Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO was the first naturopathic physician in contemporary times to be appointed to a hospital staff: North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH). He served as chairman of the Integrated Healing Committee from the opening of the hospital in 1996 until 2001, and succeeded in gaining approval for the natural medicine formulary in the hospital, including botanical, nutritional and homeopathic medicines. In 1998 he developed the Hawaii Residency Training Program and continues to serve as the Residency Program Director. He has conducted numerous research projects including a pilot study on integrative treatment for breast cancer.
From 2001-2003, Dr. Traub served as President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). In 2006, he was honored by the AANP as “Physician of the Year.”
Throughout his career, Dr. Traub has held numerous leadership positions within the naturopathic profession, from chairman of the Hawaii Board of Naturopathic Medicine to president of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. He also served as president of the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. Dr. Traub continues to serve on boards and committees of various professional healthcare organizations.
He has been invited to make presentations at numerous medical conferences, including the 1999 International Conference on HIV/AIDS in Paris. He is the author of “Essentials of Dermatological Diagnosis and Integrative Therapeutics”. To order click here. He is a member of the Board of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium and was co-author of the “Final Report of the National Policy Dialogue to Advance Integrated Health Care: Finding Common Ground, 2001-2002” and “The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: A Stakeholder’s Conference on Integrated Health Care Reform, 2010.”
Since 1986, Dr. Traub has been director of an integrative health care center (Ho‘o Lokahi) in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. He is currently a residency site director for National University of Natural Medicine and community-based faculty for the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing.
To view Dr. Traub’s curriculum vitae, click here.
His personal interests include triathlon training, yoga, and meditation.