Alumni Speaker Profile
Christine L. Girard, Naturopathic Doctor
Christine L. Girard, ND, is the executive vice president of academic and clinical affairs for Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Ariz. Dr. Girard completed her undergraduate degree at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., and received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Ore.
Dr. Girard’s career has focused on hospital-based integrative medicine and leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate naturopathic medical education. She is the co-founder and past co-director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn. where, in conjunction with the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM), she created an integrative medicine residency program for naturopathic physicians. Dr. Girard served as a clinical research specialist at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and is the former director of naturopathic medicine at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., a Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital.
A former board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine (AANP) and the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), Dr. Girard was named AANP's Physician of the Year in 2010. Her volunteer work includes supporting the Sojourner Center, a domestic violence shelter in the greater Phoenix area, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.