The Point Institute was founded by Thomas Guilliams, Ph.D. as an independent research organization focused on examining and disseminating information about the use of natural therapeutic options for treating and preventing chronic disease. Along with therapies generally defined as lifestyle interventions, the Point Institute specializes in the evidence and application of nutraceuticals (dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, etc.) as therapeutic and preventative agents in clinical practice.

Since 2014, Dr. Guilliams and his team have been publishing a series of “Road maps” that are designed to consolidate, challenge and validate the evidence that is used to practice functional, lifestyle, nutritional and integrative medicine. These texts are now being used in a variety of settings to help train healthcare providers in these important subjects.


Where is The Point Institute?

The Institute is “virtual,” meaning that it is exists as the community of individuals who create and access the information online at the website, or through seminars, webinars or printed material published by the Point Institute. Dr. Guilliams currently works and lives near Stevens Point (often just called “Point” in the Central Wisconsin area); he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. From time to time, meetings or lectures are given to healthcare providers or the general public in the Stevens Point area; see the home page for any upcoming meetings.


About Dr. Thomas Guilliams
Thomas G. Guilliams Ph.D. earned his doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) where he studied molecular immunology in the Microbiology Department. Since 1996, he has spent his time studying the mechanisms and actions of natural-based therapies, and is an expert in the therapeutic uses of nutritional supplements. As the VP of Science and Regulatory Affairs for Ortho Molecular Products, he has developed a wide array of products and programs which allow clinicians to use nutritional supplements and lifestyle interventions as safe, evidence-based and effective tools for a variety of patients. Tom teaches at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, where he holds an appointment as an Asst. Adjunct Professor; and at the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy. He is a faculty member of the Metabolic Medicine Institute  (Formerly FAARM), through which he has an appointment as a Clinical Instructor at the George Washington University- School of Medicine and Health Sciences . He lives outside of Stevens Point, Wisconsin with his wife and children.