Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD – W & B Chief Medical Officer
Our team of world-class spa and wellness experts are lead by Dr. Tieraona Low Dog – whose extensive career in the study of natural medicine and its role in modern health care began more than 30 years ago.
Prior to earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, she studied and practiced massage therapy, midwifery, herbal medicine and martial arts. The many honors in recognition of her work include the Martina de la Cruz medal for her work with indigenous medicines (1998); Time magazine’s Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2001); Bioneer’s award for Outstanding Contribution to Medicine (2002); the Burt Kallman Scientiﬁc Award (2007); and NPR’s People’s Pharmacy Award for Excellence in Research and Communication for the Public Health (2010).
Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine; appointed by the Secretary Tommy Thompson to the Advisory Board for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM); elected chair for the United States Pharmacopoeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Committee from 2000-2010; and now serves of chair of the Dietary Supplements sub-committee on safety. She is a member of the National Cancer Institutes's PDQ Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Editorial Board, and is a founding board member for the newly formed American Board of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Low Dog has spoken at more than 500 scientiﬁc and health conferences; published more than 30 scientiﬁc articles; written 18 chapters for medical textbooks; and serves on eight editorial boards including Prevention and Delicious Living. She is the author of Women’s Health in Complementary and Integrative Medicine by Elsevier, now in its 2nd Edition; co-editor of Integrative Women’s Health, part of the Weil series of textbooks published by Oxford University Press; co-author National Geographic’s Medicinal Guide to Herbs; and most recently authored National Geographic’s Life is Your Best Medicine. She has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and CNN, and is a frequent guest on NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy.
Dr. Low Dog is the Chief Medical Officer for Trilogy Wellness and also serves as the Fellowship Director for the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, where she holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine.