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Bastyr University California Hires Dr. Tabatha Parker
The first core faculty member of Bastyr University California has been hired: Please welcome Tabatha Parker, ND, the co-founder and executive director of Natural Doctors International (NDI), a global health organization advancing naturopathic medicine through service, education, networking and promoting holistic health care for all.
“The opening of the first accredited naturopathic medical school in California is monumental, and the opportunity to be a part of that team is a tremendous honor and fulfills my vision of the future of medicine,” says Dr. Parker, who has worked as the medical director at NDI’s free clinic on the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua for the past seven years.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Parker is a writer, humanitarian and social justice activist. She is an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). In 2011, she was named an Utne Reader Visionary, awarded to people who “don’t just concoct great ideas, but also act on them.”
“We are so excited to have a member of the faculty who is an expert in global health, who has contributed so much to naturopathic medicine and who is innovative and dedicated to making quality health care available to all people,” says Moira Fitzpatrick, PhD, ND, FICPP, CHT, vice president for Bastyr University California. “Dr. Parker is an amazing teacher and her leadership skills will be an asset to our growing California community.”
Read more about Dr. Parker on our news release.
This blog contains the most recent updates and developments for Bastyr University's San Diego campus, which opened in fall 2012.
The San Diego campus and clinic is located at 4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard in the center of the city's life sciences cluster and approximately 14 miles north of downtown.
It lies within walking distance of the San Diego Coaster commuter train (which connects to more light-rail lines), and is within a short drive of the University of California-San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital and the VA San Diego Medical Center.