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Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND, appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush’s administration to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in February 2003, is one of the world's leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University. Under his leadership Bastyr became the first fully accredited, multidisciplinary university of natural medicine and the first NIH-funded center for alternative medicine research. From 1996 to 2002 he served on the the Seattle/King County Board of Health and the founding board of directors of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. He served as Chair of the American Public Health Association SPIG on CAM from 1999 to 2001. In 2000, he was an invited participant in the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation Conference on of Health Professional Education on CAM. In 2001, he joined the Scientific Review Board of the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation and was elected vice chair of the Institute for Functional Medicine Board of Directors. In 2002, he became the founding editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal. He has been licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975. In June 2000, Dr. Pizzorno retired after 22 years from the presidency of Bastyr. He continues to server as president emeritus and the senior advisor to the president.

Dr. Pizzorno has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In April 2004, Natural Foods Merchandiser recognized him as one of the 25 leaders in therapeutic nutrition and in May he was honored by the Institute of Functional Medicine with the Linus Pauling award for his “Decades of work establishing the scientific and educational foundation of natural medicine.” In May, 2003, the American Holistic Medical Association recognized him as a "Pioneer in Holistic Medicine." In August, 2002, he was awarded "Naturopathic Physician of the Year" by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and in November, he received the "Founder's Award for Pioneering Complementary and Alternative Medicine" by the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine. In March 2001, Natural Health Magazine recognized him as one of the leading health educators in the past 30 years. In July 2000, Alternative Healthcare Management recognized him as one of the four most influential leaders in alternative health care and in September, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America awarded him as 'Humanitarian of The Year." He travels worldwide, lecturing about and promoting science-based natural medicine and collaborative healthcare.

In February 2001, Dr. Pizzorno founded Salugenecists, Inc., to develop innovative, science-based, artificial intelligence-aided advice systems to provide smart, personalized health promotion and self-care guidance for the public and practitioners.

Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine, Handbook of Natural Medicine, best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1,000,000 copies in six languages), Natural Medicine For the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and soon to be released Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.

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