Naturopathic medical degree(s)
- National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
- American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, eligible
Dr. Leah Sherman is a Naturopathic Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix. In this role, she uses evidence-informed naturopathic therapies to reduce side effects of cancer treatment and improve quality of life for her patients.
“My naturopathic oncology residency was at a cancer center with a very similar model to CTCA®, so working here just felt like the most natural next step. I feel very fortunate to work with so many like-minded people,” says Dr. Sherman.
Dr. Sherman completed a two-year integrative family medicine residency at The National College of Natural Medicine in Portland. While there, she experienced many facets of naturopathic medicine care, including women’s health, physical medicine, minor surgery and general medicine. In her second year of residency, she drew medical illustrations for the book titled Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. She also completed a two-year naturopathic and oncology residency at Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care.
Dr. Sherman believes that one of the greatest gifts of being a naturopathic physician is the relationship she forms with patients. “I’m inspired every day by the patients I meet,” Dr. Sherman says.
Before beginning her career in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Sherman worked as a graphic designer in New York City, as well as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
Dr. Sherman is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association and the Institute For Functional Medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Sherman enjoys gardening, raising chickens, exploring local restaurants, and camping with her husband and dogs in their 1984 VW Westfalia.
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