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Timothy C. Birdsall

timothy birdsall

Chief Medical Information Officer

Education and Postdoctoral Training

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts, Grace College

Naturopathic Medical School

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington

Internship and Residency

Diploma - Midwifery, Bastyr University

Residency in General Naturopathic Medicine and Natural Childbirth, Bastyr University

Honors & Awards

  • President’s Award (2010), Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • President’s Award (2000); Physician of the Year (2009), American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Credentials

  • Naturopathic Physician, Arizona #09-1093
  • Naturopathic Physician, Washington # NT00000477
  • Fellow, Naturopathic Oncology, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology

Previous Positions

  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Vice President, Integrative Medicine; National Director of Naturopathic Medicine & Research), 2002-2012
  • Western Regional Medical Center, Department of Naturopathic Medicine, 2009-Present
  • Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Dept. of Naturopathic Medicine (Director of Naturopathic Medicine; Director, Naturopathic Residency Program), 1998-2010
  • Private Practice, Sandpoint, Idaho, 1990-1998
  • Thorne Research Inc., Technical Director, 1989-1998
  • Private Practice, Genesis Birth Center, Kirkland, Washington, 1985-1990

Professional Organizations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Speaker, House of Delegates; Board of Directors; Vice-President)
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Vice-President; Board of Directors)
  • American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (Chair, Board of Medical Examiners)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association
  • National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, DHHS

Publications

L Cain, K Campbell, K Gilbert, J Stark, CG Lis, TC Birdsall, JF Grutsch, S Williams, D Gupta.The impact of insomnia on patient satisfaction with quality of life in advanced cancer - a longitudinal analysis. Abstract submitted for the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

J Stark, K Campbell, L Cain, K Gilbert, CG. Lis, TC Birdsall, JF Grutsch, S Williams, and D Gupta. Pain affects patient satisfaction with quality of life in advanced cancer - a longitudinal analysis. Abstract submitted for the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

TC Birdsall, RD Levin, L Alschuler, M Daehler, SM Birdsall, J Martin, L Dounaevskaia, CG Lis, and DP Braun. Effect of complementary alternative medical (CAM) therapy on pain and fatigue in pancreatic cancer patients. Abstract submitted for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

TC Birdsall, L Cain, J Martin, SM Birdsall, L Wiersum, K Anderson, B Eden, J Flynn, D Kelly, and DP Braun. The effect of naturopathic and nutritional supplement treatment on tumor response, control and survival in prostate cancer patients treated with radiation therapy. Abstract submitted for the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Braun DP, Gupta D, Birdsall TC, Sumner M, Staren ED.Effect of Naturopathic and Nutritional Supplement Treatment on Tumor Response, Control, and Recurrence in Patients with Prostate Cancer Treated with Radiation Therapy. J Altern Complement Med 2012 Oct 4; doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0657

Gupta D, Lis CG, Birdsall TC, Grutsch JF.The use of dietary supplements in a community hospital comprehensive cancer center: implications for conventional cancer care. Supportive Care Cancer 2005; 13(11):912- 919.

Books

Murray MT, Birdsall TC, Pizzorno J, Reilly P. How To Prevent and Treat Cancer With Natural Medicine. New York: Riverhead Books; 2002.

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