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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
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
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.
The Princess Margaret Central Nervous System Site Group treats primary and metastatic cancers of the brain, spinal cord and spine.
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.
The Princess Margaret Eye Site Group treats primary and metastatic cancers of the eyes and orbits.
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.
The Princess Margaret Genitourinary Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of cancer affecting the bladder, kidney, urethra, ureter, prostate and testes.
The Princess Margaret Gynecologic Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of cervical, endometrial, ovarian, peritoneal, tubal, vaginal and vulvar cancer.
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.
The Princess Margaret Hepatobiliary Surgical Oncology group treats common, rare and complex forms of cancer of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.
The Princess Margaret Lung Site Group treats common, rare and complex forms of lung and esophageal cancer.
The Princess Margaret Sarcoma Site Group treats common, rare and complex bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.
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.
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.
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.