Gary Piscopo, ND, LAcis a co-founder and CEO of Wild Brilliance Press (WBP), a publishing house that specializes in medical textbooks oriented toward natural and integrative medicine. He is a passionate advocate of personalized education as a primary force for improving patient outcomes and for transforming individual, family, and community health.
Dr. Piscopo is a graduate of Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. In addition to completing a four-year doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and a three-year master’s degree in East Asian Medicine (which includes acupuncture), he also completed an externship in family counseling with Valley Counseling Associates in Renton, WA.
Originally from New England, Dr. Piscopo became interested in natural medicine while involved in medical research during his service in the US military. He completed his pre-medical studies at the University of California, San Diego and graduated with a degree in psychology. His previous work in the medical field includes twelve years in psychiatric medicine, spanning child, adolescent, and adult inpatient services, at Charter Hospital, Harborview Medical Center San Diego, and Stevens Memorial Hospital.
Through his personal experiences and travels to other countries, Dr. Piscopo has witnessed first-hand the positive impact of education on people’s lives. It was these experiences that became the foundation of his vision for education as an essential pathway to optimal health. As the CEO of WBP, Dr. Piscopo draws upon almost thirty years of experience in the medical field to fuel his collaboration with other thought leaders in the area of integrative medical education.
Dr. Piscopo has written several articles on both naturopathic and Chinese medicine and is the author of In Defense of Natural Therapeutics. He previously worked as a consultant to Thomson Micromedex, a provider of evidence-based clinical knowledge solutions for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.
Dr. Piscopo is an active member of Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) as well as the Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA). He is a founding of the PsychANP, an affiliate of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) devoted to an evolving practice of care with inter-professional exchanges in psychiatry, behavioral medicine, and psychology to refine a mental health practice informed by naturopathic principles.