Dominic Anaya, DO, LMT

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Anaya firmly believes that the body has an incredible capacity to heal itself, if given the support it needs. This is why he has made physical medicine, in particular craniosacral work, his life’s work. It is also why he is so thrilled to teach anatomy at NCNM, because good, hands-on medicine is simply the applied knowledge of anatomy. Dr. Anaya teaches BAS411 Gross Anatomy Lab I and BAS421 Gross Anatomy Lab II.

He is currently working on a book about craniosacral work; and leads a monthly study group for craniosacral work at  NCNM. In addition, Dr. Anaya has designed and presented the one-day CE class, "Manual Modalities for Shoulder Pain." He plans for this to be part of a series presenting various areas of anatomy important to medicine.

Dr. Anaya also maintains his own private practice.

Getting to know Dr. Anaya
Birthplace: Kittery, ME

High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Activities: Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Art, Reading, Writing

Music: Soul Coughing, The Donnas, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ed Hammel, Offspring, Cake, Poe, Nick Cave, Jonathan Coulton, etc.

Movies: Circle of Iron, Fist of Legend, every zombie movie ever made

Books: House of Leaves, Sunshine, Grey’s Anatomy

Community Service: Regular participant in the Program Advisory Committee for East-West College of Healing Arts. 
Former volunteer at Portland Ecumenical Ministries AIDS Project

Curriculum Vitae

Updated December 15, 2009

• Highly familiar with human anatomy and physiology
• Experienced in cadaveric dissection
• Familiar with universal precautions and use of PPE
• Knowledgeable regarding surgical equipment and establishment of sterile field
• Experienced as tutor and lecturer in anatomy & physiology
• Competent with AV equipment, such as cameras, video monitors and microphones
• Practiced in use of Power Point, Excel and word processing programs
Sept. 2005 East-West College of Healing Arts, Portland, OR
  Completed 600 hour course in massage and bodywork 
July 2000 – June 2001 Family Practice Internship
  Eastmoreland General Hospital
June, 2000 University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  Graduated Doctor of Osteopathy 
1999 – 2000 Teaching Fellowship in Anatomy and Osteopathic Manual Medicine
  University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine 
June, 1993 University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  Graduated BA in Chemistry 
Aug. 2008 – Present Anatomy Instructor, Adjunct Faculty
  National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Portland, OR
  Teach anatomy to first year naturopathic medical students in within the cadaver laboratory of NCNM. Perform cadaveric dissections to demonstrate pertinent structures in class. Manage a team of student dissectors, as well as student TAs.
April 2006 – Present Massage Therapist
  Inner Physician Medical Massage, Portland, OR
  Within my own practice, I primarily care for acute injury and chronic pain clients, using a variety of bodywork modalities, such as craniosacral work,  muscle energy, counter strain, myofascial work and massage.
April, 2004-Nov. 2005 Technical Advisor
  OXIS International, Portland, OR
  Provided technical assistance to researchers using OXIS biotech products. Served as a technical writer providing web site content and writing copy for marketing materials.
Sept. 2002 – Jan. 2004 Temporary Worker, Technical Field
  Labforce, Tigard, OR
  Performed many technical roles for various laboratories. Examples include a laboratory technician in the American Red Cross Viral Testing Laboratory and as a microbiologist for North Creek Analytical Laboratory.
July 2000 – April 2002 Family Practice Resident
  Eastmoreland Hospital, Portland, OR
  Operating as a family practice resident, was responsible for patient care in hospital, emergency room,  operating room, ICU and clinical settings. Managed clinic patients year round, prescribing and monitoring medications, performing minor surgery and planning long-term patient care.
♦  Creation of Continuing Education Courses
♦  Created and taught, “Manual Modalities for Shoulder Pain”at NCNM on 9/26/2009, with plans to continue to create anatomically focused courses for health care professionals.
♦  Organization and manages monthly Craniosacral Study Group at NCNM
♦  Frequent Member the East-West College Program Advisory Committee
This committee consists of licensed bodyworkers who meet quarterly to provide insight into proposed changes to the curriculum at the East-West School of Healing Arts.