About Dr. Pujari

Astrid Pujari, MD, ABIHM has years of experience integrating nutritional, herbal, and mind body therapies with traditional Western medicine and is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Scripps Clinic and Research Institute in San Diego, California. She then completed didactic and clinical training to obtain a medical herbalist degree from the Royal College of Phytotherapy in London, England. After rigorous academic and clinical examinations, she was certified by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the leading professional licensing body in the UK, and the US equivalent, the American Herbalist Guild.

Dr. Pujari worked as a primary care physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center for a number of years, prior to starting her own private integrative medicine practice. She has extensive experience as a clinical educator, and taught for the Virginia Mason, Swedish Cherry Hill and Bastyr residency programs. She continues to serve as an integrative medicine consultant for several large medical groups in Seattle.  In addition, she wrote a health column for the Seattle Times, and has written two books, The Healthy Back Book and The Healthy Knees Book.

Dr. Pujari is a sought-after speaker on integrative medicine topics – including nutrition, supplements, herbs, and mind body medicine. She has spoken at numerous medical and lay audiences, and has been featured on Fox news on multiple occasions both for her expertise in integrative medicine as well as for mind body medicine. She has been featured on radio for the Dr. Pat Show and has been featured in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, and in Natural Health – a national magazine on holistic therapies. She is a contributing author to Change Design, a book published by the well-known, international architecture firm, NBBJ, as well as to the Neurology Now: Brain Tumors by the American Academy of Neurology.

Her expertise, professional excellence and dedication to her patients have been recognized by her peers , who have selected her for a variety of awards. Her most recent include:

  • Seattle Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Seattle Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine 2006 and 2013
  • Best Doctor's in America, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • The Charles and Virginia Feld Award for Humanism in Medicine
  • The Scripps Clinic Research Award

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