Awards and Academic Success
Dr. Justin Lee, Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Lee was appointed to faculty July 1, 2018. He joins McMaster University from the Odette Cancer Centre at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lee earned his Medical Degree from McMaster University in 2002. He completed 5 years of residency training in Radiation Oncology at the Univeristy of Toronto. He then completed two years as a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Sunnybrooke Odette Cancer Centre. He also earned a Masters in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto in 2010. Dr. Lee's clinical responsiblities at the JCC will include breast and head and neck malignancies.
Dr. Aly-Khan Lalani, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology. Dr. Lalani earned his Medical Degree at University College Dublin, Ireland. He returned to Canada and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He went on to complete two years of specialized training in Medical Oncology at the Cross Institute at the University of Alberta. In November 2016, he was awarded with a two year clinical fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard. Dr. Lalani's clinical responsibilities at the JCC include genitourinary and sarcoma malignancies.
Dr. Sameer Parpia has been reappointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology with a joint appoinment in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI) effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Parpia joined faculty in the Department of Oncology on July 1, 2015, specializing as a senior biostatistician with the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG). Dr. Parpia earned his Master's degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario. After completing his Master's he began his postdoctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Lehana Thabane in CE&B, Dr. Mark Levine in Oncology, and Professor Jim Julian in OCOG, where he was involved with the design, conduct, monitoring and analysis of several trials which evaluated drug, radiation and imaging in a variety of cancers. He completed his PhD in Health Research Methodology (Biostatistics) at McMaster in 2014.
Dr. Iwa Kong has been promoted to Associate Professor with CAWAR effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Kong joined faculty in February 2012 specializing in the areas of breast cancers and gyneaecological malignancies, with expertise in brachytherapy. She completed her radiation oncology training at the Univeristy of Toronto in 2009, and a clinical research fellowship at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto in 2011. During this time, she earned a Master's of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She was awarded with "Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year" in 2016.
Dr. Brandon Meyers has been promoted to Associate Professor with CAWAR effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Meyers earned his M.Sc. in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. He went on to earn a Medical Degree at the Univeristy of Ottawa in 2006. He trained in internal medicine at McMaster University, followed by two years of training in medical oncology at the JCC 2011. He completed a one year clinical research fellowship in gastrointestinal malignancies under the supervision of Drs. Kevin Zbuk and Bindi Dhesy. His clinical responsibibilites include gastroinestinal and head and neck cancers at the JCC.