Considered one of the leading experts in dietary supplements, herbal medicine and integrative medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog has spent more than three decades exploring the role of natural medicine in modern health care. She is one of only a small handful of physicians who is truly integrated in her approach to healing, having studied midwifery, herbal medicine, massage therapy and holding the rank of 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do before going on to earn her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Equally respected by her patients and peers, Dr. Low Dog's involvement in clinical and academic medicine, and top-tier national scientific organizations, keep her on the cutting edge of health and medical advances. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and then by Secretary Tommy Thompson of Health and Human Services to the Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). She served as the elected Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Committee for ten years, and currently serves as Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements Admission Evaluation Sub-Committee. She is a founding board member for the American Board of Integrative Medicine and the Academy of Women's Health. Dr. Low Dog has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 20 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored National Geographic's Healthy at Home and Life is Your Best Medicine, and co-authored National Geographic's Guide to Medicinal Herbs.
Her many honors include the Martina de la Cruz medal for her work with indigenous medicines (1998), Time magazine's “Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine” (2001), Bioneer's award for Outstanding Contribution to Medicine (2002), the Burt Kallman Scientific Award (2007), NPR's People's Pharmacy Award for Excellence in Research and Communication for the Public Health (2010), the New York Zen Center's Compassionate Care Award (2013), the Leadership Award in Integrative Medicine at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium (2014), and Herbal Insight Award from the American Herbal Products Association (2015).
Dr. Low Dog has extensive media experience, appearing on E!, ABC's 20/20, CNN, and is a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and NPR's The People's Pharmacy.