A naturopathic medical school graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), Dr. Multari is completing her two-year residency in naturopathic oncology under the direction of Dr. Sharon Gurm. Port Moody Health’s residency program is approved by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (ABNO).
Dr. Multari’s interest in oncology began while in medical school leading her to actively seek out opportunities in the field. While a student, she travelled across Canada and the United States to preceptor with naturopathic physicians, radiologists and oncologists. In her fourth year she was selected to the highly-competitive Integrative Cancer Centre (ICC) in Toronto, ON for a year-long internship. She worked directly with cancer patients under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Lander and Dr. Elise Hoffman, who are Fellows of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). Dr. Multari is currently a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) and active on the OncANP Research Committee.
With a strong motivation for community engagement and leadership Dr. Catherine Multari contributed to the Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) for four years, serving as CCNM President in her final year. She was an advocate for students on national and international levels. Upon graduation she was awarded the Naturopathic Honour Award and NMSA President’s Award recognizing an outstanding, emerging leader who has demonstrated exemplary skill in supporting the naturopathic medical profession in unique ways.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Multari’s educational journey began at Western University and later the University of Virginia where she received her undergraduate degree in kinesiology. She was a member of the Division 1 varsity rowing team, winning a national championship and being named a national scholar-athlete during that time. She credits her strengths in communication, time management and collaboration to these pivotal years in an academic and athletic environment that was committed to uncompromised excellence.
Dr. Multari’s interests outside of clinical practice include being outdoors, staying active and spending quality time with friends and family.
Dr. Multari is now accepting patients for acupuncture and nutritional counselling sessions at Port Moody Health. To book an appointment with Dr. Multari, call (604) 949-0077.