Dawna Sweeney, ND, First-Year Resident

Dawna Sweeney ND



Dr. Dawna Sweeney is a first-year resident and clinic supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Sweeney enjoys physical medicine, especially craniosacral therapy, and is interested in the interplay between anxiety and digestive complaints.

Healing Philosophy:

Dr. Sweeney's healing philosophy is to respect and assist the body's own innate ability to heal itself. She prefers to use gentle interventions, such as homeopathy and craniosacral therapy, to stimulate this healing power, yet knows when to use stronger interventions to meet the patient where they are at and guide them back to healthier habits.

Education & Affiliations:

Dr. Sweeney graduated from UCSD with a BS in Molecular Biology, CSU East Bay with an MS in Molecular biology, and Bastyr University with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She found a passion for teaching early in her career as a student and has been a teaching associate at every university she attended. She has five years of experience teaching in the Anatomy Lab at Bastyr University and enjoys sparking curiosity and confidence in the students she works with. Dr. Sweeney was working in biotech prior to finding Bastyr University and falling in love with Naturopathic Medicine.

Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI) and the
International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK).