Dr Dawn Lemanne



Academic Qualifications

Dr. Lemanne earned an undergraduate degree in biophysics with academic distinction from the University of California, Berkeley. In medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, she was a Regents’ Scholar, the highest academic award granted by the University of California.

After earning the MD degree, Dr. Lemanne served an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in inner-city Detroit. She underwent post-doctoral fellowship training in Medical Oncology at the prestigious Stanford University. In addition, she completed a 2-year fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Lemanne also holds masters degrees in epidemiology from UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and in science writing, from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Lemanne is certified as a specialist in both Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties.



In 2012, Dr. Lemanne was the first medical oncologist appointed to the faculty of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s integrative medicine service. She is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, where she teaches physicians in the United States’ flagship Integrative Medicine Fellowship.

She is honored to be associated with the Australian National Institute of Integrative Medicine.


Author and Speaker

Dr. Lemanne speaks to lay and medical audiences domestically and internationally. She has authored articles published in prestigious medical journals, textbook chapters, and works for the popular press.


Thought Leader

Dr. Lemanne is active in the quantified self movement, where she explores technologies that allow patients to control their health and healthcare.

In 2017, the American College of Nutrition bestowed the Stanley Wallach Award upon Dr. Lemanne for “significant contributions to the advancement of human understanding of nutrition and its role in health.” Previous winners include Dr. Dean Ornish.


Practicing Physician

Dr. Lemanne has treated thousands of cancer patients by combining the best conventional and integrative approaches.

Her superb conventional training allows her to safely use the most advanced anticancer pharmaceuticals available. She enthusiastically recommends these when medically necessary, when of proven benefit, and when acceptable to the patient. Dr. Lemanne then designs individualized, research-based regimens to enhance the effectiveness of the conventional treatments a patient undertakes. These may include any combination of supplements, dietary maneuvers, fasting, exercise, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

For patients too frail to withstand the side effects that can accompany conventional treatments, Dr. Lemanne formulates a gentler program, and just as importantly, a plan for assessing the program’s effectiveness.

Dr. Lemanne believes that patients deserve to be well-informed at all times, and that a strong doctor-patient relationship is a vital part of care. She urges her patients to call her freely with their questions, concerns, and ideas.

Her goal is ensuring that “conventional oncology,” and “complementary cancer treatment” are combined to give every cancer patient the very best treatment.

Dr. Lemanne maintains a busy practice at Oregon Integrative Oncology, in Ashland, Oregon. She consults in person and electronically with physicians and patients around the globe.