NAO

NAO

For more information you can visit National Academy of Osteopathy

NUMSS

NUMSS

For more information visit National University of Medical Sciences

  • Past Minister of Education for the Southern Cherokee Nation & the Red Fire People (State of SCNRFP)
  • Registered Manual Osteopath (RMO)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathic Clinical Rehabilitation - PhD (OCR)
  • Master of Business Administration degree in healthcare (MBA)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
  • Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP)
  • Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy - BSc (Ost)
  • Founder, President, Professor: National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain), National University of Medical Sciences (USA) & National University of Medical Sciences (Panama)
  • Founder & President: Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (316 clinics in 30 countries)
  • Founder & President: Osteopathy TV
  • Founder & President: OsteoBank
  • President: Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
  • Founder: Coalition for the Regulation of Manual Osteopathy in Ontario
  • Member of International Association of University Presidents
  • Past Editor: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
  • Diplomate of Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board
  • Diplomate of the International Osteopathy Examining Board
  • Diplomate of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (USA)
  • Member of the College of Registered Manual Osteopaths (Canada)
  • Member of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario
  • Member of Canadian Manual Osteopathic Association
  • Member of the Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Member of the International Osteopathic Association
  • Member of the Association of MBAs in Canada
  • Founder: World Osteopathy Day (Canada Post published WOD stamps in 2014)
  • Past team doctor of Footbal Club of Porto (Portugal)
  • Bronze Medal winner - Provincial TaeKwonDo Championship (1985)

Dr. Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD was born in Iran in 1966. In 1986 he moved to Canada spending 32 years in Toronto (Ontario, Canada). In 2018 he moved temporarily to Panama to help set up the Spanish language National University of Medical Sciences (Panama). However he fell in love with the country and decided to move there permanently. He has received permanent residency status from Panamanian government.

Dr. Pourgol is a registered manual osteopath (RMO) who has founded and serves as the president and one of the professors of the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) since 2010, National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) since 2012, National University of Medical Sciences (USA) since 2016 and National University of Medical Sciences (Panama) since 2018. Dr Pourgol also serves as the elected president of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

Dr Pourgol is an adopted tribal member of the Southern Cherokee Nation & the Red Fire People and currently serves as their Minister of Education since March 2019.

Minister Pourgol's schools are the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world with alumni in 72 countries. Over half of the manual osteopaths in Canada are his students. His university in Spain is the largest provider of DPT (doctor of physical therapy) education in Europe. And his university in Naples, Florida is the only university in the United States offering European style manual osteopathic education.

Minister Pourgol founded the nonprofit company, Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in September 2017 (www.osteopathypainclinics.com), which he is serving as its president. OCPCC with over 316 clinics in 30 countries (Canada, USA, Spain, UK, France, South Korea, Thailand, China, Mexico, Czech Republic, Greece, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Morocco, Namibia, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, British Virgin Islands, etc.) has become the largest privately owned chronic pain & osteopathy clinic in the world. All manual osteopaths working for OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have taken postgraduate fellowship program in chronic pain management at National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada). Only alumni of the schools founded by Dr Pourgol are permitted to work for OCPCC.

Professor Pourgol’s outstanding education and accomplishments began in 1989 when he attended Eastern High School of Commerce in Toronto and became Ontario and Toronto scholar of the same year. Later on, in his continuous predoctoral education at Ryerson University in Applied Chemistry and Biology, he managed to obtain the highest academic average of 97‰ (A+) between 11,000 university students, for which he was rewarded with the Merit Award, from Honorable David Peterson, the premier of Ontario. Subsequently, Dr. Pourgol was accepted to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where he finished the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Degree program in 1995 (Dr. Pourgol resigned as a chiropractor on March 06, 2014).

Dr Pourgol's osteopathic education includes a diploma in osteopathic manual practice (DOMP), a bachelor of science in osteopathy - BSc (Ost), a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathic Clinical Rehabilitation - PhD (OCR).

Dr Pourgol has founded June 22nd as the World Osteopathy Day. Now for the first time in over 140 years osteopathy has a day of its own. In November 2014 Canada Post published a postal stamp celebrating the World Osteopathy Day.

Dr Pourgol can be reached at pourgol@pourgol.com.

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