Eric Yarnell, ND, RH(AHG) graduated from Bastyr University (Seattle, WA) in 1996, after which he completed a two-year residency with master herbalist and physician Silena Heron, ND in Sedona, AZ. For this reason, he first truly learned practical, clinical herbal medicine using the plants of the Sonoran desert. Dr. Yarnell then served as chair of the department of botanical medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ) where he also taught gastroenterology, urology/men’s health, and pulmonology/sleep medicine. He is associate professor in the department of botanical medical at Bastyr University where he has taught for 10 year. He has gained a deep respect for the native plants of the Pacific Northwest through this time. He continues to teach widely including at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (where he teaches herbal formulating), Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (Vancouver, BC, which he helped found and where he teaches drug-herb interactions), and at seminars all over the world.
He has served as senior and associate editor of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He has been in private practice or supervising students since 1997. He is currently chief medical officer at Northwest Naturopathic Urology as well as staff physician at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center and supervising physician at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, all in Seattle. His practice focused on the use of herbal medicines for men’s health, urology, nephrology, and gastroenterology.
Dr. Yarnell is co-founder and chief financial/operations office of Healing Mountain Publishing, Inc., a publisher of natural medicine textbooks for students and practitioners. He is also president of Heron Botanicals, Inc. which provides hand-crafted, whole, fresh plant extracts exclusively to health care providers.
Dr. Yarnell is author of numerous texts and articles including Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed, Natur
Eric is teaching the following classes at Sylvan Institute of Botanical Medicine: