Dr. Hirst is a graduate of Bastyr University and Bastyr Center for Natural Health’s Clinical Residency Program in naturopathic family medicine. She has interned with the Family Medicine Service of Swedish Hospital in Seattle, the Highline Cancer Center in Burien, and with public health physicians in Ecuador and Mexico. Previous to studying naturopathic medicine, Dr. Hirst worked in a wide variety of research settings including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Corixa Corporation, and the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. She continues to participate as a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and enjoys every minute of watching her students transform into colleagues.
Dr. Hirst has enjoyed participating in sports for 30 years. If not on a bicycle, you might find her on the soccer field, in her garden, or cooking with friends and family.