Dr Ma ND, PhD(UBC), MD(ECFMG-C)
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (Ontario ND 3365)
Previously a surgeon, Dr. Ma has a broad range of experience in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry in both Canada and the USA. He is a Medical Doctor certified by the Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and completed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) for unsupervised medical practice.
Beyond being a medical practitioner, he furthered his education and received a Doctoral degree of Philosophy from the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. His PhD work was specific to pathogenesis, cancer research, immunity, metabolism and therapeutic molecules.
More recently he graduated from CCNM with a Doctor of Naturopathy degree, which contains extensive knowledge related to botanical medicine, manipulation (chiropractic), homeopathy, asian medicine, nutrition and physical medicine. As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (in both Canada and USA) he has extensive integrated knowledge related to the origins of acute and chronic disease and the use of natural therapies to effectively correct the physiology and allow the system to return back to a healthy and functional state. Dr. Ma focuses on allowing the body to heal itself while using methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
Dr. Ma has a unique and comprehensive educational background which enables him to seamlessly integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. His endless desire for learning, his compassionate and comprehensive care, and his passion for maximizing health make him a great asset to the Pillars of Wellness community.