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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 Manager, 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

  • Head, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Unity Health Toronto
  • Professor (Status-Only), Department of Surgery and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • 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

  • Mentor Award

    2020: Presented to Dr. Nancy Baxter by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation. This award recognizes a member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to the education and career development of trainees and other colleagues.

  • Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Legacy Award

    2019: Awarded to Dr. Nancy Baxter. This award is presented to a senior scientist who exemplifies the mission of the institute of generating new knowledge and translating scientific discoveries to improve patient health.

  • 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.

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