Dr. Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc is co-medical director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture, a thriving practice with two clinics in New York (New York City and Long Island). He specializes in using integrative care to heal mood disorders. Dr. Bongiorno was a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health’s department of Clinical Neuroendocrinology, where he first studied the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis' response to stress. He also researched at Yale University in the Department of Pharmacology before training at Bastyr University in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.
Dr. Bongiorno regularly lectures at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and teaches a yearly elective class in holistic medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an expert blogger for Psychology Today, and has appeared multiple times on national news programs. He is the immediate past president of the NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was chosen naturopathic physician of the year in New York State in 2008.
Dr. Bongiorno is a prolific author and teacher of other physicians. While at the NIH, he co-authored numerous research articles in journals such as Endocrinology, Nature Medicine, and Molecular Psychiatry. He is a major contributor to the Textbook of Natural Medicine (Elsevier – Murray and Pizzorno, eds) and authored the first textbook on integrative depression care, the 2010 Healing Depression: Integrated Naturopathic and Conventional Therapies for Depression (CCNM Press). His latest professional text is Holistic Therapies for Anxiety and Depression released by WW Norton in 2015. He also penned the HPA chapter in the 2015 Integrative Therapies for Depression (CRC Press – Greenblatt and Brogan, eds). For public education, he wrote How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not – The Complete Natural Program for Healing Depression for Good (Red Wheel / Conari), and his newest work is Put Anxiety Behind You, which was released in October of 2015. He is currently working on a new book surveying holistic modalities for brain health and dementia prevention and his titles are being translated into Chinese to be released in China in 2019.
Peter is a sought-after thought leader of integrative medicine. He has spoken at the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health conference, the A4M conference, the Integrative Health Care Symposium, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, as well as to medical schools and functional medicine physician groups across the country. He formulates mood disorder nutraceuticals for Douglas Laboratories. These unique formulations are used by physicians throughout the world.
Peter loves running outside, playing the drums, reading Shakespeare, making delicious breakfasts, and enjoying life with his family in New York. Please join Peter – @drbongiorno and on Facebook or contact him through www.InnerSourceHealth.com and www.drpeterbongiorno.com.