Dr Virender Sodhi

Dr. Virender Sodhi was the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physicianin the United States. He earned a M.D. (Ayurved) degree in 1980 fromthe Dayanand Ayurvedic Medical College in Jalandar, India.

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Dr. Virender Sodhi was the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physicianin the United States. He earned a M.D. (Ayurved) degree in 1980 fromthe Dayanand Ayurvedic Medical College in Jalandar, India. Dr. Sodhi served as a college professor in India until 1986, when the Indian government selected him to share Ayurveda with Western society as part of a cultural exchange program. Dr. Sodhi finished fellowship in Integrative Oncology with Dr. Mark Rosenberg in 2012. After arriving in the United States, Dr. Sodhi enrolled at Bastyr University, a nationally recognized school of natural medicine in Kenmore, Washington. He received his N.D. degree from Bastyr in 1988. He was subsequently invited to join the faculty at Bastyr to teach Ayurvedic sciences. Dr. Sodhi has taught at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Des Moines University in Iowa.

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Dr. Sodhi has served on the Panel of Experts with Dr. Andrew Weil for Natural Health magazine, and has been featured in the Ask the Experts column many times. He is the most quoted naturopathic physician in the reference book Alternative Medicine: the Definitive Guide, and is featured in The Textbook of Natural Medicine. His articles have appeared in several publications including the Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, World & I magazine, India Post and the Ayurvedic News Quarterly. He was also served as the Appointed Advisor for Natural Products to the government of Australia. Dr. Sodhi has spoken at several of AANP, WANP, ONAP, CANP and many more conferences. He even has the privilege to speak at Royal Society of Medicine in London.