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Irfan Qureshi

Irfan Qureshi

Qureshi is executive director, research and regulatory affairs, for Healthy Directions. Previously, he was Chief Regulatory Officer for Vitamin Research Products. He earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Washington, as well as a degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. While attending Bastyr University, he pursued further training in South Asia, studying the indigenous Unani system of medicine. Upon graduation, Qureshi practiced naturopathic medicine in Singapore, where he became a noted health columnist for Singapore’s Business Times. He is a current member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), and has maintained a private medical practice in SeaTac, WA, specializing in chronic diseases and autism. Among his prior positions, Qureshi served as vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for AIBMR Life Sciences, a natural-products consulting firm. Qureshi is a frequent contributor to various industry trade journals. He has also served as author or coauthor of several peer-reviewed publications.

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