Center of Excellence in Naturopathic Cardiovascular Medicine

The Heart & Lung Wellness program at Center for Natural Medicine and National University of Natural Medicine

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Who We Are

A Center of Excellence (COE) with a team of experts that provide leadership, best practices, research and training, and support a specific focus area—in this case naturopathic cardio­vascular medicine.

The Heart & Lung Wellness program at the Center of Excellence in Naturopathic Cardiovascular Medicine was developed through more than 25 years of collaboration between National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and Martin Milner, ND.

NUNM, founded in 1956, is the oldest accredited naturopathic medicine university in North America, and offers programs in naturopathic medicine, classical Chinese medicine, integrative medicine research and nutrition. Dr. Milner has been professor of cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine at NUNM since 1987.

In 1991, Dr. Milner founded Center for Natural Medicine, Inc. (CNM), in Portland, Oregon. On April 22, 2013, Oregon Health Authority credentialed the Center for Natural Medicine as a Tier 2 Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH). CNM is the first naturopathic clinic in America to be recognized with this credential, which formally recognizes its member clinics for their commitment to quality, coordinated care.

Oregon Health Policy and Research: Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program [Internet]. Salem (OR): Oregon Health Authority; cited 2013 May 6]. Available from State of Oregon.

The Heart & Lung Wellness program (H&L) at CNM was launched in 1999 to mentor naturopathic students in the clinical aspects of naturopathic cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine. The current program team’s expertise spans all areas of naturopathic cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, research and training.