Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

maryMary Gospodarowicz is the Medical Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the University Health Network, and the Regional Vice President of Cancer Care Ontario. She is Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto and past Chair of Radiation Oncology. She holds specialty certifications in internal medicine, radiation oncology, and medical oncology and her clinical practice involves lymphomas and genitourinary cancers. Her research focused on clinical trials evaluating radiation therapy, image-guided precision radiotherapy, and cancer survivorship. Her current interests include global cancer control, global access to radiotherapy, and quality of cancer care.

Professor Gospodarowicz is the Immediate Past-President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). She participated in the work of the Global Task Force on Cancer Care and Control of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, the UICC’s Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control / Lancet Commission on Radiotherapy, and the Lancet Commission on Global Access to Pain Control & Palliative Care.

She is the Associate Editor of Journal of Global Oncology and a long standing member of ASCO, a Fellow of the American Society in Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in the United Kingdom, and Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Radiologists in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.  She is an honorary member of the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO), the Scientific Association of Swiss Radiation Oncology (SASRO), and the German Society for Radio-oncology (DEGRO).  She is a recipient of numerous awards including the Gordon Richards Lectureship from the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists, the May Cohen Award for Women Mentors from the Canadian Medical Association, the Janeway Medal from the American Radium Society, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Society of Radiation Oncology, and the Gold Medal from the American Society of Radiation Oncology.  In July 2015, she was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada.