Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Since achieving licensure as a naturopathic physician in 1975, Dr. Joseph Pizzorno quickly established himself as one of the leading pioneers in the world of natural medicine. Amidst a harsh political climate and a shrinking number of students entering the field, Dr. Pizzorno and a group of dedicated graduates from NCMN founded Bastyr University in hopes of revitalizing the field with an emphasis on a science based approach. Serving as President of Bastyr from its foundation in 1978 to 2000, Dr. Pizzorno and its dedicated staff achieved their goals and more; as the first accredited naturopathic school in the world, Bastyr has not only been the catalyst for renewed interest in the field, but has set the standard as the leading institution in science based natural medicine. Likewise, Dr. Pizzorno has long since established himself as one of the leading authorities in the field, being appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy in 2000 and to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee by President Bush in 2002. Through a variety of fields, Dr. Pizzorno has continually strengthened natural medicine’s place in the healthcare world, as a writer, promoter, researcher and educator; from authoring or co-authoring ten books, including Textbook of Natural Medicine and Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine as well as acting as founding editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal; to founding SaluGenecists, Inc. a promoter of personalized integrative guidance for the public; to traveling the world as a lecturer and consultant as an expert in the field.