Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Sunil Aggarwal MD, PhD, FAAPMR

Medical Advisory Board
Co-Director, AIMS Institute (Seattle)
Univ. Washington School of Medicine
Expertise: Integrative Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Dr. Aggarwal is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the Chair of the Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW School of Medicine, an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Geography at UW, and a Faculty Member of the National Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Aggarwal is also an Associate Member of the New York Academy of Medicine and the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research. He is also currently an Associate Medical Director of MultiCare Hospice. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ Cancer CAM information summary on cannabis. He was recently recognized by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine as an “Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine”.

Dr. Aggarwal received a B.S. in chemistry, B.A. in philosophy, and a minor in religious studies from UC Berkeley. He completed the NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Program at the UW School of Medicine where he received a Ph.D. in medical geography and a Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) with a Pathway Certification in Global Health. He was supported in part by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. He completed his Medicine Internship in Internal Medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the New York University Medical Center, and Clinical Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health-Clinical Center Pain and Palliative Care Service.

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Dr. Leanna Standish ND, PhD, LAc, FABNO

Medical Advisory Board
Co-Director, AIMS Institute (Seattle)
Univ. Washington School of Medicine & Bastyr University
Expertise: Integrative Oncology & Neurology

Dr. Standish is a neuroscientist and physician who is board certified in Naturopathic Oncology. A co-founder and co-director of the AIMS Institute of Seattle, Dr. Standish was also the director of the Bastyr University Research Institute from 1987-2001.  She currently holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Radiology Department as well as at Bastyr University.  Specializing in Integrative Oncology and Neurology, she has served as principal investigator on several National Institute of Health (NIH) research grants since 1994.  She leads cancer research teams and holds an FDA IND for a phase I clinical trial of ayahuasca, a psychoactive Amazonian tea.

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Mary Brown M Ed

Chief Clinical Officer & Co-Founder
Society of Cannabis Clinicians
Founder SMJ Consulting
Expertise: Cannabinoid Pharmacology

Mary Brown is dedicated to studying trends in data and patient responses to help guide medical professionals and patients towards developing a greater understanding of the beneficial impacts  of purposeful cannabinoid therapy dosing protocols. As founder of SMJ Consulting, she focuses on sharing her expertise through individual and group cannabis health education sessions, as well as acting in an advisory role to various cannabis companies on medicinal cannabis education.

Mary is strongly invested in researching the impact of cannabinoids on pediatric cancer patients and believes deeply in advocating for the rights of patients of all ages to secure natural medicinal options. Mary holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from WWU and has been focused on practical applications in cannabinoid therapy for over a decade. Driven by her desire for consumers to have access to the highest quality, most sustainable medications available, she has contributed intellectual property to cannabis formulations as well the development of delivery device technology with companies nationwide.

Clinical Experts

Dr. Juliana Giles ND, MSAS

Formulation Specialist
Resident Physician, AIMS Institute
Bastyr University 
Expertise: Naturopathic & Ayurvedic Medicine

Dr. Julianna Giles is a resident physician at AIMS Institute. She graduated from Bastyr University with a MSc in Ayurvedic Sciences and practices as a naturopathic doctor. During her time at Bastyr, she got extensive exposure to integrative oncology, with additional training and experience in mind-body medicine, yoga therapy, homeopathy, aromatherapy, physical medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, IV therapy, jyotish (vedic astrology) and vastu (ayurvedic feng-shui). Her clinical interests include Integrative Oncology, Women’s Health and Pediatrics. She is currently working toward becoming a certified naturopathic oncologist.

Before coming to Seattle to study medicine, Dr. Giles earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Languages and Cultures of Asia, where she studied South and Southeast Asian religions, history and anthropology with a focus on Sanskrit language. While there, she did extensive research on medicinal mushrooms and interned with a local naturopathic doctor as a hydrotherapy technician. With over 800 hours of training in yoga, Dr. Giles is also a certified in prana vinyasa yoga and member of NAMA, AANP, WANP, WNDA and Samudra School of Living Yoga.

Jessica Streufert RRT

Cannabinoid Therapy Consultant & Educator
Respiratory Care Practitioner 
American Cannabis Nurses Association
Expertise: Cannabinoid Pharmacology

Jessica Streufert is a Cannabinoid Therapy Consultant with SMJ Consulting, a registered Respiratory Care Practitioner and a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. As a frequent speaker on cannabinoid therapy and micro-dose treatment protocols, Jessica believes that, “Being able to share what I’ve learned is a way for me to connect with the patients and their families on a much more personal level. I love working with people on a one-to-one basis to find treatments that are tailored for their needs.”

Jessica earned her Washington State board Respiratory Care license in 1998 and has more than two decades of hospital, emergency and intensive care experience. She is fully certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). As an RRT at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Jessica worked in the acute critical care setting with emphasis on critical care, pediatrics, and neonatal intensive care. She has spent more than a decade specializing in the treatment of micro preemies and has attended thousands of high risk delivers, caring for both delivering mothers and newborns.