Dr. Donald Warren (Naturally Well Naturopathic Clinic, Ottawa, ON) was one of five recipients of the Dr. Rogers Prize Groundbreaker Awards for his contributions to CAM and Canadian healthcare in 2017. He has served as chair of the Board of the Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research (INER) and was pivotal in his role as president of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in helping to establish the college as a recognized naturopathic medical school. His ongoing dedication to competency has advanced the credibility of the field of naturopathy and made Dr. Warren an important contributor to the field of naturopathic medicine. Learn more about his work in the video below.
A 1984 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Donald Warren has served in a number of leadership positions within the naturopathic profession. In the early 90’s, he served as chair of the Board of the Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research (INER) and guided the fledgling naturopathic college in Toronto as it transitioned from the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). He then served as president of CCNM during a period of rapid growth and development, establishing the college as a recognized naturopathic medical school. Dr. Warren has also served with the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), including serving as president, at the time when the CNME successfully sought and gained recognition from the US Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. He was a founding member of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care. He is a senior editor with the Naturopathic Foundations Project and has recently completed a major AIDS trial in Rwanda as a principal investigator. Dr. Warren has recently retired from a family naturopathic medical practice in Ottawa.
The Groundbreaker Awards
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Dr. Rogers Prize in 2017, the Groundbreaker Awards honoured those individuals whose personal conviction to pursue practices above and beyond the medical status quo prepared the way for future leaders, evocative of Sir Isaac Newton’s famous quote – “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” The Groundbreaker Awards were presented at a gala award dinner held in Toronto in February, 2017.