Dr. Keren Dolan has worked and served in the field of botanical medicine and nutrition for 15 years, specializing in bringing holistic models of evidence-informed. She strives to educate clients and students by emphasizing mindfulness, presence, compassion and connection with one another and with the natural world.

Professional Narrative

Dr. Keren Dolan is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) in Maryland, a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®), a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), a Registered Herbalist (AHG), and a Regional Director of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Herbalists Guild.

Dr. Dolan has a certificate in Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) from the Institute for Functional Medicine and is in training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Keren has a clinical practice based in Northern Virginia and Maryland where she integrates functional nutrition, western clinical herbalism and holistic aromatherapy to support people with a history of trauma and complex-chronic conditions.

As an educator and clinician, Dr. Dolan seeks to partner with and empower people as they follow their unique academic or healing journeys. She lives, plants and plays in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Dolan, K. (2020). A Clinical Narrative from the Kitchen: When There is No Diagnosis. American Herbalists Guild 2020 Post-Symposium Intensive. November 5, 2020.

Dolan, K. (2018). Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as an Adaptive Response to High Allostatic Load and Oxidative Stress: A Hypothesis and Clinical Framework. Poster session presented at the MUIH DCN Public Poster Presentations, Laurel, MD.

Dolan, K. (2020). Restoring Balance: A Western Herbal and Functional Nutrition Approach to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with Pernicious Anemia. American Herbalists Guild 2020 Symposium. October 16-18, 2020.

Dolan, K. (2022). Herbs as Dietary Supplements. American Herbalists Guild 2022 Free Public Webinar. June 21, 2022.

Dolan, K. (2022). Bridging Energetic Herbalism with Functional Phytotherapy. American Herbalists Guild 2022 Symposium Pre-intensive. October 21, 2022.

Dolan, K. E., Finley, H. J., Burns, C. M., Gasta, M. G., Gossard, C. M., Parker, E. C., … Lipski, E. A. (2016). Probiotics and Disease: A Comprehensive Summary-Part 1, Mental and Neurological Health. Integrative Medicine (Encinitas, Calif.), 15(5), 46–58.

Dolan, K., Finley, H., Gasta, M., & Houseman, S. (2018). Managing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Through Personalized Care: A Case Report. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 24(3), 56–61.

Dolan KE, Pizano JM, Gossard CM, Williamson CB, Burns CM, Gasta MG, Finley HJ, Parker EC, Lipski EA. Probiotics and Disease: A Comprehensive Summary-Part 6, Skin Health. Integr Med (Encinitas). 2017 Aug;16(4):32-41.

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