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Nancy Baxter

Senior Adjunct Scientist (Full Status)

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Cancer Research Program

416-864-6060 Ext. 77021

Anne Sorvari, Research Program Coordinator, 416-864-6060 Ext. 77021


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  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, Royal College of Colorectal Surgeons of Canada
  • PhD, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of Toronto

Research Focus

  • Health services research
  • Screening and prevention
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Surgery
  • Health care quality

Other Affiliations

  • Staff Surgeon and Division Chief, Division of General Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Full Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Bryce Taylor Mentorship Award

    2018: Awarded to Dr. Nancy Baxter by the University of Toronto’s Department of Surgery. The award recognizes faculty members who emulate the traits of Dr. Bryce Taylor, a former surgeon-in-chief at the University Health Network and associate chair in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Taylor was highly regarded for his mentorship of students, residents, fellows and faculty, and was considered a role model for professionalism in surgery.

  • Fellow Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

    2016: Dr. Nancy Baxter named 2016 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours in the Canadian health sciences community.

  • 2014-2015 CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award

    2014-2015: Awarded to David Urbach and Nancy Baxter for their article “Introduction of Surgical Safety Checklists in Ontario, Canada" for its relevance to health services and policy research, as well as for the extent to which they contribute to the advancement of this field of research in Canada and have an impact on policy.

Recent ICES Publications

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