Dr. Anand Govindarajan is a surgical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, associate professor at the University of Toronto and adjunct scientist at ICES. He completed medical school and a residency in general surgery at the University of Toronto, and a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In addition, he has completed a master's of science through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Govindarajan’s clinical practice involves the care of patients with gastrointestinal and peritoneal-based malignancies. His primary research focus is to study and narrow the gaps between current practice and best evidence in the treatment of these diseases, through the use of health services research methods and knowledge translation techniques. His key research interests inlcude assessing and addressing quality gaps in colorectal cancer. adherence to guidelines and impact on patient outcomes in GI cancer and colorectal cancer screening.