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Meredith Giuliani, MBBS, MEd, PhD, FRCPC is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Radiation Oncology and a radiation oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She received her MBBS qualification from the University of London, England and her Master of Education from the University of Toronto. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto. She is the Chair of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology’s Education Committee and the Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto, the Medical Director of Education for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Cancer Care Ontario Smoking Cessation Champion for Toronto Central South. Her research interests include education technology development, outcomes research in lung cancer and curriculum development.
Danielle Rodin, MD, MPH, FRCPC is a radiation oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. She is a health services researcher, with a focus on global access to cancer treatment and how patient, physician, and health system policies impact the delivery of high-quality and cost-effective care.She received her BA(Hons) from McGill University, her medical degree from the University of Toronto, and her Master of Public Health from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto and was the Commonwealth Fund's 2017-2018 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. She is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology Global Oncology Committee and is an elected member of the Union for International Cancer Control's Board of Directors.
Tina Papadakos, MA(Ed) is the Co-Director of the Cancer Self-Management Research Centre at the Princess Margaret. She is the Regional Lead for Patient Education, Toronto Central South, Ontario Health (CCO) and Senior Manager of Educational Design and Knowledge Translation in the Cancer Education Program at the Princess Margaret.
Michael Roumeliotis, BEng, PhD, FCCPM, is a medical physicist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary. He received his engineering degree from McMaster University, doctoral degree at Western University, and completed his residency training at The Ottawa Hospital. He is now the Program Director of the CAMPEP-accredited radiation oncology physics residency program at the University of Calgary. His research interests include improving radiotherapy quality in cost effective techniques.
Dr. Jean-Marc Bourque studied medicine at l’Université de Montréal and radiation oncology at Western University, while also completing a 2-year Global Health Certificate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He went on to do a 2-year academic fellowship at Kings College London (KCL) while concurrently completing an MSc. in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the UK.
Dr. Bourque has taken many leadership roles including co-founding the world’s first international body of Junior Doctors under the auspices of the World Medical Association. He serves as the co-chair of the CARO Global Oncology Committee, is a member of the steering committee of the International Cancer Control Partnership and is a former consultant at the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations.
Dr. Bourque is currently assistant professor at the University of Ottawa working as a radiation oncologist treating lung, breast and genitourinary malignancies. He is also adjunct professor at McGill University while pursuing a PhD in Public Health and Policy at the LSHTM exploring the implementation of cancer policies in different international health systems.
Shekinah N. C. Elmore, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Radiation Oncology Division Lead for UNC Project-Malawi Cancer Program. She earned a master's in public health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and worked for the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs in sub-Saharan Africa prior to medical school.
During her time at Harvard Medical School, she received a Fulbright grant to work with Partners in Health in Rwanda to explore the patient experience of cancer care. She is a graduate of the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and was the first American Board of Radiology B. Leonard Holman Research Pathway resident to focus on an academic pathway in global oncology. Her current work focuses on breast cancer outcomes, improving access to radiotherapy in resource-limited settings, and promoting pathways for resident involvement in improving global radiotherapy.
Jessica Chan is a radiation oncologist at BC Cancer Vancouver and a researcher in the health services and global oncology fields. She holds an MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health, MD from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, Ontario, and a PhD from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She completed her radiation oncology residency training at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on cancer system disparities with a particular interest in Indigenous health, working together with Indigenous communities and the oncology community to assess and improve access to cancer services and delivery.
Justin Anderson is a PGY3 Resident Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology, at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He trained as an MD at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.
He was raised in Ogden, Utah but had the opportunity to live in Thailand for two years after high school. During this time he learned the Thai language and fell in love with their food and culture. Justin witnessed firsthand the poverty and inequalities that can exist in a Third World country. Upon returning home he attended Weber State University to join their track and field team as a high jumper. Justin met his wife at Weber State, and welcomed two children to their family. He gained a passion for oncology in medical school and has explored research interests in GI, Breast, and GYN malignancies. He was elected to the ARRO Executive Committee to serve from April 2020 – April 2022 and is currently Vice Chair of the ARRO Global Health Subcommittee where he is working with CARO and LARRO to expand the collaboration and impact of ARRO on a global level. Justin currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Ariel Hirsch is an Associate Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hirsch leads the Breast and Genitourinary Radiation Oncology Service. She is an accomplished educator and mentor and is the creator of the Oncology Education Initiative (OEI) and Radiation oncology Mentorship Initiative (ROMI). She is co-director of the Oncology Block in the second year medical curriculum, is co-director of the medical student summer research program and is the faculty sponsor of the Student Oncology Society (ASCO sponsored interest group).
Dr. Hirsch is a prolific researcher and with over 75 peer-reviewed publications and over 110 abstract presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Hirsch is a three-time Harvard Macy Scholar as well as a selected participant in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Women in Educational Leadership program. She is principal investigator of a phase 2 in-house protocol on stereotactic radiosurgery for high risk prostate cancer. Dr. Hirsch is the recipient of numerous clinical and teaching awards.
Ankit Agarwal is a PGY-5 Chief Resident in radiation oncology at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC and the immediate past Vice-Chair of the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO).
Nauman is a senior resident at the University of Toronto Radiation Oncology program in Toronto, Canada. He is a board member at the Canadian Radiation Oncology Foundation (CROF), the non-profit advocacy arm of CARO. As an immigrant from Pakistan, Nauman is passionate about equity and diversity in medicine as well as global health. He has been working to advance medical education in Oncology at all levels, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Epidemiology at University of London, UK.
Becky is currently a PGY-3 resident in radiation oncology at Loma Linda University in California. She received her medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her Master’s in Public Health at Harvard University with a concentration in Global Health. She currently serves as a Chair of the ARRO Global Health Subcommittee.
Simone is a fifth-year resident in the McMaster University Radiation Oncology program in Hamilton, Canada at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. She is the current liaison resident representative between CARO and ARRO. She also received her MSc in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto where she worked to develop perfusion MRI technology. She is co-chair for the McMaster Multidisciplinary Academic Day committee, where her focus has been to develop and deliver resident-targeted programming around medical issues and barriers faced by Indigenous and marginalized communities in Canada.