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.