Naturopathic medicine is a great gift, and the schools that train our future doctors should embody the spirit of the medicine, in both words and action.
Dr. Guru Sandesh Singh Khalsa brings to the presidency of the Boucher Institute a life-long commitment to naturopathic medicine and extensive experience in naturopathic medical practice, education and administration.
Prior to his appointment with the Boucher Institute, Khalsa was Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and served at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon for 22 years in a variety of capacities, including interim president, chief academic officer, full-time faculty member and clinical supervisor.
Dr. Khalsa studied naturopathic medicine at NCNM after acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Kansas Newman College in Wichita and a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
His far-reaching experience also applies to accreditation, having served as institutional member and president of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and participated in numerous site visits for both the CNME and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. More recently, he was responsible for attaining and maintaining accreditation for the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Khalsa serves as the third president of the Boucher Institute, having joined the community in the fall of 2011.