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The Team

Our world-renowned team of nearly 60 surgical oncologists is the largest of its kind in Canada, offering a broad scope of surgical oncology services that surpasses international best practices and standards of care. Working across inter-professional site groups, our surgeons act as part of the healthcare team to provide expertise in assessment, planning, treatment and follow-up care for people with cancer.

The Princess Margaret commitment to research, education and innovation means that each of our surgeons is encouraged and supported to participate in research and technological clinical trials.

Leadership

Head, Surgical Oncology: Girish Kulkarni, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Director, Princess Margaret Hospital Operating Room: David McCready, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Director of Research, Department of Surgical Oncology: Michael Reedijk, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Director of Education, Department of Surgical Oncology: Frances Wright, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Manager: Jane Hanes

Director, Toronto Central LHIN Surgical Oncology Program: Martha Wyatt

Informatics Support: Dennis Virtue

Clinical Team

Breast

The Princess Margaret Breast Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of breast cancer.

Learn more about the inter-professional Breast Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Central Nervous System

The Princess Margaret Central Nervous System Site Group treats primary and metastatic cancers of the brain, spinal cord and spine.

Learn more about the inter-professional Central Nervous System & Eye Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Endocrine

The Princess Margaret Endocrine Site Group treats common, rare and complex cancers of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary gland, pancreas, adrenal glands and gut, drawing on cutting-edge technology and treatment modalities.

Learn more about the inter-professional Endocrine Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Eye

The Princess Margaret Eye Site Group treats primary and metastatic cancers of the eyes and orbits.

Learn more about the inter-professional Central Nervous System & Eye Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Gastrointestinal

The Princess Margaret Gastrointestinal Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of cancer in the large and small intestines, stomach, colon, rectum and anus.

Learn more about the inter-professional Gastrointestinal Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Genitourinary

The Princess Margaret Genitourinary Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of cancer affecting the bladder, kidney, urethra, ureter, prostate and testes.

Learn more about the inter-professional Genitourinary Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Gynecologic

The Princess Margaret Gynecologic Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of cervical, endometrial, ovarian, peritoneal, tubal, vaginal and vulvar cancer.

Learn more about the inter-professional Gynecologic Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Head & Neck

The Princess Margaret Head and Neck Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of cancer of the lips and mouth, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, nasal cavity and sinus, nasopharynx, salivary glands and thyroid, as well as head and neck skin cancers.

Learn more about the inter-professional Head & Neck Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Hepatobiliary

The Princess Margaret Hepatobiliary Surgical Oncology group treats common, rare and complex forms of cancer of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.

Learn more about the inter-professional Gastrointestinal Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Thoracic

The Princess Margaret Lung Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of lung and esophageal cancer.

Learn more about the inter-professional Lung Site Group and its specialized, innovative technical programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Sarcoma

The Princess Margaret Sarcoma Site Group treats common, rare and complex bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.

Learn more about the inter-professional Sarcoma Site Group and its specialized, innovative programs to assess, plan for and treat cancer at all stages.

Melanoma & Skin

Melanoma and skin cancers are managed across various surgical oncology divisions, including General Surgical Oncology, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Gynecologic Surgical Oncology and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Oncology. Ocular melanomas are managed by the Eye Surgical Oncology group.

Learn more about the Melanoma & Skin Site Group.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Oncology

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Oncology program is a centre of excellence for the repair and restoration of both function and appearance using state-of-the-art techniques. This is a critical program for breast, head and neck and sarcoma oncology.

Learn more about the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Oncology program.

Dental Oncology

Our interdisciplinary team of nationally and internationally recognized specialists includes dentists, oral pathologists, an ocularist and anaplastologist, and board-certified diagnostic and therapeutic specialists. Together, the members of our team provide a complete range of dental and facial prosthetic services for all oncology patients at Princess Margaret.

Learn more about the inter-professional Dental Oncology program.