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Awards and Academic Success

Dr. Alan Neville has been appointed Associate Dean, Health Professional Education effective July 1, 2015. In his new role, Dr. Neville will oversee the Faculty’s health professional programs including medicine, midwifery, and physician assistant. He is also responsible for educational infrastructure and the development of interprofessional education. Read More

Dr. Bindi Dhesy has been appointed Associate Chair, Education effective September 1, 2015. Dr. Dhesy was first appointed Department Education Coordinator in May 2012. In her capacity as DEC she has been a tireless advocate for education. She is actively involved in educational activities, mentors faculty with tenure and promotion, coordinates annual educational retreats, and has initiated a strategic plan in education for the department. Read more

Dr. Timothy Whelan has been appointed Associate Chair, Research effective September 1, 2015. As Associate Chair, Research, Dr. Whelan will be refreshing and developing the Department's strategic plan for research and developing mechanisms to create an energetic environment that fosters and applies research that supports excellence in cancer care for our patients and for the health care system. Read more

Dr. Tim Whelan's research, which examined the addition of regional nodal irradiation to whole-breast irradiation compared with whole-breast irradiation alone, is the lead article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Read more

Dr. Gregory Pond received a five year $1.5M OICR Investigator Award to continue his work on the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials research.

Teaching Awards

Dr. Bindi Dhesy, was awarded Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year in Medical Oncology. Dr. Raimond Wong, was awarded Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year in Radiation Oncology

Faculty Appointments

New Appointments

Dr. Ghazaleh Kazemi, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology. Dr. Kazemi was appointed to faculty September 1, 2016. She completed three years of residency training in Internal Medicine, followed by two years of specialized training in Medical Oncology at McMaster. In July 2014, she was awarded a two year breast cancer clinical research fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Mark Levine. In addition, she was accepted into the CI Program and is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Health Science Education. She plans to complete her thesis, which focuses on the development of evidence based outcome measures for assessment of patient education interventions later this fall. Dr. Kazemi will be working in the clinical areas of gastrointestinal (GI) and breast cancers.

Dr. Crystal Hann, Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Hann was appointed to faculty January 1, 2016. She completed 5 years of residency training in radiation oncology at McMaster University. She went onto the Princess Margaret Hospital for a one year clinical fellowship in SRT, CNS and Pediatric Oncology. In 2013 she returned to the JCC as a staff locum covering neuro and pediatric service. Dr. Hann will be working in the clinical areas of primary CNS cancers, bone metastases and SRS metastases, as well as the Extracranial Pediatrics Clinic at McMaster.


Dr. Jeffrey Greenspoon has been reappointed as Assistant Professor. Dr. Greenspoon joined the Department of Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology as full time faculty member at the Assistant Professor level in July 2013. He completed his residency and fellowship training in the Department of Oncology, McMaster University. He earned his MSc at McMaster University in Health Research Methodology. He has been reappointed for an additional three years effective July 1, 2016.


Dr. Tom Corbett has been promoted to Associate Clinical Professor effective July 1, 2016. He joined the Department of Medicine in September 1993 as an Assistant Clinical Professor and staff radiation oncologist. He then transferred to the newly established Department of Oncology at the Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) in July 2006. Dr. Corbett has been awarded with three Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards over the past five years.

Dr. Rosalyn Juergens has been promoted to Associate Professor with CAWAR effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Juergens joined the Department of Oncology from Johns Hopkins University in January 2010. She completed her PhD in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012.

Dr. Anand Swaminath has been promoted to Associate Professor with CAWAR effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Swaminath completed his residency training in radiation oncology at McMaster University. He went on to complete a two-year Clinical Research Fellowship in high precision, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), and Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) at the Princess of Margaret Hospital. He accepted a full time faculty appointment in the Department of Oncology in April 2011.

Worth Mentioning

The Department of Oncology Fellowship Progam has recently established new offices dedicated to our fellows, located on the 1st floor of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, 60 (G) Wing, Room 131A. For more information on our Fellowship Program and a complete listing of our fellows please see Fellowship Program



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