Halifax Naturopathic Health Centre
2585 Beech Street,
Halifax NS B3L 2X9
Dr. Ellen Conte (nee McDonell) is a naturopathic doctor and clinical researcher with a focus in integrative cancer care. Ellen works with people for cancer prevention, complementary care during active cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship. Ellen uses an evidence-based and practical approach to support people with a range of concerns including side effect management, quality of life concerns, recurrence risk, and 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 an associate researcher with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Patterson Institute for Integrative Oncology Research where she studies the effects of a complementary and integrative approach to healthcare. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and 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). 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, 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, 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, or spending time with her husband and daughter.