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Speaker Bios

Tori Hudson, ND
Dr. Hudson graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has since served the college in several capacities including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean and Academic Dean. She is currently a professor at NCNM and a clinical professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Dr. Hudson has
over 31 years of experience and expertise in women’s health utilizing nutrition, nutraceuticals, botanicals, bio-identical hormones and other therapies to treat all gynecological and primary care conditions. She serves as medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland,
Oregon, and also works as the Program Director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine and is the Director of Research, Development and Education for Vitanica, an herbal/nutritional supplement company for women’s health care products.

Louann Brizendine, MD
Louann Brizendine, M.D. completed her degree in Neurobiology at UC Berkeley, graduated from Yale School of Medicine and did her internship and residency at Harvard Medical School. She has also served on both the faculties of Harvard University and University of California at San Francisco. She founded the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic at UCSF. Her NY Times best seller: The Female Brain and its follow-up, The Male Brain continue to be read around the world. She now serves as the Benioff endowed professor of clinical psychiatry at UCSF and is working on a book about women and the female brain in the second half of life.

Mindy Goldman, MD
Mindy Goldman is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Gynecology Center for Cancer Survivors and At-Risk Women Program at the University of California, San Francisco.  Her clinical expertise focuses on the gynecologic issues for women who have had breast cancer or high risk for hereditary cancers.  She has created a
unique program that that bridges gynecology and breast oncology and provides breast cancer survivors with care that is focused on quality of life and addresses specific women’s health needs while undergoing cancer treatment.  She is a nationally recognized expert in this field and
in 2012 authored the American College of Gynecology (ACOG) Technical Bulletin that provides comprehensive clinical guidelines on the management of gynecologic issues in women with breast cancer. She is on the survivorship panel for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and is the Sub-committee Chair for the panels on sexual functioning and menopause and helped author the NCCN management guidelines in these areas.  She has educated numerous medical students and residents in this area; conducted research, and is well published; She lectures locally, nationally and internationally on these topics. 

Heather Hydzik, ND
Dr. Heather Hydzik’s primary care practice includes women’s health, nutritional consultation and hormone replacement. Some of her favorite challenges to help patients overcome include digestive health, thyroid disorders, menopausal symptoms, hormone imbalances, fatigue,
anxiety and depression, sleep issues, and difficulty losing weight. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Southern California, Dr. Heather completed her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and certificate of midwifery at National College of Natural
Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR. She then completed a residency in primary care near Seattle. Dr. Heather has a unique and well-rounded work experience, including working at a non-profit in Chicago that served people struggling with mental illness and homelessness, and delivering babies at a birth center in Bali. She is currently a staff physician at Labrix, the
endocrine division of Doctor’s Data, Inc. In her personal time, Dr. Heather enjoys cycling, cooking and attending live stand-up comedy.

Alena Guggenheim, ND
Alena Guggenheim is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. Dr. Guggenheim specializes in the care of children and adults with chronic pain and connective tissue disorders.
She enjoys working with patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and associated complex symptoms. She likes to help patients navigate health care options and empowering them to make informed decisions. When not seeing patients Dr. Guggenheim enjoys spending time in nature with her family and horseback riding.

Lise Alschuler, ND
Dr. Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology. She is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona where she is the Associate Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative
Medicine. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists, LLC. Dr. Alschuler also co-hosts a podcast, Five To Thrive Live! and is co-founder of the iTHRIVE Plan, a lifestyle app for cancer survivors, and was the founding Executive Director of TAP
Integrative, a nonprofit web-based educational resource for integrative practitioners. She has been an invited speaker to more than 100 scientific/medical conferences, has authored numerous articles and book chapters, and has been an investigator on several research studies. She is co-author of Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3 rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including 2014 American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ Physician of the Year and the Sheikh Zayed International Award in Naturopathy in 2020. Dr. Alschuler is past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member, immediate Past-President and current Board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Jaclyn Chasse, ND
Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, N.D. is a licensed naturopathic physician focused on infertility, reproductive, and genitourinary health. Her practice, Perfect Fertility, has helped thousands of couples balance their hormones and grow their families and her passion to share this knowledge has led her to teach doctors to expand their understanding of hormone balance and integrative fertility care. Dr. Chasse also works as VP of Medical Education for Emerson Ecologics, the largest provider of vitamins and supplements into the medical community. She has been an adjunct faculty member for Bastyr University since 2011. Dr. Chasse is the Past President for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and has served on the boards of several organizations including the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, the American Herbal Products Association, and many others. She is also a proud mom to 7 and loves to cook, travel, garden, and play with her husband and children.

Alana Shaw, ND
Dr. Alana Shaw has dedicated her practice to the advancement of integrative medicine and women’s health. She studied reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), followed by several years working closely alongside Dr. Anthony Cheung MD at the Grace Fertility Centre. She continues to stay active at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Shaw recently co-authored her first published article in a peer-reviewed journal and she is a regular speaker and presenter at local and national conferences. Dr. Shaw is a co-founder of Campfire Professional Development in Medicine and also Mint Integrative Health Inc. She is dual licensed as a registered acupuncturist and naturopathic physician, has her pharmaceutical prescribing license, IV license and has advanced naturopathic training in obstetrics, pediatrics and gynecology. Dr. Shaw received her undergraduate degree (BSc.) from McMaster University
where she also enjoyed a successful varsity basketball career. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. Dr. Shaw is a mom, dog lover and fitness enthusiast.

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