Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Christina Shannon, ND, MBA, FABNO

Director of Oncology Patient Services

Midwestern Regional Medical Center

"Every day I feel honored to be a part of my patients’ lives and that of their families. It means so much to me personally to be able to help them throughout their journeys."

- Christina Shannon, ND, MBA, FABNO
Christina Shannon, ND, MBA, FABNO


  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
  • Master of Business Administration - Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • BS, Marketing - State University of New York, New York
  • Massage Diploma - Brenneke School of Massage, Seattle


  • Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
  • North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners

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Practicing Since: 2003

Christina Shannon serves as the Director of Oncology Patient Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) near Chicago.  As director, she is responsible for leading clinical departments that provide supportive services for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Shannon recently completed her Master of Business Administration in health care management at Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business. She was selected by Loyola MBA Health Care Management faculty for membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for academic achievement and ethical leadership skills. 

A Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO), Shannon earned her professional degree in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York in New York City. Shannon is an elected lifetime member of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Society for Integrative Oncology, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

“My clinical work has included being a part of an integrated clinical team that focuses on treating women with breast cancer,” Shannon says. “This work allowed me to understand the unique challenges that patients undergoing treatment for cancer face before, during and after treatment.”

Shannon has been in practice since 2003. Prior to joining CTCA®, she was in private practice in Connecticut focusing on treating chronic diseases in women and children. She cherishes her relationships with patients. “It is important that I get to know my patients in order to serve them in their journey as well as understand the larger picture of caring for patients," she says.

“My passion for helping people is reinforced each and every day through my interactions with our patients,” Shannon adds. “It is an honor to work with individuals and their loved ones during what is without a doubt a challenging time for them. A diagnosis of cancer can be a frightening and stressful time filled with a roller coaster of emotions. Every day, I am amazed by the strength, resilience and sheer will to thrive shown to me by our patients.”

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