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Jesse Pasternak

Adjunct Scientist ICES Central Cancer Research Program


Dr Jesse Pasternak is an endocrine surgeon and researcher with a focus in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. He is the section head of endocrine surgery in the Division of General Surgery at the University Health Network and assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. After obtaining his undergraduate degree at McGill University, he completed his medical school and residency at McMaster University in Hamilton. He then moved to San Francisco, California where he trained as an Orlo Clark Fellow in endocrine surgery and oncology at UCSF. Dr Pasternak also completed a master’s degree (MPH) at Harvard University with a focus in epidemiology. His main research interests involve assessing outcomes in endocrine surgery and the incorporation of innovative surgical techniques to optimize the patient experience.

  • MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard University
  • FRCSC, McMaster University
  • MD, McMaster University
  • BSc, McGill University
  • Surgical care
  • Cancer
  • Health services research
  • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Section Head, Endocrine Surgery, University Health Network
  • Endocrine Surgeon, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
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