Meet Our Faculty

The best learning environment starts with the best faculty. At National University, 98% of our faculty members have the highest degree in their field, whether that means a PhD, MD, DC, or ND.

National University boasts a faculty roster of dynamic scholars in natural health, research and science. Your professors have a wealth of experience in private practice, integrative medicine, business management, scholarly publication, and leadership positions in their professions.

Meet some of our faculty leaders:

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Yu Zhu, MD (China), LAc

Dr. Yu Zhu received her MD in China and has worked in China, Sweeden, Israel, and the US. "I love American students. They are free thinking and their minds are very active. In my class, we are very into discussion and debate.

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Chiropractic Medicine - Lombard

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Kristine Aikenhead, DC

"Where can you get training that's science-based, that's going to take the whole person into consideration, that will give you a well rounded approach that provides primary care preparation? At National, you're prepared in a primary care way."

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Chiropractic Medicine - Florida

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David Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN

"Another great strength about a National education is the emphasis on diagnosis and patient management. Also, the clinic opportunities here at the St. Petersburg campus are unique among all of the other campuses in the nation."

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Massage Therapy

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Dan Schuh, DC

"At National University, you'll have a great opportunity to get into the cadaver lab and touch what you'll actually be working on. It reinforces what you just learned sitting in a lecture for two hours. National goes above and beyond what I've seen from other schools, and beyond what you'll find on any board exam."

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Naturopathic Medicine

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Fraser Smith, ND

Assistant Dean Fraser Smith, ND, praises National's unique "educational culture where different practitioners learning different disciplines (or learning multiple disciplines) can appreciate each other, respect each other, work with each other...."

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