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Speaker Bios

 

Tori Hudson, ND
Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical professor at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Dr Hudson has been in practice for more than 32 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, and director of product research and education for VITANICA. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Director), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Dr. Hudson has recently been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NCNM Alumni Pioneer Award., the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame. In 2016, she is now also the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician. Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry.

 

Carl Sgarlata, M.D.
Dr. Carl Sgarlata is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who completed his training at St. Louis University. Dr. Sgarlata was one of the first OB/GYN physicians to provide Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility services in the San Jose area. He has been providing successful ART procedures in the Santa Clara Valley since 1986. In 1988 he co-founded the first comprehensive South Bay ART program. He serves as a member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinologists, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He is a founding member and past President of the Bay Area Reproductive Endocrinologist Society. Dr. Sgarlata is based in our San Jose office.
Corina Dunlap, N.D.
Dr. Corina Dunlap graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. Dr. Dunlap sees patients privately at A Woman’s Time and is also a research fellow and adjunct faculty at the School of Research & Graduate Studies at Helfgott Research Institute and NUNM. Before NUNM, she received her B.A. from Smith College with an emphasis in Medical Anthropology and International Relations.
Prior to her graduate training, Dr. Dunlap traveled extensively and worked abroad, including time spent with the WHO and UNICEF in northern India. Through her experiences and observations of various medical traditions, she was drawn to practice a model of healthcare that focuses on the root cause of health concerns, education, and prevention.
As a doctoral student, Dr. Dunlap completed extensive training in advanced gynecology and naturopathic primary care while conducting research on topics such as infertility, HPV, cervical dysplasia, interstitial cystitis, and Ayurveda. As a resident, she completed rotations in pediatric endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, gynecology, and naturopathic women’s health. She enjoys treating all aspects of women’s health with a special interest in male & female fertility, preconception, and postpartum care, overall hormone imbalances, gynecologic infectious disease, cervical dysplasia/HPV treatment, environmental health, skin conditions, adrenal and thyroid health, autoimmunity, digestive and metabolic disorders, and bioidentical hormone therapy. She is certified in Holistic Pelvic Care™, a physical medicine modality that brings balance and tone to the pelvic floor.
Dr. Dunlap is committed to providing an integrative and collaborative natural medicine approach, combining evidence-based medicine with traditional naturopathic modalities. She is recipient of the Benedict Lust Award given to a member of the NUNM community who most embodies and inspires the principles of naturopathic medicine.

 

Eva Patil, MD
Dr. Eva Patil has enjoyed making Portland her home during the past five years as an OB/GYN at OHSU. Prior to arriving at OHSU, Eva completed a BA in Psychology with an emphasis on Neuroscience at Stanford University and a MD at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, her home town. During her residency training Eva served as the Oregon section Junior Fellow Vice-chair and chair for ACOG, and she completed a research project reinforcing the safety of Advance Practice Clinicians as abortion and contraception providers. Eva is currently completing a fellowship in Family Planning where her interests lie primarily in global health and increasing access to family planning services in low resource settings. In her free time Eva enjoys hiking, biking and camping with her husband Matt, walking her dog Tashi, singing with the Oregon Repertory Singers and exploring the food and wine of the Pacific Northwest.
Dana Johnson, MSc

Dana Johnson is a medical anthropologist who specializes in college student wellbeing, sexuality education, and women’s health. She has taught and developed health programs around the globe, has worked as a midwifery assistant at an out of hospital birth center, and is a birth and postpartum doula. She is currently working at the National University for Natural Medicine as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Undergraduate Studies and is the graduate medical education coordinator in the ND residency department.

 

Patrica Koehler, PT, WCS
Patti graduated with her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of San Francisco in 1986. She has lived and worked in Portland since 1991. She specializes in manual therapy and has extensive continuing education training in a variety of soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques. These include, but are not limited to, PRRT, strain-counterstrain, and myofascial release.
A member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s section on Women’s Health, Patti has taken advanced coursework in women’s and men’s healthcare topics and pelvic pain issues and is a Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS). Among her other accomplishments, Patti is a certified Pilates instructor (Stotts Institute 2002), and has provided PT services for the Oregon Ballet Theatre since 1992. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine, and has treated dancers of all ages and skill levels. Patti is also a member of the support staff for NW Professional Dance Project. Patti was named a “Top Doc” by Portland Monthly in 2015 and 2017.

 

Ruth Hobson, ND

Dr. Ruth Hobson graduated from NCNM in 2014 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, where she also received additional training in natural childbirth. She completed her residency in 2015 where she oversaw patient care, and taught gynecology and clinical education classes. She is a staff physician at Labrix, the endocrine division of Doctor’s Data, and is adjunct faculty at the University of Western States Health and Sciences where she teaches gynecology lab. Dr. Hobson has a strong interest in women’s health and a desire to validate naturopathic therapeutics through literature, research, and clinical practice.

 

Tamara Owen, PMHNP

Tamara Owen is a mental health nurse practitioner in private practice for 20 years. She focuses her practice on helping women master their health and well-being and start living their lives with meaning and passion. Having balanced brain chemistry is one of the essential keys for healthy living so Tamara has specialized her treatment protocols to include neurotransmitter testing and treatment. Using this modality for over 12 years she helps patients come off medications, take reduced amounts of medications or avoid medications in lieu of targeted amino acid therapy. Her success rate is high when patients adhere to and comply with the treatment protocols.

 

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