Sheila Kingsbury, ND, RH (AHG)

Current Roles

Dr. Kingsbury is chair of the Botanical Medicine department and teaches pediatrics courses in the School of Naturopathic Medicine. She also has a private practice in Kirkland. She has recently served as a council member of the American Herbalists Guild and is a founding director of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.


  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University in 2003.
  • Master's in Higher Education Administration and pre-med coursework at Seattle University.
  • BA in Sociology-Anthropology from Knox College in Galesburg, IL

Past Experience

Dr. Kingsbury received a teaching fellowship in 2003 and has lectured in a variety of settings on pediatrics, lactation and botanical medicine. Dr. Kingsbury has been a lactation consultant and a certified doula for more than a decade 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.

Classes Taught

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 naturopathic medicine program and a course on lactation management.


Dr. Kingsbury has a focus on working with natural therapeutics for children. She is especially interested in 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. She leads a summer Appalachian field course and likes to help students understand constitutional assessment as part of their clinical management studies.


Dr. Kingsbury likes to create a framework within which students can explore their interests . She believes the exploration process, when given with a guided curriculum, helps students learn more about themselves and their learning styles as well as the content and tools they need to take with them.

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Sheila Kingsbury ND, RH (AHG)