The Division of General Surgery is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Catherine O'Brien.
Catherine obtained her BSc from McGill University in 1994, her MD (1998) and MSc (2002) from the University of Western Ontario.
She completed training in General Surgery at UWO and became of fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2003.
Catherine obtained her certificate in surgical oncology at the University of Toronto in 2005 and is presently pursuing her PhD at the Institute of Medical Science under the supervision of Drs.
Catherine joins the Division of General Surgery as a Surgeon- Scientist.
has developed an impressive research track record during her
training, including a CIHR four-year, post-doctoral fellowship grant, a PSI grant, and Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology
first prize for basic science presentation.
Catherine's publications are equally impressive with a first author paper in Nature.
Catherine's research interest centres on the identification of the colon cancer stem cell, while clinically she
has an interest in GI malignancies.