NUNM Names New Dean of Naturopathic Medicine

Shehab El-Hashemy, ND

The role of dean of naturopathic medicine requires a deep insight of the profession and an unwavering dedication to position our students as primary care physicians who practice the time-tested naturopathic principles in which they have been trained.

National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) has named Shehab El-Hashemy, ND, (pronounced Sheh-HAHB El-hah-SHEH-me) dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. El-Hashemy is an experienced naturopathic academic administrator, associate professor and practicing physician, as well as the author of two popular books on naturopathic and integrative primary care. Dean Melanie Henriksen, ND, LAc, CNM, who served at the university for more than eight years in senior administrative capacities, is leaving the role after accepting a position at Kaiser Permanente in Portland.

For the past seven years, El-Hashemy has been associate dean of academic delivery at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, where he has been responsible for establishing and maintaining academic quality standards meeting the stringent assessment of accrediting agencies and helping its students excel professionally.

El-Hashemy received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in Egypt, where he completed a core medical curriculum with specialty rotations. He received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from CCNM and completed a two-year residency program prior to his 13 years of private practice.

He is completing a Master of Education degree this summer at the University of Toronto. A seasoned primary care trainer with focused expertise in pediatrics, El-Hashemy is the author of “Family…

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