The North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) is pleased to announce that Fraser Smith, MATD, ND, has joined NABNE’s Board of Directors. Dr. Smith played a leading role in the development and implementation of the Naturopathic Medicine program at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard, Illinois, which launched in 2006. He currently serves as the program’s chief academic officer and is the Assistant Dean for Naturopathic Medicine in NUHS’ College of Professional Studies. Previously, Dr. Smith served as the Dean of Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), as well as being Assistant Medical Director at the Robert Chad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto, Ontario. As a professor at NUHS, Dr. Smith has taught various courses, including botanical prescribing, pharmacotherapeutics, and fundamentals of naturopathic medicine, and is a frequent lecturer and presenter at local and national events. He has co-authored or written two naturopathic textbooks, as well as four books for the public, and numerous journal articles.
Dr. Smith has served as a member or officer on many committees, councils, and organizations within the naturopathic profession. For many years he has volunteered for NPLEX as an item writer, reviewer, and cut scorer, and he has served on the NABNE Advisory Council. He has been involved in the Council for Chief Academic and Clinical Officers (CCACO), and has represented NUHS at Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) meetings. He is a past president of the Illinois
Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and he is a tireless advocate for naturopathic licensure in that state. He is the current President of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC). His widespread involvement in the naturopathic profession will make his input on the NABNE Board particularly valuable.
Dr. Smith fills the position left vacant when Sherry Ure, ND, from British Columbia, resigned after many years of outstanding service to NABNE.