Iginio (Gino) Stoppa ND

Fulltime Instructor


Dr. Iginio (Gino) Stoppa is a naturopathic physician who practices primary care medicine focused on chronic diseases (including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders) and pain management. Born and raised in Phoenix, Dr. Stoppa’s roots are deep in Arizona where he developed his passion for medicine. Prior to his doctorate, Dr. Stoppa worked as an exercise and movement specialist for physical therapists and in sports performance facilities.

He graduated Summa Cum Lade from Northern Arizona University and pursued Osteopathic Medicine. After witnessing the limitations of conventional medicine, Dr. Stoppa traveled to Washington State where he received his Doctorate degree from Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine.

He completed a year-long residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health tending to patients and teaching students. After finishing his residency at Bastyr, Dr. Stoppa decided to continue his medical education and teachings with Sonoran University to complete his 2nd year in residency. He constantly critiques the care he provides to ensure it is the best care for his patients and the most educational for his students.

Classes Teaching:

  • General Medical Practice: Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic Conditions
  • Physical Medicine II: Naturopathic Manipulative Treatment – Assessment and Application I
  • Physical Medicine III: Naturopathic Manipulative Treatment – Assessment and Application II


  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Chemistry, Northern Arizona University.
  • Naturopathic Medicine Doctorate, Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.

Professional Associations:

  • Naturopathic Medicine Institute
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association


  • “The #1 Unexpected Habit That Helps With Managing Arthritis” (Parade, 2023)