Practitioner Profile
Dr. Daniel Lander, ND
Dr. Daniel Lander, ND
Naturopathic Doctor and Clinic Director
Monday: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

As the Director of the CCNM Integrative Cancer Clinic, I created a cancer care model based on scientifically grounded, evidence-informed complementary medicine.

My interest in the healing power of nature began as a young boy when I would spend the summers identifying and learning about the medicinal plants growing wild in the woods behind my grandmother’s cottage in New Hampshire. The knowledge that nature can promote healing and wellness inspired me to pursue a naturopathic medicine career.

I studied human nutrition at the University of Guelph, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, with honours, in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences. I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2006. I developed a strong interest in cancer care and went on to complete a hospital-based residency at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon completing the residency program, I joined CTCA as a staff naturopathic oncologist, where I practiced for two years.

Outside of my clinical role at the CCNM Integrative Cancer Clinic, I am an Associate Professor at CCNM. I teach Naturopathic Oncology and supervise 4th year interns in their clinical rotations.

I am also the director of CCNM’s Naturopathic Oncology Residency Program. I regularly share my expertise in integrative oncology through educational talks for other practitioners in the medical community, including at international conferences and local hospitals and cancer treatment centres. I am an advocate for the regulation of naturopathic medicine.

I am a strong proponent of naturopathic oncology as an area of focus within naturopathic medicine. I presently serve on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. Before this, I served four years on the Board of Directors of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

While living in Oklahoma, I served as President and Vice-President of the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians. In my practice, my mission is to support people living with cancer and to facilitate their healing process by working with natural therapies before, during, and after conventional treatment. I have seen first-hand how much people benefit from naturopathic support in decreasing the side effects of many cancer therapies, as well as helping people recover and get back to themselves after treatment has finished.