Dr. Jill Shainhouse is one of the few naturopathic doctors in Ontario to obtain the highest standard of training in naturopathic oncology, and has successfully completed board examinations to obtain the FABNO designation (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology). She has over 16 yrs experience in clinical practice. Her interest in supportive cancer care began as a naturopathic medical student after making the observation that there was a great need for naturopathic doctors to provide safe and correct supportive advice to patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation.
Dr. Shainhouse received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario prior to graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. After opening a mid-town practice in 2004, she also worked as a naturopathic consultant for Toronto’s Medicor Cancer Centres in 2007.
With her mentor, Dr. Peter Papadogianis, ND in 2007, Dr. Shainhouse founded the Adjunctive Cancer Care Program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine’s (CCNM) teaching clinic. This program was a specialized stream for interns interested in enriching their knowledge and clinical skills associated in an oncology focused practice. Dr. Shainhouse continues to supervise Naturopathic Interns in a unique Observation Program at Sunnybrook Hospital in the Louise Temherty Breast Cancer Centre.
Dr. Shainhouse’s goal in helping cancer patients is to provide safe and effective support during or after conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. To provide effective integrative oncology care, Dr. Shainhouse attempts to communicate directly with medical, surgical or radiation oncologists, or other healthcare providers such as hospital pharmacists. She is passionate about educating the public and “bridging the gap” between conventional and adjunctive oncology to provide her patients with the best possible outcome.
Dr. Shainhouse has participated in Oncology Grand Rounds at the Odette Cancer Centre, and has been sought out to lecture for many cancer support groups such as Gilda’s Club, Wellspring Cancer Support Center, CNETS Canada, ReThink Breast Cancer and Stretch Heal Grow. She is currently the Naturopathic Advisor for ReThink Breast Cancer and sits on the OncANP Board of Directors.
Dr. Shainhouse is additionally certified in intravenous therapy and has completed additional training in central vascular access and advanced parenteral therapy. She was the previous Integrative Medicine section editor of Current Oncology’s Cancer Knowledge Network. Dr. Shainhouse is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology.
Follow the links below for some video/articles by Dr. Shainhouse:
ReThink Breast Cancer: Ask A Naturopath
Long-term Stabilization of Metastatic Melanoma With Sodium Dichloroacetate
ReThink Breast Cancer and Managing Hot Flashes
Managing pediatric AT/RT with integrative medicine