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Dr. Neilly Buckalew Honored by Marquis Who's Who for Accomplishments in Health Care

Dr. Buckalew was named one of the Leading Physicians of the World
  • <strong>Dr. Neilly Buckalew</strong>

Throughout her life she has lived out the philosophy that a leader is a community servant and that all beings deserve to live well.

    POST FALLS, ID, December 09, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Neilly Buckalew has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Since her graduation from Dartmouth College in 1991, where she earned an AB magna cum laude in Anthropology and Environmental Science, Dr. Buckalew's career has continually reflected her dedication to health and well being, as well as the education of others in living well. She served as the executive director of Kwanitewk NATIVE Resource Network providing environmental education programs to elementary schools and protecting culturally important natural areas for Tribal Governments across the continental U.S from 1991-1996. Recognizing her work with Tribal Governments she received a full scholarship as the First Native American Fellow and Institute for the Study of World Politics completing a Masters in environmental law graduating Magnum Cum Laude in 1996. She continued her environmental health work for Tribal Governments with the firm George Waters Consulting in Washington DC as Senior Executive of Environmental Health and Management from 1997-1998. While living in DC she also volunteered at Dr. Patch Adam's Washington Free Clinic from 1998-2001, providing prenatal education and care for immigrant, indigent, and teen mothers including becoming a certified Doula in 1999 providing these services free as well to mothers in need. Before going on to obtain her Medical Degree and Masters of Science from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine graduating Cum Laude in 2010, she evolved her interests and skills in integrative health by first becoming a prenatal yoga instructor, deepening her skills further as a yoga therapist starting her still existing Yoga for Life program, and then additionally trained in Naturopathic, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine, practicing as a licensed Naturopath from 2002-2005 at which time she entered medical school. She completed her medical training, from 2011-2015 as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Starting in medical school and throughout her residency she conducted ground breaking research in the neurobiology of chronic pain in older adults as well as the measurable effects of yoga on the brain using mobile electroencephalography as a National Institutes of Health fellow with the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Buckalew is currently the Associate Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest (RHN) in Post Falls, Idaho as well as Program and Research Director at Living Oak Integrated Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Program Director of the Optimal Well-Being Network (OWN). OWN's mission includes providing services and a path to successful reintegration for Veterans and their families healing from trauma including traumatic brain injury through OWN's Healing Heroes program.

Throughout her life she has lived out the philosophy that a leader is a community servant and that all beings deserve to live well. She led a team of seniors at her undergraduate alma mater helping to start the still existing Dartmouth Organic Farm. As a medical student she started the Integrative Health Interest group and a scholarly certification program in Integrative Medicine. As a resident she began and continues to volunteer her medical expertise yearly to provide free medical services in Honduras as a part of the Honduras Hope Medical Mission and is currently designing an innovative enterprise, Bee Well, that is aimed at the restoration of the endangered honey bee and as a means for economic enterprise for impoverished Honduran families. In her current leadership role for RHN and OWN, she is implementing the first hospital based yoga therapy intern program for stroke recovery and prevention.

Dr. Buckalew has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career for both her academic achievements and humanitarianism, starting with the Teacher's and Arts Scholarship at Dartmouth College, and during her tenure at Kwanitewk she received a Merit Award from the Lindbergh Foundation for her work with the Zuni Tribe restoring traditional agricultural. She was awarded the Dean's Merit full scholarship in medical school, National Institute of Health fellowships for pre-doctoral and post doctoral research, received the DCM Award for Academic Excellence in Geriatric Medicine, nominated to Alpha Omega Alpha as well and awarded one of the highest honors for a physician, the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and the James Cheehan-Laird Cheke Memorial Prize for understanding the true healing power of a patient. For her overall career achievements she has been listed in the 66th and 70th editions of Who's Who in America, recognized in the 2000 Notable Women, is a 2009 International Peace Prize recipient, has been included in the 2013 Leading Physicians of the World and is a decorated member of the International Order of Merit.

About Marquis Who's Who :
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

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