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Dr. Catherine O'Brien

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Phone: (416) ***-****x****  HQ Phone
University Health Network
190 Elizabeth Street
Toronto , Ontario M5G 2C4

Company Description: University Health Network consists of Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The...   more

Employment History


  • MSc
    University of Western Ontario
  • BSc
    McGill University
  • MD
    University of Western Ontario
  • PhD
    Institute of Medical Science
15 Total References
Web References
The Surgical Spotlight :: FALL 2009 :: New Staff, 2 Mar 2015 [cached]
Catherine O'Brien
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. She 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.
O'Brien, C., 4 Mar 2014 [cached]
Dr. Catherine O'Brien
Division of General Surgery
Dr. Catherine O'Brien Assistant Professor Department of Surgery
Catherine O'Brien is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at University Health Network and a Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute. She obtained her MD from Queen's University and completed a General Surgery residency at the University of Western Ontario. Dr.O'Brien subsequently went on to complete a fellowship in surgical oncology at University of Toronto, specializing in gastrointestinal malignancies. During her fellowship she also completed a PhD at the University of Toronto studying cancer stem cells in colorectal cancer. The focus of Dr.O'Brien's lab is to identify the molecular pathways responsible for driving tumour growth in colorectal cancer.
December 2010 Net Results EXPRESS, 1 Dec 2010 [cached]
Dr. Catherine O'Brien Dr. Catherine O'Brien joined the Ontario Cancer Institute as a Scientist and PMH Cancer Program Member. Catherine came to UHN following a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Toronto and doctoral studies on cancer stem cells in colon cancer under the supervision of Drs.
Catherine O'Brien, Assistant ... [cached]
Catherine O'Brien, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Catherine O'Brien, University of Toronto
Catherine O'Brien, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Bio Discovery Toronto | News and Events, 18 June 2005 [cached]
In the new work on colon cancer, Dr. Dick and lead author Catherine O'Brien, a surgeon with Toronto's University Health Network, studied cells from the freshly removed colon tumours of 17 patients.
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