Lifelong commitment to integrative medicine
Dr. Low Dog’s extensive career in studying natural medicine began more than thirty years ago. She studied midwifery, massage therapy, and was a highly respected herbalist, serving as President of the American Herbalist Guild and running a teaching clinic in Albuquerque, before going on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Tieraona opened and ran a successful integrative medical clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico before joining the faculty of Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona where she currently serves as the Director of the Fellowship.
Thought leader in health care
In addition to her work as a clinician and educator, Dr. Low Dog has been involved in national health policy and regulatory issues for more than a decade. In 2000, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and she recently completed her three–year term as a member of the Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Tieraona served as the elected Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Committee from 2000 to 2010. And now serves as the elected Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements Admission Evaluation Committee. Her many honors of distinction include the Martina de la Cruz medal for her work with indigenous medicines (1998), Time magazine’s “Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine” (2001), the Burt Kallman Scientific Award (2007) and NPR’s People’s Pharmacy award (2010).