School of Naturopathic Medicine

Current Roles

Dr. Staruch is associate dean for academics in the School of Naturopathic Medicine.


  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in 1997
  • BS in Laboratory Animal Technology from Quinnipiac College in 1978

Past Experience

  • Core faculty in the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University (2011)
  • Professor and academic dean at the American College of Healthcare and Sciences (2003-2010)


Dr. Staruch's clinical interests include women’s health, metabolic syndrome, fibromyalgia, allergies and immune disorders.

Healing Philosophy

Dr. Staruch holds an interest in physiology and biochemistry. She enjoys trying to understand the underlying mechanism of a disease condition to determine what the body is trying to do, and then determine how to remove the obstacles to cure and return the body to balance and vitality. In this way she combines evidenced-based science with naturopathic principles. The modalities she uses most frequently are lifestyle education, nutrition and herbs.
Portrait of Arianna Staruch, ND
Arianna Staruch, ND