Lisa N. Alschuler, ND, FABNO

  • Clinical Professor, Medicine
  • Assistant Program Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine

Dr. Alschuler joined the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in June 2018, as a clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Integrative Medicine and a member of the UA Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. A highly accomplished naturopathic physician with 24 years of experience, she holds a doctor of naturopathic medicine degree and CNME-approved certificate of residency from Bastyr University, in Kenmore, Wash., as well as a bachelor's degree in medical anthropology from Brown University, in Providence, R.I. Her unique background spans clinical practice, administration, teaching, writing, speaking, quality assurance and national advocacy. An accomplished presenter and educator, she has developed curriculum, provided professional and lay presentations, courses and media interviews on topics of integrated cancer care, cancer prevention, integrated healthcare, dietary supplement quality, botanical medicine, nutrition, and chronic illness. Dr. Alschuler has served as president (2008-10) and board member (2003-11) of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians; a board member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (2001-02); president (2003-07) and board member (2003-08) of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians; founding board member (2004-07), president (2014-17) and president emeritus (2017-present) of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians; founding board member (2009-12), president (2010-12) and president emeritus (2012-16) of the Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association; medical advisory board member (2010-18) and board member (2018-present) of the Alliance for Natural Health; board member (2011-12), Natural Products Foundation; and a board of scientific counselors member (2015-present) of the Gateway for Cancer Research. She is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Integrative Medicine, Natural Medicine Journal, American Botanical Council and Vegetarian Times. She also is a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology and licensed as a naturopathic physician in the state of Arizona. And she has written numerous books (including being co-author of the “Definitive Guide to Cancer,” now in its 3rd edition, and the “Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer”), booklets, chapters and journal and peer-reviewed articles, as well as given a plethora of seminars, colloquia and presentations on related subjects.

Research Interests: 
  • Naturopathic Therapies on Clinical Tumor Response to External Beam Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
  • Quality of Life Outcomes in an Integrative Cancer Treatment Setting
  • Ethics, Philosophy, and Research Development in Naturopathic Oncology
  • Advanced Integrative Oncology Treatment
  • Effectiveness of Naturopathic Medicine Used in Combination with Conventional Medicine in the Perioperative Care of Thoracic Cancer Patients
  • N.D.: Bastyr University, Kenmore, Wash. (1994)
  • BS (Medical Anthropology): Brown University, Providence, R.I. (1988)
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (2006-present)
  • Impact Award, National Association of Nutrition Professionals (2017)
  • President's Award, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (2016)
  • Physician of the Year, American Board of Naturopathic Physicians (2014)
  • Joe Pizzorno Founders Award, Bastyr University (2014)
  • Honorary Naturopathic Doctoral Degree, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2014)
  • Recognition as (one of three) Naturopathic Elders, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2009)
  • President's Award, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (2007)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Bastyr University (2005)
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine, Seattle, Wash. (2000)
  • Naturopathic Medicine: Bastyr Natural Health Clinic, Kenmore, Wash. (1994-95)
Board Certifications
  • Naturopathic Oncology - FABNO (2006)