VIRENDER SODHI, M.D. (Ayurved), N.D. was the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician in the United States. He earned an M.D. (Ayurved) Degree in 1980 from the Dayanand Ayurvedic Medical College in Jalandar, India. Dr. Sodhi served as a college professor in India until 1986, when the Indian government selected him to share Ayurveda with Western society as part of a cultural exchange program.

After arriving in the United States, Dr. Sodhi enrolled at Bastyr University, a nationally recognized School of Natural Medicine in Kenmore, Washington. He received his N.D. Degree from Bastyr in 1988. He was subsequently invited to join the faculty at Bastyr to teach Ayurvedic sciences. Dr. Sodhi is currently a visiting professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, and at Des Moines University in Iowa.

Dr. Sodhi has served on the Panel of Experts with Andrew Weil, M.D. for Natural Health magazine and has been featured in the "Ask the Experts" column many times. He is the most quoted Naturopathic Physician in the reference book Alternative Medicine: the Definitive Guide published by Burton Goldberg, and is featured in The Textbook of Natural Medicine. His articles have appeared in several publications including the Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine, World & I magazine, and the Ayurvedic News Quarterly. In addition, he writes weekly articles for the India Post newspaper. He also served as the Appointed Advisor for Natural Products to the government of Australia.

Along with his three brothers, he envisioned and formed Ayush Herbs, Inc., which offers the highest quality Ayurvedic herbal products and supplements worldwide.

Dr. Sodhi is currently writing a book on Ayurvedic Medicine and attending to patients from all over the world at the Ayurvedic & Naturopathic Medical Clinic in Bellevue, Washington. He recently finished Fellowship in Integrative Oncology under Mark Rosenberg, M.D.

Dr. Sodhi may be contacted at his Clinic in Bellevue, Washington by phone 425-453-8022, fax 425-453-1408 and e-mail

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