Dr. Neubauer

Dr. Katherine NeubauerKatherine Neubauer, N.D., FABNO

Care from a Very Personal Perspective

I am a naturopathic physician who is board certified in naturopathic oncology.  I care about people with cancer.

My great uncle, Dr. Sidney Farber, founded modern chemotherapy as well as the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University. My grandfather, Dr. Seymour Farber, discovered how tobacco causes cancer. They worked at the peak of the War on Cancer, and we hoped and believed that the war would be won.

What began as a calling, however, soon became very, very personal, as I came to know the effects of cancer — and its effects on families — firsthand.

My other grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer, and my grandmother with breast cancer. They followed the best treatment that was available. The treatments killed the cancer cells, but also devastated their health.

When the cancer came back, they were too ill and weak to fight.

My grandparents’ experiences led me to search for something better — cancer care that is compassionate, effective, and combines the best of modern science and natural healing.

Training and Career

I am one of only 91 hospital-trained board-certified oncology naturopathic physicians in the country.

My career encompasses:

— 3 years of hospital-based practice and 13 years of private practice.

— Licensed naturopathic physician in Oregon. Licensed naturopathic doctor in California.

— 2 year hospital based oncology residency through Bastyr University and Cancer Treatment Centers of America

— Practice at Bend Memorial Clinic Oncology  and Summit Medical Group Oregon Oncology.

— Member of the St Charles Breast Center, part of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

— Practice as a hospital staff naturopathic physician at Southwestern Regional Medical Center.

— Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, the premiere professional association for naturopathic oncologists.

— Past Director of the Board of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

— Professional member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)

— Published in the American Public Health Association, the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNatural Medicine Journal, and Naturopathic Doctor News and Review.

— Academic and clinical training: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona

— Undergraduate training: University of California at Berkeley, where awarded Highest Honors, a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship, a National Merit Scholarship, and Phi Beta Kappa.


I am committed to our community and regularly volunteer time and resources for local charities and organizations. Some of the most recent recipients include Bend La Pine Schools, Central Oregon Veterans’ Ranch, Family Kitchen, Bend Surgery Center Foundation, the Heart of Oregon Corps, Backpacks in Bend, the Saint Charles Foundation, and the Awesome Bend Foundation.