Tieraona Low Dog, MD, is the director of Education, Program in Integrative Medicine, and clinical assistant professor, Department of Medicine, at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona. She is the author of Women’s Health A Complementary and
Dr. Low Dog’s extensive career in studying natural medicine and its role in modern health care began more than 30 years ago. Prior to attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, she studied and practiced massage therapy, midwifery, herbal medicine and martial arts. She currently serves as the Fellowship Director for the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, where she also holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine.
In addition to her extensive work as a clinician and educator, Dr. Low Dog is also involved in national health policy and regulatory issues. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, appointed to the Advisory Board for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), chaired the United States Pharmacopoeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Committee from 2000-2010 and now serves of chair of the Dietary Supplements sub-committee on safety. She is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Editorial Board and is a founding board member for the newly forming American Board of Integrative Medicine.
Her many honors of distinction in recognition of her work 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) and NPR’s People’s Pharmacy Award for Excellence in Research and Communication for the Public Health (2010). Dr. Low Dog also holds the rank of third degree black in Tae Kwon Do.
Dr. Low Dog has been an invited speaker at more than 500 scientific/health conferences, has published more than 30 scientific articles, written 18 chapters for medical textbooks, serves on eight editorial boards including Prevention and Delicious Living, is author of Women’s Health in Complementary and Integrative Medicine by Elsevier, now in its 2nd Edition, co-editor of Integrative Women’s Health, part of the Weil series of textbooks published by Oxford University Press, co-author National Geographic’s Medicinal Guide to Herbs, and most recently authored National Geographic’s Life is Your Best Medicine. She has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, CNN, is a frequent guest on NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy.