Practitioner Course Faculty
Dr. Marion Debus, MD, received her medical training at Ruhr-University Bochum 1989-1995.
Her professional training in internal medicine included time at Klinik Öschelbronn Germany (1996-2002), Princess of Wales Hospital Bridgend GB and Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe Berlin Germany. Between 2002 and 2005 Marion further specialised in hematology and oncology at Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Stuttgart Germany. From 2005 to 2017 she was senior physician at the community hospital Havelhöhe Berlin with oncological ambulance. She is currently Head of the Department of Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine at Klinik Arlesheim. *photo credit: Christian Jaggi
Dr. Paul Faust, ND, is the Founder and Naturopathic Director of the Chesapeake Natural Health Center in Towson, Maryland. He is an active member of the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (ONCANP). Dr. Faust was instrumental in helping to pass legislation in April 2014 to license naturopathic doctors in the state of Maryland. He was the first Naturopath to be granted licensure by the Maryland Board of Physicians and serves on their Naturopathic Formulary Council. He has provided expert witness testimony for the Maryland Attorney General’s office for cases involving Naturopathic Medicine and has also provided expert testimony to the US Department of Health and Human Services on Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Faust has lectured on the philosophy and practice of naturopathic medicine at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He served on the editorial review board for the Alternative Medicine Review - a leading, peer-reviewed journal for complementary and alternative medicine research. In addition to his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, Dr. Faust holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Dr. Peter Hinderberger, MD, PhD, received his medical degree in 1979 and his PhD in 1980 from the University of Berne, Switzerland. He is a primary care physician and medical director of the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center where he has been practicing since 1984. He was introduced to anthroposophic medicine and mistletoe use in 1978 during his internship at the Lukas Klinik in Switzerland (now Clinic Arlesheim). The clinic specializes in cancer using anthroposophic medical modalities (mistletoe, homeopathy, external applications, movement and art therapies).
Dr. Steven Johnson, DO, finished his residency in internal medicine at the University of MA affiliated hospitals, in Worcester in 1996 as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. He has lectured frequently in Europe and the United States on integrative medicine and oncology, with a focus on mistletoe therapies, biological and nutritional modalities, as well as running a large integrative medical clinic for 14 years, serving patients throughout the country due to its reputation for effective treatment. Several case studies were published at the John Brown Cancer Institute. He has lectured frequently in field of integrative and anthroposphic medicine at universities and conferences such as: Vanderbilt University, Bellarmine College, the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, the Herbal Symposium, the Holistic Nurses Association, the Indiana Osteopathic Association, the International Post-Graduate Anthroposophic Medical Training, the Biological Medicine Training and the Biodynamic Association conferences. He has also been a frequent teacher and supporter for several integrative therapy programs over the last two decades. He has written numerous magazine articles and been a guest on several radio shows. He helped to pass the first acupuncture bill in Kentucky and was the first clinician to bring prolotherapy and regenerative stem cell therapy to the Southern Kentucky/Indiana region. He is currently the president of the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine, and a consultant for Uriel Pharmacy, and he edits several educational journals. He currently practices part-time in the Columbia County/Berkshire region of New York, and has a particular interest in “Health Creation” as a renewed public health paradigm. He is a frequent mentor for students for anthroposphic and integrative medicine and is known for his ability to successfully treat challenging health issues.
Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, is a sought-after luminary and global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research and consults with physicians around the world. She bridges ancient therapies with advancements in modern medicine in the digital era. Dr. Nasha consults with some of the most prestigious cancer centers in the US on projects such as developing the clinical protocol for the current FDA-approved clinical trial using intravenous application of Viscum Album extract (mistletoe) to treat advanced cancer. She has educates approximately 250 professionals in the use of mistletoe and has created robust educational programs for both healthcare institutions and the public on incorporating mistletoe as adjunctive therapy in cancer care. Dr. Nasha is the bestselling co-author of "The Metabolic Approach to Cancer", which has received many accolades. She is also completing a second forthcoming book on therapeutic diets for cancer with her co-author, Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT, and is a contributor and curator of a book on mistletoe highlighting clinical applications around the world. In addition to her publications, Dr. Nasha is an engaging speaker, bringing passion, heart and soul to her audience. She has a variety of interviews and podcasts available on her website at www.drnasha.com.
Dr. Adam Blanning, MD, is certified in Anthroposophic Medicine and board-certified in family medicine, and has served on the faculty of New York Medical College and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Adam is the director for PAAM's training programs, including the IPMT. He founded and directs the Denver Center for Anthroposophic Therapies, which offers Anthroposophic Medicine, therapeutic eurythmy, Anthroposophic Nursing and rhythmical massage. He works with Waldorf schools in Denver and Boulder as a educational and developmental consultant. Adam is also the president of AHA (Anthroposophic Health Association).
Dr. Mark Hancock, MD MPH, founded the Humanizing Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, together with his wife Enid in 2015. The clinic is strongly rooted in the couple’s belief that everyone should have quality integrative healthcare options. Dr. Hancock has worked with Anthroposophic Medicine, which originally introduced Mistletoe as a therapeutic option for cancer 100 years ago, for his entire professional career. Dr. Hancock’s journey through life has been full and varied, and has taken him through art, philosophy, science and even some farm work, before ultimately landing in medicine at Humanizing Medicine. Read about his journey at HumanizingMedicine.com.
Dr. Patricia Hart, MD is a hospice physician at Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care since 2011. For several years, Pat worked primarily in hospital Palliative Care prior to serving in her current role at Four Seasons’ inpatient hospice facility, The Elizabeth House. Pat completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, going on to earn her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she later developed an integrative medicine curriculum following the completion of a community sponsored fellowship studying integrative medicine. Her earlier career as a nephrologist, intensivist, and hospitalist shifted naturally towards hospice care. As a holistic physician trained in meditation, energy healing, and Anthroposophic medicine since 2001, Pat is inspired to offer a broader range of therapies in the care of the soul and spirit at the end of life, especially Anthroposophic nursing care. She hopes to continue to offer trainings at Highland Lake Cove, the teaching and learning community that she and her husband, Kerry Lindsey run in Flat Rock, NC. She is board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology.