NMI Summit 2024 Speaker

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a transformational leader in medicine. Through a half century of work, he has helped establish and advance the academic, scientific, and clinical standards for natural, functional, integrative, and environmental medicine. As founding president of Bastyr University in 1978, he coined the term “science-based natural medicine” and led Bastyr to become the first ever accredited institution in the field. He has set worldwide standards by authoring or co-authoring 6 textbooks for doctors, including the Textbook of Natural Medicine (which has sold over 100,000 copies in 4 languages across 5 editions) and Clinical Environmental Medicine (the most widely used textbook in its field). He is Editor-in-Chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ—the most widely read, peer-reviewed journal in the field (25,000 copies each issue). He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Functional Medicine where he recently finished serving his 3rd term as Chair of the Board. He has been extensively involved in public affairs as a founding board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and as a member of the science boards of the Gateway for Cancer Research, the Hecht Foundation and Bioclinic Naturals. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to 2 prestigious government commissions to advise Congress on how to integrate natural medicine into healthcare. A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher, and expert spokesman, he is also author or co-author of 8 consumer books (most recent, Healthy Bones, Healthy You! with wife Lara). His newest book, The Case for Dietary Supplements, will be released in 2024. To help make this extensive body of knowledge more accessible to clinicians and consumers, he has developed artificial intelligence tools that unravel the complex needs of each unique individual. Recently he began advancing the concept of Health Medicine to encompass promotion of health and resilience as a critical balance to the limited practice of only treating disease. He has received prestigious life-time achievement awards for his work from leading organizations, such as the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), Academy for Integrative and Health Medicine (AIHM), Integrative Health Symposium (IHS), the American College of Nutrition (ACN), the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).

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