Department of Surgery
University Health Network
University of Toronto
Catherine O'Brien is an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Surgery at University Health Network and will commence a full scientific appointment at the Ontario Cancer Institute at the end of 2009. She obtained her MD in 1998 from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and completed a general surgery residency at the University of Western Ontario (1998-2003). Following the completion of residency she undertook fellowship training at the University of Toronto in surgical oncology, specializing in gastrointestinal malignancies. She is currently completing a PhD under the supervision of Dr.
John Dick and Dr. Steven Gallinger studying cancer stem cells in colon cancer. She has a particular interest in utilizing knowledge of the biology and pathways that regulate colon cancer stem cells in translational medicine.