Dr. McKinney, N.D. retired in 2020 after decades of practice, teaching, and leadership in integrative oncology. While no longer in practice, he continues to lecture, publish, and collaborate on research projects.
Dr. McKinney has studied widely and holds multiple degrees, including Biosciences (Simon Fraser University), Naturopathic Medicine (National College of Naturopathic Medicine) and is trained in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo), Traditional Chinese Medicine (Oregon College of Oriental Medicine)
As an educator, Dr. McKinney has taught Microbiology at the University of Victoria and National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM), and a range of topics in Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage therapy, homeopathy, naturopathy and integrative oncology at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM).
As a leader and professional contributor in his field, Dr. McKinney has served as Registrar of the BC College of Naturopathic Physicians and accreditation evaluator for the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, he helped found the BC Naturopathic Association and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. He also mentors and lectures to doctors internationally.
As an author, he has written several clinical handbooks and research review articles, and multiple editions of his textbook, Naturopathic Oncology.
He has received a number of awards for contributions to advancing the scope and standards of the naturopathic profession.