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Paul Mittman ND, EdD

President & CEO

About Me

I have served as President & CEO of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences for the past 21 years. I practiced naturopathic medicine for 25 years and pursued a Doctorate in Higher Education Management at age 50. I ride my bicycle 100-125 miles a week and love my wife and kids.


  • BA, (Anthropology) –University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • ND, (Naturopathic Medicine) – National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon
  • EdD, (Higher Education Management) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My Mission

To make a difference in the world.

Top Achievement

Being married for 34 years and raising two outstanding children. Our son and daughter-in-law are successful naturopathic physicians, our daughter and son-in-law work in the aero-space industry.

Other Interests

Leadership, Family, Community Service, Bicycle Racing


  • 2016 “Integrative Health Care: An Effective Approach for Treating Pain and Decreasing Opioid Use” (October 28, 2016). Arizona Capitol Times
  • 2009 “The phenomenon of stress and health-promoting behaviors among college and university presidents: A quantitative and qualitative analysis” (January 1, 2009). Dissertations available from ProQuest. Paper AAI3354357.
  • 2005 Naturopathic Medicine: What can patients expect? Dunne N; Benda W; Kim L; Mittman P; Barrett R; Snider P; Pizzorno J. Journal of Family Practice.
  • 2002 Echinacea for the Common Cold (Letter to the Editor). Mittman P, Wollner D, Kim L. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2002;137:939-946.
  • 1995 Case History – Iritis and Tendonitis in a 28 Year Old Man New England Journal of Homeopathy, Vol. 4; Number 1 (1995)
  • 1994 Case History – 8 Year Old Boy with Attention Deficit Disorder and Insomnia New England Journal of Homeopathy, Vol. 3; Number 3 (1994)
  • 1992 Case History – 9 Year Old Boy with Epilepsy New England Journal of Homeopathy, Vol. 1; Number 1 (1992)
  • 1990 Effects of Colon Hydrotherapy on Serum Electrolytes. Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Vol. 1; 1990.
  • 1990 Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial of Urtica dioica in the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis. Planta Medica, Vol. 56(1); 1990.
  • Journal of Family Practice 2005 Dec;54(12):1067-72

Professional Associations

  • Association of Accredited of Naturopathic Medical Colleges
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • American Holistic Health Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association
  • Arizona Public Health Association
  • Dementia Friendly Tempe
  • Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Homeopathic Pharmacopeia Convention of the United States
  • New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians