Dr. Dugald Seely

Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, M.Sc.

Founder & CEO

As founder and CEO of the Centre for Health Innovation, Dr. Dugald Seely ND leads the research department and is pioneering an innovative model of cancer care based on the provision and study of scientifically grounded, evidence-informed complementary medicine. With the establishment of the first integrative cancer care and research centre in Eastern Canada, Dr. Seely and his team are providing whole-person integrative care to people living with cancer and conducting relevant research in the realm of integrative medicine.
Dr. Seely completed his MSc in cancer research at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). As a clinician scientist, Dr. Seely has been awarded competitive grant and trainee funding from the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, CIHR, CBCRA, the SickKids Foundation, and the Gateway for Cancer Research. In addition to clinical research, Dr. Seely has conducted and supervised dozens of synthesis reviews and meta-analyses with the goal of building on the growing body of evidence that supports integrative oncology.
Dr. Seely serves as executive director of research & clinical epidemiology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, is an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and is an affiliate investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Seely is section editor for Integrative Oncology with the journal, Current Oncology, and is the President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP). Dr. Seely has published over 70 Medline indexed peer-reviewed publications and speaks at national and international conferences with the goal of expanding consciousness towards a more proactive model of healthcare. In 2017 Dr. Seely was the recipient of the Dr. Rogers Prize for excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Outside of professional life, Dugald likes to spend time on outdoor adventures with his family traveling, hiking and biking or indoors playing all manner of card and board games.