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The best learning environment starts with the best faculty. At National University, 98% of our faculty members have the highest degree in their field, whether that means a PhD, MD, DC, or ND.

National University boasts a faculty roster of dynamic scholars in natural health, research, and science. Your professors have a wealth of experience in private practice, integrative medicine, business management, scholarly publication, and leadership positions in their professions.

Meet some of our faculty leaders:

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Yu Zhu, MD (China), LAc

Dr. Yu Zhu received her MD in China and has worked in China, Sweeden, Israel, and the U.S. "I love American students. They are free thinking and their minds are very active. In my class, we are very into discussion and debate."

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Chiropractic Medicine - Lombard

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Kristine Aikenhead, DC

"Where can you get training that's science-based, that's going to take the whole person into consideration, that will give you a well rounded approach that provides primary care preparation? At National University, you're prepared in a primary care way."

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Chiropractic Medicine - Florida

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Carlo Guadagno, DC

"...There's a lot of emergency medicine involved in sports, and you'll be working alongside professionals from other specialties. That's why training in primary care is important, as well as feeling comfortable in an integrative medicine environment. Our students at National have these strengths going for them."

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Massage Therapy

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Patricia Coe, DC, ND, MS

"I love my job. I get to teach; I get to know these students for an entire year and be part of their professional training. I enjoy the opportunity to see them from the first week, work with them one-on-one, and watch them come into their own as massage therapists."

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Naturopathic Medicine

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Fraser Smith, ND

Assistant Dean Fraser Smith, ND, praises National's unique "educational culture where different practitioners learning different disciplines (or learning multiple disciplines) can appreciate each other, respect each other, work with each other...."

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