Dr. Tim Birdsall is Senior Vice President, Information Services and Chief Medical Information Officer for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He has been with CTCA since 1998, when he joined the staff at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, IL, the flagship hospital for CTCA, where he helped pioneer an innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based approach to cancer care, the first of its kind to fully incorporate naturopathic physicians into the care of every patient. From 2002 to 2012, Dr. Birdsall served as Vice President of Integrative Medicine for CTCA, with programmatic responsibility for nutrition, naturopathic medicine, mind body medicine, pastoral care, oncology rehabilitation, chiropractic and acupuncture. A well-known lecturer and practitioner of naturopathic medicine, and advocate for comprehensive healthcare informatics systems, Dr. Birdsall is a popular presenter at medical conferences worldwide, and has presented testimony before numerous state legislatures, regulatory boards and governmental panels such as the Institute of Medicine and the NIH. He graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle in 1985, where he served on the faculty for five years. Dr. Birdsall is active in numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), where he has served as a member of the board of directors, Speaker of the House of Delegates and Vice President. He is currently serves on the board of directors of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. As an active clinical researcher, Dr. Birdsall is the holder of one U. S. Patent, and since 2006 has been an author on over 25 abstracts accepted at major medical meetings, including the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the Society for Integrative Oncology, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.