William Benda


William Benda, MD, is a practicing emergency medicine physician, lecturer, writer, and researcher committed to the integration of alternative and conventional medicine. He is the first medical doctor to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and currently teaches at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. His clinical work has focused on patients with breast cancer, animal-assisted therapy, and physician health and well-being; his research on equine-assisted therapy for children with cerebral palsy has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. He serves as Associate Editor of both the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Integrative Medicine—A Clinician’s Journal.