Faculty

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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Debrah Harding, ND, FABNO is an assistant professor and clinical supervisor at Bastyr University in San Diego, California. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine, practice focus on naturopathic oncology and advice for future naturopathic medical students.
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After practicing as a chiropractor for 15 years, Dr. Hubsher changed his career to naturopathic medicine. Learn about his specialty in educating students in outreach practices to underserved communities and his advice for future naturopathic doctors.
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“I have an insatiable hunger for learning, a passion to empower my patients on how to find optimal health, and a powerful drive to teach the best naturopathic doctors of the future. I love being part of a diverse and passionate community of naturopathic colleagues who are not only devoted to helping guide their patients, but also bettering this world as a whole.”
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