Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Names Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO as National Director, Naturopathic Medicine

Oct 17, 2012, 09:00 ET from Cancer Treatment Centers of America

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) announced the appointment of Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO as National Director, Naturopathic Medicine.  Dr. Anderson is based at the CTCA Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is that facility's Director of Naturopathic Medicine and has served as the interim National Director for the past six months prior to her official appointment in September, 2012.

"We are pleased to have Dr. Anderson join our National Leadership team," said Carolyn Lammersfeld, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC, CTCA Vice President of Integrative Medicine.  "Her expertise in the field of naturopathic medicine, coupled with her leadership skills will help us to continue to be a leader in integrative medicine, and to offer our patients high quality of comprehensive cancer care."    

A graduate of the Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mathematics and Kinesiology, Dr. Anderson went on to receive her degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.  She is currently working toward a Master in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. 

Dr. Anderson began her professional career as an Area Coordinator at Simon Fraser University. She went on to serve as an Electrocardiogram Assistant at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital in British Columbia before beginning her Naturopathic residency at the CTCA Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa in 2004.  Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Anderson joined the Southwestern staff as a Naturopathic Staff Physician and was later named Senior Clinical Lead in 2007.  She was promoted to Director of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwestern in 2009, a position she currently holds. 

Dr. Anderson has conducted clinical research in the field of integrative medicine, most recently in the area of low level laser therapy for oral mucositis. The recipient of the Swiss Herbal Remedies Bursary in recognition of Excellence in the Promotion of Women's Health, Dr. Anderson is also a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncologists, and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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