Dr. Arti Chandra MD, MPH, is a family practice physician who earned her certification in Functional Medicine as a member of the first class of practitioners to receive this designation from The Institute for Functional Medicine. She is also board certified in integrative medicine and holds a master’s degree in public health. Dr. Chandra’s passion for functional and integrative medicine is driven by her long-standing commitment to reducing the burden of disease and suffering and to improving health and vitality at a population health level. At Swedish Medical System in Seattle, Dr. Chandra has a busy consultative practice and is actively leading the growth of Functional Medicine there, based on her belief that all patients deserve access to this care. As a direct result of her efforts, Swedish has added the establishment of a Center for Functional Medicine to the organization’s five-year strategic plan, and planning discussions have also been initiated with Providence Health System.
Dr. Chandra provides care at every stage of the life cycle to patients who are from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. As an advocate for Functional Medicine and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Dr. Chandra receives patient referrals from both primary care and specialty providers throughout the Pacific Northwest. She serves as a mentor to allopathic and naturopathic students and residents and serves as a small group facilitator at IFM’s foundational course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). Dr. Chandra is active in community-based efforts to improve health. She has served on the board of Toxic-Free Future and is presently working in collaboration with a local culinary academy to develop a culinary medicine teaching program for healthcare providers.
Dr. Chandra obtained her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago, with a dual focus in maternal and child nutrition and health and global health. She then received her medical degree from Loyola University and held the position of National Chair of the Nutrition and Preventive Medicine Committee for the American Medical Student Association. She completed a residency in family medicine at Providence Medical Center in Seattle.