Interns are trained under the direction of a team of dedicated naturopathic doctors who are regulated by the Province of Ontario. Our supervisors bring an impressive breadth and depth of education, experience and expertise to our institution.

Dr. Kimberlee Blyden-Taylor, BA, ND

Kimberlee has combined clinical practice, teaching and academia for most of her career.  She has been a clinical supervisor at the RSNC since 2000 and isi also in private practive. As Associate Dean of Clinical Education from 2006-11, she developed and oversaw the clinical education component of CCNM’s naturopathic medicine program.  She currently teaches Homeopathic Medicine and has lectured in many CCNM courses including Integrated Clinical Studies, Advanced Topics in Naturopathic Medicine, Differential Diagnosis and Pediatrics.  She is also a regular guest lecturer at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. 

She is also an accomplished soprano and flautist.

 

Dr. Sarah Bowler, ND

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Shelley Burns, BA, ND

Shelley, a licensed naturopathic doctor and is Health Services Director for a natural supplement company. Shelley completed the four-year program at CCNM, where she received the NaturoMedic Award for proficiency in naturopathic medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Wilfred Laurier University and certification in Complementary and Integrative Medicine from the Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) as Chair, and on the Government Affairs and Financial Committees. Shelley has taught the Phytotherapy Program in the areas of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Specialties in Phytotherapy, Physical Examination and Differential Diagnosis at Mohawk-McMaster University. She is a guest lecturer at CCNM in the area of Differential Diagnosis and supervises at the RSNC. She is a columnist for the US publication - Skin Deep Magazine and has been quoted in Maclean’s magazine, The Toronto Star, Fashion Magazine, Alternative Medicine Magazine, The Medical Post and appeared in interviews on CTV.

Dr. Gabriella Chow, B.Sc., ND

In addition to her private practice, Gabriella is currently a supervising physician at the RSNC. 

In her practice, she utilizes all the core naturopathic treatment modalities and tailors them to each individual’s unique needs. She strives to continually learn and to update her skills and continues her growth as a naturopathic doctor through on-going education in the most contemporary naturopathic treatment methods.

Gabriella’s approach to your health care will be thorough, comprehensive, and supportive and she treats each patient with compassion and empathy. She is passionate about naturopathic medicine and looks forward to assisting you in achieving your health goals.

Dr. Paul Davis, B.Sc., ND

Paul graduated from the University of Toronto in 1977 with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology Specialist Diploma). He graduated from CCNM in 1989 and has been in private practice in Toronto since then. He has been an academic faculty member at CCNM since 1991 and clinic faculty since 1998. He is currently a teaching assistant for the Physical and Clinical Diagnosis and Primary Care and Emergency Medicine courses. In addition, he is also a supervisor at the RSNC.

Dr. Kenneth Dunk, DC, ND

Kenneth graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic Diploma in 1973. In 1981, he graduated from the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine (now CCNM) with the Naturopathic Medicine diploma. In 1996, he obtained his Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy after completing four years of post-graduate studies of Hahnemannian Homeopathy with the world-renowned Dr. Andre Saine. In 2002, he obtained his designation as Certified Classical Homeopath from the Council for Certification in Homeopathy. 

Kenneth has been teaching at the CCNM since 1984. From 1989 to 2002 he held the position as Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine. He continues to be the lead instructor and Associate Professor in Naturopathic Manipulation for Year II and Year III. He is also a teaching assistant in Asian Medicine, Primary Care and Physical Medicine. He has been a clinic supervisor in the RSNC since 1997. In recognition of his outstanding teaching and clinical contributions he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for Academics and Clinical Education. 

Kenneth has been in private practice for over 35 years.  He enjoys his involvement in a broad-scope general naturopathic practice with a special interest in musculo-skeletal conditions, men’s health, acupuncture, Hahnemannian homeopathy, and mesoreflexotherapy injections for pain control and facial and full body rejuvenation. He is also certified in intravenous therapy.

Dr. Mark Fontes, B.Sc., ND

Mark graduated from McMaster University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours). He then began his studies at CCNM, where he was highly involved with the student community and served as the Naturopathic Students Society President from 2009-2011. Upon graduation in 2011, Mark was selected to be a clinic resident at CCNM where he enjoyed several roles: teaching assistant of 1st-3rd year clinic and academic courses, supervisor of 4th year interns at Sherbourne Health Clinic and resident on the adjunctive cancer care shift at the RSNC. 

Dr. Adam Gratton, B.Sc., ND

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Toxicology at the University of Toronto, Adam graduated from the four-year naturopathic medical program at CCNM followed by a two year residency program. During his training, he was largely involved in promoting men’s health, and upon graduation was honoured with the Leadership Award.  Adam is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Pharmacology through Michigan State University.  

Adam has acted as supervising faculty at the Sherbourne Community Health Centre providing naturopathic care to the HIV+ community, Anishnawbe Health Centre providing naturopathic care to the Aboriginal community, and at athletic events as part of the Sports Medicine and Pain Management team.  Adam currently coordinates the Principles of Research course and is a guest lecturer in a number of other courses.

Adam is a licensed naturopathic doctor and maintains a private general naturopathic family practice in North York with a special interest in endocrine disorders, men’s health and dermatology.

Dr. J. Alexander Hall, B.Sc.(Eng.), P.Eng., ND, M.P.H.

Dr. Alexander Hall, ND practices in Toronto, Ontario. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Guelph in 1992 and his ND from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2000. He has been licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario since 1996. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Waterloo. He has been a member of the clinic faculty of CCNM since 2001.  

Dr. Hall has a special interest in evidence-informed medicine, health promotion, preventative medicine, clinical nutrition, physical fitness and the social determinants of health. His background in environmental engineering also contributes to his interest in the intersection of the environment and the individual, including the built environment, active living, and risk and exposure assessment. He is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Dr. Hal Huff BA, ND, M.Sc.

Hal is a graduate of CCNM (1998). He obtained an M.Sc. in Health Research Methods (specialization in clinical epidemiology) from McMaster University.

His current research focus is on the impact of micronutrients on cardiovascular disease among people living with HIV-infection. The primary aim of his current research is to describe and evaluate the relationship between vitamin D status and vascular disease among participants in the multi-centre Canadian HIV Vascular Study. In addition, he is a co-investigator in the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and the Canadian HIV Trials Network funded MAINTAIN study, a multicentre randomized control clinical trial of micronutrient and antioxidant supplementation in persons with untreated HIV infection. 

Hal is chief supervisor of CCNM’s HIV/AIDS clinic at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto. He also supervises patient care at CCNM’s main teaching clinic, the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, and at Anishnawbe Health Toronto.

Clinically, Hal is interested in general family practice but with special emphasis on management of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and disorders of immunity.

Dr. Afsoun Khalili, B.Sc., ND

Afsoun is a naturopathic doctor in Toronto and a graduate of CCNM, with a background in biochemistry. 

She is currently an associate professor and clinic faculty member at CCNM, lecturing and teaching primary-care medicine and physical and clinical diagnosis. In addition, Afsoun supervises fourth-year clinical residents at the RSNC.

Afsoun is the creator and facilitator of Be Your Best Self, a healthy lifestyle and weight management program offered at RSNC. 

Additional topics which she has lectured on include obesity, stress and stress management/meditation, eating whole and healthfully, HIV, detoxification and food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, body image issues, diabetes, and menopause among many others.

Dr. Daniel Lander, ND

Daniel received his premedical training at the University of Guelph, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, with honours, in nutritional and nutraceutical sciences in 2002. He then went on to graduate from CCNM in 2006. Concurrent with his studies at CCNM, he also completed three years of advanced training in classical homeopathy with Dr. Joseph Kellerstein, which included an internship in his private practice. During this time he developed a strong interest in the treatment of cancer and went on to complete a two-year hospital-based residency at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon completion of his residency program, he joined CTCA as a full-time staff naturopathic physician where he continued to practice and supervise residents for an additional two years.

Daniel returned to CCNM as a full-time faculty member in December, 2010. As a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO), he is one of only a handful of naturopathic doctors in Canada who are board certified in naturopathic oncology. He is currently an Assistant Professor teaching naturopathic oncology and clinical nutrition, as well as supervising 4th year interns in the Adjunctive Cancer Care Shift at the RSNC

Daniel is a strong proponent of naturopathic oncology as an area of focus within naturopathic medicine and presently sits on the Board of Directors of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is also an advocate for the regulation of naturopathic medicine and while in Oklahoma held terms as the president and the vice-president of the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Louise McCrindle, B.Sc.(Hons.), ND

Louise has an interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and in addition to her private practice, is the lead supervisor of the FM and CFS focus at the RSNC. Louise co-authored The Complete Fibromyalgia Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook (Robert Rose 2013). In addition to her interest in CFS, FM and MCS, Louise has an interest in women's health, fertility, pre- and postnatal care, and family health.

Louise is a trained Doula and has assisted at both home and hospital births. Louise earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Alberta. After working as an earth scientist in Calgary for several years, she decided to pursue her passion in health and relocated to Toronto where she graduated from CCNM. Louise has also trained at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she received additional instruction in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Louise is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who has met and maintains the CONO Standard of Practice for Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT). Louise is a member of Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). When not supervising at the RSNC, Louise maintains a busy naturopathic practice in Toronto and is mother to twins.

Dr. Cristina Meffe, BPHE, ND

After completing her Honours Bachelor of Physical Health and Education at the University of Toronto, Cristina went on to study at CCNM.Upon graduation she received the prestigious Joyce Vanderburgh Scholarship for outstanding clinical performance and patient interaction. Since then, she has been in private full-time practice. In 2011, Cristina received the Reader’s Choice award for Best Naturopath in Vaughan. Cristina has been a teaching assistant at CCNM, and is now a Supervisor at the RSNC. Cristina has intensive training in and a special focus on women’s health, male and female fertility, and endocrinology, and maintains a general family practice. Cristina combines evidence based natural medicine with the wisdom of traditional therapies to best support her patients. She also believes in approaching each patient as an individual, encouraging balance of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and empowering patients to achieve their optimal health through education and the fostering of a compassionate and supportive relationship.

Dr. Caroline Meyer, BA, ND

Caroline graduated from CCNM in 2005. Prior to that she received her Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree with specialization in psychology from McMaster University. Her work experience includes several years employed as a counsellor in social service agencies in Toronto, working with a diverse range of marginalized individuals. She focused on complex mental health and substance abuse problems. As an ND, she has a special interest in pediatrics with a focus on autistic spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. She is one of the pediatrics supervisors at the RSNC.

Dr. Sejal Parikh-Shah, B.Sc., ND

Sejal graduated from the University of Toronto with a honours in Molecular Genetics and minor in Psychology. She graduated from CCNM in 1994, after which she started private practice. Currently, Sejal is a part-time clinic faculty at both the RSNC and BNTC. She is also a TA in 3rd year courses; Primary Care, Emergency Medicine and Health Psych. In her private practive, she emphasizes diet and nutrition, lifestyle counselling, botanical medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Her practice focuses on women and children’s health. Her interest in special needs started with the pregnancy of her youngest child, Jai. 

Dr. Rita Patel, B.Sc., ND

Rita Patel ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor in private practice. She also supervises patient care by fourth-year interns at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) and the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic (BNTC). In addition, she assists in teaching Physical and Clinical Diagnosis and Primary Care at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Furthermore, she is a professor at McMaster University for the Naturopathic Medicine course within the Life Science program. Rita has a special interest in digestive health, hormonal health, women’s health, pain management, and weight management. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).

Dr. Poonam Patel, B.Sc., ND

Poonam Patel is a registered and licensed naturopathic doctor who practices at two clinics, supervises fourth year interns in patient care at the RSNC and educates students as a teaching assistant in various courses at CCNM. She treats patients with a variety of concerns, and has special interests in gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety, depression and mood disorders and women’s health. Poonam advocates healthy lifestyle and dietary changes and emphasizes patient education in her practice. She received her Bachelors in Science degree from the University of Toronto and then attended CCNM for her four-year post-graduate education in naturopathic medicine. She has obtained in-depth medical training in naturopathic and allopathic modalities and completed her internship at the RSNC and at Sherbourne Health Centre (a community clinic specializing in patients with HIV/AIDS). She is also a registered member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She also completed her fellowship in homeopathic medicine with the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine (CCHM).

Dr. Jonathan E. Prousky, BPHE, B.Sc., M.Sc., ND

Jonathan E. Prousky graduated from Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He furthered his clinical training by completing a Family Practice Residency sponsored by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now National College of Natural Medicine). His pre-medical training was completed at the University of Toronto where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University. In 2008 he obtained a Master of Science degree in International Primary Health Care from the University of London, which focused on clinical epidemiology and evidence-based research.

He holds memberships in the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM).

At CCNM, Jonathan’s primary responsibility is the delivery of safe and effective naturopathic medical care in his role as the Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer. His private practice focus is on optimizing mental and neurological health with nutrition and botanical (plant-based) medicines. He has lectured extensively on various health-related topics throughout North America to medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, other health care providers and patients at numerous conferences and health fairs. He is the editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, which has been in publication since the 1960s. He has written over 20 peer-reviewed papers published in mainstream and CAM medical journals. He is the author of The Vitamin Cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hoffer & Prousky on Anxiety, Anxiety: Orthomolecular Diagnosis and Treatment, Naturopathic Nutrition (co-authored with Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD), and Principles & Practices of Naturopathic Clinical Nutrition. 

Dr. Rajesh Ragbir, B.Sc., ND

Rajesh holds an undergraduate degree from the University of the West Indies and obtained his naturopathic education from CCNM. He is strongly rooted in the principles of naturopathic medicine and is passionate about teaching sustainable health and healing. He uses herbs, supplements, homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, IV therapy and mind-body medicine. Mind-body medicine involves using the mind's ability to heal the body as gently as possible, as quickly as possible and as totally and sustainably as possible. One of Rajesh's areas of expertise is working with people to manage and eliminate stress. Rajesh is part time faculty at CCNM. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). He writes articles for the Durham Citizen about various health topics and modalities of healing and his articles can also be found on the Caribbean Camera's website in the Life & Style section. When not serving people through teaching and naturopathic medicine, he loves to spend time with his young family. He can also be found playing football (soccer) on the green fields of our fair city and is an avid table tennis player and cricketer.

Dr. Patricia J. Rennie, B.Sc.(HK), ND

Patricia graduated form CCNM in 1992.  She taught Anatomy labs and Pediatrics there for fifteen years and is in her fifth year of supervising a Pediatric focus at the RSNC.  Patricia's private practice also has a strong family centred, pediatric focus.  

Patricia is a former Chair of the BDDT-N, the former regulatory body for naturopathic medicine in Ontario and she sat on the Transitional Council which prepared the new regulations for the profession under the Regulated Health Professions Act.

Dr. Michelle Richea, ND

Michelle is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a collaborative practice in a busy medical clinic. Michelle uses a wide range of evidence-based natural therapies to offer truly complementary and integrated natural health-care options. She has held a general family naturopathic practice since 2006 and enjoys working with patients of all ages to address a wide range of health concerns - from kiddie's colds to supporting wise women through perimenopausal changes, Michelle connects with each patient to offer the most appropriate individualized care. With a passion for empowering her clients with the knowledge essential for healthy living, Michelle is dedicated to addressing her client's health concerns by identifying the root cause of illness and offering safe and effective treatment options that restore the body to a natural state of balance.

Dr. Chris Roberts, HBSc, BEd, ND

Dr. Roberts is available for booking at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) on Thursdays from 2:45-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

In addition to his supervisory role at the RSNC, Dr. Roberts teaches Clinical Medicine and lectures on gastrointestinal and endocrine health at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

In his private practice, Dr. Roberts focuses on helping people with their anxiety using natural therapies. He practices at Mahaya Forest Hill Integrative Health in Toronto, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Restorative Medicine and is a member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Dr. Roberts graduated from CCNM's four-year postgraduate program and subsequently completed a two-year clinical residency. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Dr. Paul Saunders, PhD, ND

After earning a PhD in plant ecology from Duke University and teaching at two American Universities for nearly a decade, Paul Saunders graduated from The Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine (now CCNM), and then earned an additional ND degree at National College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland, Oregon and completed a homeopathy residency. He has been on the OCNM/CCNM faculty and in the teaching clinic since 1991. Paul introduced the practice of peer-reviewing during his tenure as editor of The Canadian Journal of Herbalism (2000-2002) and continues to publish peer-reviewed articles. Over the course of his career, he has participated in numerous conferences, delivered lectures for prominent groups and been honoured with various awards and distinctions. He conducts research and teaches botanical medicine, parenteral therapy, venipuncture and art and practice of naturopathic medicine. He has co-authored Principles & Practices of Naturopathic Botanical Medicine - Volume 1 Botanical Medicine Monographs. He maintains a private practice in Dundas, Ontario.

Dr. Onkar Singh, B.Sc., ND

Onkar's interest in naturopathic medicine stems from his dream of becoming a doctor, a passion to serve humanity and a tremendous belief in the innate healing powers of the body. Born and raised in Brantford, Onkar graduated from McMaster University in 1997 with an Honours B.Sc.in Biochemistry. Thereafter, he pursued the four-year Naturopathic Medicine program at CCNM. Onkar is very much a holistic practitioner who utilizes all the modalities of naturopathic medicine and has keen interests in the areas of stress management, depression and anxiety disorders. In that regard, he has conducted lectures and workshops on various health matters including stress management. Onkar is also a distinguished and professional musician.

Dr. Leslie Solomonian, B.Sc., ND

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, Leslie graduated from CCNM. During her training, she was greatly involved in women’s health, and upon graduation was honoured with the Women’s Health award. She completed a two-year residency and is currently assistant professor at CCNM providing instruction in pediatrics, philosophy and clinical medicine. She also supervises the clinical practice of fourth year interns at the RSNC.

Leslie maintains a private practice in mid-town Toronto. As the mother of two children, Leslie has a special interest in family medicine and pediatrics and approaches health with simple strategies. She favours nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle counselling to promote the optimal conditions for health. Her goal is to empower her clients to make positive shifts in their own lives. Leslie is also an avid athlete and proponent of physical activity.

Leslie maintains membership with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND) and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP).

Dr. Tracey Teasdale, ND

Tracey received her Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University, majoring in Kinesiology, and her Naturopathic Medical degree from CCNM. She has a special interest in sports medicine, pain management, and psychology. Tracey is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist, through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. She is a published author, appearing in Canadian Chiropractor, Massage Therapy Canada, and has been awarded the 2008 Sport Information Resource Centre's Research Development Award for her research on trigger point therapy and pain management.

Tracey has helped many improve their health and achieve their goals whether it be completing a marathon for the first time, recovering from a sports injury or living pain-free. Along with her private clinical practice, she is also an Assistant Professor in Clinical Education at CCNM, where she teaches and supervises on the naturopathic sports medicine focus. Tracey is certified through the International Society of Sports Nutrition, is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is a member of Advisory Committee for the Board of Directors at Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Erin Truscott-Brock, B.Sc., ND

Erin completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and from there went on to the four year Naturopathic Medical program at CCNM. Since graduating in 2000, she has been in private practice in Toronto. Erin was also the on-site naturopathic doctor at the Telus Wellness Centre from 2002 to 2009. She has been a clinic faculty member at CCNM since 2004 and has been active in the naturopathic community with her involvement in the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) and as a former board member for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). She has a wide ranging practice, treating people of all ages with all types of concerns. She employs all naturopathic treatment modalities and also offers intravenous therapies.

Dr. Teresa Tsui, M.Sc., ND

Teresa is a licensed naturopathic doctor who completed a B.Sc.,(Hon) in Pharmacology (specialist) with Psychology (minor), and M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (natural health product decision making) from the University of Toronto. After graduating from CCNM, she continued on to complete the clinical residency program. She has additional training in: acupuncture, homeopathy, healthy breast care, mindfulness-based stress reduction, children’s health conditions, and sports medicine. Besides seeing patients in clinical practice, she is a part-time lecturer at U of T and faculty member in the academic and clinical departments at CCNM. In her spare time, Teresa is actively involved in naturopathic committees. She was a member of the Standards Committee of the Board of Directors Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N), (now CONO) and a founding member of the International Chinese Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is also a member of both the Canadian and the Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND and OAND).

Dr. Zeynep Uraz, B.Sc., ND

Zeynep recognizes that each person is unique and provides an individualized approach to treating her patients. She uses nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle factors, and acupuncture when treating her patients. She believes in providing care that is safe, effective, and comprehensive.

Along with maintaining a private practice, Zeynep is a faculty member at CCNM where she coordinates and teaches in the third-year women's health course and gynecology training program.  She also teaches and sees patients in the RSNC and is the shift lead on the fertility focused shift.

In her private practice, she has a special interest in helping couples who are trying to conceive and in working with various women's health concerns. This includes pregnancy care, cervical dysplasia, yeast infections, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, menopause, and PMS and painful periods.

Dr. Rachelle Viinberg, B.Sc., ND

Dr. Rachelle Viinberg completed her education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Victoria. She is a three-time Olympic rower and 2012 Olympic Silver medalist. Dr. Viinberg attributes her athletic success to her comprehension of optimizing performance, increasing immunity, and decreasing recovery time.

As an elite athlete and naturopathic doctor, she is excited to combine her knowledge and apply it clinically. She works with patients through biochemical modulation, with an overall emphasis on optimizing metabolic and hormonal functions within the body. Each patient is treated with an individualized and integrative approach, using progressive lab diagnostics and therapies such as Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture, Detoxification and Lifestyle Counseling. Dr. Viinberg’s special interests are Sports Medicine, Pain Management, and Weight Management.

Dr. Alan Vu, B.Sc., ND

Alan is a licensed naturopathic doctor and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). After a Bachelor of Science (honours) at U of T and graduating from CCNM, Alan was accepted into and graduated from an additional two-year CCNM Clinical Residency Program. He is currently part-time academic and clinical faculty at CCNM and is also the residency coordinator for CCNM’s clinical and research residency programs.

Alan believes strongly in empowering patients through health education. He believes that with a focus on nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction one can move towards optimal health in a sustainable manner with long-term benefits. He enjoys using acupuncture, physical medicines and botanical medicines in his practice and has seen great benefit with these therapies.

Alan believes in helping patients receive good medicine, whether that be standard conventional medicine, naturopathic medicine, or a combination of both. He believes in educating patients about their options and helping them make decisions that are most appropriate for the individual. Alan advocates collaborating with any other regulated medical practitioners whenever possible to ensure the most comprehensive and effective care. Alan enjoys working with patients to achieve their health goals by integrating healthy practices into daily life.

Dr. Ellen Wong, ND

Prior to graduating from CCNM, Ellen completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences with biology and psychology specialties at the University of Waterloo. She has since received extra training in traditional Chinese medicine and facial acupuncture.

Ellen is a Clinic Supervisor at CCNM. She currently supervises 4th year students at RSNC. Ellen is also involved in teaching various courses at CCNM including: acupuncture, standards of primary care, hydrotherapy, physical medicine and physical diagnosis.  She also practices at CCNM's Integrated Healthcare Clinic

Ellen centres her family practice on treating individuals in all stages of health. She enjoys treating a wide range of patients including those with gastrointestinal concerns, women’s health concerns, mental health concerns and those who want adjunctive cancer support. She believes in a safe and effective combined use of traditional and modern scientific methods to balance both physical and mental wellness. 

Ellen is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).