Classical Chinese Medicine
Elisabeth Vitale is a licensed acupuncturist and first year resident in classical Chinese medicine at the NUNM Health Center – Lair Hill. She graduated with highest honors from NUNM in 2016 with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine degree. Prior to studying medicine, she received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. There she studied Art History with a focus on ancient Greek and Roman archaeology, and went on to do field work in Athens.
While a student at NUNM, Elisabeth began her pursuit of further study of Chinese herbal medicine, pulse diagnosis, cranial sacral therapy, tui na, qi gong and tai ji. She bridges these modalities with acupuncture in clinical practice. Working with patients, she always seeks to understand their roots, trajectory, and whole being in order to treat effectively and with compassion. In her personal time, Elisabeth loves to be in the company of her family and friends, visit the ocean, move to music, and travel.
Viktoriya Beliy is a licensed naturopathic physician in her first year of residency at National University of Natural Medicine. She earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine, as well as a master in nutrition, from NUNM in 2016. Prior to her studies at NUNM, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, with an emphasis in biochemistry, from Willamette University.
During her clinical education, Dr. Beliy completed six-month rotations in minor surgery and dermatology, women’s health, and diabetes management in under-served populations. She has additional training in classical homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy with Dr. Paul Herscu and Dr. Amy Rothenberg.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Beliy enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the great outdoors, and traveling.
Dr. Lai Chim Chan is a 2014 graduate of NUNM (formerly known as NCNM) who completed her first two years of family medicine residency (2014-2016) at NUNM. She has the unique opportunity of completing her third year of residency working with Dr. Martin Milner as the shared heart and lung resident at the Center for Natural Medicine and NUNM. Over the course of this year she will have the opportunity to focus on the practice of naturopathic cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine in addition to enhancing her skills in 12-lead ECG and treadmill test interpretation. Her passion for cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine stems from working initially as a student, then as a resident with Dr. Milner and 2013-2016 heart and lung resident Dr. Nathaniel Bingham.
Dr. Chan enjoys working with patients of all ages and is passionate about providing patient-centered care. She believes her training in both conventional and naturopathic medicine allows her to provide the best care for patients by combining the best of both worlds. Her strong science background, in addition to her roots in naturopathic medicine, enables her to deliver evidence-informed naturopathic care to patients. She is committed to empowering and guiding her patients toward better health through education and helping them make informed decisions in their care.
She strongly believes in serving her community as a physician and is passionate about providing naturopathic care to the underserved. She can be found practicing at the Center for Natural Medicine and at the NUNM Health Center Beaverton.
When not working, Dr. Chan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing poetry, listening to music, and traveling.
Dr. Joshua Corn is a licensed naturopathic physician completing his first year of residency at NUNM. He graduated with honors from NUNM in 2016 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research. Prior to medical school, Dr. Corn received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Dr. Corn’s clinical education focused on primary care and included a one-year mentorship in naturopathic cardiopulmonary medicine and numerous rotations working with underserved populations in NUNM’s community health centers. In addition to his training at NUNM, he completed external rotations in HIV management and acute care. Dr. Corn traveled to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, with Naturopaths Without Borders to provide care at rural medical clinics. Dr. Corn’s clinical interests include infectious disease management, LGBTQ care, men’s health, and pediatrics.
Dr. Corn will also be completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at Helfgott Research Institute. His graduate research focused on exploring the antimicrobial and immunomodulatory effects of herbs in both laboratory and clinical settings. He recently presented research on vaccination attitudes and education among naturopathic medicine students at the International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. His research interests include microbiology, botanical medicine, and public health.
In his free time, Dr. Corn enjoys spending time with his partner and friends, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, talking about North Carolina, and being really good at Instagram.
Dr. Laura Gouge is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first-year residency at NCNM. She received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from NCNM in 2015. Prior to her studies at NCNM, she received a bachelor’s of science in public health from the University of Washington.
During her clinical education, Dr. Gouge completed a one year mentorship specializing in women’s health, and a six-month rotation in naturopathic cardiology and pulmonary medicine. She has additional training in classical homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy with Dr. Paul Herscu and Dr. Amy Rothenberg. Her clinical interests include women’s health, environmental medicine, and cardiology.
In her free time, Dr. Gouge is usually hanging out with friends and family, hiking, working out, and exploring Portland’s food scene.
Dr. Kate Hampilos is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency at NUNM. She graduated with high honors from NUNM in 2016, earning both a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research. Her clinical interests include primary care, cardiopulmonary medicine, and women’s health.
Dr. Hampilos is a naturopathic primary care physician who offers individualized, evidence-based medicine to patients of all ages. During her internship, Dr. Hampilos completed numerous rotations in primary care that built the foundation for her broad scope of practice. She also has extensive experience in cardiology through a year-long clinical mentorship in naturopathic cardiopulmonary medicine and a six-month preceptorship in preventive cardiology. Dr. Hampilos completed additional specialty rotations in women’s health, physical medicine, and minor surgery.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Hampilos received her Bachelor of Arts with highest honors from Oberlin College, where she double-majored in Biology and Music. After college, she worked as a laboratory scientist in plant biology at the New York Botanical Garden. It was through her research that she developed a fascination with medicinal plants that eventually lead to her passion for naturopathy. Dr. Hampilos continues to write and publish research on natural medicine; her master’s thesis focused on the use of green tea in the prevention of cervical dysplasia.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Hampilos enjoys spending time with friends and family, seeing old movies at the Hollywood theater, and taking care of her garden.
Dr. Crane Holmes is a licensed naturopathic physician entering his first year of residency at NUNM. He graduated with his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NCNM in 2016 after completing his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2011 from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Holmes worked alongside biological dentists helping patients with environmental toxin exposures.
Dr. Holmes’ clinical internships included rotations with medical professionals in both the naturopathic and conventional medical fields. This allowed him to gain extensive experience in cardiopulmonary medicine, family medicine, acute care and minor surgical procedures. This allows him to confidently integrate naturopathic modalities of nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and nature cure into primary care.
Dr. Holmes’ goal is to collaborate with student interns to provide high quality, compassionate and individualized primary care to patients in the greater Portland metro. When he is not in clinic, Dr. Holmes can be found fly fishing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Dr. Katherine Jones is a licensed naturopathic physician entering her first year of residency at NUNM. She graduated with her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM in 2016. Dr. Jones received her Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
During her clinical education, Dr. Jones worked in a diverse range of practice settings and completed rotations in primary care, transgender medicine, community health and minor surgery. She also completed a year-long rotation in naturopathic mental health, and over 150 hours of preceptorship in pediatrics.
During her free time, Dr. Jones enjoys backpacking, working out, exploring Portland’s food scene, and spending time with her partner, friends and cat.
Dr. Langlais is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he completed a concurrent Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. He received a bachelor degree in Botany from the University of Hawaii at Manoa prior to matriculation at NUNM.
His training in natural, conventional, and Chinese medicines has afforded him the ability to view health and dis-ease through a variety of different lenses, which enable a multitude of treatment approaches, all of which are individually tailored. He is a firm believer in patient education and giving his patients everyday tools that they can incorporate into their daily lives to enhance their overall level of health.
In addition to addressing the mind, body and spirit continuum with patients, he is constantly researching new ways in which he can better help to guide his patients on their journey to optimum health. His clinical interests include psycho-neuro-endocrine physiology and cardiology. In his free time Dr. Langlais enjoys surfing, woodworking, playing drums and percussion and long distance paddling.
Dr. Megan McCormick is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her third year of residency at NCNM. She earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from NCNM in 2014.
Prior to attending NCNM, Dr. McCormick attended the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She received her bachelor’s degree in 2005 from Arizona State University with a degree in business and a focus in health and nutrition.
Dr. McCormick’s interests are in women’s health, transgender care, and endocrinology. Additionally, she is interested in dermatology, minor surgery, and aesthetic medicine.
Dr. Miguel Mitchell is completing his third year of residency and serving as NUNM’s Chief Resident. He earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine in 2014 from NUNM where he specialized in primary care case management, minor surgical procedures, and did a six-month rotation in cardiology and pulmonology. He also provides patient services in conjunction with Pacific University’s psychology clinic as well as in an in-patient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.
Dr. Mitchell received his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2005 from the University of Washington. After graduation, he did extensive volunteer work in crisis intervention and hospice related bereavement counseling. In addition to providing exemplary care to his patients, Dr. Mitchell is committed to furthering the naturopathic profession both through personal improvement and the guidance of students. He believes strongly in the power of the naturopathic philosophy and is eager to share that enthusiasm with others.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Mitchell enjoys camping, rock climbing, and home renovation.
Dr. Dee Saunders is licensed naturopathic physician currently completing her second year residency at the National College for Natural Medicine. She graduated from NCNM with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Integrative Medical Research. Her graduate level research and thesis included designing and conducting a study exploring the relationship between small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and intestinal permeability, food hypersensitivity and autoimmunity.
Her doctoral training included a yearlong internship in gastroenterology with Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP, at the SIBO Center for Digestive Health followed by a summer with Dr. Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC, at Cedar Sinai Hospital’s GI Motility Program. During her clinical training, she also spent time focusing on global health with Naturopaths Without Borders, where she brought her passion for serving underserved populations in need of healthcare to Panajechal, Guatemala. While she received additional training in gastrointestinal health, she focused her remaining time gaining experience in the primary health care setting where she is able to address the whole person and provide patient-centered healthcare.
Additionally, Dr. Saunders completed multiple clinical rotations in women’s health, IV therapy, minor surgery, physical medicine and chronic disease management. Her integrative approach draws from conventional medical modalities, when necessary, along with naturopathic modalities including nutrition, lifestyle counseling and botanical medicine, in an effort to achieve optimal results. She enjoys working with patients to achieve their personal health goals by formulating individualized treatment plans and supporting patients in removing their barriers to health.
When Dr. Saunders is not spending time with patients, she can be found spending time with her partner, family and friends or chasing her incessant love of everything that is outdoors including hiking, biking, or walking amongst the birds and the trees from the coast to the highest mountains and back again.
Dr. Esther Tak is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year residency at the National University of Natural Medicine. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM in 2016. Prior to her medical training, she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA.
During her internship, she completed a six-month clinical mentorship in cardiopulmonary medicine, women’s health, IV therapy, community health, and has had numerous rotations in primary care. She has additional training in Holistic Pelvic Care training with Tami Kent, MSPT and in classical homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy with Amy Rothenberg, ND and Paul Herscu, ND. Her passion for working with the under-served community allowed her the opportunity to serve in a free community clinic in Ometepe, Nicaragua with Natural Doctors International in 2013.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Dr. Tak brings the warmth of the islands into the clinical setting. She takes an integrative approach to patient care, utilizing a wide variety of naturopathic modalities and conventional therapies when appropriate to format individualized treatment plans. Her philosophy is to address the underlying cause of disease and focuses on education to empower patients to engage in their own healthcare. When not in clinic, you can find Dr. Tak cooking up a new recipe, exploring the outdoors, spending time with loved ones, or trying out a new workout class.
Dr. Megan Taylor is a licensed naturopathic physician in her second year of residency, splitting her time between the NUNM Teaching Clinic and 8 Hearts Health & Wellness in Portland, OR. She earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from NUNM in 2015, graduating with honors. In addition to providing naturopathic primary care, Dr. Taylor has particular interest in working with children and adults on digestive health, allergies, and autoimmune disease. Her schooling and post-graduate mentorship has been focused in the field of naturopathic gastroenterology, and she continues to be mentored by leaders in the field, Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND and Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc on the diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, among others.
Prior to attending NCNM, Dr. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and worked for several years in environmental and urban planning.
When not working as a physician, Dr. Taylor spends as much time as possible in her garden, on the yoga mat, cooking delicious meals, and enjoying her family and friends.
Dr. Meredith Trump is a licensed naturopathic physician entering her first year of residency at NUNM. She graduated with her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM in 2016. Dr. Trump received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Sports Science-Exercise Physiology in 2008 from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
As a student, Dr. Trump served as President of Naturopaths Without Boarders NUNM chapter. She attended, organized and helped fundraise for numerous global health trips for NUNM students. She participated in a student brigade to India for three weeks and also an additional brigade to Haiti for one week. These diverse experiences highlighted the powerful role that naturopathic medicine can play on a global scale.
Dr. Trump’s clinical rotations included extensive experience in IV therapy, mental health, chronic disease states, cardiology and community health. She has a passion for all modalities that naturopathic medicine has to offer including IV therapy, botanical medicine, homeopathy and nutrition.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Trump enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, photography and spending time with her husband and toddler son.
Dr. Amanda Watters is a licensed naturopathic physician in her second year of residency at National University of Natural Medicine. She is also the Lead Pediatric Clinician for the Soy Sano/I’m Healthy Grant, which helps provide access to medical care for uninsured pediatric patients. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NCNM in 2015. She enjoys offering primary care services, and has particular interests in mental health and pediatric medicine, with an emphasis on developmental and behavioral health. She received a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating summa cum laude.
A large inspiration for her in choosing this career path came from the one-on-one work she did during her undergraduate career with a boy who had developmental disabilities. Over a period of two years, she supported him in making significant strides toward independence, and developed communication tools that allowed him to more effectively interact with his world. She saw then that presence and perseverance provide a strong basis for connection and healing; this discovery informs the way she interacts with patients today.
When outside of the clinic, Dr. Watters enjoys spending time with her partner, practicing yoga and meditation, exploring the outdoors, and traveling abroad.
Dr. Stacey Windham is a licensed naturopathic physician currently completing her first year residency at the National University of Natural Medicine. She graduated from NUNM with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, a Masters of Science in Integrative Medical Research, a Masters of Science in Nutrition and a certificate in Natural Childbirth. Prior to attending NUNM, she received her Bachelors of Science in Radiologic Sciences with high honors from the Ohio State University in conjunction with a minor in Integrative Medicine.
Her graduate level research and thesis included designing and conducting a study to explore biomarkers in nutrition. Her doctoral training at NUNM included a nine-month internship in gastroenterology, along with a six-month internship in minor surgery and over 250 hours of preceptorship in pediatric medicine and primary care for under-served populations.
Additionally, Dr. Windham completed multiple clinical rotations in chronic disease management, transgender care, chronic pain management, women’s health, IV therapy, minor surgery, and physical medicine. Her integrative approach draws from many years in the conventional medical model combined with naturopathic modalities including nutrition, lifestyle counseling and botanical medicine to aid her patients in achieving optimal health.
When not working as a physician, Dr. Windham enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors or cooking.