Josh Goldenberg, ND
Dr. Goldenberg is a researcher, teacher, naturopathic doctor and founder of Dr. Journal Club, LLC. He is most passionate about the interplay of evidence and clinical practice.
Dr. Goldenberg is an active researcher with numerous publications in high impact scientific journals such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and The Cochrane Library. His research focus includes irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, evidence-informed practice, and research methodology. He is currently Research Investigator at the Bastyr University Research Institute and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney. He has presented nationally and internationally on evidence-based medicine as well as probiotics and research methodology. His probiotics work has been highlighted by the BBC, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Prevention Magazine, and Fox News.
Dr. Goldenberg is a passionate educator and currently is faculty for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s Interprofession
As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Goldenberg focuses on integrative approaches to irritable bowel syndrome working in concert with patients’ conventional gastroenterologists.
In 2014 Dr. Goldenberg created the medical education website www.DrJournalClub.com
Cheryl Hamilton, ND
GastroANP Vice President
Cheryl Hamilton, NMD, began her healthcare career over 35 years ago. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University; worked in the health and fitness industry; owned a nutritional counseling business; taught collegiate nutrition, health and wellness courses; and raised four children before attending the Southwest College of Naturopathic
Medicine to become a naturopathic medical doctor with a concentration in women’s health.
Dr. Hamilton established the Women’s Health and Healing Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Since endocrinology is integral to women’s health, she spends a great deal of time reviewing current research on the subjects of thyroid and adrenal health, bio-identical hormone therapy and the influence of environmental toxicology on the endocrine system. She particularly enjoys helping patients with menopause, PMS, PMDD, PCOS, insomnia/fatigue, thyroid disorders, and diabetes management. She also teaches a weight control program that covers nutrition and gastrointestinal health, insulin resistance, environmental toxicology, mental-emotional aspects of eating and shopping/preparation of foods.
She firmly believes the foundation of physiological and psychological health is a healthy gastrointestinal tract and consumption of organic, nutrient dense foods. She is passionate about teaching her patients about food and gut health and writes articles on the subject for several publications. Research developments in the role of the gut microbiome and its relationship to body weight, immune homeostasis,
autoimmunity and mental emotional health; small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO); and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are her special interests. Dr. Hamilton is a board member of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Hamilton is currently in the process of establishing a health education nonprofit organization called Choose Vibrant Living so she can inspire a broader population to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. In her downtime, Dr. Hamilton enjoys writing, reading, cooking healthy food, gardening and food preservation and hiking.
Mark Davis, ND
Dr. Mark Davis, ND is the president of the GastroANP and practices at the IBD Specialty Center in Maryland and Bright Medicine Clinic in Oregon. Dr. Davis is one of a handful of physicians in North America with clinical expertise in fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), which he offers via retention enema and capsule. Dr. Davis sits on the board of directors of the Fecal Transplant Foundation and is an associate editor at the Natural Medicine Journal. He received his ND with honors in research from the National College of Natural Medicine. When he isn’t working he’s often at home playing with some combination of four kids and a guitar.
Adam Sandford, ND
Dr Adam Sandford practices primary care with an emphasis on hormonal and gut health in El Segundo, California. His approach towards medicine is that all medical tools are valid and have their place, whether diet or drugs, exercise or surgery – the art of medicine for the Naturopathic Medical Doctor is working with each patient to help select the approach that is most right for them, for who they are today and who they want to be tomorrow. His emphasis with the GastroANP is to help drive creation of best in class common practices for the most prevalent, and challenging, GI concerns.
GastroANP Board Members
Megan Taylor, ND
GastroANP Board Member
Dr. Megan Taylor is a licensed naturopathic physician in her second year of residency, splitting her time between the NUNM Teaching Clinic and 8 Hearts Health & Wellness in Portland, OR. She earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from NUNM in 2015, graduating with honors. In addition to providing naturopathic primary care, Dr. Taylor has particular interest in working with children and adults on digestive health, allergies, and autoimmune disease. Her schooling and post-graduate mentorship has been focused in the field of naturopathic gastroenterology, and she continues to be mentored by leaders in the field, Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND and Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc on the diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), among others.
Prior to attending NCNM, Dr. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and worked for several years in environmental and urban planning. When not working hard as a physician, Dr. Taylor spends as much time as possible in her garden, on the yoga mat, cooking delicious meals, and enjoying her family and friends.