Physician-Scientist, Medical Geographer, and Cannabinologist
Founder & Co-Director, AIMS Institute
UW School of Medicine
Integrative Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Dr. Sunil Aggarwal has dedicated his career to the application, advancement, and advocacy of medical cannabinology. His leading-edge work continually seeks to bridge the gaps between science, health, society, and policy. In addition to being a physician and scientist, he is also a medical geographer, researching the anthropological and archaeological evidence of numerous natural medicines in different cultures around the globe. As co-founder of the Advanced Integrative Medical Science (AIMS) Institute, he is at the forefront of using cannabinoid therapy and integrative medicine to treat patients living with chronic and serious illness with conditions traditionally covered by oncology, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, pain and palliative care. 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 Immediate Past 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, Affiliate Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University, School of Naturopathic Medicine, and a Faculty Member of the National Family Medicine Residency.
Founder & Co-Director, AIMS Institute
Bastyr University & U. of Massachusetts
Integrative Oncology & Neurology
Dr. Leanna Standish is a neuroscientist and naturopathic physician, board certified in Naturopathic Oncology. As co-founder of the AIMS Institute of Seattle, and the former director of the Bastyr University Research Institute, her medical career has focused on the advancement of integrative approaches to treating the mind and body through scientific research and patient-centered practice. She has served as principal investigator on several National Institute of Health (NIH) research grants, many of which have focused on the use of plant medicines. She leads cancer research teams and holds an FDA IND for a phase I clinical trial of ayahuasca, a psychoactive Amazonian tea being studied for it’s potential to treat depression, PTSD, and addiction. She holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Radiology Department as well as at Bastyr University.
Cannabinoid Therapy Educator, Researcher, and
Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer of Polite
Founder, SMJ Consulting at the AIMS Institute
Society of Cannabis Clinicians
Mary Brown brings over a decade of experience in the clinical application of cannabinoid therapy to her role as CCO of Polite. She studies 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 has focused on sharing her expertise through individual and group cannabis health education, as well as acting in an advisory role to businesses and global governments on medicinal cannabis. 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. She has co-authored a chapter on cannabinoids in the 5th edition of the Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology medical textbook.
Physician, Expert in Ayurvedic Sciences
Physician, AIMS INSTITUTE
Integrative Oncology, Women’s Health & Pediatrics
Dr. Julianna Giles graduated from Bastyr University with a ND and MSc in Ayurvedic Sciences. She integrates her deep knowledge of the phytotherapeutic properties of Ayurvedic and medicinal herbs into her work with cannabinoid therapy and formulations. While her clinical practice focuses on Integrative Oncology and Women’s Health and Pediatrics, she is also trained in mind-body medicine, yoga therapy, homeopathy, aromatherapy, physical medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, IV therapy, jyotish (vedic astrology) and vastu (ayurvedic feng-shui). She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Cannabinoid Therapy Consultant & Educator
Respiratory Care PractitionerAmerican 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.