Chris Kleronomos joins VIDA where he previously was the Medical Director of the Fibromyalgia and Neuromuscular Pain Center of Oregon, LLC. Before that, he was the Clinical Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program, for Salem Hospital’s Comprehensive Pain Program. His clinical focus is the diagnosis and treatment of “Global Pain Syndromes” i.e. fibromyalgia, myofascial and neuropathic pain. He is one of the leading experts on the application and administration of Bee Venom Therapy, and publishes and lectures on the subject around the country.
He is board certified in Family Practice (AANP) and acupuncture, a board diplomat in Pain Management (AAPM) and Anti-Aging medicine (A4M), and is also a Professionally Registered Herbalist (AHG). He has been featured several times, on the television show “The Doctors”, and on “National Geographic Wild”. He has been published in the Pain Practitioner, Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management, and was a featured interview in Life Extension Magazine.
Chris Kleronomos became interested in medicine as a Corpsman in the U.S. Navy, where he served with the Marine Corps elite Special Operations Teams; Force Reconnaissance. Afterwards he studied for a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, and completed a doctoral program focusing on oncology, chronic disease and pain management at Bastyr University. Due to his strong belief in Integrated Medicine, he continued his education to become an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner at Seattle University, as well as a Master of Science in Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition at the University of Western States.
Practicing a truly comprehensive approach, he layers treatments to incorporate the most current biomedical standards of care, with both classical and evidenced based Oriental and Natural Medicine techniques from acupuncture and physical medicine, to diet and functional nutrition, and the provision of herbs. Currently, he sits on the boards of the American Apitherapy Society and the Biotherapeutics Education and Research Foundation (BTER).
Chris Kleronomos is married and has two adventurous boys following in his footsteps. His wife is a Health Psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral training, and mind-body medicine. In his free time, he enjoys martial arts, traveling, hiking/camping, SCUBA and spending time with his family, and extended family including a German Shepherd and ferrets.