Alexandra M Easson, MD, FACS
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Easson is a general surgical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, in Toronto, Canada. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto with a cross- appointment with Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.She graduated from medical school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and completed her General Surgery Residency at the University of Ottawa. Subsequently, she was a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and completed a Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. She received a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto in 2006 where she completed a thesis in patient outcome measures after palliative surgical interventions. Her major clinical and research interests are in the management of breast, melanoma, and colorectal malignancies as well as surgical palliative care. She is been a member of the Surgical Palliative Care Task Force of the American College of Surgeons since its beginning in 2001, and is the current Education Sub- Committee lead, focusing on creating and disseminating palliative care education for surgeons. She has also focused on including palliative care in the general surgical education curriculum at the University of Toronto.