Faculty

Martin Milner, N.D.

Photo of Martin Milner, N.D.Dr. Milner received his N.D. in 1983 from National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in 1983. He has remained at his alma mater since 1986 as Professor of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Milner is also the CEO and medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine (1983-1991) and Center for Natural Medicine (CNM), Inc. Established in 1991, CNM is the first and one of the largest ongoing, integrated health care facilities in the Northwest.

The Heart and Lung Wellness program at CNM, founded in 1999, provides a clinical training ground for 48 senior naturopathic medical student interns and resident doctors, supervised by Dr. Milner. This experience engages medical students, residents and patients in collaborative, complementary and alternative health care of cardiovascular, pulmonary disease and primary care conditions. In this capacity CNM functions as a teaching clinic of NCNM.

Dr. Milner and his staff have matured these services into the global leading Center of Excellence in Naturopathic Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine. We are the only facility in the world offering naturopathic cardiovascular and pulmonary medical training and care in a clinical treatment facility under the supervision of a professor of naturopathic cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine.

Dr. Milner and CNM are also committed to ongoing research and innovation by collaborating with the Naturopathic Education Research Consortium (NERC), the Helfgott Research Institute at NCNM, and the Bastyr Research Institute at Bastyr University in multiple research studies.

In 2012, Dr. Milner and Jeremy Mikolai, N.D. founded the Naturopathic Institute of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine (NICVM) designed to create and provide high quality training opportunities to licensed medical professionals in topics pertaining to the clinical practice of naturopathic cardiovascular medicine. These training modules are designed to lead to board certification in naturopathic cardiology in the future.

Dr. Milner has treated over 30,000 patients with heart disease alone over the course of his career. He is world renown for his natural treatment protocols for heart and lung disease, menopause and hypothyroidism. Over 10% of his patients come from around the country outside of Oregon to seek his expertise.

Dr. Milner is well published with texts, medical journal articles and studies in cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, oncology, and environmental medicine. In the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine he served as the primary consulting physician and wrote the forward to Judith Sach’s book Natural Medicine for Heart Disease, Dell Pub., May 1997.

Dr. Milner has most recently co-authored several articles with Dr. Mikolai including, “Naturopathic Management of Infections of the Heart and their Sequellae,” Townsend Letter, May 2012, and forthcoming articles titled “Integrated Management of Respiratory Illnesses” and “Case report: COPD and anxiety resolved by integrated medicine”, both in the December, 2012 issue of the Townsend Letter. Dr. Milner, in collaboration with Dr. Mikolai, is in the process of completing an article on using precursor nutrients to enhance acetylcholine levels in the management of tachy-arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation to be published in the Townsend Letter, first quarter of 2013.
In the area of naturopathic cardiology post graduate education, Drs. Milner and Mikolai recently published an article titled, “The Case for Creating a Specialty Society of Naturopathic Cardiovascular Medicine,” ND News and Review, October 2012.

As a faculty member of the Naturopathic Institute of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine Dr. Milner brings years of teaching and clinical supervision expertise to the lectern. He has lectured extensively for over 30 years nationally and internationally to physicians groups and public audiences alike. Dr. Milner is a dynamic speaker with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Rhode Island in addition to his N.D. degree. He brings a fresh, up to date, enjoyable and comprehensive approach to his lectures and style of mentorship.

Jeremy Mikolai, N.D.

Photo of Jeremy Mikolai, N.D.Dr. Jeremy Mikolai is the Chief Resident at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), and is in his third year of residency in naturopathic cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine at the Heart & Lung Wellness – Center of Excellence at the Center for Natural Medicine (H&L), both in Portland, OR.

Dr. Mikolai is an active and avid medical researcher who is on the faculty in the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) program at the Helfgott Research Institute, (HRI)/NCNM. He has also been a post-doctoral research fellow at HRI. In addition to several publications, his research has been presented at national and international research conferences and has won several national awards including a first place award from the prestigious Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Mikolai has been featured in the media for his expertise in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine conditions including interviews which have appeared in WebMD, and NBC Universal’s iVillage.com.

Advancing naturopathic cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine and enhancing the training of doctors in this discipline are Dr. Mikolai’s passions. He is active on the NICVM faculty, as well as in the efforts to create an AANP affiliate specialty society in cardiovascular medicine. He is also working to create the first bona fide clinical fellowship training opportunities for NDs, including one in cardiovascular medicine.

One comment on “Faculty
  1. Kathleen Power, D.C. says:

    I read with fascination the MAP article in the Townsend Newsletter. I have already begun to use the information. I have a question and am unable to determine where to get an answer.

    In general, when patients are currently on beta blockers, do you work with their cardiologists to begin weaning them at the outset as you increase PSPS tone? If they are medicated and asymptomatic, then how would you know the proper nutrient dose level? Or does it take a while before the weaning is initiated?

    If there is a better place for me to submit this question, kindly redirect me. Thank you for your contribution to the health of so many patients. And congratulations on your award.

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