Dr. Gurdev Parmar is a leader in the field of integrative naturopathic cancer care, having seen many thousands of patients living with cancer starting as an intern in 1998. He and his wife, Dr. Karen Parmar, ND launched the Integrated Health Clinic in 2000, and have since facilitated its growth to become the largest integrated health care facility in Canada.
Dr. Gurdev Parmar works closely with many oncologists, with patient referrals coming from all across Canada and internationally. Dr. Parmar was a consulting naturopathic physician at the Lions Gate Hospital cancer clinic from 2008 to 2012. The Integrated Health Clinic Cancer Care Centre (IHC CCC) model is an evidence-guided, shared decision-making, educational treatment style. This also applies to his working relationships with his patient’s other providers, sharing consultation notes from the first visit onwards with transparency & communication with the rest of the team.
Dr. Parmar continues working towards getting recognition in B.C. for a cancer care specialty designation for the profession. He was nominated President of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society (ICHS), and will be hosting the 36th Annual ICHS conference in Vancouver in 2018. He serves on the board of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Parmar was one of only 8 naturopathic physicians voted to the Delphi Panel, creating consensus in the practice of this rapidly emerging and incredibly important field. The results of the first of two Delphi Panels have been published in the medline indexed journal Integrative Cancer Therapies. Dr. Parmar has also previously held several other appointments for the college in the province of BC, as well as for the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Parmar is active in writing and lecturing in the fields of clinical hyperthermia, the tumour microenvironment, and integrative cancer care. He serves on the editorial board of several medical journals and is currently writing a book on his approach to cancer care today. He has completed a 5 year retrospective study on his integrative approach which has been presented internationally. The IHC CCC has been chosen as one of 7 original clinics in North America included in the Canadian and U.S. Integrative Oncology Study (CUSIOS), a very exciting prospective trial (CUSIOS Link). Dr. Parmar is now an affiliate residency director & primary teaching supervisor of a naturopathic oncology resident, and the IHC CCC is a CNME approved post doctoral training facility for Bastyr University.
An important project at the heart’s of the Parmar family relates to their extending medical relief to the residents of the island of Kho Khao in Thailand after the devastating tsunami of 2004. Dr’s Parmar lead the formation of an Integrated Health Clinic to support tsunami victims through his their H.E.L.P. Foundation.
Province of British Columbia, Canada
College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
Naturopathic Physician (N.D.)
State of Arizona, USA
Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners
Naturopathic Medical Doctor (N.M.D.)
Full Prescriptive Authority
License # 07-1030 (Inactive)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
British Columbia Naturopathic Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Institute for Functional Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
International Society of Chelating Technicians
Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners
PROFESSIONAL BOARD ACTIVITY
Member of the Board (2009-2015, 2016-present) Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Oncothermia (2010-Present)
Member of the Editorial Board, Integrated Healthcare Practitioners (2011-Present)
Member, Board of Governers, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2012-2013)
Board of Directors, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (U.S. and Canada)
Founding Board Member, Naturopathic Oncology Foundation (NOF)
Chair, Residency Committee, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (U.S. and Canada)
Chair, Education Committee (2009-Present), Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (U.S. and Canada)
Chair, Patterns of Practice Committee (2006-2007)
College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C.
Co-Chair, Advisory Board on Disaster and Pandemic Preparedness (2006-Present)
College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C.
Integrative Medicine Meeting: Innovation & Experience in Oncology,Invited as Keynote Speaker to present eight year update on IHC’s retrospective turned prospective study. September 17-20, 2018, Rosenfeld, Germany.
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, Outstanding Case Reports Panel Discussion. February 16-18, 2018 (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, A retrospective assessment of loco-regional hyperthermia and fever-range whole body hyperthermia in an integrative oncology setting, February 26 – 28, 2016 (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
International Clinical Hyperthermia Society Meeting, A retrospective assessment of loco-regional hyperthermia and fever-range whole body hyperthermia in an integrative oncology setting, July 10-13, 2015 (Bad Salzhausen, Germany)
European Society of Hyperthermia in Oncology Meeting, A retrospective assessment of loco-regional hyperthermia and fever-range whole body hyperthermia in an integrative oncology setting, May 2014 (Torino, Italy)
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference,Hyperthermia as part of an integrative naturopathic cancer therapy, February 2014 (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
International Congress for Complementary Oncology, Hypoxia, immunity, metabolism and hyperthermia, June 2013 (Munich, Germany)
Society for Integrative Oncology Conference,Poster presentations, A 3-year retrospective assessment of loco-regional hyperthermia and fever-range whole body hyperthermia in an integrative oncology setting, 2013 (Vancouver, B.C.)
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Conference, Hyperthermia in Oncology: The Hot Topic, February 24-26 2012 (Phoenix, Arizona)
International Clinical Hyperthermia Society Meeting, Hypoxia, immunity, metabolism and hyperthermia, 2012 (Budapest, Hungary)
British Columbia Naturopathic Association Conference, Hyperthermia in Oncology: The Hot Topic, October 13, 2012 (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Western Community Oncology Conference, An Introduction to Integrative Oncology: Oncotherm – Loco Regional Hyperthermia, June 2011 (Whistler, B.C.)
International Clinical Hyperthermia Society Meeting,Hyperthermia in a naturopathic oncology setting, 2011 (Cologne, Germany)
1st Annual Boucher Institute Oncology Symposium,Keynote Speaker An Introduction to Integrative Oncology: Oncotherm – Loco Regional Hyperthermia, 2011 (New Westminster, B.C.)
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Keynote Speaker, Integrative Oncology & Hyperthermia, 2011 (Toronto, ON)
1ST Northwest Naturopathic Oncology Counicil Meeting,Hyperthermia in Oncology, November 2010 (Seattle, WA, USA)
2nd Annual Health Action Network Society – Cancer Prevention & Healing Conference, Keynote Speaker, Integrative Oncology, March 29, 2009 (Burnaby, B.C.)
Relay for Life, 2005 Langley, B.C.
2nd Annual Health Action Network Society Cancer Prevention & Healing Conference, Keynote Speaker, Integrative Oncology, March 29, 2009, Burnaby, B.C.
Hyperthermia in Oncology, November 2010, Seattle, WA, USA
Dr. Gurdev Parmar and his team at IHC provide world class integrative oncology care. Our clinic refers and shares patients with IHC and always have excellent interactions and optimum outcomes. Due to the breadth of services available and the depth of knowledge at IHC we feel they are at the top of their craft.
Dr. Paul Anderson, ND, FABNO
Medical Director and Founder of the Anderson Medical Group, Seattle Washington
Dr. Gurdev Parmar is the preeminent authority on loco-regional hyperthermia in North America. His clinical and scholarly pursuits have advanced this practice throughout the world. I am grateful to be able to refer my patients to Dr. Parmar's Integrated Health Clinic for world-class care.
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Executive Director, TAP Integrative
Co-Principal, Five to Thrive, LLC and Thrivers, LLC
Past-President, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Past-President, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Led by Dr. Gurdev Parmar ND, FABNO, a board-certified naturopathic oncologist, IHC is a global-leader for provision of naturopathic and integrative oncology treatments, care and services. Because of the wide-range of modalities available at IHC combined with the sophisticationof the practitioners and compassionof the staff, I readily refer patients to this center.
Dr. Dan Rubin, ND, FABNO
Medical Director of Naturopathic Specialists Scottsdale Arizona
Dr. Gurdev Parmar at IHC is a leader in the clinical application of hyperthermia to the integrative cancer treatment. I have seen great results working with him on some difficult to treat cancer cases!
Nick Chen, MD, PhD
Member of American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO)
Member of International Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO)Executive
Dr. Gurdev Parmar is a leader in the field of naturopathic oncology. His clinic offers state-of-the-science loco-regional and whole-body hyperthermia treatments. Dr. Gurdev’s clinic was selected as one of 12 North American naturopathic oncology clinicsto participate in the 5 year Canadian-U.S. Integrative Oncology Outcomes Study led by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University.
LJ Standish ND, PhD, FABNOClinical professor for the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. Affiliate research professor in the University of Washington's School of Medicine's radiology department. Medical director of the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center (BIORC). Professor at the Bastyr University Research Institute.