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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Geo Espinosa
N.D., L.Ac, RH(AHG), C.N.S.
Integrative & Functional Urology Center
Founder and Director

Phone: (646) 744-1515 (O) – 150 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
E-mail: geoespinosa@drgeo.com

EDUCATION
2005-2009
Columbia University Medical Center – Department of Urology, New York, NY
Research / Clinical Fellowship – Holistic Urology / Oncology

2003-2005
Washington Heights Urology – Affiliate of Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Urology New York, NY
Internship – Urology

2003-2005
University of Bridgeport, Masters of Science in Acupuncture, Bridgeport, CT
Graduate Education – Acupuncture

1999-2003
University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine, Bridgeport, CT
Naturopathic Medical Doctorate – Naturopathic Medicine

1990-1994
Long Island University (C.W. Post), Brookville, NY – Bachelors in Science
Health Care Administration

LICENSURE
Naturopathic Medical License, Connecticut, License number 000392

Acupuncture License, New York, License number 0003348

CERTIFICATION
2008 Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)

2005 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certification, Columbia University Medical Center

2005 Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification, Columbia University Medical Center

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

American Urological Association (AUA)

Sexual Medicine Society North America (SMSNA)

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)

American Herbalist Guild, Professional member (AHG)

New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP)

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
2009 – present Founder and Director – The Integrative Urology Center – New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, NY – outpatient integrative care for urological and cancer patients

2005-2009 Residency/Fellowship – Naturopathic doctor and Acupuncturist: Department of Urology – Center for Holistic Urology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY- outpatient care for urology and cancer patients and director of clinical trials for the Center for Holistic Urology.
2003-2005 Post Doctorate Internship: Urology – Washington Heights Urology, New York, NY
Affiliated Hospital: Columbia University Medical Center- Department of Urology

2001-2003 Naturopathic Senior Clinician: Urology rotation at Washington Heights Urology in New York, NY – 12 week rotation, Emergency room: Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut – 6 week rotation, Senior intern: University of Bridgeport outpatient: mostly cardiology, gastroenterology and Urology. Primary treatment modalities: Pharmaceuticals, nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle and acupuncture.

2001-2002 Naturopathic Medical Student: Junior intern: University of Bridgeport – outpatient clinic: Primarily Urology and Gastroenterology.

LECTURE SERIES

2016 Science-based Nutritional Interventions for Prostate Cancer – Martini – Klinik. Hamburg Germany, Audience: Urologists, Nurses and medical students

2016  Integrative Management of Prostate cancer – The American Association for Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Park City, UT, Audience: Integrative medical physician’s (MD, ND, DO, DC)

2016 Prostate cancer: The Science of Nutritional Medicine – The American College for the Advancement it Medicine (ACAM), Tucson, AZ, Audience: Integrative medical physician’s (MD, ND, DO, DC)

2016 Botanicals & Nutrition for Prostate Disorders – University of Florida – Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Urology, Key West, Florida, Audience: Urologists

2014 Integrative Management of Male conditions – Speakers series by Designs for Health

Nashville, TN – Detroit, MI – Atlanta, GA – Dallas, TX – Philadelphia, PA
Audience: Integrative medical physician’s (MD, ND, DO, DC)

2014 Bladder Dysfunction and natural medicine – the Integrative Healthcare Symposium- New York, NY,
Audience: Integrative medical physician’s (MD, ND, DO, DC)

2013 Integrative management of prostate cancer – University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine Clinical Rounds – Bridgeport, CT
Audience: Naturopathic professors and students

2012 Integrative approaches to treating pelvic pain – the Integrative Healthcare Symposium – New York, NY
Audience: Integrative medical physician’s (MD, ND, DO, DC)

2012 The role of Integrative therapies for Interstitial Cystitis – California Association of Naturopathic Doctors – Berkeley, CA
Audience: Integrative medical physician’s (ND’s)

2012 Update on holistic approaches to prostate cancer – National College of Natural Medicine – Portland, OR
Audience: Integrative medical physician’s (ND’s)

2012 Nutritional management of prostate disease – Glacier fest 2011: An annual symposium on nutritional medicine – Kalispell, MT
Audience: Integrative medical physician’s (MD, ND, DO, DC)

2012 The role of Integrative medicine in urology – Sociedad Colombiana de Urologia- Cartagena, Colombia
Audience: Urologist

2011 Integrative approaches to prostate health – New York Association of Naturopathic Physician’s
Audience: Naturopathic doctors

2011 The role of Integrative medicine in urology – Lenox Hill hospital department of Urology – Grand Rounds
Audience: Urologist

2011 Evidence base Integrative approaches to prostate cancer – Society of Integrative Urology: New York Presbyterian hospital; New York, NY
Audience: urologist and prostate cancer survivors

2008 Naturopathic management of prostate cancer patients – University of Bridgeport Grand Rounds –
Bridgeport, CT
Audience: Naturopathic medical students and physicians

2007 Alternatives for prostate cancer – American Cancer Society – Brother-to-brother meeting
New York, NY
Audience: African American men with or who have been treated for prostate cancer

2007 Prostate cancer and Supplements – Us Too male health support group, Columbia University Medical Center – Allen Pavilion, New York, NY
Audience: male patients with prostate cancer and cardiac complications

2006 The Truth on Supplements and Prostate Cancer- Malecare support group, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY
Audience: male patients with prostate cancer and cardiac complications

2006 Novel Therapies for Prostate Cancer – New York Association for Naturopathic Physicians annual conference – New York, NY
Audience: medical and naturopathic physicians

ACADEMIC AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES
2011 –present NEW YORK UNIVERSITY – Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public health – New York, NY
Postgraduate adjunct professor of nutrition and complementary medicine (CAM)

2006-2009 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER – Department of Urology
New York, NY
Lecturer/Investigator/Researcher – monthly, to medical students on integrative therapies for urological and oncological patients

2004-2009 LEHMAN COLLEGE, Department of Biological sciences
Bronx, NY
Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology I and II

2004-2006 COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT, Department of Biology
Riverdale, NY
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Nutrition
2003-2004 COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT, Department of Biology
Riverdale, NY
Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Pharmacology, Nutrition

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2006-2009 Clinical Research Administrator/ Co-Investigator – A Randomized, Double –Blind Placebo-Controlled Study of the Effects of Pomegranate Extract on Rising Prostate-Specific Antigen Levels in Men Following Primary Therapy for Prostate Cancer, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, Espinosa,G, N.D., Katz,AE, M.D.

2005-2008 Clinical Research Administrator/ Co-Investigator – Phase I Trial to assess the safety and tolerability of Prostabel for subjects with an elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and a negative biopsy, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, Espinosa, G, N.D., Katz AE, M.D.

APPOINTMENTS IN REVIEW BOARDS

2016 – present                   Organic and Natural Association – scientific advisory board

2016 – present                   The Integrative Healthcare Symposium – advisory board

2010 – present                   Prostate.net – Chief Scientific Officer

2009 – present                  Natural Medicine Journal – editorial and advisory board

MEDIA PUBLICATIONS

2014 Evolution of Medicine Summit
Topic: Evolution of Men’s Health
Date: September 8, 2014

2014 Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s Intelligent Medicine radio
Topic: Male Sexuality
Date: March 4, 2014

2014 Dr. Scionti Men’s Health talk radio show
Topic: Selenium and prostate cancer
Date: March 2, 2014

2013 TEDx talk
Topic: Men and Cancer: How Natural Medicine fits in
Date: October 20, 2013
2013 Five to Thrive radio blog radio with Dr. Lise Alschuler
Topic: Prostate cancer and the CaPLESS method
Date: June 18, 2013
2013 Blog radio with Patrick Walter
Topic: Improving a man’s health
Date: May 31, 2013

2013 XM doctor radio, channel 81
Topic: Fish and prostate cancer controversy
Date: July 31, 2013

2012 ICA Update – Summer 2012
Mind, Body and Soul treatment of Interstitial Cystitis

2010 Bottom Line Health, volume 24 number 9, September 2010
“How men can avoid Prostate Cancer – natural ways to significantly reduce your risk.”

2009 Natural Medicine Journal – Clinical Roundtable, December 2009- Clinical Roundtable
 “The Clinical Challenge Question Addresses Integrative Treatment of Prostate Cancer”
Panelists: Donald Abrams, MD, Geo Espinosa, ND, Daniel Rubin, ND

2009 Integrative medicine and prostate cancer: A look at the currently available evidence. Prostate Cancer Research Institute – Insights. November 2009, vol 12:No 4.

2008 Naturopathic Doctor News and Review , volume 4 Issue 11, pg. 15 – 17
Scottsdale, AZ
“Pain in the Pelvis – Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome”
Description: Written article on alternatives for men with CP/CPPS for the most popular naturopathic medicine newsletter.

2008 Prostate cancer: a guide to better life through diagnosis and treatment – Media Planet Publishing special report in The Washington Post, September 2008
Washington, DC
“Six Alternative Points to Combat Prostate Cancer” – pg.8
Description: Written article in a pull-out report in The Washington Post

2008 WebMD website – http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/herbal-remedies-for-overactive-bladder, July 1, 2008
“Herbal Remedies for Overactive Bladder”
Description: Oral and written article to a WebMD reporter

2008 Whole living – Body and soul , volume 25, Issue 4 – May 2008
Watertown, MA
“Herbs of the month – Eucalyptus”
Description: 1 page interview article on the use and safety of Eucalyptus.

2007 The Natural Nurse with Ellen Kamhi and Dr. Z, Progressive Radio Network
New York, NY
Research on Alternatives for prostate problems with Dr. Z
Description: Radio interview on internet radio

2007 Vibrant Living with Glen Brooks, KRXA AM 540 – October 13, 2007
Sand City, CA
Alternatives for male health problems
Description: Health Radio Show

2006 The doctor’s prescription for Healthy Living magazine – September 2006
Topanga, CA
Herbal extracts may slow prostate condition
Description: Cover issue – magazine interview

2006 Integrative Medicine – A clinical Journal: August/September 2006 Vol.5 No.4
The Center for Holisitic Urology, An Inside look where Research Meets Practice
By Andrea McCloud
Description: Ms. McCloud interviews Dr. Espinosa, Dr. Katz and Jillian Capodice (acupunturist)

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Chughtai B, Stein, A, Espinosa, G; Healing in Urology: A Clinical Guidebook to Herbals & Alternative Medicine; World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 2016

Espinosa, Geo: Thrive – Don’t Only Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer; Riverdale Publisher, 2016

Forde JC, Jaffe E, Stone BV, Te AE, Espinosa G, Chughtai B.The role of acupuncture in managing overactive bladder; a review of the literature. Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Jan 6

Espinosa G, Esposito R, Kazzazi A, Djavan B.;Vitamin D and benign prostatic hyperplasia – a review. Can J Urol. 2013 Aug;20(4):6820-5.

Espinosa G; Nutrition and benign prostatic hyperplasia; Curr Opin Urol. 2013 Jan;23(1):38-41.

Geovanni Espinosa, ND, Scott Squier, MPH, Aaron Katz, MD. Chapter 40: Prostate Cancer: Food and Nutrients that may slow disease progression. Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients, Second Edition, 2012. CRC Press – Taylor and Francis Group.

Geovanni Espinosa, ND , Michael Murray, ND. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. The Textbook of Natural Medicine. Chapter 152, pg 1263. Elsevier publishing, 4th edition, 2012.

Geovanni Espinosa, ND , Michael Murray, ND. Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi, Nephrolithiasis. The Textbook of Natural Medicine. Chapter 159, pg 1564. Elsevier publishing, 4th edition, 2012.

Geovanni Espinosa, ND, Michael Murray, ND. Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome. The Textbook of Natural Medicine. Chapter 184, pg. 1308. Elsevier publishing, 4th edition, 2012.

G. Espinosa, A. Kazzazi, B. Djavan. Complementary therapy in prostate cancer in patients undergoing hormone therapy. The Future of Androgen Deprivation for Prostate Cancer, 2011, pgs 225-234

Bob Djavan, Elisabeth Eckersberger, Julia Finkelstein, Geovanni Espinosa, Helen Sadri, Roland Brandner, Ojas Shah, Herbert Lepor; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Current Clinical Practice. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, Volume 37, Number 3, September 2010, pages 583 – 597

Bob Djavan, Elisabeth Eckersberger, Geovanni Espinosa, Gero Kramer, Alessandra Handisurya, Chung Lee, Michael Marberger, Herbert Lepor, and Georg E. Steiner. Complex Mechanisms in Prostatic Inflammatory Response. European Urology, Volume 8, Issue 13, December 2009, Pages 872-878

Espinosa, N.D. and Katz, M.D. Prostate cancer – Nutrients that may slow its progression. Food and Nutrients in Disease Management. Maryland: Cadmus Publishing, 2009. pgs 639-658.
Espinosa, Geovanni – Naturopathy section. 1000 Cures for 200 Ailments – Integrated alternative and conventional treatments for the most common illnesses – New York: Harper Collins Publishing, 2007.

SOCIAL MEDIA

2012 – present Blogger – XY Wellness.com

2011 – present Chief Scientific Officer, Chief Editor of Nutrition – Prostate.net.

2010 – present Blogger – DrGeo.com

MEDICAL & SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

2014 – present        Cypress Ingredients, LLC – SelenoExcell, Medical Advisor

Website: www.cypressingredients.com,

2009 – present      XYwellness, LLC, Co-Founder, Medical Director

Website: www.XYwellness.com