r. Washington is an Epidemiologist (MPH), and formally trained Naturopath with a Doctorate in Naturopathy (ND), a PhD in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Case Western Reserve University ) and a former NASA engineer (MS Systems & Control Engineering from Case Institute of Technology - Case Western Reserve University).
Her entire 40 year professional career has focused on the body's immune (lymphatic) system and its ability to be resilient in the face of exposures to chronic or infectious disease, chemicals, environmental exposures, surgeries and traumatic injury; or its function from genetics.
Her training as a Systems & Control Engineer is critical and uniquely supports her with managing patients' lymphatic systems that has been altered by disease, injury, chemical/radiation exposures or from congenital defects.
Dr. Sylvia's goal is to promote local and regional knowledge and excellence about lymphatic diseases and disorders in Illinois' Fox Valley Region, in Chicago's western suburbs.
She is a supporter of the Lymphatic Education Research Network, https://lymphaticnetwork.org/
All of her fundraisers however are for a local 501 C3, Healing Touch of Tau, to support the care of patients.