Daniel J. Dunphy, PA-C

The good physician cures illness, while the excellent physician prevents it, but only Nature heals.

Daniel J. Dunphy, PA-C, brings almost forty years experience in both western and biologic medical traditions to his practice.

​Daniel’s recently published book, Your Self-Healing Body, Opening Avenues to Optimum Health is a reflection upon the self-healing nature of the body. Daniel looks at the whole person as well as symptoms and problems at hand. Using his Holosystemic Mandala to graphically demonstrate a person’s overall health status, Daniel applies systems analysis to medical biology. He listens closely and responds from experience. Good medicine isn’t just about what and where the problems are, it is also about having the vitality to mount an adequate healing response. This is often a critical component for successful recovery and opening pathways to deeper levels of healing.

Daniel specializes in family and internal medicine including insulin metabolism, immune/auto-immune imbalances and chronic degenerative conditions. By taking time to listen carefully he can often illuminate better health self-awareness as well as novel and fresh approaches to long- standing medical problems. Healing illness can be a long journey. Daniel will help you along your path to allow you to make the most of your self-healing body.

Daniel J. Dunphy, PA-C


1980 – Bachelor of Science- Touro College Physician Associate Program, New York City

Clinical Rotations:

  • Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYC- radiology, pediatrics, family medicine, rheumatology, surgery, orthopedics,internal medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, surgery,orthopedics, internal medicine, emergency medicine,critical care
  • O’Connor Hospital, NYC, internal medicine
  • Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn, NY – ob/gyn
  • Down State Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, emergency medicine, pulmonary medicine
  • Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY, acupuncture drug detoxification program under Dr. Michael Smith, MD
  • California Pacific Hospital, San Francisco, Calif.,  orthopedics, physical therapy

1978 – Masters Degree- San Francisco State University, creative writing

​1970 – Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences Santa Clara University

Post Graduate Education:

1987 – 88 – Extension courses – nutrition, medical anthropology – Harvard University

1983 – Graduate- North American College of Oriental Medicine

1982 – Advanced studies- Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

1976 – 78 – Premed courses, San Francisco City College

​1974 – Graduate courses -Special Education, University of California, Berkeley

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Professional Experience

2012 – Present – Lopez,MD/ Dunphy,PA – Nutritional family practice, Dr. Joel F. Lopez, MD, director

2008 – 2010 – Research study with Prof. Dr. Shimon Slavin, MD, Director of Immunology at Haddasah University, Jerusalem, Israel

2006 – 8 – La Ronc Klinik- Castenada, Switzerland- Visiting consultant/researcher in assessment, treatment and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases

2005 – 6 – Leonardis Klinik, Bad Heilbrun, Germany- Visiting researcher at an international clinic/ hospital for the treatment of chronic illness. Integration of nutrition and diet with medical oncological services.

2005 – 7 – Collaboration in research with Prof. Dr. Michael Giesing, MD, PhD, Chair of molecular medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Research in circulating tumor cells/ cancer stem cell testing technologies and science.

2003 – 05 – Clear Center for Health, Mill Valley, California, consultant

1997 – 98 – Longevity Center, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Planning and budgeting for a multi- disciplined medical facility and clinical rotation center for the University of Guadalajara,department of complementary medicine-Clinics, emergency room, surgical and dental facilities, Dr. Lee Cowden, MD, medical director

1994 – Developed budget and operating plans for the Atkins’ Center for Complementary Medicine, Grand Bahamas Island

1989 – 2012 – SFPMG- Clinician, nutritionally oriented family medical practice, San Francisco, California, Dr. Paul Lynn, MD

1986 – 87 – Harvard Medical College, Cambridge, MA– guest lecture/participant on integrating Western and traditional Oriental and Holistic medical concepts and practice.

1982 – 89 – Dr. Robert C. Atkins, MD, New York City, clinician multi-discipline nutritional medical practice.

1982 – 95 – Herbal Apothecary, Ninety herbal formula tinctures, both Oriental and Western. Business founded with brother Dr. Thomas Dunphy, Pharm D, UCSF School of Medicine, Hospital Pharmacy

1980 – 82 – NY Center for Holistic Health- East 68th St., NYC, Co-founder, clinician of private, multi-disciplined, nutritionally oriented medical practice.

1980 – Lower East side Service Center, NYC, Physician assistant/ acupuncturist at Lower Eastside Service Center, Manhatten , NY. Co-founded, designed, and implemented an acupuncture detox program in a methadone facility with Dr. Michael Smith, MD.

Honors, Memberships, Licenses

1988 – American Naturopathic Medical Association, Board Certified Naturopath

1987 – NACA-National Diplomat in acupuncture.

1986 – National Acupuncture Detox Association. Charter member

1982 – California State physician assistant license.

1982 – Occidental Medicine Research Institute, professional member.

1980 – New York State physician associate license.

​1980 – Most Outstanding General Achievement Award, Touro College, Physician Associate Program.


2018 – Holosystemic Mandala app- A systems analysis graphic tool and EMR (electronic medical record) system.

2018 – Your Self Healing Body, Opening Avenues to Optimum Health

2010 – The Holography of Healing- Microphotography of human blood, unpublished cellular anatomy research, photographic journal.

2005 – 06 – Contributor, consultant to video documentary “Conquering Cancer”

  • Interviews with leading international oncologists, molecular biologists, cancer research biologists, geneticists and patients. Exploring the most recent scientific the most recent scientific discoveries in the latest and future immunotherapies.

2004 – “Metabolic Syndrome- The relationship between abdominal fat, insulin, sugar and chronic disease”. Alternative Medicine
Magazine”, November 2004

1999 – “Diabetes and Hypoglycemia- A Comprehensive Guide to Alternatiev Treatments”, Future Medicine Publishers.

1992 – “Multiple Sclerosis, a different understanding and approach”, International Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

1990 – “Confirmations and organ deficiencies of intestinal dysbiosis”, International Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

1988 – Dr. Robert C. Atkins’ Guide to Alternative Therapies, NY, NY, Doubleday Press. Co-author, collaboration with Dr. Atkins
and Carleton Fredericks, PhD in developing nutritional protocols for the treatment of chronic illnesses.

1987 – “The use of Lotus Polyporus and Lotus Seed Formulas in the treatment of renal lithiasis ” Journal of Acupuncture, March, 1987.

1986 – Tongue Diagnosis in Oriental Medicine, Umlaut Press, NY, NY.

1986 – One Hundred Chinese Herbal Formulas with Clinical Applications, Umlaut Press, NY, NY.

​1984 – One Hundred Chinese Herbal Formulas, Umlaut, Press, NYC, NY