Dr. Kasra Pournadeali (pour-na-deli) is Director of the Northwest Center for Optimal Health, one of only a few CNME-accredited off campus naturopathic residency training centers in Washington State. He has been a healthcare provider since 1992, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Bastyr University.
Dr. Pournadeali speaks and writes locally and nationally, is Past President of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, has made over one thousand radio and television appearances, and published hundreds of articles educating on the benefits and limitations of naturopathic medicine.
He serves on the Foundation for Care Management, an ACCME & ACPE-Accredited CME granting organization, was the first Naturopathic Doctor to create a university-endorsed offsite clinic shift dedicated to integrating conventional and naturopathic approaches for patient care; and, he led the administration that modernized the naturopathic scope of practice in Washington State in 2004 and again in 2005.
Dr. Pournadeali has had faculty appointments at Bastyr University, and the University of Washington. He enjoys spending time with his family, the politics of medicine, teaching, private practice, car hunting, and tinkering in his garage. Hear "Dr. P’s” radio talk show Healthy Living, Thursdays at 4:00 PM (PST) at kser.org.