An award-winning clinician-scholar and founding Program Director of the world’s first fully-accredited university-based graduate program in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Dr. Alex Vasquez is recognized internationally for his high intellectual and academic standards and for his expertise spanning and interconnecting many topics in medicine and nutrition.
Dr. Vasquez holds three doctoral degrees from fully-accredited American universities as a graduate of University of Western States (Doctor of Chiropractic, 1996), Bastyr University (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 1999), and University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010). Dr Vasquez has completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate and continuing education in subjects including Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support, Nutrition and Functional Medicine; while in the final year of medical school, Dr Vasquez completed a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research hosted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Vasquez is the author of many textbooks, including: Integrative Orthopedics (2004, 2007 2012); Functional Medicine Rheumatology (Third Edition, 2014); Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies (commissioned and published by Institute for Functional Medicine, 2008); Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders (2009); Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension (2011); Brain Inflammation in Migraine and Fibromyalgia (2016); Mitochondrial Nutrition and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Primary Care (Second Edition, 2014); Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition (2014); Mastering mTOR (2015); and the 1200-page Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition(2016) also published as a two-volume set titled Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Alex Vasquez, DO, ND, DC, was appointed Editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine in 2019.