Dhaval Dhru, MD



Dr. Dhru supervises students in ayurvedic medicine appointments at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. He also is chair of the Bastyr University Department of Ayurvedic Sciences in the School of Traditional World Medicines. In addition, Dr. Dhru sees patients in private practice at Bastyr Center as well as at his own practice in Federal Way.

Healing Philosophy:

Given the right environment, body’s natural intelligence will guide the healing process. As an ayurvedic practitioner, Dr. Dhru believes his role is to educate and empower people regarding their basic constitution and current state of imbalance, how it developed and what can be done to restore the balance. Then it is up to patients to restore the right environment so that the body’s natural intelligence can continue the process of healing.

Past Experience:

Dr. Dhru previously practiced as an ear-nose-throat surgeon in private practice and at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound. He is a board member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and a faculty member at the Harmony Hill retreat center for cancer survivors.

Education & Affiliations:
  • Medical education at Medical College Baroda, M.S. University of Baroda, India
  • Residency in Otolaryngology at Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1974-1977
  • Ayurvedic studies (ASP levels 1 and 2) at at Ayurvedic Institute, 2005

Watch Dr. Dhru discuss "How Ayurvedic Medicine Can Help You" at the following Living Naturally talk: