Faculty

Dr. Sweet's recommendation to future students is bring your curiosity and motivation. Keep an open mind and nurture a willingness to learn.
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Dr. Yalda Shokoohinia, SCNM faculty, states, "One of my main goals in the educational process is to transfer an interdisciplinary experience to students including chemistry, biology, and clinical aspects of pharmacology."
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Dr. Bose serves as a full-time attending clinician throughout all clinical courses at NUHS and serves as a mentor to her students. “Many times, students know the information, but just need a little push to realize they are capable. Confidence develops with experience and the right mentorship. I hope I provide that mentorship to my students.”
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I honestly didn’t know that naturopathic medicine existed! I was looking for something in healthcare where I could spend a good amount of time with patients and not feel rushed. I also considered Teacher’s College! So, when I found out about naturopathic medicine, it seemed like a great fit. NDs are already teachers by nature with their patients, and I’m fortunate to also do it formally at CCNM.
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I left a PhD program in Pharmacology to pursue an ND because I wanted to do research on lifestyle and non-pharmacologic interventions. Before I left Duke University to go to ND school, the Heart Health Study was published by Dean Ornish, MD, demonstrating advanced cardiovascular disease could be stabilized by lifestyle changes. Upon learning about that study’s findings, I decided I didn’t want to study drug mechanisms anymore, and instead I wanted to learn how to help people create health.
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Dr. Ashleigh Lane, BSc, ND  is a clinic supervisor with a focus on Women's Health at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine and advice for future ND students.
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Elizabeth Rice, ND is an assistant professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Dr. Rice teaches Hahnemannian homeopathy and is a visionary of online education at SCNM. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine, focus on mental health and self-care, and advice for future ND students.
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Jamine Blesoff, ND is an Instructor in the Clinical Sciences department for the Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine programs at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS). Dr. Blesoff specializes in preventative care for pediatrics and women's health.
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Tammy Ashney, ND is an associate professor at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), attending physician at NUNM Clinics, clinical supervisor for residents and student interns, and the medical editor for Women in Balance Institute monthly newsletter. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine that started with a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology and a minor in Women’s Studies. Her practice has come full circle, building on her undergraduate passions.
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Zeynep Uraz, BSc, ND is an associate professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) – her alma mater. She teaches Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Integrative Fertility. She also leads the fertility-focused clinical program at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. Dr. Uraz shares her path to naturopathic medicine with a focus on fertility.
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