2017 NYANP Annual Conference Speakers
Paul Anderson, NMD
Paul S. Anderson is a naturopathic physician, Medical Director & Founder of Anderson Medical Specialty Associates (AMSA). He is a recognized authority in the field of integrative cancer research and the treatment of chronic diseases, genomic conditions, and auto-immune and infectious disorders.
As a naturopath, Dr. Anderson began his career as a family practitioner in Canby and Salem, Oregon. For many years he has trained students and clinicians at a number of naturopathic medical schools and other higher education institutions, with a specialization in intravenous (IV) therapy formulation and infusion techniques as well as clinical approaches to complicated illness. Most recently Dr. Anderson spent seven years at Bastyr University in Seattle on the faculties of both its School of Naturopathic Medicine and the Bastyr University Research Institute. He was the Chief of Intravenous Services at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center (BIORC) from 2009-2013, where he remains an adjunct research professor involved in prospective NIH and other grants. As an instructor he continues to provide popular annual board review courses for the leading US and Canadian naturopathic medical schools. In addition to other recognition among his peers, in 2013 the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians named him the “Vis” award recipient (began in honor of the late Dr. William Mitchell) for service to the education of physicians and students in Naturopathy. Dr. Anderson has been named to the list of “Best Physicians” in Seattle in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
After years of private practice in Oregon, Arizona and then during his tenure at Bastyr University, Dr. Anderson established AMSA in 2010, to focus on more intensive patient care and medical research.
As a physician-scientist, Dr. Anderson is interested in immunologic, genomic, and metabolic repair; fields that are considered to be at the leading edge of medical inquiry for many disease processes. His longtime work on the development and standardization of pharmacologically significant micronutrient IV therapies bridges naturopathic to conventional medicine, merging the benefits of both, from diagnosis to treatment, with an expert understanding of the underlying biochemical and genetic causes that contribute to illness. Dr. Anderson has collaborated with many notable physicians, researchers and professors in his career and continues to do so in his current work.
Tom Ballard, RN, ND
Tom Ballard, RN, ND graduated from Bastyr University in 1982 and is honored to have been the first Bastyr valedictorian. Since then he has maintained a successful practice in Seattle. Dr. Ballard has lectured around the world, is the author of numerous articles and books, including Genetic Wellness: The DNA life plan for overcoming chronic disease, Nutrition-1-2-3, and Genetic Health Reports: Selecting the best report for optimizing your health. Dr. Ballard has also produced a number of videos available on his YouTube channel: Tom Ballard ND. In 2013 Dr. Ballard founded www.NaturalDNASolutions.com, dedicated to promoting natural genetic medicine.
Peter D’Adamo, ND
Peter D’Adamo is a naturopathic physician, author and software engineer. He is best known for his NY Times Bestseller, Eat Right For Your Type, which linked dietary recommendations to the phenotypic expression of ABO and FUT2 genetics. He has developed a bioinformatics basis for naturopathic medicine, authoring a variety of proprietary and open source programs for systems biology network analysis, and he is working on Opus23, an integrated development environment with clinical genomic exploration. In 2011, with the University of Bridgeport, he created the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine, which provides didactic, research and clinical opportunities for selected ND candidates and where he serves as a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Sciences.
Ralph Esposito, ND, LAc
Ralph Esposito N.D., L.Ac is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist specializing in men’s health and integrative urology. He has been published and is peer reviewer is peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Esposito has authored several medical textbook chapters and has designed education modules for health professionals in the field of urology, men’s health, exercise, Andropause and sexual dysfunction. He has trained under Dr. Geo Espinosa at NYU Integrative and Functional Urology Center and Dr. D’Adamo at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Esposito holds a position at NYU as adjunct professor lecturing in integrative medicine.
Steve Nenninger, NMD
Dr. Steve Nenninger is a naturopathic doctor that graduated in 1995 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. His interest in naturopathic medicine was manifested from his own experience with crohns and colitis after being vaccinated in the Marine Corps. Eventually he found himself at a dead end with conventional medicine. He began to see a naturopathic physician and when that progress plateaued he began naturopathic medical school himself. In the back of his mind throughout his 21 years of practice has been the fact that everyone of his siblings has autoimmune disease. He found his own case and those of his siblings particularly difficult to cure in spite of compete resolution in similar cases and has been trying to get a clearer understanding of the reason why over the last decade. Helminth therapy is one, perhaps useful lens to start understanding such conditions but more importantly such patients.
Doni Wilson, ND, CPM, CNS
Dr. Donielle (Doni) Wilson, a naturopathic doctor, certified professional midwife, and certified nutrition specialist, graduated from Bastyr University in 2000. Author of The Stress Remedy, Dr. Doni redefines stress to include toxins, food sensitivities, and imbalanced blood sugar levels, and then offers expert guidance on how to reclaim optimal health. She is creator of a gluten-free nutritional regimen that integrates mind-body medicine with support for reducing exposure to all forms of stress – The Stress Remedy Program. She is director of a naturopathic residency implementing her approach, and is developing a practitioner training program. In 2004, Dr. Doni was awarded the NYANP Physician of the Year Award, and in 2013 she was honored for serving as the President and Executive Director of the NYANP for over ten years. She continues to play an instrumental role in the effort to license NDs in New York. Dr. Doni is frequently called upon to discuss naturopathic medicine and her research related to stress in the media, as well as at both public and professional events including the AANP, CNPA, PANP, HANP, and NWNPC. She regularly presents at the naturopathic programs at University of Bridgeport, Bastyr University and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.