Dr. Brad Bongiovanni

Education + Experience + Passion

places Dr. Bongiovanni
at the top of the professional chain in
Wholistic/Functional/Naturopathic Medicine.


(9+ years of scientific/medical school education)

  • B.S. with Honors in Biology, Minor in Chemistry; University of Richmond, VA
  • N.D. (Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine); National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
  • Family Practice Residency; National College of Natural Medicine, Portland OR


(25+ years in medicine, research and medical education)

  • E.M.T. certification, 1990
  • Medical research assistant under Dr. Margaret Bieber, Medical College of Virginia, 1991-1992
    • Dr. Bieber’s researched focused on stress and the serotonergic system
  • Volunteer, Emergency Room, St. Mary’s Hospital, 1991-1992
  • Physical Therapy Assistant, Alta Bates Hospital System, Berkeley, CA, 1992
  • Clinical Rotations, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1993-1997
  • Staff Physician, Wellspace, Cambridge, MA, 1998-2000
    • Large, integrative, multidisciplinary wellness center
  • Staff Physician, NuBasX Medical Center, Norcross, GA, 2000-2003
    • Integrative functional medicine practice
  • Clinical Laboratory Specialist, Metametrix Clinical Laboratory, 2000-2003
    • Functional medicine laboratory
  • Staff Physician, PATH Medical, New York City, 2004
    • Worked with Eric Braverman, MD, neuroscience expert/author of the “Edge Effect”
  • Founder, Medical Director, Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta, Alpharetta, GA, 2004-present


(3 published, peer-reviewed medical articles)

  1. Stress and the brain: How hormones and neuroactive steroids affect development of psychiatric illness
    • Life Extension Magazine, 2004 Feb; 79-86.
  2. Amino Acid Profiling: Clinical guidelines for determination of preferred specimen choice.
    • Townsend Letter for Doctors, 2003 Dec; 249:128.
  3. Estrogen metabolism and the diet-cancer connection.
    • Alternative Medicine Review, 2002 Apr;7(2):112-29.


(20+ years)

  • Helping people
  • Personal transformation
  • Natural health and medicine
  • Clinical neuroscience
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Nutritional psychiatry
  • Orthomolecular medicine
  • Precision medicine
  • Holistic medicine
  • Functional medicine
  • Integrative medicine
  • Neurogenomics/Nutrigenomics
  • Mentors/Inspired by:
    • Bernie Siegel, MD
    • Larry Dossey, MD
    • Deepak Chopra, MD
    • John Lee, MD
    • Dick Thom, ND
    • Eric Braverman, MD
    • Robert S. Mendelsohn, MD

As Featured In:

  • Whole Foods Market
  • Natural Health Magazine
  • Life Extension
  • Prevention Magazine
  • Shape Magazine
  • Family Circle Magazine
  • Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies
  • Publix
  • Alternative Medicine Review
Prevention Magazine Life Extension Shape Magazine Natural Health Magazine Family Circle Magazine Publix Whole Foods Market Alternative Medicine Review Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies