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Sheila Kingsbury, ND, RH (AHG)
Dr. Kingsbury is currently chair of the Botanical Medicine department and teaches pediatrics courses in the School of Naturopathic Medicine. She also has a private practice in Kirkland and has served as secretary and president of the Seattle-King County Breastfeeding Coalition for the past 5 years.
Dr. Kingsbury received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University in 2003. She also pursued a master’s in Higher Education Administration at Seattle University and completed her pre-med coursework there. She received a B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology from Knox College in Galesburg, IL
Dr. Kingsbury received a teaching fellowship in 2003 and has lectured in a variety of settings on Pediatrics, Lactation and Botanical Medicine. In 2004, Dr. Kingsbury was appointed Acting Chair of Botanical Medicine while Dr. DiPasquale was away on sabbatical. Since then, Dr. Kingsbury has been teaching in the Botanical Medicine department and was recently appointed as chair of the department as of September 2009. Dr. Kingsbury has been a Lactation Consultant for 9 years, a Certified Doula for 12 years and has received the designation of registered Professional Herbalist from the American Herbalists’ Guild. She was also recently given the MaryAnn O’Hara Physician Leadership Award by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington.
Dr. Kingsbury has taught a number of Herbal Sciences and Botanical Medicine courses including materia medica, Ethnobotany and medicine-making courses. She also teaches the Pediatrics courses in the ND curriculum and a course on Lactation Management for the Midwifery department.
Dr. Kingsbury has a focus on working with natural therapeutics for children. She is especially interested in working with educating the public on the importance of supporting lactating mothers and finding better approaches to childhood ailments. She also has an interest in medical history, especially the evolution of herbal medicine in the historial context.
Dr. Kingsbury likes to create a framework within which students can explore what interests them. The exploration process, when given with a guided curriculum, helps students to learn more about themselves and their learning styles as well as the content and tools they need to take with them.