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I’ve had a longstanding passion for integrative oncology - the safe integration of evidence-based naturopathic therapies with conventional oncology treatments offers immense benefits for people with cancer. This paradigm of care involves supporting people in all stages of conventional cancer treatment to help maintain quality of life and improve outcomes. I believe that integrating the two systems of medicine is the future of healthcare. As a strong proponent of this model of care, I am very pleased to work with the patients of the CCNM Integrative Cancer Centre (ICC) as a resident naturopathic doctor.
I graduated from the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program at McMaster University. During my undergraduate degree, I was first exposed to naturopathic medicine through a research-based course that provided me the opportunity to publish my first article. From there, I developed a strong interest in the evidence-based use of various natural agents in promoting health and wellness. As a naturopathic medical student, I continued to engage in research activities such as working with the Patterson Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and have contributed to various systematic reviews in integrative oncology. My collaborative research projects have been recognized with awards and published in various journals. The scientific posters that I’ve been involved with have been accepted in conferences across North America. I strive to utilize my research background in patient care to create safe and effective evidence-based treatment plans. My volunteer work with oncology patients at Sunnybrook Hospital, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Colorectal Cancer Canada has also enhanced my understanding of the patient experience.
My research and clinical experiences have motivated me to continue building upon my knowledge in integrative oncology and naturopathic medicine to provide high quality care. I am excited to be working with the team here at the CCNM ICC to serve our community.