Dr. Baral received his degree from Bastyr University in 2000. He is chair of the department of pediatrics and associate professor of pediatrics at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), where he has been supervising students on pediatric rotations and teaching pediatric medicine to medical students for the past ten years. He has been a Defeat Autism Now practitioner for seven years, and has trained with some of the most respected autism doctors in the world. He is a regular speaker at the Phoenix Autism Society of America’s annual conference.
Dr. Baral designed the first naturopathic pediatric residency training program in naturopathic medicine and serves as its director. His private practice focuses on primary pediatric care and autism, diet, nutrition, and environmental health. Dr. Baral is the medical director of the Hamilton Elementary School Clinic, the first free pediatric natural medicine clinic in Phoenix, which provides care to students in one of the poorest school districts in Arizona.
In addition to publishing research studies on the correlation between heavy metal toxicity and autism, Dr. Baral co-authored the first two books on integrative pediatric medicine: Integrative Medicine for Children and Integrative Pediatrics. He serves as the pediatric contributing editor to the Natural Medicine Journal and the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, and serves as president of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP).