Dr. Shailinder Sodhi
Dr. Shailinder Sodhi was born and raised in Himachal Pradesh, India. Growing up near the Himalayas, he developed an early interest in Ayurvedic plants and herbs. His curiosity gradually turned into passion and in 1985, he received his B.A.M.S. (Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree from Dayanand Ayurvedic College in Jalandhar, India. He then moved to United States of America to further his education in medicine. He initially obtained a degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound, and then received his doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in 1993.
Since becoming a licensed family practitioner in the state of Washington, he is now attending to patients along with his wife, Dr. Anju Sodhi, at the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic located in Bellevue, Washington. Patients from all over the world come to him to receive holistic medical care. Dr. Shailinder also sees patients in Arizona and on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. In addition to attending to patients, he also serves as President of Ayush Herbs Inc., the leading manufacturer of high quality Ayurvedic herbal formulas in the US. Additionally, since 1998, Dr. Shailinder has been a faculty member and adjunct lecturer on Ayurvedic and Naturopathic medicine at his alumni naturopathic medical school, Bastyr University in Kirkland, Washington. During his time with Bastyr, he played a pivotal role in the opening of the first US accredited Ayurvedic program. He also recently joined Bastyr University health clinic as the supervising doctor for the Ayurvedic department. Furthermore, he writes educational pieces for magazines such as HSR, Whole Foods, and Vitamin Retailer. Over the years, Dr. Shailinder has become a crucial advocate in the US for natural approaches to healing via yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic medicine, and a holistic lifestyle. In his free time, he loves singing, composing music, and hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest with his three children and dog.