Dr. Ellen Conte, ND
Dr. Ellen Conte is a naturopathic doctor and clinical researcher with a focus on integrative cancer care. Ellen uses an evidence-based approach to manage symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment, provide supportive care for the treatment and prevention of cancer, and optimize overall health. Ellen also welcomes patients with general health concerns, endurance and recreational athletes looking to optimize performance, and those looking for preventative care. In addition to her clinical practice, Ellen is a researcher with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre where she studies the effects of a complementary and integrative approach to healthcare. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and is regularly presented at conferences.
Ellen obtained her doctor of naturopathy from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and has a degree in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. Following graduation, Ellen completed a two year oncology-focused residency at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC), and continued to work at the OICC as a clinician and researcher for several years following. Ellen is Chair of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physician’s Research Committee, is on the review board for the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors Journal the Vital Link, and previously was President of the Naturopathic Students Union. Ellen is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is registered in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Born and raised in Halifax, Ellen lived in Ontario for over a decade before moving back East with her husband in early 2021. An avid runner and triathlete, when not at work she’s often outside training and enjoying nature. Ellen will be on maternity leave until fall 2021.