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MaryK Geyer, ND

Associate Dean, School of Naturopathic Medicine, Director of Residency Program

Bio

Dr. Geyer brings an array of experiences to her position as Associate Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine. She has a true passion for nature cure modalities, which is complemented by her strong expertise in integrative and conventional modalities, such as minor surgery.

Dr. Geyer also has a solid understanding of the needs and demands of a strong residency program. She completed a family practice residency after graduating from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Following her residency, Dr. Geyer began seeing patients in private practice, focusing on pediatrics, family practice and women’s health. In 2008 she joined the SCNM faculty as an adjunct instructor and supervised students on rotations as an attending physician in SCNM’s clinic.

Dr. Geyer was intricately involved with SCNM’s new integrative curriculum development, serving as chair for the clinical skills committee. She also helped design the college’s GPA exams. Her academic background will allow her to bring a fresh perspective to some of NCNM’s most pressing curriculum issues.

Beyond private practice and academia, her deep interest in community and global medicine led to her involvement in Naturopaths Without Borders (NWB). She has played a key role in that organization’s growth and development, including supervising more than 20 monthly medical mission trips to Mexico since 2009. In 2011, Dr. Geyer was appointed executive director of NWB, which opened its first Portland community clinic last year and will open its first full-time clinic in Haiti this year.

Finally, her commitment in advancing the medicine is demonstrated by her advocacy for legislative policy development as an AANP House of Delegates representative.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION  
2007-2008 Family Practice Residency, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center
2007 Pediatric Internship, Dr. Farra Swan, ND, Midwife
2003-2007 Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe AZ 
1999-2002 Bachelor of Science-Organismal/Environmental Biology, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
   
ACADEMIC CLINICAL INSTRUCTION
2013 Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center (SNMC), Attending Physician: General Medicine Rotation, Minor Surgery Rotation, Hydrotherapy Rotation
2012 Attending Physician, Medical Mission Trip to MamaBabyHaiti, Carrefour Morne Rouge, Nord, Haiti
2008-2011 Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, Attending Physician, Minor Surgery Monthly Clinic, Hydrotherapy Clinical Rotation
2010-2011 Attending Physician, Monthly Community Clinic In conjunction with New Birth, Mexican Mission, Rocky Point, Mexico
2008-2010 Attending Physician, Monthly Pediatric Community Clinic, In conjunction with Manos De-Ayuda, Rocky Point, Mexico
2008 Attending Physician-Two Week Medical Mission Trip to Las Varas, MX
2007-2008  Resident Physician, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center (SCNM)
   
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
*Course content was written/coordinated by Dr. Geyer; including lesson plan, syllabus, power points, interactive teaching materials, guest speakers, etc. † Management of Budget and Inventory was required
2013 Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Adjunct Faculty Instructor:
  *Dermatology,
  Gyn Lab Teaching Assistant
2008-2011 Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Adjunct Faculty Instructor, teaching the following courses
  *† Advanced Techniques in Minor Surgery, Class and Labs
  *Dermatology
  *† Depuration Lab (Constitutional Hydrotherapy)
  *Medical Ethics
  *† Introduction to Clinical Practice I, Class and Labs
  *† Introduction to Clinical Practice II, Class and Labs
  *† Introduction to Clinical Practice III, Class and Labs
  Observed Standardized Clinical Exams-Clinic Entry, Primary Status, Clinic Exit
2008 † Basic Techniques in Hydrotherapy Continuing Education Seminar, Cortiva Institute, School of Massage Therapy
2007-2010 Cortiva Institute, School of Massage Therapy, Adjunct Faculty Instructor, teaching the following courses:
  *Pathology
  *Nutrition
  *Anatomy and Physiology II
  *Professional Ethics and Communication II
2009 † Basic and Advanced Techniques in Hydrotherapy Seminar, Continuing Education, Cortiva Institute, School of Massage Therapy
2008 † Basic Techniques in Hydrotherapy Seminar, Cortiva Institute, School of Massage Therapy
2005 Teaching Assistant, Medical Biochemistry, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
2003-2004 Teaching Assistant- Gross Anatomy, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
2001 Leadership and Team Building Workshop, Kappa Alpha Gamma Chapter, Kappa Delta Phi, National Affiliated Sorority
   
ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS
2012 The Elusive Rash: Guest Lecturer, Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP)
2012 The Naturopathic Gathering: Q and A Panel, The Naturopathic Society, SCNM
2011 Naturopathic Philosophy and Detox: Guest Lecturer, The Naturopathic Society, SCNM
2009-2010 What is Naturopathic Medicine & How does it fit into the Current Healthcare System? Guest Lecturer, PIMA Medical Institute, MA Program, Mesa AZ
2010 If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where will you live? Guest Lecturer, The Naturopathic Society, SCNM
2008 ADD/ADHD, The Whole Picture, Genesis Health Systems, Tempe, AZ
2008 The Naturopathic Approach (including case presentations) Wee Care Pediatrics, Mesa, AZ
2005 Leading from "Center to Circumference": A Holistic Model of Leadership, AANP-Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) Conference, Philosophy Track
   
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING
2010-2012 Community Health Clinic,  Attending Physician in Conjunction with New Birth Mexican Mission, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
2012, March  MamaBabyHaiti, Volunteer Physician, Carrefour Morne Rouge, Nord, Haiti
2008-2010 Pediatric Community Health Clinic, Attending Physician in conjunction with Manos De Ayuda, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
2008, September ACT Health Fair-Head Start Physical Exams, Maricopa Medical Society, Phoenix, AZ
2008, July APIPA Golden Gate Health Fair-Head Start Physical Exams, Golden Gate Community Center, Phoenix, Arizona
2008, July Casa Clinica, Mar De Jade Foundation, Las Varas, Mexico 
   
COMMUNITY PRIVATE PRACTICE
2007-2013 Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, Eclectic Family Practice
2007-2013 Tree of Life Medicine, PLLC, Owner, Physician (Eclectic Family Practice, Emphasis in Women’s Medicine, Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, & Minor Surgery) 
2008-2009 Genesis Healthcare Systems, Staff Physician (Women’s Medicine and Pediatrics)
2008-2009 Wee Care Pediatrics, Staff Physician, Naturopathic Pediatrics
   
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP)
Holistic Pediatrics Association (HPA)
International Pediatric Integrative Medicine (IPIM) Network