Residency Programs

Meet Our Residents

First-Year Residents

Dr. Girija BhonsleMedical Resident

Dr. Girija Bhonsle is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency at the National University of Natural Medicine. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2021 from NUNM. She earned her BA in Neurobiology and Psychology from Boston University. She subsequently worked as a pulmonary function technologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical research coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Bhonsle’s clinical education focused on evidence-based, integrative primary care. She completed additional rotations in pediatrics and mental health with an emphasis on disordered eating in children and young adults. She is passionate about delivering non-judgmental, culturally competent health care by creating a doctor-patient relationship built upon mutual respect and trust. She believes in creating an individualized, collaborative care plan utilizing an entire array of treatment modalities from herbal formulas to pharmaceuticals.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Bhonsle enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family, exploring museums, watching movies and historical documentaries, or curling up with a good mystery novel and one (or more) of her 3 cats.

Dr. Taylor BohamMedical Resident

Dr. Taylor Boham is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency. She graduated with high honors from NUNM in 2021 with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and holds a certification in Pelvic Floor Therapy. Her clinical interests include primary care, women’s health, sex education, infertility, and endocrinology. Her medical training focused on primary care and was supplemented by preceptor experiences including labor and delivery and postpartum care (midwifery), pediatrics, dermatology, reproductive endocrinology, and more.

Prior to medical school, she majored in Biology and double minored in Chemistry and Religion at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she received her Bachelor’s degree. During her time there, she was involved in athletics, pedagogic research, and was the president of a nonprofit organization that aimed to improve afterschool experiences for under-resourced communities. Her love for teaching and education makes “docere” her favorite naturopathic principle.

When Dr. Boham is not in the clinic, she enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.

Dr. Hannah EdmondMedical Resident

Dr. Hannah Edmond is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency at NUNM. She graduated from NUNM in 2021 with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Edmond earned a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Therapies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado.

During her training at NUNM, Dr. Edmond completed rotations in primary care, cardiology, women’s health, and IV therapy. Her passion is to provide care to those who do not have adequate or regular access to medical care. She loves to integrate yoga, shiatsu massage, botanicals, and UNDA therapy into her treatments.

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Edmond enjoys exploring new places and learning new things. Her favorite hobbies include acrobatic partner yoga, slacklining, snowboarding, and learning to play the piano.

Dr. Vileka FisherMedical Resident

Dr. Vileka Fisher is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency. They graduated from NUNM in 2021 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Certificate in Natural Childbirth. In addition to their medical training, they completed a rigorous two-year internship in Naturopathic midwifery at a busy primary care and birth center facility located in Portland, Oregon. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Fisher has a Master of Science in nutrition from NUNM and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Corban University.

Their interests include family medicine, midwifery, and reproductive healthcare, mental health, LGBTQIA+ healthcare, and weight-neutral nutrition. Dr. Fisher strives to employ the framework of Health at Every Size ® with all her patients.

When she is not working or learning, Dr. Fisher reads lots of books, eats good local food, attempts to roller skate, and enjoys quality time with her spouse and two cats, Beans and Momo.

Dr. Kristen KellyMedical Resident

Dr. Kristen Kelly is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency at NUNM. She graduated with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in 2020. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Kelly earned her Master of Science in Sustainable Development at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark as well as her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Kelly’s clinical education focused on primary care as well as gastroenterology/digestive health, endocrine disorders, neurology, and oncology. She has completed additional training in craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation. Dr. Kelly is passionate about patient-centered care as well as evidence-based medicine.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Kelly can be found outside running, hiking, and/or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Malina MontenegroMedical Resident

Dr. Malina Montenegro is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency at NUNM. She graduated from NUNM in 2021 with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. During medical school, she received her massage therapy license through NUNM and the Oregon School of Massage. Prior to medical school, Dr. Montenegro received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

As a medical student, Dr. Montenegro’s clinical rotations were predominantly focused on primary care, women’s health, LGBTQ+ care, and IV therapy. Her therapeutic approach combines supporting patients with nature cure, botanical medicine, and bodywork such as craniosacral and pelvic floor therapy.

In her free time, Dr. Montenegro enjoys going on adventures with her partner, rock climbing, hiking, sewing, and doing puzzles while listening to all the audiobooks.

Dr. Jakob SchmidtMedical Resident

Dr. Jakob Schmidt is a licensed naturopathic physician completing his first year of residency at NUNM. He received his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2021 having completed rotations in primary care, herbal medicine, and gastrointestinal health with some additional experience in Global Health.

During his schooling, he focused on understanding the foundations of health such as community, diet, activity, and sleep. He’s passionate about treating the whole person being mindful of how the whole body is connected. He has additional enthusiasm in gastrointestinal, endocrine, and mental health. While he has a particular interest in using herbal medicine, Dr. Schmidt enjoys the variety of tools naturopathic medicine has to offer, from IV and pharmaceuticals to hydrotherapy and homeopathy, meeting each patient where they’re at.

When he’s away from the stethoscope, he enjoys being with his family, gardening, surfing, and curating coffee or yummy dishes.

Second-Year Residents

Ruth Carden, NDMedical Resident

Dr. Carden is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her second year of residency. She graduated from NUNM in 2020 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to medical school, Dr. Carden received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in History from Gordon College in Massachusetts. She is a trained herbalist and completed a 2 year Clinical Herbalism Certificate Program with David Winston, RH in New Jersey.

With a cross-cultural background and experience in social work, she is passionate about community health and providing accessible person-centric healthcare to a diverse set of patients.

Her clinical interests include primary care, mental health, women’s health and gastroenterology. She frequently incorporates hands-on body work, both to address physical pain and given her belief and experience with witnessing the strength of the mind-body connection. She has completed additional coursework in pelvic floor therapy, visceral manipulation, myofascial therapies and botanical medicine.

When not working, she likes to frequent the wonderful Portland area farmers markets to inspire culinary creations, work on plant identification skills and enjoy local coffee.

Allison Erdahl, NDMedical Resident

Dr. Alli Erdahl is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her second year of residency at NUNM. She graduated from NUNM in 2020 with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to medical school, Dr. Erdahl received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Dr. Erdahl’s clinical education focused on primary care, transgender medicine, mental health and women’s health. Dr. Erdahl enjoys working with all types of patients to support their reproductive health needs. Dr. Erdahl is also a strong believer in Health at Every Size and works to bring this lens to all of her patient visits.
In her free time, Dr. Erdahl enjoys Acro Yoga, hiking, lifting weights, paddle boarding, cooking and spending time with her two monsters (dogs) and husband.

Third-Year Residents

Angela Hardin, NDMedical Resident

Dr. Angela Hardin is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her third year of residency at the National University of Natural Medicine. Prior to medical school, Dr. Hardin received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sports Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy from Texas State University.

Dr. Hardin offers medical care for individuals seeking integrative primary care, as well as support with mental health, chronic pain, and gastrointestinal, reproductive and neurologic disorders.
She has been a licensed massage therapist for many years and has completed additional trainings in craniosacral, visceral manipulation and pelvic floor rehabilitation therapies.

Dr. Hardin’s mission in medicine is to create and uphold a safe, unbiased healing space for all patients. She believes in utilizing the full scope of naturopathic modalities, from IV therapy and pharmaceuticals to low-dose, energetic medicines, and everything in between.

Sarah Tindall, NDMedical Resident

Dr. Sarah Tindall is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her third year of residency in a split position between NUNM and A Woman’s Time. She graduated from NUNM in 2018, earning both a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Nutrition. Dr. Tindall’s clinical interest is centered around evidence-based, integrative primary care with an emphasis on women’s health. As a medical student, most of her clinical rotations were primary care oriented but were diversified by preceptorships and specialty rotations in pediatrics, women’s health, gastroenterology, IV therapy, environmental medicine, oncology, minor surgery, mental and community health. Dr. Tindall is deeply committed to patient empowerment and preventive medicine, and believes all people have the right to excellent healthcare.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Tindall earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She graduated cum laude with distinction as a university scholar and university research scholar for successful completion of the honors curriculum and involvement in a myriad of undergraduate research projects.

Outside of clinic, Dr. Tindall can be found exploring the outdoors, beekeeping, cooking delicious (and nutritious!) food, gardening, and enjoying time with her family and friends.