Dr. Stephen Messer graduated with a bachelor's degree from City College of the City University of New York, and a master's degree in science education from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1979 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. In 1988, Dr. Messer completed post-graduate training and board examinations to become among the very first NDs in the U. S. to obtain board certification by Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (DHANP).
Dr. Messer attended more than 400 hours of post-graduate Eizayaga Homeopathic Seminars and became a professor of the Eizayaga method in 1988.
Dr. Messer is a founder and past president of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. He served on the board of directors of the National Center for Homeopathy from 1987 to 2008 and has served on the boards of several homeopathic and naturopathic organizations, including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is a member of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, National Center for Homeopathy, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
Dr. Messer’s began teaching in 1984 with the International Foundation for Homeopathy. In 1993, he became the dean of the National Center for Homeopathy’s prestigious summer school. He instructed in homeopathy at National College of Natural Medicine and in 2000, after 21 years of successful practice in Oregon, he relocated to Arizona and to Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine as professor and Dolisos Chair of Homeopathic Medicine.
Dr. Messer has presented numerous papers at regional and national homeopathic conferences and has published articles in Homeopathy Today as well as many journals. He has received many awards including the prestigious Henry N. Williams Professional Service Award from the National Center for Homeopathy. He was voted the top homeopathic physician in the Phoenix area in the 2013 Natural Choice Awards of the Natural Awakenings magazine. He has previously directed both clinical trials and homeopathic drug “provings.”
Dr. Messer currently teaches Homeopathy I, II, III, and IV, an integrated series of courses that sequentially introduce the student to the art and practice of homeopathy. He is attending physician for two student rotations at the SCNM Medical Center, supervising and mentoring both students and first-year residents. He directs the second-year homeopathic medicine specialty residency. He also currently serves as the president of the SCNM Faculty Senate.