Paul Mittman ND, EdD

President & CEO

About Me

I have served as President & CEO of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences for the past 22 years. I practiced naturopathic medicine for 25 years and earned a Doctorate in Higher Education Management at age 50. I embrace health-promoting practices – healthy diet, regular exercise bicycling 100miles a week, meditate, and love my wife and children.


Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology –University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon
Doctor of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My Mission

To help promote a healthier future.

Top Achievement

Being married for 36 years and raising two outstanding children. Our son and daughter-in-law are successful naturopathic physicians, our daughter and son-in-law work in the aero-space industry.

Other Interests

Family, Reading, Leadership, Community Service, Cycling


2016 “Integrative Health Care: An Effective Approach for Treating Pain and Decreasing Opioid Use” (October 28, 2016). Arizona Capitol Times
2009 “The phenomenon of stress and health-promoting behaviors among college and university presidents: A quantitative and qualitative analysis” (January 1, 2009). Dissertations available from ProQuest. Paper AAI3354357.
2005 Naturopathic Medicine: What can patients expect? Dunne N; Benda W; Kim L; Mittman P; Barrett R; Snider P; Pizzorno J. Journal of Family Practice.
2002 Echinacea for the Common Cold (Letter to the Editor). Mittman P, Wollner D, Kim L. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2002;137:939-946.
1995 Case History – Iritis and Tendonitis in a 28 Year Old Man New England Journal of Homeopathy, Vol. 4; Number 1 (1995)
1994 Case History – 8 Year Old Boy with Attention Deficit Disorder and Insomnia New England Journal of Homeopathy, Vol. 3; Number 3 (1994)
1992 Case History – 9 Year Old Boy with Epilepsy New England Journal of Homeopathy, Vol. 1; Number 1 (1992)
1990 Effects of Colon Hydrotherapy on Serum Electrolytes. Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Vol. 1; 1990.
1990 Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial of Urtica dioica in the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis. Planta Medica, Vol. 56(1); 1990.
Journal of Family Practice 2005 Dec;54(12):1067-72
Professional Associations
Association of Accredited of Naturopathic Medical Colleges
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
American Public Health Association
Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association
Arizona Public Health Association
Dementia Friendly Tempe
Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
Homeopathic Pharmacopeia Convention of the United States