Dr. Virender Sodhi was the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician in the United States. Dr. Virender Sodhi graduated in 1980 from the Dayanand Ayurvedic Medical College in Jalandar, India
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 finished fellowship in Integrative Oncology with Dr. Mark Rosenberg in 2012. Dr. Sodhi has taught at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Des Moines University in Iowa
In addition to educating students at academic institutions, Dr. Sodhi has educated the general public about the benefits of Naturopathic medicine both nationally and internationally. He has been featured on several radio and television programs across the country, including an hour-long talk show titled Ayurveda: Wealth of Health featured during the summer of 1997 on KEZX, a local radio station in Seattle, Washington. His recent radio program every Saturday from 1-2 PM on Desi 1250 AM, “ Your body is your Natural Pharmacy”, a very popular radio show.
He shares his knowledge of Ayurveda by lecturing in hospitals, conferences, and other universities in the United States, as well as in Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Dr. Sodhi has served on the Panel of Experts with Dr. Andrew Weil 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, and is featured in The Textbook of Natural Medicine. His articles have appeared in several publications including the Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, World & I magazine, India Post and the Ayurvedic News Quarterly. He was also served as the Appointed Advisor for Natural Products to the government of Australia. Dr. Sodhi has spoken at several of AANP, WANP, ONAP, CANP and many more conferences. He even has the privilege to speak at Royal Society of Medicine in London.
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 a member of AANP (All American Naturopathic Physician),WANP (Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians), A4M ( Anti-aging Medicine), NAMA ( National Ayurvedic Medical Association), AAPNA ( Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) and ONCANP( Oncology Association of Naturopathic Oncology), SIO ( Society of Integrative Oncology) and ONCANP( Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians). He wrote a book on Ayurvedic medicine, “ Ayurvedic Herbs, The comprehensive Resource for Ayurvedic Healing Solutions” and attending to patients from all over the world at the Ayurvedic & Naturopathic Medical Clinic in Bellevue, Washington. For the last 5 years his main focus in on Oncology patients.