’s Award”, honoring her comprehensive work for the naturopathic profession during her career. In 2014, Dr. Morstein was awarded “The Most Outstanding Physician” in 2013 by the SCNM student body.
     
  Nicola St. Mary, ND
Nicola St. Mary, ND received her B.A. in International Health from Brown University in 1997, graduating with honors and from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in 2004.  In 2006, Dr. Nicola moved to Durango, CO to co-found Open Sky Wilderness Therapy.   Today, Dr. Nicola sees clients in her naturopathic medical practice, Pura Vida Natural Healthcare, in Durango.   Actively connecting the mind and body, her passion is empowering people to take steps to heal themselves.  In addition to seeing clients, Dr. Nicola teaches a variety of classes and corporate wellness retreats.
     
  Nigel Plummer, PhD
Nigel Plummer PhD received his doctorate in microbial physiology from the University of Surrey, UK and has developed an extensive knowledge specializing in omega 3 fatty acids, probiotics and natural antimicrobials.  His body of research includes the role that omega-3’s and phytosterols play in the modulation of serum cholesterol levels in adults and children, the role of omega-3s in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and the combination of omega-3s and plant extracts in the prevention of osteoarthritis and joint damage. Dr. Plummer is a globally accepted authority on probiotics and has produced a vast body of research on probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic resistance, post antibiotic therapy, the control of IBS symptoms and in the prevention of allergies. Additionally, Dr. Plummer has developed an interest in the concept of fetal disease programming, the controlling factors involved and the potential to influence programmed events as a means of prevention of chronic disease development
     
  Oliver Grundmann, PhD
Oliver Grundmann is a clinical assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy and holds a courtesy appointment with the College of Nursing, University of Florida. He received his BPharm from the University of Münster, Germany before receiving his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Florida. His research focuses on natural products and complementary and alternative medicines. He serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Alternative Medicine Studies and is working with Dr. Saunjoo Yoon, RN, PhD, associate professor at the College of Nursing, and Joseph Williams, AP, DOM, in ongoing clinical collaborations in the area of acupuncture, CAM, and supplements.
     
  Paul Epstein, ND
Paul Epstein, ND is a Naturopathic Physician, mind- body therapist and mindfulness meditation teacher who integrates naturopathic medicine and the teachings of meditation, mindfulness, awareness and contemplative psychotherapy in his whole-person approach supporting people on their self-healing journey and spiritual path. He is a 1984 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he did a residency in holistic medicine. Dr. Paul co- founded and co-directed the Israel Center for Mind- Body Medicine. He is also a certified yoga instructor, and has studied Buddhist psychology, mindfulness meditation, clinical guided imagery, stress reduction and psychotherapy in a spiritual context and has successfully advocated the clinical application and integration of mind-body-spirit therapies in health care for over 25 years.
     
  Paul Richard Saunders, ND, DHANP, PhD
Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH earned his PhD at Duke University in Forest Ecology and Botany and taught at Clemson and Washington State Universities. He returned to graduate studies earning one ND from the now Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario, and a second ND and completed a residency in homeopathic medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon. He has served CCNM as Clinic Director, Associate Dean, Chief Naturopathic Officer, Chair of Materia Medica, and Professor of Materia Medica. He continues to teach and supervise in the clinic at CCNM, conduct clinical research, publish, present scientific papers, and serve on professional and advisory committees nationally and internationally. He has practiced at the Dundas Naturopathic Centre since 1991 using the full scope of naturopathic medical modalities, including acupuncture, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, naturopathic manipulation, intravenous parenteral therapy, and life style counseling.
     
  Ravi N. Chandiramani, ND
Dr. Ravi Chandiramani is a graduate of Bastyr University (2002). His unique approach to the treatment of chemical dependency and co-occurring psychological disorders has been refined over a decade of direct clinical experience with recovering addicts and alcoholics. Dr. Chandiramani’s work has provided the foundation for a new field of medicine, Integrative Addiction Medicine™. Integrative Addiction Medicine (IAM) effectively combines evidence-based addiction medicine protocols with the nurturing and rebuilding modalities inherent to the practice of naturopathic medicine.
     
  Rick Kirschner, ND
Rick Kirschner, ND is a best selling author and co-author of numerous books and multimedia programs, including the international bestseller, Dealing With People You Can’t Stand, Life By Design, Insider’s Guide To The Art of Persuasion, and How To Click With People. A 1981 graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine, Dr. Kirschner is a long-time faculty member with the Institue for Management Studies, a thought leader with Athena Interactive and the developer of the Healthy Communication Workshop for ND students. He works with some of the world’s best known companies and organizations, including AT&T, Boeing, Heineken, Kraft, NASA, Providence Healthcare, Progressive Insurance, Starbucks and Toys R’ Us. Dr. Kirschner has delivered his expertise in thousands of radio and television appearances, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, from CNBC and CBC to FOX, the Wall Street Journal to the USA Today.
     
  Robert Martinez, DC, ND
Robert Martinez received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in 1981, his Doctor of Naturopathy from Bastyr University in 1985, board certification in chiropractic orthopedics in 1986, and McKenzie Certification in Manual Diagnosis and Therapy in 2004. He is a past postgraduate faculty member of Los College of Chiropractic, Motion Palpation Institute and Bastyr University. He has served on the Bastyr University Board of Trustees and is a past Vice chair. He is currently in private practice in Kirkland, WA
     
  Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH
Dr. Bradley received his ND from Bastyr University in 2003 and his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2009. Prior to entering private practice in La Jolla, CA as a diabetes specialist, he served as the Director of the Bastyr Center for Diabetes & Cardiovascular Wellness from 2005-13. Dr. Bradley has published his research in leading peer-reviewed medical journals including: Atherosclerosis, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) and Diabetes Care. He is a frequently invited speaker for naturopathic and integrative medicine organizations and he has presented on the benefits of integrative care for diabetes and heart disease at American Diabetes Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and the International Diabetes Federation. In addition to research publications, Dr. Bradley co-authored the Food User Manual, a patient guide to heart-healthy diet choices. He currently serves on the Diabetes Advisory Board for Prevention Magazine.
     
  Seth Braun
Seth Braun is the founder and director of Indestructible Success.   Indie Success helps holistic professionals to develop the authentic business systems so they can have more impact, income and patients.  Seth is the author of 4 books, and 13 ebooks on healthy eating, holistic living and authentic business.
     
  Sharum Sharif, ND
Dr. Sharum Sharif, ND, is a 2003 graduate of Bastyr University, and has completed the two-year NESH (New England School of Homeopathy) training in Classical Homeopathy.  Additionally, he has attended many seminars by Henny Heudens-Mast.    Dr. Sharif uses Classical Homeopathy as the main therapeutic modality in his private practice in Kent, Washington.  He has taught numerous seminars on homeopathy at various naturopathic schools in North America.  As an Affiliate Clinical Faculty for Bastyr University, he mentors students on the use of homeopathy in a primary care setting.  Dr. Sharif specializes in treating complex cases that have not responded to allopathic or conventional naturopathic therapies.  Dr. Sharif has written a textbook of homeopathy entitled "Visual Homeopathy: Identifying the Common Constitutions Within Minutes”.  He has also developed an extensive website (www.VisualHomeopathy.com) for the purposes of teaching homeopathy using hundreds of patient videos.
     
  Shiva Barton, ND, LAc
Shiva Barton, ND, LicAc, graduated from Bastyr University in 1983. He is the past president and co-founder of the Massacusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors. He is also the founder of the Clinical Support Network. Dr. Barton has "lectured" at the annual naturopathic conference for the last 17 years, including the yearly "Clinical Anecdotes: What Works" session, as well as presenting "Therapeutic Magnets for the Treatment of Pain". He was awarded the AANP Physician of the Year in 2011. Dr. Barton's other interests include dark chocolate, shooting hoops and playing loud music on the guitar.
     
  Sussanna Czeranko, ND
Sussanna Czeranko ND, BBE a naturopathic physician licensed in Ontario, Canada and in Oregon, U.S.A., has been practicing since 1994 incorporating ‘nature-cure’ approaches to primary care by including Balneotherapy, Breathing therapy and Nutrition into her naturopathic practice. Dr Czeranko is a Faculty Member working as the Rare Books Curator at NCNM and is currently compiling a twelve volume series based upon the journals published early in the last century by Benedict Lust. Six of the books have been published: Origins of Naturopathic Medicine, Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine, Dietetics of Naturopathic Medicine, Principles of Naturopathic Medicine, Practice of Naturopathic Medicine and Physical Culture in Naturopathic Medicine. In addition to her work in Balneotherapy, she is the founder of the Breathing Academy, a training institute for naturopaths to incorporate a scientific model of breathing therapy called Buteyko into their practice. She is a founding board member of the International Congress of Naturopathic Medicine.
     
  Thomas Kruzel, ND
Thomas A. Kruzel N.D. is a naturopathic physician in private practice at the Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He received a BA in Biology from the California State University at Northridge, and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.  Dr. Kruzel is also a board certified Medical Technologist. He completed 2 years of Family Practice Medicine residency at the Portland Naturopathic Clinic where he was chief resident prior to entering private practice. He also completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine through the Oregon Geriatric Education Center and the Portland VA Medical Center.  He has been an Associate Professor of Medicine at National College of Naturopathic Medicine where he has taught Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Urology.  He is the author of the Homeopathic Emergency Guide A Quick Reference Handbook to Effective Homeopathic Care published by North Atlantic Books and Haug Publishers Germany, and has published numerous articles in The Journal of Naturopathic Medicine as well as other publications. He also is the author of the Natural Medicine Pediatric Home Health Advisor. He has been a member of the Alternative Medicine Review Editorial Review Board since 1997 and editor of the Clinical Medicine section of the Foundations Medical Textbook. He is also the past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was selected as Physician of the Year by the AANP in 2000 and Physician of the Year by the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association in 2003. 
     
  Tracy Gaudet, MD
Dr. Gaudet came to the VA from Duke University Medical Center where she served as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine, a position she held from 2001 to 2010. She led Duke Integrative Medicine to the forefront of the field, co-founding The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and chairing the Membership Committee (2002-2004), as well as serving on the Steering, Executive, Education and Policy Committees. Prior to her work at Duke, Dr. Gaudet was the founding executive director of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine, leading the design in the country’s first comprehensive curriculum in this new field, launching a two-year fellowship and then creating the two year distance learning fellowship. Dr. Gaudet is a recognized leader in the transformation of healthcare. She speaks nationally through both public and professional venues ranging from The Institutes of Medicine and Department of Defense events to The Oprah Show. She has been featured in numerous national media, including the PBS nationally acclaimed special entitled “The New Medicine,” and was named by Shape magazine as one of the eleven women who shape the world. In July of 2011, Dr. Gaudet was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2011” by Modern Healthcare. In October of 2013, Dr. Gaudet was featured as a Game Changer in Fortune Magazine. She has been named the recipient of the 2013 Bravewell Leadership Award for her significant contributions to advancing the field of medicine. The award recognizes national leaders who are resilient change agents and have a compelling vision for the future of medicine that inspire and encourage others. Dr. Gaudet is also the author of Consciously Female, a book on integrative medicine and women’s health, and Body, Soul and Baby, both published by Bantam Books.
     
  Trina Doerfler, ND, DC
I graduated from Bastyr (College!) 1992, after having graduated Western States Chiropractic School in 1989.  In private practice since 1989, first exclusively musculoskeletal work with food medicine adjunctively and then branching out into primary care, and later specializing in neuro/endocrine disorders using food, orthomolecular medicine and internal techniques and neurofeedback combined with counseling.  I have been in practice for the last ten years at Seattle Healing Arts in Seattle with Fernando Vega, M.D. and Bruce Milliman, N.D. , and before that at the Good Shepard Center in Wallingford.  I have been privileged to give numerous presentations, online and in person including at Swedish Hospital and the AANP conference in 1998 (Hands On For Headaches).    Outside of work I endeavor to live a bi-cameral life, with art and science practices alive and well.
     
  Walter J. Crinnion, ND
Walter J. Crinnion ND, received his degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 1982 with their first graduating class. After starting family practice he began to specialize in allergies and chronic health problems caused by environmental chemical overload. In 1985 he opened the most comprehensive cleansing facility in North America for the treatment of chemically poisoned individuals. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of environmental overload and conducts ongoing trainings in Environmental Medicine for healthcare professionals. He has been on the board of directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was the recipient of their first award for in-office research in 1999 and was awarded it a second time in 2002. He has been a faculty member at Bastyr University (Seattle, WA.), the National College of Naturopathic Medicine  (Portland, OR.), the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine (Bridgeport, CT.) and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ.) where he chaired their Environmental Medicine Department from 2003 - 2012. In 2001 he appeared three times with Barbara Walters on ABC’s “The View”. His first book: Clean, Green and Lean was published by Wiley and Sons in 2009, and is used as a basic ‘must read’ by many practicing physicians for their patients. He is now the chief science officer at Enzymedica, a manufacture of plant-based enzymes.
     
  Wendy Weber, ND, PhD, MPH
Wendy Weber, ND, PhD, MPH is a Program Director at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Her portfolio includes research on complementary and alternative medicine approaches to health services, promotion of healthy behavior, and complex medical systems including Naturopathy and integrative medicine. Dr. Weber is a member of the NIH Science of Behavior Change Workgroup and the NIH Prevention Research Coordinating Committee. She also serves as the Program Officer for the Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory Coordinating Center, which is an NIH Common Fund Initiative. Prior to joining NCCAM, she was a Research Associate Professor at Bastyr University and taught Public Health, Research Methods and Design, and Critical Evaluation of the Literature. Her clinical practice focused on the treatment of children and adolescents with mental health conditions, abdominal pain, headaches, and allergies. Dr. Weber’s research included the study of herbal treatments for pediatric conditions. She has published on Echinacea’s effect on colds in children, naturopathic treatment of children, and complementary treatments for ADHD. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Pediatrics.  Dr. Weber earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Epidemiology and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington. She earned her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University.