Dr. Brignall supervises naturopathic clinical students at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, including in the Integrative Cancer Care specialty shift. He also is a core faculty member at Bastyr University, where he teaches Oncology, Standards of Care and Clinical Nutrition.
Dr. Brignall’s special interests include cancer and pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Brignall believes in application of evidence-based medicine principles to primary care practice. As such, he uses standards of practice-driven foundational therapies (e.g., diet and lifestyle) as the basis for every treatment plan. He tries to encourage his patients through informed consent to choose the right therapies, whether herbal, nutritional, pharmaceutical or something else, on a case-by-case basis.
Dr. Brignall has worked in many different cancer care settings, from purely alternative medicine, through integrative conventional and CAM practices and a hospital-based oncology center.
Dr. Brignall earned his ND from Bastyr University and his BS in Biology from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Northwest Rett Syndrome Foundation.