December 6, 2018. Beaverton, OR—Naturopathic physician Chris Meletis was inducted into the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) Hall of Fame on December 1, 2018 in recognition of the vital role he has played in the enhancement of Naturopathic Medicine’s reputation, prestige, and pursuit of excellence. Established in 1956, National University of Natural Medicine is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical university in North America and a leader in natural medicine education and evidence-based research.
The accomplishments that earned Dr. Meletis induction into the NUNM Hall of Fame include his international presentations to healthcare providers and authorship of over a dozen books and 200 national articles on science of nutraceuticals and health conditions. In addition, for 7 years he was Dean and Chief Medical officer of NUNM, during which time he established the first ever accredited naturopathic residency program and started 12 clinics for the underserved in the Portland Metropolitan area, which delivered upwards of 16,000 free visits per year. He was also recognized in 2003 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for his advancement of Naturopathic Medicine education, his caring as a naturopathic physician, and for fostering health care access for the poor and underserved.
"It is a great honor that I have been recognized for my work empowering and educating both doctors and patients on wellness care," Dr. Meletis says. "My philosophy has always been that we all must be the agents of change for revitalizing and redirecting healthcare towards a proactive wellness care."
Dr. Meletis continues his passion for "Changing the World's Health One Person at a Time" with his patient care, publications, and consulting with the healthcare industry.
Chris D. Meletis, ND