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Atlantic Node

Node Leader: Dr. Michael Johnston

Dr. Michael Johnston is currently the Director of the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and Professor of Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is TFRI's Atlantic Node Leader and a member of the TFRI Executive.

Dr. Johnston is interested in the fields of thoracic oncology and lung cancer research. He is a co-investigator for the TFRI Early Detection Lung Cancer Study, heading up the Halifax-based study at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The study is funded by TFRI and The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

Other research interests include targeting strategies for cancer therapies and cancer model systems.

Dr. Johnston's full profile

Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee Members

Dr. John Guy

Dr Guy is a Medical graduate from Dalhousie University. He completed General Surgery training and sub-specialization in Thoracic surgery—receiving his FRCSC in 1976. He began his surgical practice in St John’s, NL in association with Memorial University Medical School.

In 1991 he 'emigrated' to Ontario where he became Chief of Surgery and Program Director at Credit Valley Hospital. While there he was instrumental in helping develop a community surgical resident rotation for University of Toronto residents.

2002 brought about an international move—to Abu Dhabi,UAE as Chairman of Surgery at Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center. Subsequently, he became the hospital Medical Director—a position held until the “take-over” by the Cleveland Clinic in the summer of 2007.

September 2007, Dr Guy “hung up his scalpel” and became the Regional Director of Medical Services for the Eastern Regional Health Authority. As of January 2014 Dr Guy will act in an advisory capacity for physician administrative matters within Eastern Health.

Throughout his career Dr Guy has had strong interests in medical education, medical administration and quality medical care. He has been an Accreditor with Accreditation Canada since 2002 and has participated in many domestic and international surveys.

Dr. Rodney Ouellette

As founding scientific director of the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, Dr. Ouellette has assembled a multidisciplinary team of dedicated scientists. Under his leadership, ACRI has become a premier research facility in Atlantic Canada. Dr Ouellette received both his MD and PhD (molecular and cellular biology) degree from Université Laval in 1996. He then completed his residency certification at the Université de Sherbrooke in 1998. He is currently associate professor of medicine at Université Laval and associate professor of biochemistry at Université de Moncton, University of NB and l'Université de Sherbrooke. He is a board member of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Ouellette has also been active on many national bodies. In addition to being actively involved in cancer research initiatives and forging strategic partnerships, Dr. Ouellette has published a number of scientific papers and articles.

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