Dr. Havens is a naturopathic physician and clinical researcher, whose practice focuses on evidence-based, precision complimentary and integrative oncology. She uses next generation sequencing (NGS) and multi-platform tumor biomarker analysis to inform treatment recommendations tailored specifically for each patient’s cancer.
After graduating from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, she was awarded an NIH/ NRSA clinical research fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle and then continued her clinical training as a Resident in Naturopathic Oncology at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, PA.
Prior to becoming a naturopathic physician, Dr. Havens received her doctoral training at the University of Virginia in the Department of Molecular and Cancer Biology in Charlottesville, VA, after which she continued as a researcher specializing in molecular diagnostics for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Little Rock, AR. Her background in cancer biology and genomics, coupled with her training in naturopathic oncology, makes her uniquely qualified to deliver patient-centric, precision, integrative cancer care.
Her current clinical research is focused on the role of Mistletoe (Viscum album) therapy in modulation of progression of disease and treatment resistance in patients using conventional chemotherapeutics and targeted therapies.