Dr. Matt Gowan, BSc,


About the Author

Matt Gowan BSc, ND is the CEO of NDAssist Inc and the creator of the NHP Assist website.  Dr. Gowan completed his undergraduate in biochemistry and worked in pharmaceutical research before becoming a naturopathic doctor.  He has a diverse background in the health & research field including:

  • Practicing naturopathic doctor
  • Researcher
  • Professor
  • Published author
  • Published photographer

Work Experience




  1. Anthony Godfrey, Paul Saunders, Kerry Barlow, Matt Gowan “Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Botanical Medicine: Volume 1: Botanical Medicine Monographs” CCNM Press, 2012.
  2. Neemez Kassam, Matt Gowan “Fundamentals of Clinical Acupuncture” CCNM Press, 2009.
  3. Brenda M. Y. Leung, ND, MSc, Gillian Flower, ND, BA, Kieran Cooley, ND, MSc, Chris Habib, ND, MSc, Matt Gowan, ND, Stefan Podgrabinski, Dugald Seely, ND, MSc “Assessing the Utility of an Electronic Research Database to Capture Whole Systems Practice at Two Naturopathic Outpatient Teaching Clinics” Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Dec 26, 2012 Vol 18, Issue 3, 2013
  4. Christopher Habib, ND, Matthew Gowan, Stefan Podgrabinski, Tom Grodski, Brenda Leung, Maria Shapoval, Dugald Seely, Kieran Cooley “Treating Type 2 Diabetes: A Cross-sectional Audit of Naturopathic Standards of Care Using the Naturopathic Patient Database” Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 17(2) 108-116, 2012
  5. Peter Zakrzewski, Mathew Gowan, Laird A. Trimble, CK Lau “ortho-Hydroxyalkylation of Aminopyridines: A Novel Approach to Heterocycles.” Volume 31, Issue 8, February 22, 2000
  6. Mathew Gowan, Laird A. Trimble, CK Lau “Synthesis of 3-Alkoxyindoles via Palladium Catalyzed Intra-molecular Cyclization of N-Alkyl ortho-Sioxyallylaniline.” Synlett, 11: 1312-4. 1998

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