I'm a naturopathic doctor, and full-time faculty in the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Although my family has been in the health professions for four generations, I didn't think it was the choice for me until I found naturopathic medicine. Being a naturopathic doctor (ND) allows me to be a detective, a scientist, a clinician, and a nature-lover all at once, and it gives me diagnostic and treatment tools that I didn't know existed before I did my training.

Early in my career, I discovered and fell in love with a couple of novel treatment modalities - fecal transplant and helminthic therapy - that are incredibly powerful and massively underutilized. I work almost entirely with patients with hyper-inflammatory, autoimmune and gastrointestinal conditions, where these novel treatments I love can be amazingly helpful, so I think and talk about them with more patients than not.

I treat adults and children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and occasionally other digestive conditions at Capital Integrative Health in Bethesda, Maryland. I also establish doctor-patient relationships in Portland, Oregon a few times per year because of the broader scope of practice I have there. I'm licensed in California, and can provide care to California residents (including ordering labs and imaging) without an in-person meeting.

I offer remote educational consults for people who can't travel to see me but who want (typically) one or two consults regarding medical issues that I have clinical expertise in, like fecal microbiota transplantation or helminthic therapy. I'm often working with your local doctor on this one.

There's a lot of low-hanging fruit where traditional world medicines and evidence-informed medicine overlap. This neglected place is where I like to spend my time - with my patients in Maryland & Oregon, with people who book remote educational consults (all over the world), in non-profit & corporate consulting, and in my writing & lecturing.

Experience and Academic Appointments

  • Faculty, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel MD, 2018-present

  • Faculty, East West College of the Healing Arts, Portland OR, 2015

  • Medical Director, Microbiomes, LLC, 2014-2016

Education and Certification

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, honors in research, National College of Natural Medicine, 2011

  • AMSA National Fellow: Training Tomorrow’s Teachers Today George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2009

  • BA Applied Linguistics University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1999

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors (past president, current secretary) Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Nov 2014-present

  • Editorial Board Natural Medicine Journal, July 2014-present

  • Board of Directors (current treasurer) Fecal Transplant Foundation, August 2013-present

  • Annual conference speaker selection committee American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Spring 2017

Selected Publications

  1. “Autism Symptoms Alleviated with Fecal Microbiota Transplantation” Natural Medicine Journal, Aug 2017

  2. “ Saffron Powerfully Modulates Anxiety and Depression” Natural Medicine Journal, Dec 2016

  3. “Therapeutic Retention Enemas: An Underutilized Modality in Ulcerative Colitis" Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, Jan 2016

  4. “Clinical Applications of Fecal Transplant” Natural Medicine Journal, Aug 2015

  5. “Medicine of the Microbiome” Townsend Letter, Feb/March 2015

  6. “The Role of Hookworm Infection in Immunomodulation of Celiac Disease Patients” Natural Medicine Journal, Feb 2015

  7. “Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: An Update” Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, Jan 2015

  8. “Helminthic Therapy” Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, Jan 2014

  9. “Fecal Transplants in Ulcerative Colitis” Natural Medicine Journal, Oct 2013 “Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Ulcerative Colitis” Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, January 2012