Paul A. Mittman

Paul A. Mittman


About Me

I have served as President & CEO of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences for the past 19 years. I practiced naturopathic medicine for 25 years and pursued a Doctorate in Higher Education Management at age 50.  I ride my bicycle 125-150 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 31 years and raising two outstanding children.  Our son is a successful naturopathic physician, our daughter works in the aerospace 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.

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