International Society for Naturopathic Medicine

Todd A. Born ND,CNS-President

Todd A. Born is a naturopathic doctor, certified nutrition specialist (CNS), co-owner and medical director of Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc., in Alameda, California.  Dr. Born is the Product Manager, Head of New Product Development, Scientific Advisor for Allergy Research Group, LLC and is Editor-in-Chief of their science Focus Newsletter.  He is a Thought Leader for the UK-based Clinical Education. Before moving to Connecticut from Seattle, Dr. Born completed 415 hours precepting with other healthcare providers—including DCs, DPMs, NDs, and MDs—in the areas of geriatric medicine, family medicine, cardiology, urology, men’s health, physical medicine, and emergency medicine at Evergreen Hospital Emergency Department.  During his residency, his integrative medicine expertise was further honed with rotations in Virginia Mason Hospital’s department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Clinic, Swedish Family Medicine’s department of Integrative Medicine, and Harborview Medical Center’s Emergency Department.  Dr. Born also volunteered as an attending physician for the Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign (AHAC), which serves indigent populations.

He has been published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews, Townsend Letter, Integrative Medicine Alert, and the Natural Nutmeg.  He has appeared on KRON4 News, lectured as an expert for the National Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Born’s clinical focus is utilizing integrative medicine to treat chronic disease.  He has a strong interest in difficult and refractory cases, gastrointestinal issues, neurological and neurodegenerative disorders, endocrinology, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, autoimmune disease, development and behavioral issues, HIV/AIDS, and geriatrics.

Delayne Gratopp, ND

Dr. Delayne Gratopp is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor trained in general family medicine with expertise in nutritional therapies for chronic illness. Her training was a comprehensive blend of conventional western medicine including Pharmacology, as well as alternative medical modalities encompassing Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Physical Medicine, Medical Nutrition, Acupuncture and Botanical Medicine.  

Dr. Gratopp's clinical training included intravenous therapy, mesotherapy, trigger point injections and bone adjustments.

She received her medical training at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and the UB College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has received her Masters in Science in Human Nutrition at UB.

Dr. Gratopp is a former founding Board Member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) Connecticut Chapter, and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP), Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicians (CTANP) and the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA).

Jen Johnson ND

Dr. Johnson is Associate Dean for Clinical Education and a  Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr.  Johnson got her doctor of naturopathic medicine from National College of  Natural Medicine in 2002 and BA in health sciences from The Evergreen State  College in Olympia, Washington, in 1996. Member of the American Association  of Naturopathic Physicians. Since receiving her naturopathic degree in 2002,  Dr. Johnson has been involved in direct patient care both in private practice  and in teaching clinics. She offers care in general medicine with aspecialty  in comprehensive women’s healthcare. Offering care for women of allages, she  provides nutritional advice including weight management, treatment for  hormonal and thyroid imbalances, and preconception care and management of  pregnancy complaints.

Geo Espinosa, ND, L.Ac, C.N.S., RH (AHG)

Dr. Geo is a renowned naturopathic and functional medicine doctor recognized as anauthority in urology and men’s health. Dr. Geo is the founder and director of the Integrative and Functional Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) and lectures internationally on the application of integrative urology in clinical settings. He has been recognized as one of thetop 10 Health Makers for Men’s Health by sharecare.com created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD. Dr. Geo is the author of the popular book: Thrive,Don’t Only Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer.

Yu-Lan Chiang ND, RD, PhD

Yu-Lan Chiang got her ND from Bastyr Univ. and PhD in Nutrition Loma Linda University.  Dr. Chiang is also an RD in both Taiwan and California (State of California, #0000949365) .  Dr. Chiang has done tremendous amount of education work in hospitals and medical centers for 3 years. With all the varied background, Dr. Chiang is good at combining all kinds of methods to helpher patients or clients.  


Barry Burris ND

Dr. Barry combines applied nutrition with naturopathic and conventional therapies for the most effective healing strategies. He offers primary and complementary care services for patients of all ages and with any type of health concern. He takes the time to listen to his patients, thoroughly answer all of their questions, and assists them in avoiding medications and surgeries whenever possible. He has special interests in cardiovascular disease and diabetes prevention, as well as management of physical injuries using hands-on treatment therapies.

Monica Xu ND

Passionate about food as medicine, as a licensed naturopathic physician, Dr. Xu focuses on functional gastrointestinal, mood disorders, musculoskeletal, and female health.

In her practice, Dr. Xu brings the best of conventional and natural medicine to her patients. She emphasizes on addressing body's imbalance by working on removing toxins, nourishing and strengthen the foundational systems.

She enjoys working with other health practitioners, expanding her knowledge and enriching each other's learning experience. Dr. Xu sees patients of all ages. Dr. Xu also speaks Mandarin fluently.


Carrie Decker ND

Dr. Decker is a certified Naturopathic Doctor, graduating with honors from the National College of Natural Medicine (now the National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. Prior to becoming a naturopathic physician, Dr. Decker was an engineer, with graduate degrees in biomedical engineering as well as mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Having had her own experience of healing from chronic disease conditions with the support of naturopathic medicine, she chose to pursue a career in this healing realm so she could help others as well. Dr. Decker sees patients at her office in Eugene, OR, as well as remotely, with a focus on gastrointestinal and liver disease, allergies, mood imbalances, eating disorders, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, women's health, and skin conditions.

Darin Ingels ND

Dr. Ingels is a respected leader in natural medicine with numerous publications, international lectures and more than 25 years experience in the healthcare field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Purdue University and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle,Washington. Dr. Ingels completed a residency program at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. He is a licensed naturopathic physician in the State of Connecticut and State of California, where he maintains practices inbothstates. Dr. Ingels is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association, the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the pediatric Association of Naturopathic Medicine and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine He is a former Board director for the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX) as the chair of Microbiology and Immunology and currently serves as a Board director for the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Ingels’practice focuses on chronic immune dysfunction, including allergies, asthma,autism, Lyme disease, recurrent or persistent infections and other genetic or acquired immune problems.

Clement Lee ND

Dr. Clement Lee currently practices in two locations. Dr. Lee is the owner of Optimal Health & Wellness in Monterey Park, and he has just introduced another Optimal Health & Wellness in Pasadena.

Dr. Clement Lee is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor in the states of California. After obtaining his Bachelors of Sciences in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, he continued his passion for natural health to Tempe,Arizona where he received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). During his education there, he became passionate about restoring health naturally. He discovered many aspects of medicine that are missing in conventional healthcare, such as looking at the whole person and treating the underlying cause. By using this approach Dr. Lee comprehensively approaches a patient’s condition to restore health.

In addition natural healing, Dr. Lee shares his passion for integrative pain management. He has had experience working with MD’s, DO’s, DC’s, acupuncturists and other specialists whose focus is the treatmentof pain conditions. Dr. Lee strives to combine the benefits of naturopathic medicine along side other forms of medicine to develop an integrative approach to treating pain. Dr. Lee incorporates many modalities for the treatment of pain conditions including prolotherapy and injection therapy, nutrition, physical medicine, soft tissue massage, botanicals, and Chinese medicine.

Dr. Lee received his prolotherapy training at the Hackett Hemwall Foundation in Madison Wisconsin during his 4th year of medical school. While in medical school he was able to treat various patients using prolotherapy along with naturopathic modalities. In addition, to performing treatments, he followed other experienced prolotherapists to learn more refined techniques of the therapy.

Dr. Lee is a member of the American Association ofNaturopathic Physicians (AANP), California Naturopathic Doctors Association(CNDA), Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AZNMA), American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM), and Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection (NATI).

Carina Lopez ND

Dr. Carina Lopez is a bilingual Spanish/English naturopathic doctor, homeopath, licensed acupuncturist, master herbalist and biosyntonist. Using a supportive environment, Dr. Lopez assists with a spectrum of issues using the body’s own healing potential and natural, safe, effective treatments. Dr. Lopez began her career in conventional medical school, a model of healthcare that disillusioned her. During this time she became quite ill and thus learned the profound connection between healthand happiness. In search of a new model of healthcare that would be more fulfilling, she traveled to Belize, working with shaman. She enrolled at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine,Acupuncture, and the School of Natural Healing. She also traveled to India and volunteered at the Maher Baba Free Homeopathic Dispensary and practiced homeopathy under her mentor, Robert Street. Dr. Lopez has also attended the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy-Greece for Post-Graduate studies under George Vithoulkas.

Autumn Frandsen ND

Dr. Frandsen is a board certified naturopathic physician who received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with high honors from the University of Bridgeport. She began her collegiate career at Virginia Common wealth University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a Pre-Med concentration.

Her graduate study includes Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and the University of Bridgeport where she was trained in Nutritional Medicine, Homeopathy, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Physical Medicine, Botanical Medicine, and Counseling. Her post-graduate experience includes ART certification through the Klinghardt Academy. She is currently the owner of Velise Total Health and a practicing physician at National Integrated Health Associates. She has given many lectures at various conferences and teaches classes in the DC area. Her main areas of focus are allergies, autoimmune conditions including pain and fatigue, hormonal imbalance, and dermatology.

Dr. Frandsen believes that one of the most important things missing in medicine today is the willingness of physicians to educate patients on the cause and treatment of disease as well as prevention. With the help of wellness oriented practitioners, she believes each individual patient can take back their own health and independence.

Cho Long Kim ND

Dr. Cho Long Kim is a Naturopathic Medical Physician licensed  in the state of Arizona. Dr. Kim earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine  from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Dr. Kim  elegantly merges every aspect of conventional and ancient natural medical  practices. She uses her considerable expertise to seek the bodies’ own  optimal balance through detoxification and other non-toxic, state of the art  methods. This approach is incorporated into her treatment of various chronic  illnesses such as autoimmune diseases, hormone imbalance, metabolic  disorders, addiction and cancer.  She formerly ran the Oasis Center for  Natural Healing, a cancer center in Mesa, AZ. Using integrated treatment  plans that include Environmental Medicine,Pharmacology, Minor Surgery,  Homeopathy, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Botanical medicine, and Physical  Manipulation she helps patients regain and sustain health. Focused on  educating the community about how to maintain optimal heath,she is frequent  speaker on radio and TV.

Jason Bussell PhD

Dr. Bussell earned his Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, For the past 14 years, he has successfully run his acupuncture office in Wilmette, IL (6 miles North of Chicago) called A Center for Oriental Medicine. In 2012, Dr. Bussell became one of the first Americans to earn an internationally-recognized PhD from the top acupuncture school in China, the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Bussell is an acupuncturist, herbalist and President & Founder of a small business. He is also an author, researcher, teacher, and has worked with government, non-profits, and local and national organizations. He was an adjunct professor at DePaul University and published several journal articles about Chinese medicine. Currently, Dr. Bussell is  earning a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master's of Public Health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins University.  

Stacy Mulkey ND

Dr. Mulkey’s total healthcare experience spans over 25+ years,  including 10 years working in the conventional hospital setting prior to attending  naturopathic medical school. She is extremely grateful for that time she  spent working in the hospital because it gave her a sense of satisfaction and  appreciation in caringfor people. However, she soon learned that despite all  of the advances that have been made in modern medicine, there were still too  many people with chronic diseases that were not being helped. Her basic  philosophy includes helping others discover the root cause of symptoms and  addressing the person asa whole body, mind and spirit in order to help the  body heal itself. She believes that the best way to accomplish this goal is  by blending together thebest of our time-honored nature cures, such as herbal  medicine, hydrotherapy,homeopathy, and nutritional therapies, with more recent  advances in medicine such as neurotransmitter testing and colored light  therapy.

Razi  Berry

Struggling with crippling fibromyalgia at the young age of 25,  Razi Berry shares how naturopathic medicine saved her from a life riddled  with pain and inspired her to advocate for the profession. Through NDNR,  she was able to give voice to an emerging profession, creating the leading  clinical information resource for naturopathic physicians in North America.  Today, NDNR serves as a dynamic voice for the advancement of  naturopathic medicine by informing and educating physicians in the recent  developments of the practice of natural medicine. NDNR includes  current protocols, practice management, business development, marketing,  clinical research, news and more. This year  NDNR  celebrates 10 years of publication and introduces NaturalPath, a  website dedicated to sharing to benefits of naturopathic medicine and helping  the public find their personal path to health and wellness.

Teresa  Spano, ND

Teresa Spano, is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport  College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport,Connecticut where she received  her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Her four years of training included  naturopathic philosophy, and the prevention and treatment of illnesses though  natural remedies including homeopathy, nutrition,botanicals, mind-body  medicine, among others. She also completed over 1200 hours of clinical shifts  in areas such as general medicine, integrative oncology, physical medicine,  classical homeopathy, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and first line  therapy, a nutritional program. She has expanded her studies through  continuing education focusing on functional medicine,detoxification, and UNDA  treatments.

Hyun  Joon Lee,MD

Dr. Lee graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine  in 1999, and has been in the practice of Family Medicine since 2003. She  completed Family Medicine Residency and the Faculty Development Fellowship  Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center,  Department of Family and Social Medicine in 2006.

In 2006 Dr. Lee was appointed Assistant Professor at Albert  Einstein College of Medicine, where she still teaches medical students and residents.  Personal health experienceled her to look beyond what conventional medicine  offers. She obtained her New York State Certification in Medical Acupuncture  at New York Medical College. Her motivation to provide the best quality care  with a holistic approach and alternative treatment options led her to  establish her private practice in Scarsdale, NY in 2008. Dr.Lee is  board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and she is also a  member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Institutes for  Functional Medicine.

Shakeilla  Howell, MD

Dr. Howell earned her M.D.from Howard University College of  Medicine in Washington, D.C. She is currently completing her two-year  fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Stamford Hospital’s Center for  Integrative Medicine & Wellness and the University of Arizona. She also completed her residency in Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center – the  University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City,  and she is a clinical instructor in Medicine at Columbia University where she  conducts research in nutrition and mind-body medicine. As a board-certified  family medicine physician, Dr. Howell's specific interests include  integrating complementary modalities such as nutrition, acupuncture and  mind-body medicine into pain and stress management, end-of-life palliative care and working with underserved populations. She has been awarded many honors  recognizing her work in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.

Chian-Yi Liu ND

Chian-Yi Liu got the Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr Univ. Dr. Liu is also licensed in Washington State as Naturopathic Physician. Dr. Liu has years experience with Chinese folk therapies including Tui-Na, fire cupping, spinal manipulation, and electrical stimulation, along with one year volunteering at CCH Foundation performing Original Point Therapy to help many cancer patients with pain. Dr. Liu also has strong background in Activator Methods, Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy,Advanced Naturopathic Manipulation & Dural Attachment Therapy, and New England School of Homeopathy. Dr. Liu is the member of Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and member of Oncology association of Naturopathic Physicians.


Lindsay Jones-Born,ND

Lindsay is Naturopathic physician, and great at utilizing  integrative medicine to help clients with chronic disease, with a strong  interest in women’s health, geriatrics and underserved populations.  Lindsay has extensive knowledge in Ayurvedic medicine, environmental medicine,  nature cure and diet and nutrient therapies. Additional training in advanced  gynecology, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, homeless women andteen  care, IV therapy, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and  bio-therapeutic drainage.


Yinhsu  Liu, ND, RD

Yinhsu Liu is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Registered  Dietitian. In addition to the dual degrees, she has further training in  biofeedback and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.  Dr. Liu  is a graduate of Bastyr University’s School of Naturopathic Medicine and  Rutgers University’s Nutritional Sciences program and has been an advocate of  patient-centered holistic wellness care since early 2000.  As one of the  handful of Mandarin-speaking Naturopathic Doctors in the world trained by  CNME-accredited school, she vows to serve as a bridge to integrate the informational gap amongst the worlds she is in touch with, one person and one  family at a time.

Jacob Bimblich

Jacob Bimblich is a Life Member of the National Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow and Charter Member of the Academy of Scientific Hypnotherapy for his meritorious contributions to hypnotherapy.  He was also past president of the New York Society for Ethical Hypnosis.  For the past 24 years he has been a faculty member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.  He currently serves as the president of the National Guild Of Hypnotists'  New York City Chapter and president of the NYC Chapter of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, member of its convention faculty.

  Jacob has been featured in The Wall Street Journal

  Jacob is a contributor to "The Official Consumer Guide To Hypnotism"

with articles written by some of the leading international hypnotherapist, hypnotists, teachers, and authors of the profession

  The Trentonian included Jacob's expertise in using hypnosis to crack a case.  

Tim Shuur,MA

Tim Shurr, MA, is President of Shurr ! Success, an award winning speaker, author, TV personality, and an internationally known expert in human potential, influence, and non-verbal communication. Through humor, interactive experiences, and profound insights, Tim captivates and equips his audiences with advanced relationship-building tools for igniting morale, engagement, and profitability! His respected clients have included:Verizon; Central Restaurant Products; NiSource; US Steel; NCAA Riverview Healthcare; Ameriprise Financial; Crown ERAM;Roche Diagnostics; University of Phoenix; Amway; Caterpillar; Century 21; Wells Fargo Advisors; Kiwanis International