Dr. Peter Bongiorno graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine. He completed five years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, and was honored to be his class speaker.
Dr. Bongiorno is a member of the American Association for Naturopathic Physicians, New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Physicians for Social Responsibility and is a Diplomat in Acupuncture. Before medical school, he worked as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut, and has co-authored numerous medical journal articles. He received a Bachelors degree in Biology and English Literature from Fairfield University.
Currently, Dr. Bongiorno has just finished revising and co-authoring over 40 chapters for the 3rd Edition of Drs. Murray and Pizzorno's the Textbook of Natural Medicine. He has also co-authored original articles including one on Parkinson's Disease which he wrote with Dr. LoGiudice, and authored the complementary medicine chapter for the new psychiatric textbook The Biology of Depression. He is currently working on revising portions of Dr. Michael Murray's Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.
Dr. Bongiorno is an adjunct faculty member at New York University, where he will be teaching classes on Integrative Heart Disease and Cancer Care, and is also on faculty at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health.
Peter is also an active studio musician and drummer.