Through teaching, research and clinical work, Dr. Paul Kalnins strives to synthesize traditional and modern medical approaches to patient care. In addition to his studies of naturopathy and classical Chinese medicine, he has found inspiration in anthroposophic medicine, a unique system of healing based on the premise that body, soul and spirit form an integrated whole.
Dr. Kalnins teaches the core series of integrative biomedicine courses for students in the classical Chinese medicine program. Through an in-depth exploration of the anatomy, embryology, physiology and pathology of the human organ systems, these courses seek to train CCM students in multiple modes of clinical knowing. An emphasis is placed on cultivating a multi-dimensional perspective of the human being both in health and illness.
In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Kalnins serves as an attending physician and clinical supervisor at NUNM Health Centers – Lair Hill. He and his team of naturopathic and dual-degree medical students provide general primary care services for a variety of conditions, with treatment emphasis placed upon the use of botanical medicine, acupuncture and anthroposophic therapies. He actively participates in ongoing clinical research and student mentoring through NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute and has been involved in a range of projects, including studies examining the electro-dermal properties of acupuncture points, as well as studies focused on the clinical applications of herbal medicines.
He is an avid bicyclist and hiker, enjoys playing the piano, reading, gardening, and dabbling in watercolor painting.