Kristina Conner ND, MSOM, LAc


Kristina Conner, ND, MSOM, LAc is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and professional educator. After completing her ND residency, Dr. Conner started her private practice in 2005 in Indiana, when there were only a few NDs in the state. Subsequently, Dr Conner found herself increasingly involved in advocacy for the naturopathic profession. She has served in a number of professional roles on the national and state level, including president of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians (ILANP).
Dr. Conner's background as a professional educator started during her residency at University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. After completing her residency, she continued at UBCNM in a clinical teaching and administrative role. Upon relocating to the Midwest, Dr. Conner learned about the new ND program starting at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. She became one of the founding faculty of the program in 2006 and taught until 2021 in the Clinical Sciences Department, including 3 years as Clinical Sciences Department Chair. Dr. Conner joined Bastyr University in July 2021 as Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine.


  • BS in Liberal Arts from St John's College in 1994
  • ND from Bastyr University in 2001
  • ND Residency in family and integrated medicine at University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2002-3
  • MSOM from National University of Health Sciences in 2013



Kristina Conner smiling in front of greenery
Kristina Conner ND, MSOM, LAc
School of Naturopathic Medicine
I believe that health is foundational to fulfillment and happiness, and that balance in the mind, body, and spirit is fundamental to well-being. There is a time and place for every form of medicine, and with proper education & guidance, each person can decide what is right for their health. I think there is a role for natural medicine to assist every person in the journey to create and maintain wellness.